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The Graduate Management Admission Council Welcomes Three New Business Schools to Its Global Membership

The Desautels Faculty of Management has been granted membership to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a non-profit organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide.

As a member, Desautels is recognized as a leader in graduate management education with insights and best practices to share that will further the GMAC mission to inform, involve and convene the global business education community around issues of interest.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

Well Told Health aims to shake-up supplements industry

Desautels alumna and Global Expert, Monica Ruffo (BCom’86), has launched Well Told Health to respond to an alarming gap in the market for organic supplements that are made without any synthetic ingredients.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

Swimming up(bid)stream

Desautels Global Expert and Chief Executive Officer at Magnetic, James Green (BMus'86), explores the cause and effects of the rise of ad opportunities available for auction online, or bidstream.

He attributes the dramatic increase to header bidding, which lets publishers offer ad inventory to multiple buyers simultaneously.

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Published: 4 Oct 2017

A call for greener practices in the fashion world

In the age of technology with growing emphasis on sustainable living, many in the fashion world, including Desautels Global Expert, Imran Amed (BCom'97), have questioned the continued prevalence of paper fashion show invitations.

It turns out that wastage permeates every facet of the fashion industry, from excessive fabric waste spurred by fast fashion, to unsustainable product packing.

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Published: 4 Oct 2017

How business can lead change in South Africa

An opinion piece for News24 argues that, in general, business leaders in South Africa have been heavily influenced by greed, showing little interest in using their resources for improving the nation’s socio-political context.

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Published: 4 Oct 2017

Pokémon Go: a boon for businesses

Professor Warut Khern-am-nuai is a co-author on a study revealing that Pokémon Go does not merely bring health benefits, as has been widely studied, but also contributes to increased restaurant business revenues.

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Published: 4 Oct 2017

Digitisation vs. textbooks: the debate continues

The general trend among MBA programs worldwide points to a rise in digitised course readings, as opposed to the use of bulky textbooks.

The digital distribution of course materials has not, however, been favored by business students everywhere.

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Published: 2 Oct 2017

Are crickets the meal staple of the future?

Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14), co-founder of Aspire Food Group, received the Highly Commended Award at FoodBytes, a startup competition that supports innovative ideas in food and agriculture. The Aspire Group transforms crickets into high-protein powder and snacks, and are looking to expand their market into the U.S., where the aversion to insects as food seems to prevail.

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Published: 2 Oct 2017

Desautels student wins Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Desautels undergraduate student Sydney Kalyn achieved the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh award, which recognizes personal development and community involvement among today’s youth.

Recipients of the international award must demonstrate excellence in a variety of areas, including: skill, physical fitness, service, placement, volunteering, adventurous journey, and educational pursuit.

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Published: 2 Oct 2017

Ben Plomion talks startups, skateboards, and Donald Trump

­­­­­­­­­­For French native Ben Plomion (MBA’07), his early teenage years consisted of skateboards, Nirvana, and an unshakable dream of relocating to the U.S. After completing his studies in Canada, he made his dreams a reality by securing work at General Electric in New York.

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Desautels alumna appointed CFO at Loop Industries

D. Jennifer Rhee (BCom’88, DPA’89) has been named Chief Financial Officer at Loop Industries, a manufacturer of environmentally responsible Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG). Ms. Rhee has over 25 years of finance, accounting, international tax and management experience, having worked, most recently, as a partner with Richter LLP since January 2007.

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

LIMRA names Desautels alumnus to list of financial innovators

LIMRA has released its 2017 Rising Stars of Innovation under 40 list and Jean-Michel Lavoie (MBA’09), Assistant Vice President, Product Development, Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial has made the final cut.

The list recognises individuals across many areas of the financial services who are using an innovative approach to their business practice and day-to-day activities.

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Alibaba and future directions of retail

Alibaba hosted its Gateway’17 conference, which brought together an array of forward-looking retailers, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who commented on the healthy trade relationship between Canada and China.

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Desautels alumnus and Global Expert makes Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

Imran Amed (BCom'97) has been named to the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his contributions as CEO of The Business of Fashion, an online news site for the fashion industry. The list recognises people in the UK who have made significant contributions to society.

Founded in 2007, The Business of Fashion has since become one of the leading sources of news for the fashion world.

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Subsidies for Bombardier may pale in comparison

In light of the controversial decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose 220 per cent tariffs on Bombardier products, an article in Les Affaires examines how Canada compares to other counties who subsidize their aerospace industry.

It turns out that Canada contributes considerably less to its aerospace industry (16%), as compared to the U.S. (63%), or France (27%).

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

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