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Dean’s Message

Dean Judith Potter
We at the School are driven by our core values. We value and respect diversity, we strive for excellence in all that we do, and we are committed to collaborating with multiple stakeholders. In this issue, we highlight some of the many ways in which the School dedicates itself to community engagement.

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Brain & Leadership: Taking Control of Your Grey Matter

Can understanding your brain make you a better leader? Robert Paris thinks so.
Not only does Paris have 15 years of results-oriented management experience at blue chip companies such as Johnson & Johnson, but he also has a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership, which uses hard science to transform leaders’ effectiveness in the workplace.

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Seven IT Trends

Svetlana Sidenko is a leading expert in Montreal’s booming IT industry. “Information technology is my profession, my hobby and my passion,” says Sidenko. “The field is continually changing, with new trends emerging every two to three years.” She provided a list of trends she sees emerging in IT management; keep up if you can.

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McGill SCS Accounting Students Earn CPA Scholarships

GCPAThree students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting at the McGill School of Continuing Studies have been awarded scholarships from the Fondation des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

“I’m super excited because this is my first diploma from Canada,” says Salma Wafaei, the recipient of a Diploma in Management – International Business

Spring 2016 Award Winners

IMG_3963The School is proud of all our students and alumni, and we are showcasing some who stood out at our Spring 2016 convocation ceremony. Eleven students received awards based on their academic performance, and we had the chance to speak to a few of them on what they’ve achieved and what they’ll do next.

SPEAK Appreciation Lunch – June 3, 2016

Members of the SPEAK program say it’s more than just a way to practice English language skills: “I learn English but also about different people around the world.”

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Donor in the Spotlight: Rita Lumba-Bacani

lumba_bacani_0Few have met her, but Rita Lumba-Bacani is a pioneer for the School of Continuing Studies. She created one of the School’s first named, direct-funded awards – the Rita Lumba-Bacani and Jun Bacani Scholarship in Accounting and Taxation and/or Entrepreneurship.

Celebrating the Certificates of the Class of 2016

August 3 was special for those completing a Professional Development Certificate in Digital Content and Community Management, Management Consulting or Project Management. Graduates from all three programs attended a graduation ceremony celebrating the completion of their studies.

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À l’échelle humaine: September 21, 2016

IMG_3981So far we have covered steps 1 through 4 of our 7-Step Career Roadmap. As a result we have built a clear, comprehensive picture with which we go forward with Step 5.

À l’échelle humaine: September 7, 2016

IMG_3981This column is part of our ongoing series detailing a 7-Step Career Roadmap that aims to facilitate your professional transitions. So far we have completed the introspective and research stages. Now in our fourth chapter, we are gaining momentum as we go.

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