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43rd Desautels Management Achievement Awards celebrates industry “disruptors”

On Friday, February 3, the Desautels Faculty of Management hosted the 43rd edition of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards, a student-run initiative which brings the global Desautels community together to celebrate the achievements of industry leaders who have demonstrated a career of great achievement and commitment of responsible business.

Published: 17 Feb 2023

Philanthropist and visionary Marcel Desautels passes away at age 88

Marcel Desautels, LLD’07 (CM, O Ont, OM) generously donated both his resources and his time to furthering business education at McGill. The business leader and philanthropist passed away on January 31 at the age of 88. Desautels invested over $38 million in students, programs, research and facilities at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 10 Feb 2023

Maya Azouri and Jonathan Azouri named to 2023 Forbes 30 under 30

Finding available ice time or sports fields to book can be a challenge, but CatchCorner aims to change that. The app, which has been compared to OpenTable for sports facilities by Forbes, allows users to find and reserve fields and facilities that meet their needs. Co-Founders Maya Azouri (BCom’17) and Jonathan Azouri (BCom’16) have recently partnered with Sports Illustrated to become CatchCorner by Sports Illustrated.

Published: 6 Jan 2023

High profile Verizon executive Rima Qureshi maintains strong connection to Desautels

Rima Qureshi’s (BCom’87, MBA’96) career has taken her to Stockholm, Dallas and New York, but she retains strong connections to Montreal and McGill. Now the Executive Vice President and Strategy Officer at Verizon in New York, Qureshi began her career with Ericsson, and helped the company integrate thousands of new employees when it acquired parts of Nortel. Qureshi returns regularly to Montreal to spend time with family and mentors MBA students at Desautels.

Published: 6 Jan 2023

Eco-fashion brand Ecova tells the stories behind its green initiatives

Positive storytelling can encourage consumers to make better, more eco-conscious choices. That’s the vision the Stephanie Beaulieu (MBA’22) shared with Karl Moore in an article for Forbes.com. Beaulieu founded the eco-fashion company Ecova to make change in the fashion industry.

Published: 21 Dec 2022

McGill’s Joanne Liu calls for global pandemic preparedness council in Scientific American

The COVID-19 pandemic was incredibly costly, for the health of the population and the economy. But the next infectious disease pandemic could be even worse. Politicians can choose to prevent it, but they need to take action now, argues Dr.

Published: 6 Dec 2022

2022 Cundill History Prize recognizes the work of Harvard’s Tiya Miles

Harvard’s Tiya Miles won the 2022 Cundill History Prize for her book All that she carried: The journey of Ashley’s sack, a Black family keepsake.  The prize was launched by Peter Cundill (BCom’60) in 2008, and is administered by McGill. It awards $75,000 each year to a book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. The Cundill History Prize awards an additional $10,000 to two other award finalists.

Published: 6 Dec 2022

GCPA guest lecturer Taryn Welikovitch receives teaching excellence award

Congratulations to Taryn Welikovitch (BSc’16, GDip Accounting’18, GCPA'19) on receiving the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting Teaching Award for Guest Lecturers.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

A new immersion program aims to help Longueuil police better deal with mental health calls

People get in to policing to fight crime, but most calls to police are not about crimes at all, said Fady Dagher (EMBA’12) in an interview with CBC. Officers regularly respond to calls that involve people experiencing mental health crises, or people with disabilities. The new Chief of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) wants his officers to better understand what it is like to be on the other side of these calls. 

Published: 2 Dec 2022

CFE Honour Roll for GCPA Participant

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) participant Megan Robertson (BCom'21, GCPA'22) has been named to the Honour Roll of the

Published: 30 Nov 2022

Fetherstonhaugh Family Foundation Recognizes Teaching Excellence at Desautels

In 2018, when the Fetherstonhaugh family envisioned an award to recognize and reward teaching excellence, they hoped for great teachers and at the Desautels Faculty of Management extraordinary teachers emerged. As the recipient of the 2022 Fetherstonhaugh Family Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Programs, Prof. of Practice Sujata Madan engages with students in a way that promotes and accelerates their classroom and lifelong learning.

Published: 29 Nov 2022

Official launch of the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics

On November 14, the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics hosted students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni and friends of McGill Desautels for the official launch of the Centre.

Published: 23 Nov 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières brought business innovations to charitable giving

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) introduced a new business model for charitable giving. “We were the first ones to create the regular donation model," said Dr. Joanne Liu (MDCM'91, IMHL'14, DSc'16), an emergency physician, a professor at the School of Population and Global Health at McGill University, and the 13th President of MSF (2013-2019). “One of our first fundraising campaigns was 1 euro per day,” Liu said in an interview with Prof.

Published: 14 Nov 2022

FemTherapeutics applies AI to an unmet need in women’s health

Vaginal prosthetics known as pessaries are a critical tool for the maintenance of pelvic health in women. They are used as a first-line treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, a common condition that occurs when the muscles of the pelvis weaken, causing organs to drop into the vagina. But these devices are badly in need of an upgrade. Their failure rate is high, and the designs have changed little in the last 70 years.

Published: 4 Oct 2022

More guns and drugs on the street fuel perception of increased violent crime in Quebec

Quebec’s homicide rate is lower than it was a decade ago, but a slight majority of people that live in cities aren’t feeling as safe as they used to. This rests in the public’s perception that there is a lack of organization, according Fady Dagher (EMBA’12), Chief of Police in Longueuil, in an interview with TVA’s Le monde à l’envers.

Published: 28 Sep 2022

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