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MidDel Consulting Announces the Promotion of Sean Spector, MBA, PMP to Principal, Energy Consulting Practice

MidDel Consulting is pleased to announce the Promotion of Sean Spector (MBA’97) to Principal of MidDel’s Energy Consulting practice. Sean will be based in Toronto, Canada.

… Sean attained his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2010 and is a member in good standing with the Project Management Institute. He holds an MBA in International Business Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Published: 13Feb2013

People, Places and Players Making News on the Canadian Media Scene

Martin Longchamps (BCom’96) is the new Vice President, Business Development, Digital Solutions for TC Media. He will remain in his current position of Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for TC Transcontinental. The appointment is effective immediately.

Published: 12Feb2013

Stimulus marathon good for gold price: Eric Winmill

Eric Winmill (BCom’97), mining equities research analyst with Casimir Capital, sees great potential for small-cap metals producers and developers in the Americas—home to good infrastructure, skilled workers and great geology.

In this Gold Report interview, Winmill also explains how "all-in" cash costs are making it easier for companies and investors to understand—and predict—cash-flow generation and identifies companies that he expects to take off.

Published: 12Feb2013

The importance of research

The chances of a small business surviving passed its teething period are never good, with half of all startups falling to the wayside after five years. Here are four data collection methods that can help you beat the odds, even before starting your business.

… Gathering information through research is exactly what co-founders Zaina (BCom’05) and Rania Kana'an (BCom’08) did before they launched Ananasa, an online marketplace that enables artisans, artists and designers in the Middle East to sell their work worldwide.

Published: 6Feb2013

Westmounter Dick Pound has dedicated his life to clean sport

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s upcoming conference “Lifting off and Flying High” focuses on cultivating talent and success in this country in the fields of culture, high-tech, and athletics.

But one of the panelists, Westmount resident and former Olympian Dick Pound (BCom’62), knows that in sports where milliseconds separate first and second place, the drive for success at all costs can be a destructive force.

Published: 6Feb2013

Get involved

Get Involved with the Desautels Alumni Community!
Get Involved with the Desautels Alumni Community!
The Desautels Faculty of Management offers a broad portfolio of programs and services designed to help alumni get involved and postively contribute to the life of the Faculty.

Desautels' global alumni network is only as strong as each individual’s commitment to participate – we encourage you to get involved today. Alumni support provides that margin of excellence that is vital to reaching our goal of becoming a top ten business school in the world by 2020.


Mentor Students at Desautels Faculty of Management
Mentor Students at Desautels Faculty of Management
Mentor current Desautels students through the BCom Mentorship Program as well as the MBA Mentorship Program, programs that prepare students for their degrees and their careers

Offer mock interviews and give Desautels students valuable feedback on their résumés and interview skills and help polish their professional manner for future interviews. For more information, contact Rachel Castellano by email or at 514-398-4502.

Assist Desautels students and alumni with insight, advice, and professional and educational wisdom to help entrepreneurs address the key issues for the success of their new or emerging business through the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship


Speak at Desautels Faculty of Management
Speak at Desautels Faculty of Management
Desautels encourages alumni to come back to campus to offer industry insights, career advice, and direction to current students and fellow alumni. We have welcomed alumni back to campus to serve as keynote speakers and panelists for student-run conferences and events, MBA Admissions events, industry-specific panels, regional receptions, class lectures, and more.

We welcome speakers who represent all industries, functions, and regions.

If you are interested in speaking at Desautels, brant [dot] hinkey [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact Brant Hinkey by email) or at 514-398-2388


Volunteer your Resources to Students and Alumni
Volunteer your Resources to Students and Alumni
Desautels offers many opportunities and ways to volunteer your resources to both current students and fellow alumni.

  • Become a class representative.
  • If you are located outside of Montreal, volunteer your time as an active member of your regional alumni group.
  • Explore speaking opportunities at the Faculty.
  • Conduct MBA admissions interviews. For more information, susanne [dot] major [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact Susanne Major by email) or at 514-398-3196.
  • Assist Desautels students and alumni with insight, advice, and professional and educational wisdom to help entrepreneurs address the key issues for the success of their new or emerging business through the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Expert Panels

At the Desautels Faculty of Management we believe in integrating teaching, research and practice. We aim to capture the pioneering research of professors along with the insights and expertise of top business practitioners to create exceptional programs and course content. This allows us to maximize intellectual exchange and stimulate innovation in the classroom and in our research, which feeds directly back into business practice.

To help accomplish this, we have formed expert panels with top level executives from around the world who have the highest standing and expertise in their field to serve on one of four expert panels.

Read more about our Expert Panels and view a list of their members.

Faculty Advisory Board

Our International Faculty Advisory Board is comprised of about 40 industry leaders from around the globe. These highly successful executives provide regular support and recommendations to our Dean and the Faculty. They also help link the Faculty to their own global networks, connecting us to leading companies and executives who bring industry expertise into our classrooms, hire our students, provide sponsorship or provide participants for our executive programs.

Thomas Lecordier

Thomas Lecordier (MBA’97) est nommé directeur général de Mediagong. Il finalisera l'intégration de l'agence, acquise en décembre 2011, au sein du groupe Leo Burnett France.

Published: 2Jan2013

«CGI offre un point d'entrée intéressant sur un horizon de 2 à 5 ans» - Christine Décarie, gestionnaire de portefeuille chez Groupe Investors

Décrivez-nous votre philosophie d'investissement en quelques mots.

Je cherche de la croissance à un prix raisonnable. Je préfère les entreprises au premier ou au deuxième rang de leur secteur. J'accorde une importance particulière aux dirigeants. Par rapport à deux entreprises d'un même secteur, la direction peut faire la différence entre celle qui est rentable et celle qui ne l'est pas. Je prends également en compte l'évaluation du titre.


Published: 2Jan2013

Changement au ca de Lavery

L'avocat André Vautour (MBA’90) remplace Richard Dolan à la présidence du conseil d'administration du cabinet Lavery, auquel il s'est joint comme associé en 2007. Il poursuivra aussi sa pratique dans le domaine du droit des sociétés et du droit commercial. M. Vautour, qui se spécialise aussi dans le domaine du droit de l'informatique, figure dans l'édition 2013 du répertoire The Best Lawyers in Canada dans les domaines du droit de la technologie de l'information et du droit des technologies.

Published: 2Jan2013

Contact us

McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management offers many different opportunities for alumni participation and support, and enjoys a strong tradition of volunteerism. We invite you to become involved in whatever way you're most comfortable with, and we look forward to seeing you again!