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BCom alumnus challenges Will Smith – and he accepts!

Thomas Brag (BCom’15), a member of the hit YouTube channel Yes Theory, challenged Will Smith to conquer his fear of heights and jump out of a helicopter attached to a bungee cord to mark his 50th birthday. The actor has bravely accepted and the jump will be live-streamed on Smith’s YouTube channel tomorrow.

Yes Theory upholds the motto that life can be as fulfilling as you wish if you’re willing to live outside of your comfort zone.

Published: 24 Sep 2018

A glowing victory at HEC case competition

Under the mentorship of Professor Paola Perez-Aleman, the students comprising the agri-food venture Kajou won first place and the Audience Award at the HEC Social Business Creation Competition, coming in victorious over 53 competing teams from around the world.

Published: 21 Sep 2018

Groupe Germain hotels: A success story built on family

The history of the Groupe Germain hotels is deeply rooted in family. Founded in 1957, the business leadership has spanned three generations to include Marie-Pier Germain (EMBA’16) who looks to her mother and uncle as role models.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Canada: An appealing option for MBA grads

With a relaxed visa regime and strong job market, Canada has emerged as an excellent option for many prospective MBA students. Adam Halpert (MBA’10), Associate Director of MBA Career Services, cites Canada’s embrace of diversity as a contributing factor.

“Canada’s multicultural landscape also makes it a very unique destination for international candidates to get an education and secure employment afterwards without fear of discrimination,” he says.

Published: 13 Sep 2018

All in the family: A BCom alums entrepreneurial journey

Neil Cuggy (BCom’10), President and COO of Goodfood, comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and credits his success to an unceasing drive to overcome obstacles, as they will inevitably arise in any business venture.

Published: 12 Sep 2018

The starship captain on artistic entrepreneurship

William Shatner (BCom'52, DLitt'11) dishes on what it means to be an artist entrepreneur, his unconventional approach to learning while in university, and the importance of failure.

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

IMHL alumna on reforming health care

Susan DeVore (IMHL’10), CEO Premier Healthcare Alliance, discusses how her company is working to improve the health-care system in the U.S.

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Published: 31 Aug 2018

Opening doors for minority business owners

Sociétés d’aide au développement des collectivités (SADC) recently announced the launch of a new fund designated to support woman- and aboriginal-owned businesses.

In attendance was Manon Jeannotte (EMBA’16), Chief of the Micmac Nation of Gespeg.

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Published: 29 Aug 2018

The world is your oyster according to EMBA alumna

Marie-Josée Desrochers (EMBA’14), Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, sits down with Professor Karl Moore to reflect on her early life working in her parents’ business and the many, diverse paths that young professionals can take in the modern work world.

Published: 28 Aug 2018

TeamMTL: A winning standout at Solar Decathlon China competition

TeamMTL, a collaboration between students and faculty from McGill University and Concordia University, competed against 22 international teams to construct the best solar-powered house.

Setting a winning record, the team won first prize in three categories, including Market Appeal, to which Roman Celac (BCom ’18) and Jiawei Lin (MBA ’18) were instrumental.

Published: 27 Aug 2018

Insights from an inspiring business leader

Kimberly Cosgrove (EMBA’10), Vice-president of Construction Cogela Inc. reflects on her roots, her career path to-date, and how the EMBA program helped her reach her potential.

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Published: 24 Aug 2018

Young Africa shows promise in sciences and entrepreneurship

Thierry Zomahoun (EMBA’11), Founding Executive Director and President and CEO of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), shares his vision for the future of science education across the African continent and the strides made since the inaugural Next Einstein Forum.

Published: 24 Aug 2018

EMBA alumnus among ones to watch in Canadian law

Guillaume Lavoie (EMBA’16) has been named among Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the Young Influencer category.

This annual recognition highlights some of the important work that jurists have done over the last 18 months.

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Published: 24 Aug 2018

MBA alumnus new Bombardier COO

Effective September 15, 2018, Danny Di Perna (MBA’97) will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer – Aerospace at Bombardier.

In this new position, Di Perna will report directly to Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. and will be responsible for leading the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement and transformation functions.

Published: 24 Aug 2018

Microcredit as a driving economic force

In Quebec, thousands of small enterprises owe their very existence to the ability to access microcredit.

Much like in the rest of the world, microcredit has become an effective way of growing the economy and even combatting poverty.

As Executive Director of ACEM Microcrédit Montréal, Indu Krishnamurthy (EMBA’15) shares her perspective on this vital economic resource.  

Published: 14 Aug 2018