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28.08.2014 in York in the Media

MBA programs offering ‘buffet’ of specialties as demand for expertise grows

“People don’t necessarily want to hire someone with a higher education and then spend again to train them in an industry from ground zero,” said Robert Kozinets, coordinator of Schulich’s Global Retail Management program, in the Financial Post. “They want people who understand their sector and how it works.”

27.08.2014 in York in the Media

Recruiters put premium on communication skills

“I take out CEOs once a month and they all tell me the same thing,” said Alan Middleton, marketing professor and executive director of Schulich’s Executive Education Centre, in The Globe and Mail. ” ‘Whatever happened to the ability of someone, in less than two minutes, to state what they want me to do, state the rationale and how to do it?’ “

22.08.2014 in York in the Media

Olivia Chow, John Tory toe the negative campaign line

According to York University Professor Robert MacDermid, when campaigns go “negative,” they’re hoping that some truth in their attack will resonate with the public more than the blowback for going negative, reported Metro.

20.08.2014 in York in the Media

Are viral videos the future of fundraising?

Celebrities showing “everyday human characteristics,” the slower month of August and the humorous, self-deprecating nature of the Ice Bucket Challenge all contributed to its success, said York University marketing Professor Alan Middleton in the Financial Post.

18.08.2014 in York in the Media

Michael Brown shooting: The police’s military-like response to Missouri riots

York University Professor Margaret Beare worries that the militarization of police forces that’s been happening in the U.S. over the past couple of decades is bound to creep into Canada, reported CBC News.

13.08.2014 in York in the Media

Scotland’s new kind of independence movement

“In my opinion, while Scottish nationalism now embraces the wider world, Quebec nationalism has turned inward centring ever more on ethnicity, something that would likely cause Parti Quebecois founder Rene Levesque to turn over in his grave,” wrote York University political science Professor James Laxer in the Toronto Star.

11.08.2014 in York in the Media

Ontario unveils deal with universities, colleges agree to specialize programs

York President Mamdouh Shoukri said the sweeping set of agreements the Ontario government has signed with universities and colleges are a “welcome step” that will make the process for approving program expansions more efficient by sorting out ahead of time which universities will focus on which areas, reported The Globe and Mail Aug. 9.

06.08.2014 in York in the Media

Canadian job data point toward demographic shifts

“Older people are not as likely to work as those in [their] 30s and 40s, but far more likely to work than older people a decade or two ago,” said York University Professor Thomas Klassen in The Globe and Mail.

01.08.2014 in York in the Media

Bill Blair’s rocky relationship with the Ford brothers

“Normally there’s a veneer of professionalism that’s always maintained,” said York University political science Professor Dennis Pilon in the Toronto Star. “It is just sort of beyond the pale of the regular kind of politics we’re accustomed to.”

30.07.2014 in York in the Media

How to fix Target Canada’s problems in six easy steps

“There are mistakes that were made, but to call mistakes a failure with an organization like this is a huge misappraisal of their innate ability to adapt, recognize issues and solve problems,” said Robert Kozinets, director of MBA specialization in global retail management at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in Canadian Business.

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