The Desautels Faculty of Management’s McGill MBA Japan Class of 2015 spent a eight days, from May 2nd to May 10th, 2014, on the beautiful and historic Downtown Campus of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Students participated in a wide range of company visits, case presentations and discussions, and company presentations. Professor Alfred Jaeger and Richard Donovan, assisted by the very talented Shonezi Door (B.Com 2014) .The goal was to give the students an understanding of the unique qualities of Montreal and McGill, and to help expand their business, educational, and personal horizons. 

Students undertook research projects in areas such as Energy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital,  and Automobile Electrification in order to gain a deeper understanding of the contrasts, similarities and connections within a global context between Japan, Quebec and Canada. Visits included Via Rail, and a beautiful Cabane a Sucre (Maple Sugar Shack).

Along with this, students visited Peerless Clothing to receive a Master Class in Business Strategy from Elliot Lifson, Vice-Chairman of Peerless and Lecturer at the Desautels Faculty of Management,  and an interactive discussion with Professor Henry Mintzberg–one of the world’s leading management thinkers and educators.

Many thanks to all the supporters of the Study Trip including the Desautels Faculty, Hydro Quebec, The Delegation du Quebec a Tokyo, Government of Canada, Peerless Clothing, Via Rail,  Lufa Farms, Professor Morty Yalovsky, Interim Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management, Professor Robert Mackalski, and the many others who contributed to the trip.

More updates to come.

Updated May 13th, 2014