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YouTube 101: Class at McGill University Uses Video Site’s Creator Playbook to Teach Marketing

Most professors exhaust themselves trying to get their students off of social media. Andy Nulman (BCom'83), however, has designed his entire class around being on it.

In what’s believed to be the first syllabus of its kind, McGill University’s marketing and society class uses YouTube’s Creator Playbook as its sole course book. And, in lieu of a final exam, students will be evaluated on their launch of a unique channel on the video-sharing site.

Published: 29 Jan 2014

Rami Aslan Appointed as Türk Telekom CEO

Türk Telekom, the leading communications and convergence technology company in Turkey, announces the restructuring of its leadership by combining the roles of the Group CEO and the General Manager into a single CEO position. Rami Aslan (BCom'94, MBA'97), who has been serving on the board of Türk Telekom and as CEO of Oger Telecom, is appointed as CEO of Türk Telekom as of December 10, 2013. In addition to his current roles, he will be appointed as a member of Türk Telekom Executive Committee and member of the boards of Avea and TTNet.

Published: 18 Dec 2013

Turning a ‘Black Soul’ Green: How CSR Became a Mainstay of Business Education

“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”

Published: 27 Nov 2013

Columbus Exploration Corp: Columbus Exploration Appoints Drew Clark as Senior Vice President

Columbus Exploration Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Drew Clark (BCom'06) as Senior Vice President.
... Drew obtained his Bachelor's in Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charter holder.

Read full article: 4-Traders, November 25, 2013

Published: 27 Nov 2013

In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy.

Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

Published: 22 Nov 2013

Regado Biosciences, Inc. Adds Global Pharmaceutical Business Veteran to Board of Directors

Regado Biosciences, Inc. (RGDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the late-stage clinical development of its first-in-class, actively controllable antithrombotic drug system, REG1, today announced the appointment of Pierre Legault (MBA'89), MBA, CA, CPA, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Chairman of the audit committee.

Published: 19 Nov 2013

Pacific Therapeutics Announces Addition To Management Team

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets. Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") is pleased to announce that the Issuer has engaged Ms. Wendy Chan (MBA'92) to fill the role as VP Strategy and Marketing on a part-time basis. The contract with Ms. Chan is for one year.

Published: 5 Oct 2013

Laurentide Controls Announces New President

We are pleased to announce that Steve Dustin (MBA'99) has become the 4th president of Laurentide Controls in its 45th year of operation, succeeding Chris Dickson.
Chris Dickson assumed the role as President of Laurentide in 1996 and led the company to become the leading process automation supplier in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Eastern Ontario. Chris will transition to an advisory role and continue to provide guidance to Laurentide’s management team through September 30, 2014.

Published: 5 Oct 2013

Gabriel Fal : Un crack à la Présidence du conseil d’administration d’Ecobank

Le quotidien Enquête annonce, dans sa livraison du jour, l'arrivée d'un nouveau Président du conseil d’administration (Pca) à Ecobank Sénégal. Il s’agit de Gabriel Fal (MBA'80), Président-directeur général de CGF Bourse, président de la Bourse régionale des valeurs mobilières (BRVM).

Published: 15 Sep 2013

About Town: Week of August 29

Cataract Surgery
The Jewish General Hospital is hoping to reduce wait times for cataract surgery by better managing its resources. It recently conducted an analysis of its operations using an approach developed by the Harvard Business School and found that it could make improvements that would increase its capacity for cataract surgery by as much as 50 per cent.
... Experts from the JGH and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management collaborated in this analysis.
Nulman the Collector

Published: 15 Sep 2013

Monarchy Resources Announces New President

The Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jose Perez (BCom'96) as President, Secretary and Director of the Company. Jose Perez aged 39, over the last several years has consulted to various reporting and non-reporting companies in the mining, oil & gas, technology and energy efficiency sectors. Providing guidance on corporate finance, business development, marketing and investor outreach programs. Mr. Perez has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University, where he specialized in Finance and International Business.

Published: 15 Sep 2013

9 Reasons to Upgrade Your Executive Education

Reason No. 1
Because it's an excuse to travel the world
If you're going to leave the house to go to school, you might as well go all the way. That's easy these days, with so many of Canada's executive education programs making travel a core part of the curriculum.
... Craig MacTavish, GM of the Edmonton Oilers, has a Queen's EMBA. Stephen Jarislowsky and Paul Desmarais Jr. (BCom'77, LLD'12) are executives-in-residence at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. You get the idea.

Published: 15 Sep 2013

A New Player in the Managed Mobility Game - Your Carrier

Organizations have been benefiting from the increased productivity and flexibility the mobile revolution has brought to the working world for quite some time. However, with thousands of employees bringing in one or more types of devices that need to access corporate systems, the problem has become too complicated for enterprises to manage on their own. The quick, simple solutions are no longer enough, and the market is transitioning to where enterprises need a single solution that helps them manage their entire mobile environment.

Published: 15 Sep 2013

Ça bouge au musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Danielle Champagne, qui occupait à la fois les postes de directrice des communications au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal et de directrice de la Fondation du Musée, se consacrera désormais uniquement à ce dernier rôle. Zoë Beaudry (BCom'00), ancienne directrice des communications à la TOHU, assumera cette même fonction et succédera à Mme Champagne. Mme Beaudry, qui possède un baccalauréat en commerce de l'Université McGill, a été directrice en gestion de la marque chez Telus et travaillé au sein des agences de publicité BBDO et Cossette.

Published: 15 Sep 2013

Former Hab Mathieu Darche Starts Second Career with Delmar

It took him 13 years, but former Canadiens forward Mathieu Darche (BCom'00) is finally putting his McGill University international business degree to great use.
For the past three weeks, Darche has been settling in as director of business development and public relations for Lachine-headquartered Delmar International Inc., a global giant in freight forwarding and customs brokerage.
His appointment to the newly created position will be announced on Tuesday via Delmar press release.

Published: 15 Sep 2013

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