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Teaching excellence celebrated at Desautels convocation

Congratulations to Amanda Abrams, Faculty Lecturer, and Elliot Lifson, Professor of Practice and Desautels Faculty Advisory Board member, who were honored at McGill’s Management Convocation ceremony for their excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels respectively.

Published: 29 May 2019

Announcing the 2019 Order of Manitoba recipients

Congratulations to preeminent philanthropist and member of our International Faculty Advisory Board Marcel Desautels (C.M., LLD’07) for being named to Order of Manitoba.

Published: 13 May 2019

Shoe design courses are a first for Quebec

Beginning in August 2019, Lasalle College students will be able to learn about designing a shoe collection thanks to a new partnership with ALDO Group – an initiative that is close to the heart of the Bensadoun family.

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Published: 4 Apr 2019

New board appointments for FinDev

Elliott Lifson, Desautels International Advisory Board member and professor of practice, is one among 11 appointments to the newly-formed FinDev Canada Board of Directors.

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Published: 4 Apr 2019

Nine retail predictions that might surprise you

With 2019 on the horizon, Forbes has compiled a list of nine emerging retail trends to look out for; one of which will include the rise of the circular economy across operations, according to Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64), Executive Chairman and Founder of The Aldo Group Inc.

Published: 18 Dec 2018

Journeying through a global career and life

In conversation with Professor Karl Moore, Chairman of Global Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Desautels International Advisory Board member Mark Hantho (BCom'81) shares insights into the fast-paced evolutions of the finance industry, why a global mindset is essential and his views on China as an economic partner.

Published: 24 Oct 2018

Terry Jackson recognized for exceptional volunteerism

Desautels alumnus and former International Faculty Advisory Board member Terry Jackson (BCom’69) received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on September 24. Presented by the Governor General of Canada, the award honors the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians in a wide range of fields.

“I’m just honoured and delighted to receive this. Being recognized for the work that you do is very nice,” said Jackson.

Published: 9 Oct 2018

ALDO Group mixes shoes and social justice

With shoe stores in more than 100 countries, ALDO Group is the first fashion footwear company to offset all of its carbon emissions - and is proud of it.

CEO David Bensadoun traces the company’s strong social conscience back to his father, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) who founded the company decades ago.

Published: 28 Sep 2018

MBA alumnus new Bombardier COO

Effective September 15, 2018, Danny Di Perna (MBA’97) will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer – Aerospace at Bombardier.

In this new position, Di Perna will report directly to Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. and will be responsible for leading the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement and transformation functions.

Published: 24 Aug 2018

From skies to ground: what the future holds for Bombardier

With the successful closing of Bombardier’s C Series deal with Airbus, Desautels Professor Karl Moore comments that all eyes are shifting to Bombardier’s booming rail transportation division – its most profitable branch that is at the centre of CEO Alain Bellemare’s five-year turnaround plan.

Published: 10 Jul 2018

A year of impact

The 2017 Desautels Impact Report is now available online.

As its name suggests, the annual Impact Report reflects on the strides that the Faculty has made in its four strategic priorities over the year and celebrates the achievements of its community members.

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Published: 30 May 2018

How Alain Bellemare is leading Bombardier toward brighter days

Brought in as a change agent a bit over three years ago, Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare (MBA’93) is about halfway through a transformational five-year plan.

Along the way, he has weathered some of the toughest times for Bombardier.

Published: 4 May 2018

Some of Desautels’ very best honored by MAA

This year’s McGill Alumni Association (MAA) awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of many leading members of the Desautels community, including Donald Lewtas (BCom’75), Professor Henry Mintzberg, and Shawn Errunza (BEng’10, MDCM).

Published: 25 Apr 2018

Recognizing members of the Desautels community

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to recognize members of its community who have recently received awards of excellence.

Please join me in congratulating them for their continued and inspiring commitment to Desautels and McGill.

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Dean & Professor of Finance Desautels Faculty of Management



Published: 15 Mar 2018

Bienvenue newest member of International Advisory Board

We welcome Mr. Benoit Lacoste Bienvenue, Partner, National Service Line Leader, Canadian Corporate Tax at KPMG Canada to the Desautels International Advisory Board.

Published: 10 Jan 2018