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Ivey thrives on diversity

Ivey is a thriving community of students, faculty, staff and alumni from a wide array of racial, ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual orientations. The Ivey classroom is made up of exceptionally-talented students and faculty – all from a diverse range of educational, professional and cultural backgrounds. We actively recruit to make this diversity possible.

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By the Numbers - Who We Are cover

Read about the diversity of Ivey’s student body in this article from the Spring 2020 edition of Intouch magazine.

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Diversity in the classroom

Ivey attracts some of the most talented young professionals from all over the globe. In addition to their diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds, the quality of professional experience that students bring to the classroom consistently raises the bar for the learning environment and student success year-over-year.

Diverse group of Ivey students talking
Ivey Pride Club

Diverse interests

A vital element of the Ivey Experience is found in the energy, creativity and initiative of our student-led clubs. These clubs highlight the diverse interests of the Ivey student body.

We are proud to have more than 40 student clubs and groups across all interests and programs, including Ivey Pride, Ivey Women in Management, and the Black Students at Ivey Collective.

Career diversity

An Ivey degree is versatile and valuable across multiple industries. Outside of the more traditional career paths post-Ivey, graduates pursue careers in a variety of industries.

Ivey’s employment reports provide valuable information to prospective students on the career success and preferences of our recent graduates.

Women’s Initiatives

Ivey partners with external organizations and has created its own initiatives to accelerate the advancement of women leaders and promote gender equality in business and society.

Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. As a business school sponsor, we are part of the Forté Fellows Program, created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs.

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Women's Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP)

LAMP is an initiative of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership that provides resources, network opportunities, and mentorship experiences to help empower, develop and advance women leaders.

Program Objectives:

  • To provide resources and events to Ivey students and to the public, private and not for profit sector that address the experiences of women within the professional realm, especially in relation to leadership and leadership roles;
  • Provide forums for women to share knowledge from a gendered and intersectional perspective;
  • Create networking opportunities for students with successful and influential women in leadership roles;
  • Run workshops and events to broaden the scope of participants' knowledge and strengthen their network;
  • Provide an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the experiences of women in various sectors;
  • Learn from successful and experienced women leaders; and
  • Prepare MBA mentees for the successes and challenges of the Canadian leadership environment.

LGBTQ2+ Allys

Ally initiatives

Our mission is to make Ivey a more inclusive community through promoting diversity in all its forms and advocating for equitable change. There are both faculty, staff and student Ally initiatives at Ivey.

Student clubs

Ivey’s MBA LGBTQ2+ student club is an affiliate of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), a global initiative that educates and connects LGBTQ MBA students and alumni. Ivey students have access to ROMBA’s vast network, giving students a stronger connection with LGBTQ2+ MBAs from around the world.

LGBTQ2+ Leadership Award

Recipients of this award will have demonstrated leadership and engagement within the LGBTQ2+ community as an active member or ally, and seek to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society. The scholarship is awarded upon acceptance.

Indigenous support

Land acknowledgement

Ivey respects the Original Peoples of the territory upon which our facilities are located, and is committed to building on its relationships with and responsibilities to Indigenous communities

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Indigenous Student Centre

The Indigenous Student Centre(ISC) supports Indigenous students in reaching their highest potential. We do this through a culturally-responsive space, programs, and services that honour Indigenous cultures and languages. We also foster Indigenous presence and inclusion, and increase Indigenous access, engage Indigenous communities, and facilitate transition, retention, graduation and advancement of our Indigenous students.

Kenneth R. Good Family Indigenous Student Award

All HBA 1 students who self-identify as Indigenous* Learners, will be considered for the Kenneth R. Good Family First Nations Student Award. The award, valued at $7,000, is granted annually to an Indigenous HBA student, based on academic performance (minimum 70% average). This award was established by a generous gift from the Late Kenneth R. Good (HBA '53) and the Good Family.

