Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OTREG - now open and operating in Montreal

We are pretty pleased to inform you that Montreal now has it's very own OTREG group. Totally inspired (ie copied) by the UK original, Charlotte Cloutier and Viviane Sergi (both from HEC Montreal) and Ruthanne Huising (from McGill) started the group in the fall of 2010. As some of you may know, Charlotte joined OTREG while a post-doctoral research fellow at the Said Business School at Oxford University in 2009-2010. She thoguht the idea was so great, she convinced some of her colleagues in Montreal to start a similar group locally. The group held its first meeting on December 1st at HEC Montreal, with Sarah Kaplan(University fo Toronto) as special guest. About ten of us got together to discuss two papers, and go out for dinner at a local restaurant. A second meeting was held on February 3rd (at McGill this time) with Kim Elsbach (UC Davis) as planned special guest. However, Kim's flight was cancelled due to adverse weather and she could not make it. The meeting was held anyway, again with two papers being discussed and a very fun evening at Montreal's very cool Pullman bar and restaurant. A third meeting is scheduled for April 7th at HEC, with Dennid Gioia (Penn Stat) as special guest. Rumours have it that Sarah has now started a similar group in Toronto. If any UK OTREGgers happen to be passing through Montreal - please get in touch (charlotte.cloutier@hec.ca; ruthanne.huising@mcgill.ca; viviane.sergi@hec.ca ). We would love to hear from you. We may even plan a special Montreal OTREG session for the occasion! Regards, Charlotte Cloutier

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