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How early-career introverts can shine quietly

Professor Karl Moore, in collaboration with Rachel Burk (BCom’17), have compiled advice from young, self-professed introverts on how they are forging ahead in the workplace and getting noticed for their quiet accomplishments.  

Published: 19 Jul 2018

Meet the new Swiss diplomat in Tokyo

Markus Reubi (EMBA’16) has been promoted within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland to become the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Japan.

Published: 16 Jul 2018

An EMBA grad on a mission to broaden internet access

Jeune Afrique has featured Jean-Claude Tshipama (EMBA’16), CEO Broadband Africa for Eutelsat, as his organization works to bring broadband internet to the far reaches of the African desert – zones that are not covered by fiber optic connections.

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Published: 16 Jul 2018

Canada’s Governor General on tour

Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently visited the Gaspé and Percé regions. Her visit included a series of meetings with officials from the region and non-profit organizations.

One such meeting included Manon Jeannotte (EMBA’16), Chief of the Micmac de Gespeg, who presented the Right Honourable Payette with jewelry crafted by a local artist.

Published: 16 Jul 2018

How a BCom alumnus upturned the fashion world from behind the keyboard

From the comfort of his Notting Hill flat, Imran Amed (Bcom’97) started the Business of Fashion blog, which has very quickly become the undisputed source on the inner workings of the fashion world.

In a recent interview, he credits much of his success to Montreal and his alma mater.

Read more in McGill News Alumni Magazine

Published: 5 Jul 2018

Live your Olympic fantasies at new museum exhibition

The Canadian Olympic Experience (COE), of which Eric Myles (EMBA’ 11) is Executive Director, Sport, has announced the opening of a series interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the exhilarating experience of competing at the Olympics. 

“People who are coming to visit us will get a lot of fun, especially in Zone 1 where they can test themselves physically,” Myles said.

Published: 26 Jun 2018

EMBA alumnus promoted to citizenship judge

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has appointed Marie Senécal-Tremblay (EMBA’ 13) among a group of ten new citizenship judges who will serve for a three-year term.

The newly announced appointments bring the total of citizenship judges across Canada to 14.

Published: 26 Jun 2018

EMBA alumna makes history at SAQ

Catherine Dagenais (EMBA’18) has been promoted to President and CEO of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), becoming the first female head of the crown corporation.

Having spent many years climbing its corporate ladder, Dagenais brings a profound understanding of the SAQ’s operations.

Published: 26 Jun 2018

A new business venture for EMBA grad

Based on his work in the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, Laurent Morisset (EMBA’18), President of C4 Communications, is gearing up to launch OBNL360. This new business venture, housed under C4 Communications, will offer integrated services in strategy, management and communications for non-profits.

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Published: 21 Jun 2018

EMBA alumnus praised by local CEGEP

Sebastien Laliberté (EMBA’17), General Manager of Caisse Desjardins of Vieux-Longueuil, was recently named “Grand Partenaire du CEGEP Edouard Monpetit” for his inspiring dedication toward advancing projects for the institution.

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Published: 21 Jun 2018

An industry honor for EMBA alumnus

Atypic, founded by Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12), has been named the Agency of the Year at the latest Flèches d’Or.

As an agency that seeks to boost the impact of organizations in the plural sector, Lépine credits this recognition in part to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, his mentor.

Published: 21 Jun 2018

Takeaways from a marketing guru and Dobson Cup judge

Tylenol, Band-Aid, and Neutrogena are just some of the brands that Jill Selick (BCom’02), Founder of Rubix Marketing and McGill Dobson Cup judge has helped market.

She sits down with The Dobson Chronicles to share the insights she has gathered from her career so far, including some advice for fresh graduates.

Published: 18 Jun 2018

Desautels alumnus leverages potential of blockchain

As the Founder of McGill’s Cryptocurrency Club, Desautels graduate Michael Gord (BCom’16) continues to follow his interest in the blockchain industry as the Founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting.

Over the next few years, Gord is looking to steer the highly-scrutinized blockchain industry into the mainstream by backing some of the most promising business ventures.

Published: 14 Jun 2018

These entrepreneurs want you to eat bugs

The edible bug business is expected to grow to a whopping $720 million by 2024.

Looking to meet demand is the Aspire Food Group, co-founded by former MBA student Mohammed Ashour.

Next year, Aspire will scale its 25,000-square-foot operation into an adjacent building that is ten times larger.

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Published: 13 Jun 2018

EMBA alumna profiled for excellence in leadership

Anik Girard (EMBA’14), General Manager and Publisher for Constructo Group, shares what she believes are the key traits of a good boss. 

For Girard, trusting your employees and leaving room for them to innovate are essential, as are being an active motivator and listener.

At the end of the day, her greatest pride and joy is fostering a happy work environment for her employees.

Published: 4 Jun 2018