Indigenous Entrance Scholarships

All admitted applicants to Ivey’s MSc, MBA, AMBA, and EMBA programs, who self-identify as Indigenous* Learners, will automatically be considered for one of five Indigenous Entrance Scholarships per year, valued at up to $10,000.

*Indigenous refers to the Original People of Turtle Island (North America) including First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada as well as Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian people from the United States.

LEADER Project

In 2018, LEADER partnered with the Ivey’s Dean’s Office to explore the opportunity to offer our programming in Canada’s Indigenous communities.

Diversity and inclusion news

2024 Forte Fellows
5/15/2024 12:00:00 PM

Ivey welcomes largest group of Forté Fellowship recipients to date

Ivey’s MBA Class of 2025 Forté Fellowship recipients comprises a group of women who represent and embody impressive leadership and diversity, and are committed to advancing women in business. Find out what the honour means to them.

GID 2024 1
5/10/2024 11:00:00 AM

Alumni celebrate 15th Global Ivey Day at events around the world

This year's 15th annual Global Ivey Day celebration featured 29 regional events across 11 countries, bringing together more than 2,100 alumni.

Ivey Alumni Hub
5/6/2024 12:00:00 PM

Welcome to Ivey’s new Alumni Hub

Ivey’s Alumni Hub is an exclusive, one-stop access point for alumni to easily engage with the thriving alumni network of more than 33,000 graduates spanning 100 countries globally. 

The 2024 WAM cohort
5/2/2024 9:00:00 AM

Ivey welcomes Women in Asset Management students from across Canada

Ivey recently welcomed 50 undergraduate women from seven universities across Canada to the barrier-breaking Women in Asset Management program. The free program combines four weeks of classes and a 10- to 12-week internship to prepare women for careers in the asset management industry.

Christal Wang
4/16/2024 8:00:00 AM

Christal Wang, HBA ’15, makes Inc.'s 2024 Female Founders List

Christal Wang, HBA ’15, Co-Founder and CEO of Shimmer, an app that combines personalized ADHD coaching with specialized tools, was one of the 250 female founders honoured by Inc. Magazine.

L-r: Laurel Steinfield, Barnini Bhattacharyya, Alison Konrad, Zoe Kinias, Kanina Blanchard
3/30/2024 12:00:00 PM

Inspire inclusion: Reflections from Ivey faculty

March shines a spotlight on women: their victories, progress, and journey. As we wrap up this significant month, Ivey faculty reflect on the essence of #InspireInclusion – the central theme of International Women’s Day 2024 – and navigating the winding path to lasting gender equality.

Barnini Bhattacharyya
3/27/2024 11:00:00 AM

The three qualities of effective workplace allies

New research from Ivey professor, Barnini Bhattacharyya outlines the significance of workplace allyship and the three qualities required of effective workplace allies.

Laurel Steinfield
3/25/2024 10:00:00 AM

Are women entrepreneurs getting shortchanged?

Gender lens investing focuses on supporting women entrepreneurs, women-led businesses, and companies dedicated to enhancing women's lives. But does this approach deliver real change? Laurel Steinfield offers new insights and actionable steps to propel progress.

Alison Konrad
3/19/2024 9:00:00 AM

Middle matters: Strategies for gender equity in workplace hiring

Compelling new research led by Ivey Professor Alison Konrad illuminates key strategies to bolster gender equity in the workplace.

Zoe Kinias
3/12/2024 9:00:00 AM

Fueling the fire: Stereotype threat motivates support for change

Pioneering Ivey research by Associate Professor Zoe Kinias is the first to empirically link stereotype threat with support for social change, particularly in women's motivation to champion gender balance.

L-r : Mike Tevlin, Gillian McIver, Dave Ward, and Inka Skinner
3/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Leading with resilience: Lessons from Ivey's MBA Leadership Conference

The 2024 Ivey MBA Leadership Conference shared lessons from a panel of alumni who experienced adversity in a variety of ways – from the risks of entrepreneurship to breaking down barriers as a woman in a male-dominated field – and how those challenges forged their leadership character.

Kanina Blanchard
3/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Are women leaders facing a crisis in confidence?

