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Kanuk jackets adapts to milder winters, eyes international markets

Kanuk jackets are made for Quebec winters—but Quebec winters aren’t as cold they used to be. Bertrand Cesvet (BA’86, MBA’88) wants to make Kanuk jackets more versatile. Cesvet led a group of investors who recently bought the Montreal winter wear company from Champlain Financial, a private equity group.

Published: 21 May 2024

ESG investing helped prepare Gillian Stein to become CEO of Henry’s

Gillian Stein (BCom’00)’s great-grandfather founded the Toronto-headquartered electronics business Henry’s in 1909, but she never envisioned becoming the company’s CEO. Growing up, she had seen how stressful running the company could be for her father Andrew, who had a heart attack at the age of 47. “I always had a ton of respect and passion and admiration for the business but it wasn’t something I wanted for myself,” says Stein. “I changed and the business changed.

Published: 21 May 2024

Integrated Management Student Fellowship (IMSF) at the DataSphere Lab: Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

This year, the DataSphere Lab was privileged to welcome two exceptional students through the Integrated Management Student Fellowship (IMSF) program: Chloe You, a third year student studying Finance and Statistics, and Ruo-Ying, a Business Analytics major.

Published: 2 May 2024

McGill Desautels BCom Wins McCAIS Undergraduate Research Award 2024

Bachelor of Commerce student Nikki Tye is the recipient of the McGill Collaborative for AI & Society (McCAIS)’s Undergraduate Research Award (McURA) for Summer 2024. The $8,700 award, aimed at promoting interdisciplinary AI research in society, recognizes Nikki's project on "Protecting the Amazon Forest from Illegal Activity through Image Recognition and Operations Research: A Partnership with JungleKeepers and Peruvian Indigenous Communities."

Published: 30 Apr 2024

McGill Desautels grad to compete in Paris Olympic Games

2024 is shaping up to be a big year for François Cauchon (BCom’22). Cauchon will be representing Canada at the summer Olympic Games in Paris. "It is a surreal feeling," Cauchon, who battled through knee, back and ankle injuries before being named to Canada’s 14-member fencing team, tells CBC. "For every amateur and professional athlete, The Olympics is the holy grail of sports."

Published: 30 Apr 2024

BCom students selected for CEOx1Day program

The CEOx1Day program offers some of Canada’s top students the opportunity to learn directly from executives at some of the country’s most prominent companies. Hosted by the Odgers Berndtson Canada consultancy, candidates undergo a rigorous selection process and shadow the CEOs of organizations like Bombardier, Canadian Blood Services and the Royal Canadian Mint. This year, two McGill Desautels Bachelor of Commerce students made the cut.

Published: 20 Feb 2024

MMR student shares how L'Oréal Brandstorm led to internship

Last year, after months of hard work and 'brandstorming', two McGill Desautels teams took the podium at the 31st annual L'Oréal Brandstorm competition, competing against top teams from across Canada! Madison Laxer and her fellow Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) teammates, Aditi Bali and Supreet Kaur, took third place.

Published: 9 Jan 2024

GCPA guest lecturer Michael Richardson receives teaching excellence award

Congratulations to Michael Richardson (GCPA'18, 2018 CFE Honour Roll and Gold Medal in Quebec) on receiving the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA)Teaching Award for Guest Lecturers for the second time!

Published: 8 Dec 2023

2023 CFE Honour Roll for GCPA Participants

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) Tian Cheng Huang (BCom’22, GCPA‘23) and Kyra Swift (BCom UOttawa’21, GCPA’23) have been named to the Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE) for their outstanding results.

Published: 8 Dec 2023

Suggestion that out-of-province students don’t contribute to Montreal’s dynamism false

Brett Miller (BCom’86) moved to Montreal to study at McGill, but he has made the city his home and become a leader in Quebec’s business community. Now the CEO of the real estate development company Canderel, Miller is concerned about the Quebec government’s plan to double tuition for out-of-province students beginning in Fall 2024. “To suggest that out-of-province students don’t contribute to the dynamism of the city is such a false message to send.

Published: 8 Dec 2023

BCom alum’s paper on the financial literacy of immigrants an FCAC finalist

McGill Desautels graduate Avneet Bhabra (BCom’23)’s research paper “23% and Counting, but Not ‘One Size Fits All’: Helping Canada’s Immigrants Strengthen Their Financial Knowledge” has been published by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) on Canada.ca. Focusing on financial literacy amongst immigrants in Canada, the paper was selected as a finalist in the undergraduate category of the FCAC’s 2023 Building Better Financial Futures Challenge.

Published: 27 Nov 2023

Two BCom students selected for the National Bank Financial Young Women Student Mentorship Program

Selected from over 220 applicants, two McGill Desautels undergraduate students will be joining the National Bank Financial (NBF) Young Women Student Mentorship Program’s 2023-24 cohort.

Published: 27 Sep 2023

BCom student’s TEDxMcGill talk on retaining Gen Z employees promoted globally

Amidst the struggle to retain young talent, Generation Z's distinct workplace preferences come to the forefront. In his TEDxMcGill talk "Retaining Gen Z talent - An Insider's Perspective," McGill Desautels third-year BCom student Andrei Adam leverages personal experiences and research to offer actionable insights for organizations striving to retain their Gen Z employees.

Published: 17 Aug 2023

McGill Desautels students among EDC 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Export Development Canada (EDC) has unveiled the recipients of its 2023 Youth Education Program scholarships, awarding $135,000 to 27 post-secondary students who excel academically and exhibit a dedication to community service. Among the recipients are two Bachelor of Commerce students from McGill University, Jennifer Shi and Quynh Huynh, who received the prestigious International Business Scholarship.

Published: 25 Jul 2023

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