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Canadian finance community honors BCom alumna

Nathalie Bernier (BCom'86), Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning, and Chief Financial Officer, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has been named Canadian Financial Officer of 2018.

Published: 22 May 2018

Desautels Alumnus Terry Jackson’s Wildlife Photography Brings Life to Armstrong Building

Desautels students in the newly opened Donald E. Armstrong Building are already making use of Room 050, officially named the Terry and Bonnie Jackson Room. A modern study space, it is recognizable by the wildlife photography that adorns its walls, which were taken by Desautels alumnus and former International Faculty Advisory Board member Terry Jackson (BCom’69)....

Published: 22 May 2018

A Q&A with William Shatner

Iconic actor William Shatner (BCom’52, DLitt’11) talks about his favorite pastimes, including his love of horses and philanthropy, along with other fun facts you might not already know, like who his favorite villain is and the imminent release of his Christmas album, which he promises will not disappoint.

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Published: 17 May 2018

Desautels alumna takes world of children’s toys by storm

Montreal native Sydney Wiseman (BCom’11) has risen to the helm of children’s toy products through her successful venture, Fingerlings.

Named children’s toy of the year a few months ago, Fingerlings has flown off the shelves of retailers around the world, selling more than 100,000 products in its first week in the U.S. market.

Wiseman sits down with La Presse to chat about her recipe for success and product inspiration.

Published: 1 May 2018

Some of Desautels’ very best honored by MAA

This year’s McGill Alumni Association (MAA) awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of many leading members of the Desautels community, including Donald Lewtas (BCom’75), Professor Henry Mintzberg, and Shawn Errunza (BEng’10, MDCM).

Published: 25 Apr 2018

Hot Cities 2018: From a student’s perspective

BCom student Geneviève Côté shares with The McGill Reporter the sights and learnings that dazzled her on this year’s Hot Cities of the World Tour led by Professor Karl Moore.

On the itinerary this year were Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi.

Published: 16 Apr 2018

Mobilizing soccer fans for the love of sport

Three young entrepreneurs, including Yassine Chaabi (BCom’16), are the creative minds behind Spotfields, an innovative app that unites Montreal soccer players of all levels and helps them form teams and compete.

With already 200 subscribers, Spotfields is taking all the questions out of finding a team and a venue at which to play, making the thrill of soccer more accessible to all.

Published: 12 Apr 2018

Dreams come true for a Desautels student

From a refugee camp to McGill University, follow Desautels student Amelie Fabian’s journey to Canada after being selected by the World University Service Canada to attend university as part of the Student Refugee Program.

Amelie comments, “This is a privilege to say the least. For most of my peers and myself included, it is the first time we have belonged to a country.”

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Montreal merchants are not alone

Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), has been selected to be a part of a committee organized to devise a commercial development plan for Montreal and strategy for the local merchants.

The committee will study how other cities are dealing with the global issues and challenges that are also prevalent in Montreal’s retail sector.

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

What makes our students so passionate about their studies?

Learn more about how Desautels has one of the most personalized undergraduate business programs.

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Desautels wins big at trading competition

Marking the sixth year of participating in the 2018 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), a team of Desautels’ students took 1st place in the MATLAB Options Volatility Case....

Published: 29 Mar 2018

A BCom alumna talks career, life and inspiration

Since graduating from Desautels, Debra Kelsall (BCom’15, Honours in Investment Management) has achieved great success as an associate in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in London, where she works in debt capital markets and corporate risk management.

Published: 20 Mar 2018

From the NHL to the world of business

If Mathieu Darche (BCom'00) accomplished his life-long dream of playing hockey in the NHL years ago, his current experience as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing (Canada) for Delmar International is no less thrilling.

He recently sat down with Le Journal de Montréal to talk about his current career aspirations, how his McGill degree continues to serve him well, and his personal life as a family man. 

Published: 20 Mar 2018

Recognizing members of the Desautels community

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to recognize members of its community who have recently received awards of excellence.

Please join me in congratulating them for their continued and inspiring commitment to Desautels and McGill.

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Dean & Professor of Finance Desautels Faculty of Management



Published: 15 Mar 2018