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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 Wins Second Place at APICS 2016

A team of students from McGill’s School of Continuing Studies has earned second place in the APICS/TFC Global Student Final, an international student case competition in supply chain management.

Tony Masella: An Accountant Abroad

tonymasellaTony Masella has over 25 years of experience working for the world’s largest consulting firm, and it all began while he was studying for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies.

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

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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 : October 19, 2016

IMG_3981For those of you following along with our 7-Step Career Roadmap, we’ve reached the penultimate stage. Our current focus is networking, which is so important we are dedicating an entire column to it.

À l’échelle humaine: October 5, 2016

If you missed it, our last column was a big one.
From here on in, you know what you are pursuing, why you are doing it, and how. So why hesitate? You’re in action mode – let’s get you to where you want to go.

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