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Can AI improve depression treatments?

Montreal startup and McGill Dobson Cup winners, Aifred Health, has developed a system that uses artificial intelligence to help doctors treat their patients struggling with depression more effectively by developing personalized treatment plans for them.

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Published: 8 Mar 2019

Girl power: Celebrating McGill’s trailblazing women

The women of McGill are expanding the frontiers of knowledge, improving society and inspiring others. Included among them is Dean Isabelle Bajeux for her contributions at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Published: 8 Mar 2019

Must-have’s for your spring reading list

Professor Henry Mintzberg’s new book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, is included in a roundup by La Presse of new must-read books. Known for his iconoclastic take on widely-held management conceptions, his newest book is yet another example of what Professor Mintzberg does best.

Published: 8 Mar 2019

Tricks of the trade: Unmasking insider trading tactics

A new paper co-authored by Professor Patrick Augustin spotlights some of the strategies that insider traders in the options market might use, as well as provides insight into where regulators might start to detect illegal trading activities – a daunting task given the magnitude of the stocks and bonds being traded.

Published: 6 Mar 2019

BCom students take the competition by storm

Desautels BCom students Charlotte Gaillard, Monica Gudernatsch, and Anne Sophie Levee are the Canadian finalists in the 2019 L’Oréal Brandstorm competition, coming in victorious over 125 participating teams.

Published: 6 Mar 2019

Turbulent times for Liberal Government amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

Following revelatory testimony from Jody Wilson-Raybould regarding the Liberal Government’s intercession on behalf of SNC-Lavalin, Professor Karl Moore comments on the ethical issues underpinning the case.

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Published: 6 Mar 2019

Desautels students unite to reward sustainable business

Paulo Caputo (MBA - Global Strategy & Leadership), Sandra Chang (MBA - Finance, Global Strategy & Leadership), Aditya Chinnakonda (MBA - Business Analytics), Loïc Eloy (BCom - Managing for Sustainability), Maxime Lakat (BCom - Managing for Sustainability), Mari Claire Paoli (BCom - Economics), and Priscille Raynaud (B Arts - Political Science)

Published: 1 Mar 2019

MBA alumnus on finding the FinTech wave

In conversation with Professor Karl Moore, Eytan Bensoussan (MBA’09), Co-founder and CEO of NorthOne, reflects on the importance of investing in yourself and the journey of finding your true course.

“You always want to be Michael Jordan on the basketball court, not Michael Jordan on the baseball field,” he says.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Rethinking retail amid dizzying change

In an opinion piece for The Globe & Mail, Dean Isabelle Bajeux spotlights some of the innovative practices that retailers are using to remain relevant amid a shifting retail landscape.

If there is a common theme in all of this, for Dean Bajeux, it is the focus on improving the shopping experience.

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Published: 28 Feb 2019

Grocery stores for a more ethical world

While most will agree with making ethical food choices in theory, it remains difficult to sway consumers to change their buying behaviors.

For Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, the benefits must be apparent and immediate for the average shopper.

The key, he goes on to explain, is finding ways to save people time and money.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Sitting down with Mintzberg

Following the launch of his latest book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, Professor Henry Mintzberg dishes on his personal growth over the years and shares some of his favorite words of wisdom for managers.

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Published: 26 Feb 2019

The traps of neglecting the soft side of business

Drawing from Professor Henry Mintzberg’s critique of MBA programs, an article in Financial Times sheds light on some of the outmoded concepts that are still relied upon heavily by business practitioners, arguing that perhaps it is time focus more on the “softer” aspects of business, such as people.

Published: 26 Feb 2019

Which local universities are attracting the very best?

As university admissions deadlines loom, La Presse looks at which programs attract the top student talent in Quebec, with McGill’s Bachelor of Commerce having the highest entrance standards among undergraduate management programs.

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Published: 26 Feb 2019

Prof. Wenzel named best reviewer

Professor Brian Wenzel has been awarded the 2018 AJFS Best Reviewer Award on behalf of Korean Securities Association and Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies.

The award recognizes specifically Professor Wenzel’s outstanding review of an article submission to the Journal in the Corporate Finance area.

Published: 26 Feb 2019

Longevity means adaptation: Leadership insights from a Pratt & Whitney Senior VP

Maria Della Posta (BCom’85, MBA’91), Senior Vice President of Pratt & Whitney Canada visited the Desautels Faculty of Management on February 19 to share her perspective on corporate leadership, the importance of adaptation amid technological advancement, and the rise of analytics in a business setting.

Published: 21 Feb 2019

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