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Azimut appoints Desautels alumna as director

Azimut Exploration Inc. has appointed Angelina Mehta (MBA’02) as its new company director, effective February 27, 2018.

In addition to an MBA, Mehta holds a degree in mining engineering and is also pursuing a Masters of Law at York University. She has previously worked as an investment manager at The Sentient Group and has gained both technical and corporate experience with Rio Tinto's subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada.

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Published: 2 Mar 2018

Dobson Cup 2018 finalist CandyCutlery offers advice on founding a startup

The Dobson Chronicles interviews Daniel Van Acker, member of the Dobson Cup finalist startup CandyCutlery, about what motivated him to become an entrepreneur and what it takes to succeed. For Van Acker, the recipe for success includes a lot of hard work; “there are no shortcuts”, as he says.

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Published: 2 Mar 2018

Yokohama National University joins IMPM as partner institution

Founded 22 years ago by Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) has announced that Japan’s Yokohama National University (YNU) has joined as a partner institution to deliver the Collaborative Mindset Module. 

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Published: 2 Mar 2018

Dean Bajeux on the McGill Dobson Centre

In a recent interview with Radio Canada International, Desautels Dean Isabelle Bajeux comments on the impact that the McGill Dobson Centre has had to date and on what its ranking by UBI Global means to the Faculty.

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Published: 2 Mar 2018

Taiga Motors on their founding and their future

In a recent interview, Taiga Motors, founded by three McGill Engineering grads and winners of the McGill Dobson Cup, sits down to talk about what spurred their electric snowmobile idea, its innovative design and the path to commercialization.

Following successful testing this past winter, Taiga is due to unveil the production model of its first electric snowmobile in the next couple of months and plans to begin delivery to customers in 2019.

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Published: 1 Mar 2018

Presenting the 2018 Dobson Cup finalists

Following four consecutive days of pitches, the McGill Dobson Cup 2018 powered by National Bank has announced the 40 startup teams that are moving on to the finals on March 28, 2018.

Organized along the four tracks of: Health Sciences, Social Enterprise, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise, the teams will be competing for $100,000 in seed funding that will be awarded across the tracks. 

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Published: 1 Mar 2018

Breaking down management roles for better workplaces

According to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the key to making organizations more efficient is to break down management roles, which allows each member to develop their own skillset.

Management roles, for Mintzberg, can categorized into three overarching areas: Interpersonal, Informational and Decision-making. 

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Published: 28 Feb 2018

Retail is not on its last breath, but alive and well

Despite popular misconceptions that the retail industry is in cataclysmic decline, Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), sheds light on why this could not be further from the truth.

Retail, as he explains, is in the midst of transformation, not on the brink of demise.

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Published: 27 Feb 2018

Six BCom students awarded CPA Quebec scholarships

Congratulations to the six Desautels undergraduate students who were awarded scholarships by the Foundation of CPAs of Quebec.

The scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, recognize academic excellence and community involvement among students in Quebec who are interested in pursuing accounting.

This year’s recipients are: Nicole Butkowsky; Chaeyoung Lee; Shannon Levy; Sateesh Pararajasingham; Nathalie Shen-Picotte and Elizabeth Tkach.

Published: 27 Feb 2018

Let’s talk empowering women in the workplace

More than 400 participants attended this year’s Conférence L'ACT in Montreal, which explored what organizations can do to provide women with greater opportunities in the workplace.

Among the presenters was Louise Richer (EMBA’16), Executive Director and Founder of the National School of Humour.

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

Desautels alumna recognized as children’s toys influencer

Sydney Wiseman (BCom'11), brand manager of WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, was named the Wonder Woman in Toys Creator of the Year for her work with the Fingerlings children’s toy.

Winners of the 2018 Wonder Women Awards were announced on Sunday, February 18 at the 14th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing, & Entertainment Awards Gala in New York City.

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

McGill Dobson Centre ranked among world’s top incubation programs

UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the 8th position of the World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University category.

The bi-annual ranking recognizes business incubators and accelerators connected with a higher education institution that have achieved excellence in catalyzing startups and in fostering a broader ecosystem of innovation.

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

Celebrating Management Achievement

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Daniel Saks (BA’07), President and Co-CEO of AppDirect, Narayana Murthy (DSc’15), Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, and Marie-Josée Lamothe, Managing Director of Google QC and Managing Director Branding of Google Canada.

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Published: 22 Feb 2018

Insights into the top-ranking Desautels MBA

In a recent interview, Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing and Keum-Yeo Brochet, Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing for the Desautels MBA sat down to share insights into the nature and quality of the program. 

Along the way, they share information about the MBA program’s culture, admissions and illustrious alumni.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

Building cohesive values amid fragmentation at work

As businesses expand, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has shown that there is a higher chance for corporate values to misalign with the personal values of people working for them, which can yield harmful results for employees and organizations alike.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

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