In today’s complex and demanding world, women leaders are increasingly grappling with imposter syndrome and self-doubt. How can they conquer this crisis of confidence and emerge as resilient leaders? Ivey professor Kanina Blanchard shares insights.

Nadine de Gannes, HBA ’09, HBA Faculty Director (front) with the Black Culture Celebration student organizing team
2/29/2024 8:00:00 AM

Black Students at Ivey Collective event celebrates the richness of Ivey’s Black culture

The second annual Black Culture Celebration on February 27, organized by the Black Students at Ivey Collective (BSIC), brought together more than 100 attendees from Ivey, Western University, and affiliate universities for food, fun, and reflection.

Keisha Bailey
2/28/2024 8:00:00 AM

Celebrating Black excellence: Keisha Bailey, MBA ’15

Learn how Keisha Bailey, MBA ’15, strives to empower the next generation of wealth-builders.

Jemi Onyejiaka (1)
2/23/2024 8:00:00 AM

Celebrating Black excellence: Jemi Onyejiaka, EMBA '23

Learn why the drive for excellence has become Jemi Onyejiaka's hallmark and how she demonstrates it in her personal and professional life.

Ubong Umoh
2/15/2024 8:00:00 AM

Celebrating Ubong Umoh, MSc ’16

Ubong Umoh, MSc ’16, shares what Black excellence means to him and his advice for building an inclusive organizational culture.

Abena Perryman Black History Month
2/9/2024 8:00:00 AM

Celebrating Abena Perryman, HBA ’95, MBA ’01

Abena Perryman, HBA ’95, MBA ’01, discusses why delivering Black excellence is part of her personal brand and ways that organizations can empower Black excellence all year round.

Nikki Clarke
2/8/2024 4:00:00 PM

Nikki Clarke: Creative Entrepreneurship

Nikki Clarke of the Nikki Clarke Show shares insights on how creatives navigate the world of entrepreneurship.

Robert Ebere Black History Month
2/6/2024 9:00:00 AM

Celebrating Robert Ebere, EMBA ’21

Robert Ebere, EMBA ’21, shares what drives his Black excellence and how organizations can empower Black excellence all year long.

Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa
2/2/2024 12:00:00 PM

Leading through adversity: Lessons from Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

In a powerful address to HBA students, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa spoke candidly about her encounters with racism while in medical school and how that fueled her to lead and advocate for change.

Sharon Hodgson at Ivey's 100th-anniversary kick-off event
12/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

A year to celebrate: Ivey highlights of 2023

As Ivey’s centennial, 2023 was a chance to reflect on the School’s legacy over the past 100 years, which sets the stage for a brilliant second century. Here’s a look back at 10 highlights of the year.

Learning to Lead Sharon chapter
12/19/2023 8:00:00 AM

Ivey caps off centennial with new Learning to Lead history book

Ivey's newest edition of Learning to Lead is a beautiful coffee-table book detailing 100 years of history.

GEM mentors and mentees at Ivey's Donald K. Johnson Centre
11/10/2023 8:00:00 AM

Mentorship event at Ivey helps young girls to bring out their best

Ivey hosted a Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) workshop called How to Fascinate in Toronto on November 4. The event was a kickoff to the GEM mentorship year and brought together 40 mentors and 45 mentees in person with an additional 80 mentors and mentees participating virtually.

WAM 2023 cohort and staff at TSX opening
11/3/2023 8:00:00 AM

Ivey’s Women in Asset Management program goes national

Starting November 6, all second-year university students in Canada who self-identify as women can apply for Ivey's Women in Asset Management program

11/3/2023 8:00:00 AM

Ivey alumni named Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Congratulations to Danielle Barran, HBA ’98, MBA ’02; Erin Craven, HBA ’98; Mahima Poddar, HBA ’07; Jill Schnarr, HBA ’91; and Inka Skinner, EMBA ’16, who were all named to the 2023 Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

Circles Aligned In A Circle
10/19/2023 8:00:00 AM

Inclusive leadership as a tipping point for culture change

Learn about a recent Ivey Idea Forum discussion which dove deeply into the inclusive leadership skills needed to help build a workplace culture where employees feel valued, cared for, and welcomed.

