IMHL alumnus leads project to install 900 defibrillators in Quebec

Each year, about 10,000 people in Quebec suffer a cardiac arrest, and receiving resuscitation care in the first minutes is critical to survival. For every minute that passes without treatment, survival rates decrease by 7-10%. Dr.

Published: 27 Oct 2023

Airbus Canada welcomes McGill students to Mirabel

Last month, over 70 McGill students from different academic disciplines took part in a tour of Airbus Canada’s headquarters in Mirabel, Airbus’ most important headquarters outside of Europe. Students had the unique opportunity to hear from Airbus Canada CEO Benoît Schultz and nearly 20 other company officials, including McGill alumni.

Published: 13 Oct 2023

Remembering alumnus Bill Webb’s remarkable impact

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Webb (MBA’93), a valued member of the Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board. His deep ties to McGill University and dedicated involvement in the Canadian rugby community have left an indelible mark.

Published: 31 Aug 2023

Thibaut Millet recognized as top sustainability consultant

Sustainability can create value for a business and make it more resilient. More and more, shareholders are demanding that businesses be more sustainable, and sustainability consultants help them to it. Thibaut Millet (MBA’00) is one of them. He has a deep history in the field, and has been helping clients develop sustainability programs for more than fifteen years.

Published: 31 Aug 2023

Niki Sahni’s Courage agency is leveraging authenticity to achieve growth

Just one year ago, Niki Sahni (BCom’06) launched an independent adverting agency, and already it has brought on big name clients like KFC, Diageo, Scotiabank, and Nestlé.

Published: 22 Aug 2023

Brian O’Neill (BCom’51), former NHL Executive Vice-President and McGill Hockey alum dies at 94

Brian O'Neill (BCom’51), a cornerstone of the National Hockey League since joining its executive offices in 1966, died Friday morning at his care home in Montreal, the league announced Friday. He was 94.

Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill earned a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College before coming to McGill, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics while playing hockey for the McGill Redbirds.

Published: 24 Jul 2023

EMBA alumnus Jacques Farcy moves from SQDC to SAQ

After two years as the President and CEO of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), Jacques Farcy (EMBA’21) is assuming the same titles at the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), a Quebec government crown corporation that sells and distributes alcohol.

Published: 4 Jul 2023

Indigenous Graduate Spotlight: Leon Picha (BCom’23)

"I want there to be a day where there’s more than just two red scarves [at the Faculty of Management convocation] and that’s what I’m going to continue to work to achieve," says Leon Picha (BCom’23).

Published: 27 Jun 2023

Linda and Robert J. Goldberger’s commitment to MBA Fellowship has helped it grow

The Linda and Robert J. Goldberger MBA Fellowship was established in 2009, and was one of the first MBA fellowships at Desautels. The Goldbergers initial pledge was matched by a large Montreal charitable foundation to establish this endowment, and over the years, the Goldbergers have continued to add to it, with a former employer matching several annual donations to McGill. “Everyone knows what compounding means,” says Mr.

Published: 14 Jun 2023

MBA alum Thompson gives keynote at 2023 Lavender Grad

McGill Desautels Faculty of Management alum Tim Thompson (MBA’90) served as the keynote speaker at this year’s Lavender Grad, an event celebrating the graduation of McGill students who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, trans, queer, intersex, or non-binary.

Published: 12 Jun 2023

Graduates and Outstanding Achievements Celebrated at Spring Convocation 2023

The McGill Desautels Faculty of Management proudly celebrated its Spring 2023 Convocation on Wednesday, May 31. The event served as a special recognition for the exceptional accomplishments of students who have successfully completed their degrees in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs during the academic year of Fall 2022 and Winter 2023. Addresses were made bt McGill Principal Deep Saini, Chancellor John H.

Published: 2 Jun 2023

Desautels Global Expert Daniel Dupont uses patience to ride out market turbulence

When oil prices went negative in 2020, Daniel Dupont (BCom’01) bought in. “I didn’t need to be smart to know it would go back up,” says Dupont, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments and a Desautels Global Expert.

Published: 1 Jun 2023

Announcing the 2023 Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Simon Tardif (BCom’22), Talar Dimitian (BCom’22), Kyra Swift (UOttawa BCom’21), Kar Yan Chin (BCom’22), Tian Cheng Huang (BCom’22), and Khalël Fung (BCom’22) who were awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (CGPA) program.

Published: 25 May 2023

Nabil Anouti is the Desautels valedictorian at McGill’s Spring 2023 Convocation

Humanity has the skill to solve our most pressing problems, but cooperation is our greatest challenge, says Nabil Anouti, who is McGill Desautels’ valedictorian for the Spring 2023 Convocation. But Anouti is optimistic, and this view has been shaped by a Desautels education.

Published: 25 May 2023

Several McGill Desautels alumni honoured at 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours

On May 4, members of the McGill community gathered at Maison Manuvie for the 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours, which recognize alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff who stand out for their impressive contributions and achievements in service to McGill, the MAA and in their respective communities. This year, six awards were given to members of the McGill Desautels community. A huge congratulations to all of this year’s honourees!

Published: 24 May 2023


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