McGill Japan Magazine

November 13th, 2015

Greetings to all subscribers to McGill Japan Magazine.

Please enjoy this update on news on McGill University and the Desautels Faculty of Management’s activities in Japan, as well as research notes on important environmental issues and space research at McGill.

Community Notes:

Japan MBA Case Competition–JMBACC

The third annual Japan MBA Case Competition-JMBACC–Semi-final and Final Rounds take place this Saturday, November 15th, 2015 at Waseda University in Tokyo. JMBACC has become a major international English-language case competition that brings together MBA teams from business schools from across Japan and around the world. The public can attend the Finals on Sunday.


Overseas teams include:

Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University,

Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Japan-based teams include:

Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management, Chuo University,

Desautels Faculty of Management—McGill MBA Japan–McGill University,

Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University,

Globis University Graduate School of Management,

Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University and Waseda Business School, Waseda University


The McGill MBA Japan team won in 2013 and 2014, and we look forward to an excellent competition this year:   GO McGILL !!!!

For more information, visit the JMBACC website:


Save the Date: McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai: January 14th, 2016. 

McGill Alumni Association in Japan—MAAJ: McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai is scheduled for Thursday, January 16th, 2016 in Tokyo.

Keep this evening open for the McGill Community’s educational and networking event which brings together the entire McGill community in Japan along with friends and guests to ring in the New Year. More information and sign up info will go out in December.

Open House Sessions in November 2015.

The Desautels Faculty of Management’s McGill MBA Japan program is holding Open House Sessions on Friday, November 20th from 7PM and Saturday, November 21st from 1PM in Nishi-Shinjuku.

The Open House Session is the best way to find out more about the leading Master of Business Administration program in Japan, and one of the top weekend MBAs available anywhere in the to world. Sign up is through our website at


News from the Desautels Faculty:

Henry Mintzberg awarded Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

LONDON – Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, today announced that Henry Mintzberg is to be the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – previously won by Charles Handy and Ikujiro Nonaka.

“The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to someone who has had a long-term impact on the way people think about and practice management,” explains Thinkers50 co-founder Des Dearlove. “Henry Mintzberg has done that and much more. He has been an intellectual trailblazer from his very first book – The Nature of Managerial Work – to his work on strategy and his pioneering executive education programs.”

Visit our website for more news and links to the Thinkers50

Research Notes from McGill University:

Climate change adaptation in high-income countries. 

McGill-led team developing new ways of tracking adaptation

We all know that the climate is changing, but how can we best prepare for some of the changes that lie ahead? Should coastal cities change their building codes to accommodate rising sea levels? Should we allocate more resources to tree-planting to reduce urban heat islands?

Read the full story at McGill University’s newsroom here.


Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat.

Gravitational effects, variations in Earth structure could damp rise in global sea levels

The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study. Learn more on this fascinating topic here.


McGill launches Centre for space research.

$1 million donation from Trottier Family Foundation to fund McGill Space Institute fellowships

Montreal’s emergence as a leading hub for space research took another big step forward today with the launch of the recently created McGill Space Institute (MSI).

Read the entire article in the McGill Reporter by Chris Chipello here.


Keep your eye out for more updates on McGill’s activities in Japan in upcoming editions.


McGill Japan Magazine

November 13, 2015.


Produced by the McGill MBA Japan Office

Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University

Edited by Philip O’Neill, BA ’87, MBA ’03



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