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Quebec’s pledge to protect local companies

Through a public commitment to protect local companies from foreign bidders, Quebec’s new government has drawn up a list of 10 “strategic” firms worth preserving.

Professor Karl Moore comments on what companies might comprise the shortlist and why.

Published: 18 Dec 2018

Gearing up for IMPM Cycle 23

The final module of the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) Cycle 21 concluded this week in Bangalore, India. Cycle 22 is now underway.

Registration is now open for Cycle 23.

Register for the next Information Sessions >

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Sitting down with Uber Canada’s GM

Rob Khazzam, General Manager of Uber Canada, joins Professor Karl Moore to talk about the leap of faith that got him where he is and his understanding of scaling a business – it’s not just about processes, it’s about people too.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Some leisure reading to kick-start your holidays

Discover what books top the list of your Desautels Family, as well as other holiday reading favourites from the McGill community.

Read more in The McGill Reporter

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Canada Revenue Agency announces the creation of an external advisory panel on service

Marie-Josée Lamothe, Professor of Practice at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, has been named to the Canada Revenue Agency’s new advisory panel on service- an initiative to better understand the needs of Canadians and ensure an optimized client experience.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

A newly-launched coalition for responsible AI

Professor Emmanuelle Vaast is one among ten McGill members who comprise the new International Observatory on the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies (OIISIAN) - a $7.5 million initiative spearheaded by the government of Quebec to explore interdisciplinary and intersectoral perspectives on the impact of AI and digital technology on individuals, organizations, and communities.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

What the business world can learn from jazz

As leadership lessons from the world of jazz gain traction in business, Desautels Faculty Lecturer Jay Hewlin co-leads an experiential workshop at McGill to reveal the links between jazz and key business topics like management and negotiation.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Announcing the Desautels Faculty Scholars

The Faculty Research Workload Committee (RWC) has completed its review of applications submitted by tenured faculty to fill the currently vacant Faculty Scholar Award slots.

The Faculty is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the Desautels Scholar Awards (effective September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2021):

Published: 11 Dec 2018

How sustainability catalyzes new programs

Universities are actively rethinking their programming to include a strong focus on sustainability; one such example is the newly launched Bensadoun School of Retail Management, which will aim to foster sustainable consumption and healthy societies through research and teaching.

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Published: 11 Dec 2018

IMHL graduate releases new book

Mark J. Eisenberg, MD MPH (IMHL’10), Director of the MD-PhD Program and Professor of Medicine at McGill University, has released a new book entitled, Cardiology Board Review and Self-Assessment: A Companion Guide to Hurst’s the Heart.

The book features 1,100 answers to key questions stemming from the 14th Edition of Hurst’s the Heart, a comprehensive review of the entire field of cardiovascular medicine.

Published: 10 Dec 2018

McGill startup to face the dragons

2018 McGill Dobson Cup winners reMIXed is on a mission to transform trail mixes into an affordable alternative that combats food waste; and now they will have the chance to pitch their business to the very best on an upcoming episode of Dragon’s Den.

Their appearance on Dragon’s Den will be airing on Jan 10, 2019 – be sure to tune in!

Published: 10 Dec 2018

Why law firms fail at retaining Millennials

According to Ali Háji, joint McGill MBA-Law graduate, while law firms pour significant resources into recruiting the best talent to join the ranks of their associates, they are ultimately failing to retain millennial lawyers.

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Published: 7 Dec 2018

A new head of consumer brands for Beiersdorf

Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea skin creams, has appointed Asim Naseer (MBA’99), current P&G global marketing director for skin care, as head of consumer brands, effective January 1, 2019.

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Published: 7 Dec 2018

BCom alumnus takes lead at Canderel

Brett Miller (BCom’86) has been appointed CEO of Canderel, effective February 18, 2019. Miller succeeds Jonathan Wener, founder and CEO for the past 44 years.

Miller has nearly 30 years of international experience in real estate and entrepreneurial businesses. Since 2012 he has served as CEO of JLL Canada, one of Canada's fastest growing real estate companies.

Published: 7 Dec 2018

Universal leadership: From the soccer field to the boardroom

Heimir Hallgrimsson became a household name last World Cup as manager of the Icelandic men’s national soccer team.

In conversation with Professor Karl Moore, Hallgrimsson shares his take on leadership and team dynamics.

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Published: 7 Dec 2018