More from Saibal Ray's Recent Media Coverage


Grocery stores for a more ethical world

While most will agree with making ethical food choices in theory, it remains difficult to sway consumers to change their buying behaviors.

For Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, the benefits must be apparent and immediate for the average shopper.

The key, he goes on to explain, is finding ways to save people time and money.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Shoppers hit the stores with sights set on bargains

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with frenzied shoppers looking to get the best deals on their favorite products.

In light of their growing appeal, Professor Saibal Ray charts the development of these major shopping events, particularly within the Canadian market.

Published: 27 Nov 2018

Insights into the changing face of retail

On one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management joins Global News Morning to explore the unique opportunities that the school will bring for students and researchers interested in the evolving retail sector.

Published: 23 Nov 2018

Open for Business: McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management dedicated to the future of retail

Interdisciplinary teaching and research hub equips next generation of leaders to promote sustainable retail practices

At a time of significant transformation in the retail industry worldwide, the newly opened Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) at McGill University will act as a hub in the heart of Montreal for students, researchers and practitioners to work collaboratively towards addressing the host o

Published: 16 Nov 2018

It’s full speed ahead for the Bensadoun Retail Initiative

Almost one year since the Bensadoun Family Foundation announced the landmark gift to McGill University of $25 million, the proposed Bensadoun School of Retail Management has received official approval from the University as of March.

Published: 16 Apr 2018

1st Fashion Retailing Conference

Join us in Montreal on April 27-28, 2018 for the 1st Fashion Retailing Conference.

Organized by the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, this conference will provide a forum for exchange —for both professionals and academics— at the newly opened Donald E. Armstrong Building.

Published: 26 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

Bensadoun School of Retail Management highlighted among Quebec’s most innovative business programming

As business schools adapt their programs to address the grand challenges of our time, McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management stands out as an initiative that will respond to the needs of a rapidly changing retail industry.

Published: 7 Nov 2017

Saibal Ray on the potential benefits and costs if Amazon chooses Montreal

As Amazon hunts for a location for its second North American headquarters, Canada’s major cities are building their cases.

In a short interview with the McGill Media team, Desautels Professor Saibal Ray talks about the benefits that a Montreal Amazon office would bring in terms of jobs and indirect benefits to the city’s academic and research sectors.

Published: 21 Sep 2017

Desautels professor on cultural sensitivity and western managers working in China

A piece at quotes Desautels Professor Saibal Ray on how foreign workers in China can work smoothly with their Chinese counterparts. 

Published: 5 Sep 2017

Pourquoi les manufacturiers doivent augmenter leur productivité de 5 % par année

«C’est extrêmement ambitieux, il faut en être conscient. Electricity symbols ks2 Mais je pose la question : avons-nous le choix ?» demande le patron des MEQ dans un entretien avec Les Affaires.

Published: 9 Jan 2017

Three Indo-Canadians are Honorees at Royal Society of Canada

Three Indo-Canadians have been named Honorees in the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC). All three are academics teaching and conducting research in various disciplines at McGill University in Montreal.

Published: 24 Nov 2016

Pourquoi les manufacturiers doivent augmenter leur productivité de 5 % par année

La tâche est douloureuse, mais indispensable, affirme Éric Tétrault, président des Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ). Pour profiter pleinement du futur accord de libre-échange avec l'Union européenne, les entreprises québécoises doivent accroître leur productivité d'au moins 5 % par an au cours des 10 prochaines années.

Published: 24 Mar 2016

GE expansion suggests Canadian manufacturing may get boost from U.S. gridlock

Canadian manufacturing could be on the brink of a much-needed investment boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. government.... “Given that our dollar is weak, the timing is such that, if we are ready, we can take advantage absolutely,” said Saibal Ray, associate dean at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 5 Oct 2015

Transforming the Chinese Manufacturing Industry through Global Production Sharing -- The GMSCM Program Opening Ceremony & Seminar

On May 7, 2012, Zhejiang University signed a partnership agreement with McGill University to launch an innovative dual-degree program called the Master in Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (GMSCM). After a year of preparation, on September 13, 2013, the GMSCM program was officially launched with an opening ceremony, welcoming 27 newly admitted students.

Published: 23 Sep 2013