Desautels Faculty of Management

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Levelling the playing field

As its director-general, Olivier Niggli, MBA’06, leads the World Anti-Doping Agency’s efforts to promote fair play and punish cheating at international sports events.

Anita Nowak, Kai Thomas, Anuja Varghese and Phil Gold Culture

Some summer reading options

Summer is here and the beach (or your balcony or your backyard) beckons. If you are on the lookout for book suggestions, a number of McGill alumni have recently published new works that you might be interested in digging into.

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A father and son in tune with the music business

Some of the best music released in Canada, albums that have contended for Junos and the Polaris Prize, come from a pair of Montreal-based record labels. Meet Jim West, BA’79, the president of Justin Time Records, and his son Justin West, BCom’04, the president of Secret City Records.

Eric-Girard People

A minister for both the economy and English-speaking Quebecers

As Quebec’s finance minister, Eric Girard, BCom’89, already had a lot on his plate. Now, he has an additional responsibility – he’ll be trying to improve relations between his Coalition Avenir Québec government and the province’s anglophone community.

Montreal police chief Fady Dagher with Montreal mayor Valérie Plante (Photo: Dominick Gravel/La Presse) People

Montreal’s reform-minded police chief

Fady Dagher, EMBA'12, the new director of Montreal's police force, is known for his unconventional ideas. His innovative approach was shaped, in part, by his MBA studies at McGill and HEC Montréal.

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Managing in a multi-generational workplace

Karl Moore, an associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, works with young people all the time – and he sees no reason why his fellow boomers can’t forge productive workplace relationships with millennials and Gen Z. His new book Generation Why offers tips on how to go about it. 

Aspire Food Group co-founders Mohammed Ashour and Gabe Mott (Photo: Aspire Food Group) Society

Why the future of farming might be … bugs?

In 2013, five McGill MBA students won the $1 million Hult Prize with a unique idea for addressing world hunger – insect protein. A decade later, that victory has led to a pair of businesses that want us to think about crickets and palm larvae in a whole new way.

The Retail Innovation Lab, located in the Bronfman Building, is a handy spot for McGillians who want to grab a quick snack between classes. It is also the site for an array of research projects looking at consumer behaviour and other aspects of retail operations. Discovery

A research lab that looks like a dep (because it is a dep)

The Retail Innovation Lab is a handy spot on campus for McGillians looking to grab a quick snack between classes. A partnership between McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management and Couche-Tard, it is also the site for research examining consumer behaviour and other aspects of retail operations.

Louis Morissette People

The entrepreneurial comedian

Louis Morissette, B.Com'1995 is one of the most influential personalities in Quebec, whether in front of the cameras or behind the scenes. The talented writer, actor and producer attributes part of his success to the business skills he developed during his undergraduate studies at McGill, among other things.

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