Wrapping up a busy Fall, looking ahead to Winter term

Wrapping my first semester as Director of the John Molson Executive MBA program. New program is going well, check it out: www.concordia.ca/nextemba. We will be one of the sponsors of the upcoming JMSB MBA International Case Competition in January, this amazing competition is the oldest case competition in the world and is entirely run by students: http://mbacasecomp.com  Off to Chile in January to vet our trip with students in May, should be fun.

Hosting again this year the DUX Awards Gala on January 21st, this time with Marie-Soleil Michon. Dux recognizes efforts by the food industry and other actors to move towards a healthier food supplie and healthier eating habits. You can vote for your favorite product, campaign or project at http://programmedux.com/vote-du-public-2015/

Went to the Rethink-Food conference in November in California. The conference was co-sponsored by Google, MIT’s Media Lab and the Culinary Institute of America. It was interesting to see chefs awaken to and assert their opinion leadership to address some of the upcoming issues as the food and foodservice industries face the challenge of feeding the planet in a sustainable way.

Gave two successful talks to the 18th Annual Public Health Days in Québec City Nov. 24-26 (http://tinyurl.com/muob99t), and then another talk on Marketing Yourself with my colleague Harold Simpkins. Hard to believe our online course is already 10 years old with more than 12,000 students having completed the course.

Looking forward to a fun winter term.