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Conversations with the Class of Fall 2020: Meet Karla Sayegh

Beirut native Karla Sayegh (PhD’20) says that pursuing a PhD as a mother of two young children was the “single most challenging undertaking of [her] life.” We sat down with her to hear about the highs and lows of her journey to make a difference in the field of global healthcare management.

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Published: 12 Nov 2020

From industry to academia: pursuing a PhD in Management

Former PhD student José Carlos Marques, who is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, is interviewed by Sara Mahabadi forTrace McGill about completing his PhD and the transition to academia.

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Published: 5 Nov 2020

Broadening knowledge on AI in healthcare

Desautels doctoral student Rania Afiouni Monla has found herself in the right place at the right time: studying the impact of AI in organizational learning and healthcare in a city that has emerged as an AI powerhouse.

She sits down to share her journey so far, including her involvement in the Montreal declaration on responsible AI and the challenges of returning to school after many years.

Published: 19 Mar 2019

Welcoming the next wave of management researchers

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomed its new cohort of PhD students at a lunch reception in September organized by the Desautels Doctorate Student Society (DDSS).

This year’s cohort totals 65 students (26 women, 39 men) who originate from 16 countries across the world.

Meet the 2018 incoming PhD cohort

Published: 31 Oct 2018

Professor Faraj awarded six research recognitions

Over summer 2018, Professor Samer Faraj received six recognitions for the excellence of his completed and forthcoming research.

In recognition of his published research with students and collaborators, Professor Faraj was presented with the following:

Published: 14 Sep 2018

Great strides for PhD alumna

Congratulations to Pamela Lirio (PhD’11) who was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Relations at Université de Montréal and was awarded with the “Prix d'excellence en enseignement – Professeurs,” the highest teaching honor conferred by the University.

Pamela will also begin her one-year sabbatical as a Visiting Professor in fall 2018 at ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Published: 20 Jun 2018

Desautels PhD students recognized for teaching excellence

Congratulations to the following Desautels PhD students who were recognized for their outstanding performance with respect to teaching.

Dean Isabelle Bajeux, PhD Program Director, Professor Samer Faraj, and Evan Zhou, Desautels Doctoral Society President presided over the presentation of awards.

Published: 1 Jun 2018

Shaping socially responsible leaders: Professor Etzion’s course recognized by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program has announced the winners of the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award, an annual prize that recognizes teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that is redefining excellence in business education.

Published: 8 May 2018

The sustainability movement is strong

At the 8th annual Catalyst Awards Gala, the McGill Office of Sustainability awarded students, staff, and faculty who have made meaningful and enduring contributions to the sustainability movement at McGill.

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Desautels wins big at trading competition

Marking the sixth year of participating in the 2018 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), a team of Desautels’ students took 1st place in the MATLAB Options Volatility Case.

Published: 29 Mar 2018

Natalia Aguilar Delgado Finalist for the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award

The dissertation of Desautels PhD alumna Natalia Aguilar Delgado was selected as finalist for the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award of the Academy of Management 2017.  

Professor Paola Perez-Aleman was the supervisor of her research.

Natalia graduated in June 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor of International Business at HEC Montreal. 

Published: 18 Jul 2017

Jose Carlos Marques Finalist for 2017 AOM SIM Dissertation Award

The dissertation of Desautels PhD alumnus Jose Carlos Marques (PhD'17) was selected as one of the three finalists for the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management Best Dissertation Award 2017.

Published: 18 Jul 2017

5th Empirical and Theoretical Symposium for Canadian Marketing Strategy

“We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge”

On May 25, 2017, more than 60 marketing academics in Canada gathered together for the 5th Empirical and Theoretical Symposium for Canadian Marketing Strategy at the Desautels Faculty of Management to present research ideas, provide feedback, and share commentaries.

Published: 1 Jun 2017

Profile: Monia Mazigh embraces fiction as a political act

Amid the political anxieties of our time, Monia Mazigh’s latest novel, Hope Has Two Daughters, presents a historical milieu where some of the worst-case scenarios already exist. In 2010 Tunisia, press freedom is non-existent, with all major newspapers toeing the government line; human rights activists and journalists are often jailed; and Muslims are persecuted for openly practising their faith.

Published: 17 Jan 2017

Eduniversal announces the 2014 Rankings of the Best 1000 Business Schools in 154 Countries

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management remains but shares N°2 Business School in Northern America.

Published: 4 Nov 2014


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