Thursday, February 27, 2014

Workshops are Sold Out!

This year's workshop series has found great success, at least in attendance. Both workshops scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 28th) and Monday are sold out!

For those who managed to secure a spot, we'll meet tomorrow in our new lounge starting at 12pm and on Monday, same time, same place.

If you missed the chance but still want to get involved, make sure you register for the upcoming symposium which is being organized together with HEC Montréal. The registration links are here for the first leg at Salon L'Oreal (HEC) and here for the second leg at the Thomson House (McGill).

Hurry up and book your (free) tickets now!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

DDSS Workshop Series 2014 starts this week!

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. This is a friendly reminder that we will have our workshop series starting this week. This year we are changing the format a little bit to better accommodate everyone's schedules. This means the workshops will happen during lunch time (everyone has to eat, right?) and the best part is that we will provide lunch!

(if you have any food restrictions, please send me a message)

The first event will take place this Tuesday at noon. It will inaugurate our new lounge at the 5th floor (room 577 on the left of the elevators). Ms. Jessica Lange will hold an informal session on the wide variety of the resources offered by the library. She will brief us about the newest services, but the session is intended to be very interactive - so bring your questions! McGill subscribes to many, many services that can be excellent sources of data for some, so don't miss this opportunity!

Because we are offering lunch, it is very important that you RSVP here:

Looking forward to seeing you there on Tuesday!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Year Party 2014

Hi everyone,

This is to invite you to our New Year Party that will be host at McKibbin's Irish Pub (1426 Bishop St.) on January 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM. We will have half of the second floor to ourselves with our private bartender. Free food will be available and DDSS will also provide coupons for free drinks (i.e., speed-rail or bottle of Moosehead).


Thursday, November 14, 2013

November's PhD Monthly Social

Hi everyone,

Due to the few answers we got on the Doodle concerning the Iranian Dinner, we decided to postpone it to December (a special month for the iranian culture).

Hence, for our November's PhD Monthly Social, we will have a more traditional (but really nice) 5@7 at Wienstein & Gavino's (1434 Crescent St.) on Thursday November 21. DDSS will provide you the first beer. Again, please ensure that you confirm your presence on the Doodle as fast as possible in order for us to adjust the reservation:

See you at 5PM on the 21st,

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A message from the Program Director: PhD in Management Program Information Session

Pursuing a doctoral degree will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so choosing the right program is crucial. The innovative PhD Program in Management at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is designed for talented students to conduct fundamental research alongside our renowned faculty, ultimately making significant contributions to society and to learning. 

McGill is the #1 university in Canada and among the top 25 worldwide (QS-World University Rankings, 2013). We attract students and professors from many countries, creating a cosmopolitan research climate that mirrors Montreal's own diversity. Our graduates are recruited by the world's leading academic institutions, government agencies and industry bodies.

We invite you to attend an upcoming PhD Information Session to learn more about our internationally recognized program.  You will have the opportunity to meet professors from our various specialization areas to discuss your research interests. 

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Desautels Faculty of Management, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 245 (2nd Floor), Montreal 

If you cannot make it in person, please register for our online information session on Friday, November 15 at 9:00 am.

If you are unable to attend an information session, feel free to contact us to arrange a one-on-one meeting.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Samer Faraj
Director, PhD Program 

Desautels Faculty of Management 
Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill University

Monday, November 4, 2013

November's PhD Monthly Social

Hi everyone,

Our next PhD Monthly Social will be an Iranian Dinner organized by Mehdi on Friday, November 15th at around 8pm. The restaurant is Château Amoo Jamal. DDSS will provide free appetizer and tea

It is particularly important for you to confirm your presence before Friday, November 8th on the following Doodle:

The exact time of the dinner will be confirmed early next week when the booking will have been done.


Monday, September 30, 2013

General Assembly on Oct 15th at 6pm

Hi DDSSians,

Please mark on your calendar: PhD MGMT General Assembly on October 15th (Tuesday) at 6pm. Location: Bronfman building, room 310.

Important points (for now):
- Funding, supervision and requirements: know your rights
- DDSS Events: socials, workshops and receptions
- Pizza & Soft Drinks!

This is our first GA in years, so we're hoping to make the most out of it for everyone. Your liaison will contact you soon with more details.

Kind regards,
Diego Mastroianni
DDSS President

Monday, August 12, 2013

August's PhD Monthly Social

Due to a rain forecast, Tomorrow's event has been modified please look at your email or at the DDSS group on Facebook for the updated information.

Hi all,

The upcoming PhD Monthly Social will be a BBQ at Lac aux Castors (Mont Royal). Join us with your meat on August 22 at 5PM to enjoy a nice meal with your colleagues. As usual, DDSS will be providing some side dishes and beverages. Please confirm your presence in order for us to bring enough food:

Two persons have already volunteered to bring their BBQ. Other BBQs are welcomed. Please email me if you plan to bring one.


Monday, July 22, 2013

DDSS Scholarship/fellowship info session

Dear PhD students,

It is a pleasure to inform you that DDSS is holding a scholarships/fellowships information session this week on July 26 for PhD students. Now in the summer so you have more time to prepare your applications!

This will be a great opportunity for you to get general information on various external sources of funding that are available to Canadian citizens, permanent-residents, and international students. 
Students who have succeeded to get scholarships (e.g. SSHRC, FQRSC, Vanier) in the past will share with you their success stories and their conceptions of a 'winning' application. 

Please invite new admitted students. The session will be recorded for those not in town.

> When?/Where?: Friday July 26th 10:00 -- 11:30AM; Room 310 @ Bronfman 
> Who should attend?: 1st & 2nd year students; anyone interested in applying for external funding.
> Why attend?: increase your chances of winning a scholarship! take advantage of the summer!
> Is there any food provided?: coffee, bagels and muffins
> Questions?:

**Please email Carlos to confirm your attendance**

Best Regards,

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July's PhD Monthly Social

Hi everyone,

Our next PhD Monthly Social will be a Sport 4@7 in Jeanne-Mance Park on July, 25. Join us, with your partner, kids and friends, to play some ultimate frisbee, soccer, volleyball or your own sport. If you prefer, you can also come to enjoy the park and have a picnic. DDSS will be providing some food and drinks. In case of rain, the event will be reported to Friday July, 26.

Please confirm on the following doodle before July, 20 in order for us to buy the right amount of food and drinks:

See you at 4:00 PM on July 25!