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Théadora Sauvé named valedictorian for Spring 2022 Convocation

Théadora Sauvé’s classmates pushed her to become a better student, and Sauvé’s hard work was be recognized at the Spring 2022 Convocation, where she gave the valedictory address. The Bachelor of Commerce grad is preparing to study law at McGill, but when she came to university, this path was not yet clear.

Published: 8 Jun 2022

Ukraine’s strong territorial defence owes much to strong sense of civic duty

Russia’s attack on Ukraine was not unexpected, but its scale surprised many. “There was a common expectation of escalation in the East and the South,” says Mykhaylo Petechuk (MBA’13), who has worked for McKinsey & Company in Ukraine. “But no one expected the launch of missiles into every region of the country.”

Published: 8 Jun 2022

Announcing the 2022 Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Justin McGregor (BCom’21), James Akkaoui (BCom’21), Megan Abellera (BCom’21), Juliette Lapointe (BCom’21), Guillaume Ouimet (BCom’21), and Marie-Ève St-Jacques (BCom’21) who were awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (CGPA) program.

Published: 6 Jun 2022

Environmental pressures are one factor in the increased probability of pandemics

Joanne Liu (MDCM'91, IMHL'14, DSc'16) is no stranger to health emergencies. The physician and former International President of Médecins sans Frontières is leading McGill’s efforts to prepare for future health emergencies. As the director of the Pandemic and Health Emergency Readiness Lab, Liu is seeking to develop solutions to current crises and prepare for future ones.

Published: 2 Jun 2022

Desmarais family inducted into Canadian Business Hall of Fame

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame honours more than 200 of Canada’s most illustrious business people, and this year, three McGill alumni were added to the list.

Published: 18 May 2022

Welcoming a new cohort of GCPA students

The second week of May marks the start of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) Program for a new cohort of 50 students. Forty-five of the incoming students are McGill University Bachelor of Commerce graduates, while the remaining join the program from other Canadian Universities.

Published: 11 May 2022

Alumnus Lawrence S. Bloomberg to receive honorary doctorate at McGill's Spring 2022 Convocation ceremony

To celebrate the Class of 2022, McGill University will award 14 inspirational individuals⁠ honorary degrees — the highest order it can bestow — at the Spring 2022 convocation. Desautels alumnus Lawrence S. Bloomberg, C.M., O.ONT (MBA’65) will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.) during the Faculty’s ceremony on June 1, 2022.

Published: 9 May 2022

Desautels MBA alumna is helping corporate issuers and institutional investors on climate action

Involved in community service since as early as high school, Mariel Langlois (MBA’20) worked in advertising and media for years before enroling in the Desautels’ MBA program to pivot her career as she developed a growing interest in sustainability and social impact.

Published: 2 May 2022

Psychological safety in the workplace

In a two-part series in Forbes, Prof. Karl Moore and Lainie Yallen (BCom’18) explore psychological safety in the workplace.

Published: 22 Apr 2022

Desautels alumna advocates for low carbon energy in Washington, DC

Abigail Hunter (BCom’16) wants to usher in the clean energy revolution. She represents the Government of Quebec as an attachée in Washington, DC, where she works to help lawmakers understand the benefits of working with Québec – like how its hydroelectricity and energy storage can supplement less predictable solar and wind energy generation. While at Desautels, Hunter learned about impact investing, social enterprise and advancing ethical, social and governance standards.

Published: 22 Apr 2022

Delve podcast: New Normal: How Healthcare Systems Impact Practitioner Distress, with Dr. Martin A. Koyle

What can be done when healthcare leaders say that they simply can't work anymore? On Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast, Dr. Martin A.

Published: 14 Apr 2022

Société Place des Arts CEO Marie-Josée Desrochers honed decision-making skills in McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA

Marie-Josée Desrochers (EMBA’14) moved to Montréal to study music when she was just sixteen years old, and has spent most of her career working in the arts. Desrochers spent two decades with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and decided to take on a mid-career McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA. She credits the experience with helping her evolve as a leader and giving her the confidence to take decisions in times of crisis.

Published: 12 Apr 2022

Tech giants' business ecosystems transcend traditional economic sectors

Technology is always evolving, and keeping up with the pace of change is an ongoing challenge for business leaders. Companies can be vulnerable to competition from entirely different sectors—consider how Apple made a MP3 player called the iPod and killed the compact disc forever. It was the first time the computer hardware company had even ventured into the music business.

Published: 7 Apr 2022

Desautels’ alum Gabriel Gervais named President and CEO of CF Montréal

Gabriel Gervais (MBA’08) has been named the President and CEO of Club de Foot (CF) Montréal, the city’s Major League Soccer team. Between 2002-08, Gervais was a player for the Montréal Impact, a predecessor of CF Montréal that played in the United Soccer League and later, the North American Soccer League. After his playing career, Gervais completed his MBA at McGill Desautels, and went to become a partner at Deloitte.

Published: 7 Apr 2022

Desautels alumnus catalyzes crowdfunded bursaries for Lebanese students impacted by financial crisis

In the summer of 2020, the financial crisis in Lebanon deepened when a major explosion rocked the port of Beirut, causing extensive property damage and loss of life. By that time, Lebanese students studying at McGill were already in a bind – banking restrictions were limiting the ability of their families to access savings, and provide financial support. Jade Dagher (BSc’89, DipManTour’92, MBA’98) wanted to do something to help.

Published: 29 Mar 2022

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