Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 2020/03/26

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National Bank appoints EMBA alumna as Chief Information Officer

EMBA alumna Julie Lévesque (EMBA’16) has been promoted to Chief Information Officer at National Bank. Lévesque brings an abundance of experience to the table, having held various executive roles in IT at National Bank and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board across her extensive career.

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Published: 29 May 2020

Protecting our frontline health workers

In an interview with Professor Karl Moore, Dr Joanne Liu (IMHL'14) campaigns for the protection of frontline health workers, emphasizing the need for more personal protective equipment, psychological support, and transparency from government officials.

Published: 28 May 2020

Announcing the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Jason Binette-Adams (BCom'19), Alexandra Chéné (BCom'19), Sadaf Zaywari (BCom'19), Kriti Jain (BCom'19) and Saranjot Kaur (BCom'19) who were awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program.

Published: 27 May 2020

DesautelsConnect has helped me stay in touch with the Desautels community

We know that networking is crucial to career growth, and that university plays a key role in forming professional relationships. DesautelsConnect simplifies the networking process by making it easy for members of the #DesautelsFamily – students, alumni, staff, and faculty – to connect with one another.

Published: 21 May 2020

COVID-19 ramps up demand for PPE by up to 17 times

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and ventilators increase by up to seventeen times. Healthcare improvement company Premier CEO Susan DeVore (IMHL’10) joins Yahoo! To talk boosting the PPE supply chain in the U.S.

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Published: 15 May 2020

AI may predict COVID-19 progression on chest x-rays

Dr. Nathalie Duchesne (IMHL’18) and her team reveal how an AI algorithm can predict how COVID-19 cases will progress based on analysis of baseline chest x-rays.

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Published: 14 May 2020

Building leaders in sustainability

For MBA students at McGill University, sustainability is a crucial ingredient of successful leadership. McGill alumni Justin Park (MBA’18) and Natasha Alani (MBA’17) reflect on how the program’s integrated approach to sustainability has informed their professional practices.

Published: 14 May 2020

The disconnect between bureaucracy and reality

Dr. Jean-Simon Létourneau (IMHL’21), emergency physician at the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, sheds lights on the disconnect between messages from decision-makers and the reality on the ground for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: 5 May 2020

Welcoming a new cohort of GCPA students

The first week of May marks the start of the GCPA program for a new incoming cohort of 48 students. Joining the cohort are 37 graduates from McGill University’s very own Bachelor of Commerce graduates, seven Concordia graduates, and four from other Canadian universities. The cohort is comprised of 25 female students and 23 male students.

Published: 1 May 2020

BCom alumnus named CEO and president of Maya

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. has appointed Benoit La Salle (BCom’76) as its new CEO and president, effective immediately. La Salle brings to the role more than 25 years of experience as a corporate executive of mining companies, most recently as the founder and executive chairman of SRGGraphite Inc.

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Published: 27 Apr 2020

IMHL alumna Dr Larente provides urgent care for seniors left behind

When Dr. Nadine Larente (IMHL’13) discovered CHSLD Herron in dire need of help, she called on her family to provide urgent care for the seniors left behind during the midst of the pandemic.

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Published: 24 Apr 2020

IMHL alumna promoted to Director of Professional Services at CIUSSS

Dr. Isabelle Samson (IMHL’18) has been promoted to Director of Professional Services at CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale. Prior to her promotion, Samson served as Deputy Director of Professional Services. She is a committed leader with several years of management experience in addition to maintaining an active practice in family medicine.

Published: 24 Apr 2020

Pandemic shows health system in need of revival, says IMHL participants

In an article in Le Devoir, Jean-Simon Létourneau (IMHL’21), François de Champlain (IMHL’21), Richard Fleet (IMHL’21) and Joanne Liu (IMHL’14) reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the healthcare system and suggest measures to better prepare for the next one.

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Published: 17 Apr 2020

IMHL alumna suggests steps to limit COVID-19 impact

As the former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, Joanne Liu (MDCM'91, IMHL'14, DSc'16) is familiar with the full force of epidemics. In this article in The Globe and Mail, Liu proposes immediate actions that Canada can take to limit the impact of COVID-19.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020

How we can work together to stop the spread of the virus

Following an early account of the local transmission of COVID-19, Desautels alumnus Dr. Hamidah Meghani (IMHL’15) stresses the need for communities to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the virus.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020


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