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Graduates and Outstanding Achievements Celebrated at Spring Convocation 2023

The McGill Desautels Faculty of Management proudly celebrated its Spring 2023 Convocation on Wednesday, May 31. The event served as a special recognition for the exceptional accomplishments of students who have successfully completed their degrees in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs during the academic year of Fall 2022 and Winter 2023. Addresses were made bt McGill Principal Deep Saini, Chancellor John H.

Published: 2 Jun 2023

Desautels Global Expert Daniel Dupont uses patience to ride out market turbulence

When oil prices went negative in 2020, Daniel Dupont, BCom’01, bought in. “I didn’t need to be smart to know it would go back up,” says Dupont, a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments and a Desautels Global Expert.

Published: 1 Jun 2023

Announcing the 2023 Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Simon Tardif (BCom’22), Talar Dimitian (BCom’22), Kyra Swift (UOttawa BCom’21), Kar Yan Chin (BCom’22), Tian Cheng Huang (BCom’22), and Khalël Fung (BCom’22) who were awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (CGPA) program.

Published: 25 May 2023

Nabil Anouti is the Desautels valedictorian at McGill’s Spring 2023 Convocation

Humanity has the skill to solve our most pressing problems, but cooperation is our greatest challenge, says Nabil Anouti, who is McGill Desautels’ valedictorian for the Spring 2023 Convocation. But Anouti is optimistic, and this view has been shaped by a Desautels education.

Published: 25 May 2023

Several McGill Desautels alumni honoured at 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours

On May 4, members of the McGill community gathered at Maison Manuvie for the 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours, which recognize alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff who stand out for their impressive contributions and achievements in service to McGill, the MAA and in their respective communities. This year, six awards were given to members of the McGill Desautels community. A huge congratulations to all of this year’s honourees!

Published: 24 May 2023

McGill Desautels undergrads take 2nd at Baylor University’s Negotiation Competition

McGill Desautels undergraduate students Aaron Anandji (BCom’25) and Zacharie Faucillion (BCom’23), Co-Executive Directors of McGill Ventures, took second place at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business’ National Undergraduate Negotiation Competition (NUNC) this April.

Published: 23 May 2023

BCom graduate Julia Ayim named Black Grad 2023 valedictorian

One of this year’s three Black Grad valedictorians, Julia Ayim (BCom’23) has just completed a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Strategic Management and Organizational Behaviour at the Desautels Faculty of Management. She and fellow graduates were celebrated at the annual Black Grad gala on April 30, a sold-out event organized by the Black Students’ Network of McGill (BSN).

Published: 12 May 2023

Anita Nowak’s book Purposeful Empathy helps reviewer understand generation gaps in climate crisis impact

To understand the impact of the climate crisis on younger generations, empathy is a place to start. It is a necessary part of confronting, but on its own, it is not enough. Desautels lecturer Anita Nowak (BA'97, BCom'97, PhD'11) recently published her book Purposeful Empathy, which is described as an inspiring and powerful read by Quebec MNA Désirée McGraw in a review for Policy Magazine.

Published: 11 May 2023

Desautels African Business Initiative features alumni panellist Sekou Coulibaly

Each year, the McGill Desautels African Business Initiative (DABI) brings together attendees, panelists and guest speakers for an opportunity to learn, network and engage in stimulating discussions about the future of business in Africa. This year’s panelists included Sekou Coulibaly (BCom’03), who was executive director at L’Oréal before launching a sustainable, made-in-Africa luxury clothing brand called SEKBI Bogolan in 2020.

Published: 20 Apr 2023

McGill takes 2nd and 3rd place at L'Oréal Brandstorm Canada 2023

After months of hard work and 'brandstorming', two McGill teams took the podium at the 31st annual L'Oréal Brandstorm National Competition in Canada, competing against top teams from across the country. BCom students Laetitia Doumet, Jo-Esther Abou Haidar and Andrea Salem (far right) placed 2nd, while Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) students Madison Laxer, Aditi Bali and Supreet Kaur (far left) took 3rd place.

Published: 16 Mar 2023

McGill students earn podium finish in leading global case competition

McGill Desautels continues its hot streak in the case competition arena with another podium result, placing 2nd overall in the prestigious 2023 Copenhagen Business School Invitational Case competition. 12 schools flew to Copenhagen and were challenged to help Vestas, a leading company in wind power plant solutions, leverage its position to create new businesses in hydrogen technologies and develop a strategy for 2030.

Published: 10 Mar 2023

Desautels alum record label achieves critical successes

For Jim West (BA’79) and Justin West (BCom’04), the music industry is a family affair. From a young age, Justin accompanied his father to industry conferences, and during his teenage years, he spent the summers working for his father’s record label: Justin Time Records. The younger West graduated from Desautels with a degree in accounting, but ultimately followed in his father’s footsteps. In 2006, he launched a label called Secret City Records.

Published: 1 Mar 2023

Experiential Learning: McGill Desautels gives rise to discovery

In 2021, thanks to the generosity of alumnus Don Lewtas, we saw the launch of the Lewtas Office of Experiential Learning. Since the office’s inception, the team at the Lewtas Office, led by Leigh Korey, PhD, has been hard at work creating powerful hands-on learning opportunities that play a vital role in the student journey.

Published: 21 Feb 2023

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

Faculty alumnus and Provincial Finance Minister now responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers

Quebec’s Finance Minister, Eric Girard (BCom’89) recently added the portfolio of Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers to his responsibilities. This makes him a key voice on Bill 96, the French-language bill passed by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government in 2022.

Published: 10 Feb 2023


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