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Event Report: McGill Japan Forum & MAAJ Shinnenkai
The McGill Community in Japan kicked off 2017 in great style again with the annual McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai which was attended by over one-hundred and forty students, alumni, friends and guests. The Forum was a very in-depth and informative look at the preparations surrounding the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Our Speakers: Tristan Lavier -a manager at the International Communications Department of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Mr. Kazufumi Watanabe – Group Manager at Coca-Cola Japan Company, and Philip Rubel – Managing & Representative Director of Designit Tokyo, helped us understand the impact that an Olympics can have on a community, as well as the opportunity and challenges faced by the cities and organizations involved.
Mr David Hackett (MBA 2002) also gave insight into McGill’s Olympic connection through McGill Alumni and former Chancellor Richard (Dick) Pound, First President of the World Anti-Doping Committee. Chancellor Pound headed up the drive to make the Olympics financially viable in the 1980s, and we can thank him for the continued success of the Olympics today.
Special thanks to Former Ambassador of Japan to Canada, and Chairman of the CCCJ Honorary Advisory Board–Sadaaki Numata, who gave the Kampai toast. We were also joined by Professor Robert David of the Desautels Faculty of Management–in Tokyo to teach his course in Competitive Strategy–and who conveyed greetings from the Faculty and the University. Congratulations also to our moderator, Christopher Rizanow (MBA 2018 Candidate) for his Tokyo debut.
The McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the staff at McGill Japan look forward to inviting you to another of their events later in 2017.
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The next academic year starts on April 7th, 2018. Be sure to submit your application soon so that you can join us at the top weekend MBA program in Japan.
The next class year will start on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. The Core Schedule for 2018 is here: McGill MBA Japan–Core Courses in 2018–as of November 2017
Join us for the McGill MBA Japan’ special evening event, Professor’s Tuesday, this time with the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Benjamin Croitoru, Associate Professor, Finance; and Academic Director, McGill MBA Japan Program.
Professor Croitoru will give us an update on the Faculty, Programs and New Course Initiatives, including the development of Hybrid Courses for the MBA Japan and Professional MBA programs, as well as new course selections for alumni of McGill and other universities.
This will be an outstanding chance for Discussion and Networking with a wide range of McGill Alumni and other friends in Tokyo.
Be sure to come out to re-connect with your professors, make and re-fresh friendships, and enjoy a good discussion with McGill MBA Japan students, alumni and friends.
This event is open to the general public.
Be sure to sign up soon at:http://ptix.at/jcOyiz
Event: Professor’s Tuesday with Professor Benjamin Croitoru of the Desautels Faculty of Management
Venue: Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku Oak Room (2F of Main Building) – Newly Renovated
Date : Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Time : Doors Open at 18h00
Event: 18h30 – 21h00
Rrefreshments served from 18h30.
Presentation and discussion from 19h00.
Cost : 6,000 yen for Alumni and Guests.
Includes event fee, food and refreshments.
(Hallowe’en costume optional.)
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Special event by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo was held on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.
We welcomed Mr. Pierre Arcand, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources as our speaker at Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. Mr. Arcand is a minister responsible for Plan Nord
, a plan to promote the potential for mining, energy, tourism, and social and cultural development in Québec north of the 49th degree of latitude. This is part of an initiative for Quebec to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
Mr. Arcand shared information regarding the project and initiative, followed by a panel discussion regarding the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Transport Electrification.
For more information regarding the themes presented by the minister:
1. Quebec’s new Energy Policy
2. Transport Electrification
You are invited to this interesting discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy
Join us for this very special event brought you you by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.
Energy in Québec: A Source of Growth. Discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Cocktail with Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and minister responsible for Plan Nord Mr. Pierre Arcand and McGill Japan.
This will be a discussion event on Quebec’s initiative to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
The event takes place at the beautiful Oscar Peterson Theatre at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.
Everyone is welcome.