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Learn. Connect. Elevate.

Learn. Connect. Elevate.
Our new tagline places all the School offers our learners and partners in the spotlight, and this issue does the same.
Dean Judith Potter

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Instructor Profile: Pierre Lainey

Instructor Pierre Lainey has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, and Inna Popova, the School’s Director of Non-Credit Programs, Career and Professional Development, is only half-joking when she claims he may have taught half of Montreal’s management consultants.

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Business Succession Planning

Marc Deegan is the facilitator of the upcoming workshop Business Success Planning: Preparing for the sale or transfer of your business. Here’s the trends he sees emerging among small and medium-sized businesses, their owners, and potential buyers.

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It’s Always a Good Time to Learn

JeffSidelJeff Sidel spent his retirement in a way you might not expect: he went back to school. He realized he had “a burning desire to go back to school. I wanted to be stimulated, and explore areas that I found interesting. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to be doing for the rest of my life, but I was eager to learn.”

The Write Stuff

MaximeLauzeMeet Maxime Lauzé. Born and raised in Montreal, and now in his fourth year studying mechanical engineering at McGill, he is the first research paper winner in the course CCOM 206: Communication in Engineering, which is required for all engineering students.

Work vs Play

MaximeLauzeBarry Douek leads a double life. By day he works full-time in quality assurance in the risk and audit department at Randstad’s Montreal headquarters, and by night he’s an accounting student. He’s completed the Diploma in Accounting and is now taking courses in preparation for the School’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program.

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N.U. in Town

As the concept of undergraduate students earning international experience continues to gain traction, Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. is leading the pack. McGill University is their newest partner, and as a result over 40 participants are now studying alongside McGill students this fall.

Continuing Studies, por favor

NM Noticias Montreal, a Spanish-language news website aimed at Quebec newcomers, has become a recognized leader among it’s audience. That’s why the School has partnered with them to publish career-related blog posts in Spanish and participate at their events.PorFavor_Encuentros-NM1

Giving Back

GivingBack_BarbaraSealBarbara Seal has seen first-hand the power of education. As a citizenship court judge, she often meets newcomers who are waiting to become Canadians. “Presiding over the swearing-in ceremony for new Canadians is the ultimate pleasure,” says Seal. “You get to know them and hear their stories. People come here from other countries for a better life; some did not have the opportunity to receive the education they want so badly. There are so many stories, and they’ve really touched me.”

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