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One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

Published: 20Jan2015

The evolution of the Quartier de l’innovation’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

In light of the 2008 financial crisis, fostering entrepreneurship has increasingly moved toward the forefront of economic development and city planning. Beyond acting as an important driver of innovation, employment, and productivity growth, entrepreneurship has also been hailed by some as filling the void between wages and living standards. But when we turn to examples of spontaneous entrepreneurial successes in Silicon Valley, is there a specific set of conditions under which these start-ups thrive and attract venture capital?

Published: 2Oct2014

Mégantic : se réinventer, après la crise

J’ai participé à la quatrième et dernière étape de la Tournée des entrepreneurs, hier, à Lac-Mégantic. Journée très différente de celle de Gaspé qui a rassemblé des entrepreneurs de Mégantic, mais beaucoup de gens de l’extérieur, également.

Published: 9Sep2014

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold came to McGill’s School of Continuing Studies the day before classes started for the Fall 2013 semester in order to see what the School offered.

Published: 31Jul2014

Entrepreneurs and big dreams shine at Montreal Startup Festival

Montrealer Michael Moszberg was studying abroad and in the market for a gym, but didn’t want to make the commitment to a membership.

Published: 15Jul2014

Re-building Lac-Megantic

McGill students Cecile Branco and Bernard d’Arche [winners of the McGill Dobson Cup] tell Camille Ross about their innovative plan to help re-build Lac-Megantic after the devastating train accident.

Watch video: Global Montreal

Published: 7Jul2014

McGill student Bernard D'Arche, on helping to rebuild Lac Megantic

Bernard d’Arche, McGill Student [and one of the winners of the Dobson Cup], who came up with a unique idea to help rebuild Lac Megantic.

Tommy Schnurmacher Show

Published: 4Jul2014

Reconstruire à l’heure de l’entrepreneuriat social

Au cœur du centre-ville ravagé de Lac-Mégantic, créer une résidence pour développer et porter des projets d’entreprise. Voilà le plan que trois étudiants de l’Université McGill — Cécile Branco-Côté, Ségolène Rolin et Bernard d’Arche — ont élaboré cet hiver lors d’un cours sur l’entrepreneuriat social. Aujourd’hui sur le point de devenir réalité, le « Centre magnétique » aura pour tâche de fédérer les innovations locales et de créer des synergies entre elles.

Published: 4Jul2014

Student initiative for Lac-Megantic

Desautels students Bernard d'Arche and Cécile Branco discuss their Dobson Cup winning initiative on Breakfast Television Montreal.

View video here.

Published: 3Jul2014

Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Centre provides resources and support to all entrepreneurs across McGill and Montreal communities.

Published: 26Jun2014