Elders' Circle - Elders Dan and Marylou Smoke
9/29/2023 8:00:00 AM

Ivey community participates in Indigenous activities and learning

Ivey faculty and staff are taking The Path™, an online educational series on Indigenous Canada, to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

HBA students standing in a circle with their arms around each other
9/14/2023 8:00:00 AM

New resources help students create a sense of belonging at Ivey

Erin Huner, Director of Culture and Inclusion at Ivey, and Derek Worden, Director of Student Experience, share advice for getting to know yourself and your peers so that you can build lifelong friendships at Ivey.

L-r: Nida Dhanani, Harsh Jain, Rathika Narmathan, Usman Muhammad
8/29/2023 8:00:00 AM

South Asian professionals empowered by diverse perspectives in Ivey’s EMBA

For a recent webinar, four South Asian professionals who have completed Ivey's Executive MBA or are currently enrolled share how the program broadened their perspective.

Women in Engineering EMBA alumni panel
8/9/2023 12:00:00 PM

Women in engineering discuss the impact of Ivey’s Executive MBA on their careers

For a recent webinar, four women in engineering who have completed Ivey's Executive MBA or are currently enrolled share insights on how the program has impacted their careers and advice for fitting the program into work and life.

7/31/2023 12:00:00 PM

Ivey’s dean and students attend market opening to celebrate Women in Asset Management program

Steve Foerster and Saurin Patel, Co-directors of Ivey's WAM program, rang the Toronto Stock Exchange bell to open the market and celebrate the program's success.

Pride Parade Ivey News
6/26/2023 2:00:00 AM

Ivey community marches in 2023 Toronto Pride Parade

Over 100 members of the Ivey community who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ or allies were among those marching in the 2023 Toronto Pride Parade this past weekend.

Giustin MacLean
6/12/2023 8:00:00 AM

Be open to new perspectives, says MBA grad

Giustin MacLean, MBA ’23, discusses the importance of community, sustainability, and embracing new perspectives.

Orlando Scarlett
6/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

HBA grad encourages future students to own the world’s challenges

Orlando Scarlett, HBA/Economics ’23, reflects on his time at Ivey and what the future might hold.

ROMBA Fellows L-r: Sandy Chang and Kai Dai
6/1/2023 7:00:00 AM

Ivey’s ROMBA fellows look forward to empowering the LGBTQ+ community

Sandy Chang and Kai Dai, both MBA '24 candidates, are this year's Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Fellows.

Michelle Tumurchudur
5/31/2023 12:00:00 PM

Meet Michelle Turmurchdur, Ivey PhD candidate

Get to know one of our newest Ivey PhD candidates, Michelle Turmurchdur

L-r: Robert Ebere, Lovelyn Toyo, Amoye Henry, Marlon Davis
5/29/2023 8:00:00 AM

Black alumni and current participants share their experience in the Ivey EMBA

A recent webinar called Black Perspectives featured advice from a panel of Ivey EMBA alumni and current participants, including Amoye Henry, Marlon Davis, Robert Ebere, and Lovelyn Toyo.

WAM panelists Helen Rattee, Nicole Musicco and Barb Zvan
5/26/2023 8:00:00 AM

Valuable insights for future asset management leaders

Three influential leaders in asset management shared their wisdom with students from the second cohort of Ivey’s Women in Asset Management (WAM) program.

WAM class
5/4/2023 9:00:00 AM

Ivey welcomes new class of Women in Asset Management students

The 42 students in Ivey's Women in Asset Management program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including two universities – Western and McGill – and six undergraduate programs. Learn more about their first week in the program.

Lean In Canada L-r: Emily Wang, Ozlem Gorkan, Renee Hueston, Temilade Akintola, Josie Robostan, Sara Sheikh
5/2/2023 8:00:00 AM

Ivey’s Lean In Canada Scholars recognized for empowering women

Meet Ivey's Class of 2024 Lean In Scholars and find out what the award means to them.

