Executive Director of Communications
Dennis Murphy was quoted in Le Devoir of March 8 on the
pending campaign against Saddam Hussein. George Bush is trapped
by his own propaganda, Murphy said. When I see him on television,
I have the impression that hes a comedian playing president.
Michel Magnan (Accountancy)
was quoted twice in the March 29 issue of Les Affaires. He commented
on a survey conducted to gauge views on the Caisse de dépôt,
and in another article, discussed the decrease use of stock options and
their replacement with restricted stocks. In the March 8 issue of the
same publication, Lorne Switzer (Finance) forecasted economic growth
in Canada thanks to the decline of the American dollar.
After co-chairing a federal
working group on the education among native youth, Corinne Mount Pleasant-Jetté
(Engineering and Computer Science, Native Access to Engineering) was
quoted in a Canadian Press article titled More natives getting educated
that ran in Saskatoons The Star-Phoenix, among others, in
March. Without a qualified, educated labour force, she said, neither the
Canadian economy and nor the First Nations economy will be able to grow.
Steven Appelbaum (Management)
wrote a letter to Les Affaires April 5 about the political parties'
promise to keep tuition fees frozen. He said (our translation), "The
freeze on tuition may please student voters, but it won't fill the coffers
of the universities. How the devil does a future government expect to
keep professors of quality?"
Frances Shaver (Sociology
and Anthropology) proposed that Canada decriminalize prostitution in a
March 5 article in Le Droit about a parliamentary debate on the
Martin Racine (Design
Art) talked about the artistic potential of chairs in Ici of February
27, and said that his students make them as environment-friendly as possible.
Chairs designed by graduates Varick Drvar and Lisa Iaciofano
and student Carmen Cucuzzella were photographed for the article.
Melanie Kau, president
of the Mobilia furniture chain and executive MBA alumna, was profiled
in The Gazettes business section of March 24. Kau worked
her way up the ranks of her family business for 15 years. Now president,
she is expanding Mobilias selection of merchandise and focusing
Also in The Gazettes business pages, Martin Martens (Management) was consulted for a profile of another family business. The important thing about leadership styles is that there no best one, he said. The type of leadership required depends on the industry, the geographic area the company operates in, and the employees.