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BCom alumnus challenges Will Smith – and he accepts!

Thomas Brag (BCom’15), a member of the hit YouTube channel Yes Theory, challenged Will Smith to conquer his fear of heights and jump out of a helicopter attached to a bungee cord to mark his 50th birthday. The actor has bravely accepted and the jump will be live-streamed on Smith’s YouTube channel tomorrow.

Yes Theory upholds the motto that life can be as fulfilling as you wish if you’re willing to live outside of your comfort zone.

Published: 24 Sep 2018

All in the family: A BCom alums entrepreneurial journey

Neil Cuggy (BCom’10), President and COO of Goodfood, comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and credits his success to an unceasing drive to overcome obstacles, as they will inevitably arise in any business venture.

Published: 12 Sep 2018

The starship captain on artistic entrepreneurship

William Shatner (BCom'52, DLitt'11) dishes on what it means to be an artist entrepreneur, his unconventional approach to learning while in university, and the importance of failure.

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

Desautels students investing in a better world

This fall, the Desautels Faculty of Management will introduce a new fund dedicated to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) under Desautels Capital Management (DCM) – a student-run, registered investment management firm.

Published: 7 Sep 2018

TeamMTL: A winning standout at Solar Decathlon China competition

TeamMTL, a collaboration between students and faculty from McGill University and Concordia University, competed against 22 international teams to construct the best solar-powered house.

Setting a winning record, the team won first prize in three categories, including Market Appeal, to which Roman Celac (BCom ’18) and Jiawei Lin (MBA ’18) were instrumental.

Published: 27 Aug 2018

How early-career introverts can shine quietly

Professor Karl Moore, in collaboration with Rachel Burk (BCom’17), have compiled advice from young, self-professed introverts on how they are forging ahead in the workplace and getting noticed for their quiet accomplishments.  

Published: 19 Jul 2018

How a BCom alumnus upturned the fashion world from behind the keyboard

From the comfort of his Notting Hill flat, Imran Amed (Bcom’97) started the Business of Fashion blog, which has very quickly become the undisputed source on the inner workings of the fashion world.

In a recent interview, he credits much of his success to Montreal and his alma mater.

Read more in McGill News Alumni Magazine

Published: 5 Jul 2018

MBA Next 50 Celebration

The Desautels community has come together for an amazing achievement. 

Thanks to incredible donor support, Desautels has a new home for our Masters programs - and extra space for our BCom students. 

Donors also created 34 new MBA awards for the #1 MBA Program in Canada and named more than 140 MBA Lockers.

Published: 26 Jun 2018

Takeaways from a marketing guru and Dobson Cup judge

Tylenol, Band-Aid, and Neutrogena are just some of the brands that Jill Selick (BCom’02), Founder of Rubix Marketing and McGill Dobson Cup judge has helped market.

She sits down with The Dobson Chronicles to share the insights she has gathered from her career so far, including some advice for fresh graduates.

Published: 18 Jun 2018

Desautels alumnus leverages potential of blockchain

As the Founder of McGill’s Cryptocurrency Club, Desautels graduate Michael Gord (BCom’16) continues to follow his interest in the blockchain industry as the Founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting.

Over the next few years, Gord is looking to steer the highly-scrutinized blockchain industry into the mainstream by backing some of the most promising business ventures.

Published: 14 Jun 2018

Canada Goose sets up shop in China

Canada Goose, the upscale outerwear brand, announced that it will open two locations this fall in China: a Hong Kong flagship outlet in October, followed by a store in Beijing the following month.

In light of this news, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, posits that the history of counterfeiting Canada Goose products in China might have contributed to their massive market appeal.

Published: 1 Jun 2018

Desautels alumnus promoted at one of largest Canadian law firms

The Partnership Board of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that effective July 1, 2018, John G. Murphy (BCom’86) will assume the role of National Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer.

Published: 29 May 2018

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