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Desautels alumna recognized as children’s toys influencer

Sydney Wiseman (BCom'11), brand manager of WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, was named the Wonder Woman in Toys Creator of the Year for her work with the Fingerlings children’s toy.

Winners of the 2018 Wonder Women Awards were announced on Sunday, February 18 at the 14th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing, & Entertainment Awards Gala in New York City.

Published: 23 Feb 2018

For the LOV of plant-based foods

As a popular go-to for vegans and health-conscious eaters, LOV restaurant, founded by Dominic Bujold (EMBA’13), has made the Travel Channel’s list of 13 Plant-Based Restaurants Around the World.

LOV has earned a dedicated clientele through popular dishes like kimchi fries, kale mac ‘n cheese and gnocchi.

Published: 15 Feb 2018

Desautels alumni weigh in on Canada-Russia altercation

Eric Myles (EMBA’11), executive director for sport for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and Richard Pound (BCom'62, LLD'09), former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, discuss the aftermath of the incident involving Canada and Russia in the Olympic Village.

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Published: 9 Feb 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Michael Handelsman

Michael Handelsman, BCom’04, Principal & Founder, Paddock Consulting Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Guest Lecture in Strategic Management with Ms. Imane Tabbara

Published: 7 Feb 2018

BCom alumnus is a new managing director

As one of 509 in the class, Harsha Rajamani (BCom’06) has been promoted into the new class of managing directors at Goldman Sachs.

As said by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, selection was based on the demonstration of “an outstanding commitment to our people, clients and culture during their tenures at the firm”. 

Published: 2 Feb 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

How can food help narrow the social divide in our cities?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most meaningful social enterprises.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

HIM & MMF Guest Lecture: Anil Gondi

Anil Gondi, BCom’98 Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management Monday, January 22, 2018

Anil Gondi guest lectured with both our Honours in Investment Management and Masters of Management in Finance students. Mr. Gondi gave the students an overview of their investment approach, talked about some of the promising research trends at Balyasny and gave a few stock pitches to the students.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

MMF Guest Lecture: Adam Shapiro & John Elliot

Adam Shapiro, BCom’06, Senior Director, Global Equity Research at PSP Investments John Elliot, Senior Director & Investment Analyst, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at PSP Investments Wednesday, January 17, 2018 

Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Elliot from PSP Investments guest lectured with the Masters of Management in Finance students....

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Chandra Kumar

Chandra Kumar, MBA’91 President of Nestle, Confectionary Monday January 22, 2018

Mr. Kumar gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He discussed the importance of operations and how it is the backbone of any successful organization. He provided several examples of the operational difficulties that Nestle faces and their strategic initiatives to overcome those challenges.


Published: 25 Jan 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Darshan Jain

Darshan Jain, MBA’88 Head of Technology & Operations, The Burnie Group Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mr. Jain gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He encouraged students to consider a career in operations management and become “change champions” in their organizations....

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Do you understand the worth of having a global overview?

After 22 years of leading a company, Isabelle Graveline (IMPM’17) attended the International Masters Program for Managers at Desautels to broaden her perspectives on management.

She discusses the importance of gaining hands-on experience in companies that operate in different countries and the lack of female representation in prominent positions.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Awarding one of our own

The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, awarded the Sovereign’s Medal to Managing Director of Consilium Law Corporation, Franca Ciambella (BCom’84).

The medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements in a range of fields worldwide. Ciambella’s ongoing work, volunteer contributions and student mentorship over 25 years were recognized.

Published: 19 Jan 2018

The homeless are not alone

Desautels Global Expert Yalmaz Siddiqui (BCom’92) has recently started an initiative to repurpose nutritional, wholesome food for the homeless, delivering it regularly and safely straight from the MGM Resort kitchens.

Working with Three Square food bank, they ensure maintenance and lengthened shelf life of the food throughout the donation process.

Published: 19 Jan 2018

Taking Ste-Catherine Street into the modern age

Montreal’s historic strip, Ste-Catherine Street, is undergoing four years of roadwork.

Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative comments on its implications in the retail industry.

Ste-Catherine has been a vital part of Montreal’s culture and identity, but since businesses have already been struggling, he sees Ste-Catherine as being stuck between two extremes.

Published: 15 Jan 2018

EMBA alumnus redefines strategic management

In a recent project management blog, François Tremblay (EMBA’17) explores the dynamics of project management and the various overlooked components of strategic management.

He discusses the importance of cross-functional leadership and the weaving together of strategy, operations and project management.

Read more about his perspective in this blog.

Published: 12 Jan 2018