Any changes to pension fund policies should carefully consider risks and rewards of domestic investments

Dozens of business leaders recently signed an open letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland arguing that pension funds should invest more in Canadian businesses. But their argument doesn’t line up with the facts, writes Prof. Sebastien Betermier in an op-ed in The Globe and Mail. Academic research has shown Canadian pension funds allocate a large portion of their portfolio to domestic assets.

Published: 22 Mar 2024

Theatre piece brings awareness to humanitarian efforts

Art occupies an important place in the life of the former international president of Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Joanne Liu (MDCM'91, IMHL'14, DSc'16).

Published: 12 Jan 2024

GCPA guest lecturer Michael Richardson receives teaching excellence award

Congratulations to Michael Richardson (GCPA'18, 2018 CFE Honour Roll and Gold Medal in Quebec) on receiving the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA)Teaching Award for Guest Lecturers for the second time!

Published: 8 Dec 2023

2023 CFE Honour Roll for GCPA Participants

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) Tian Cheng Huang (BCom’22, GCPA‘23) and Kyra Swift (BCom UOttawa’21, GCPA’23) have been named to the Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE) for their outstanding results.

Published: 8 Dec 2023

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


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