Forte Fellows
4/19/2023 8:00:00 AM

Introducing Ivey’s Class of 2024 Forté Fellow recipients

Ivey’s Class of 2024 Forté Fellow recipients have a demonstrated track record and commitment to advancing women in business. Find out what the honour means to them.

Erin Huner with MBA students
4/13/2023 8:00:00 AM

Equity practice sessions help Ivey students to bridge differences

The Foundations of Equity Practice education session was rolled out to students in the HBA, MSc, and MBA programs this academic year. The session offers an educational conversation on equality, equity, and inclusion and prompts for building a personal equity practice.

Women At Ivey Collage Sm
3/8/2023 8:00:00 AM

Women at Ivey: A century of learning and leadership

While Ivey has yet to achieve gender parity, the School has taken important steps in recent years to increase the representation of women and other equity-deserving groups. Learn how Ivey has evolved over the decades to become more gender-balanced.

Invisibility Image N&E
3/7/2023 7:00:00 AM

Do you see me? Study examines how women of colour experience invisibility in the workplace

Invisibility is a salient and recurring experience of mistreatment for women of colour working in traditionally white and male professions, two researchers found in their recent landmark study.

Black Culture event
3/3/2023 12:00:00 PM

Student-led Ivey event celebrates Black culture and diversity

On February 28, the Black Students at Ivey Collective hosted Ivey's first Black Culture Celebration event. HBA student Rachel Colucci attended the event and shares details and key takeaways from the student organizers.

Black History Month panel l-r: Sakariya Ahmed, Nicole Kaniki, Hayden Woodley, Natasha Abayomi.
3/1/2023 2:00:00 PM

Ivey event looks at ways to cultivate Black excellence in business

A recent Ivey Black History event focused on ways to identify, value, and reward Black excellence.

Mazi Raz
10/31/2022 9:00:00 AM

New Ivey course helps executives put EDI into practice

The Ivey Academy's new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Practice course will help executives to develop an inclusive mindset that can be applied at their organizations to create positive change.

Ivey building
10/4/2022 3:00:00 PM

Ivey makes progress on equity and inclusion values and practices

Ivey has released its third annual EDI update. Read about the progress made this past year and what it means to the Ivey community and its partners.

L-r: Sura Alshear, Kim Phuong de Jeu, Chaula Anjaria, and Katherine Isaac
10/4/2022 7:00:00 AM

Women in tech share how the Ivey EMBA expanded their thinking

At the recent webinar, Women in Tech, four women leaders discussed why they benefitted from taking an EMBA and how they fit it into their lives.

HBA student Stu Macdonald making a commitment
9/30/2022 7:00:00 AM

Ivey community reflects on personal acts of reconciliation

Learn about the many ways Ivey community members are committing to advance reconciliation efforts.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
9/26/2022 8:00:00 AM

Ivey engages in Truth and Reconciliation activities

Ivey students, staff, and faculty are being encouraged to reflect on ways to practice reconciliation as part of various activities to recognize Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Barnini Bhattacharyya
7/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

New Ivey faculty: Barnini Bhattacharyya

Learn why Barnini Bhattacharyya's research is becoming more urgent and critical for organizations and society.

7/26/2022 12:00:00 PM

Ivey rings Toronto Stock Exchange bell to celebrate asset management program for women

Ivey Dean Sharon Hodgson performed the bell-ringing duties at the Toronto Stock Exchange on July 26 to celebrate the creation of the School’s Women in Asset Management program.

Stacey Allaster
7/7/2022 8:00:00 AM

Stacey Allaster, EMBA ’00, LLD ’14, to receive the Order of Canada

Stacey Allaster is being honoured by the Order Of Canada for her advancement of gender equality in women’s professional tennis and dedicated mentorship in the sports management industry.

EDI panel (l-r): Halima Abshir, Melanie Stone, and Nicole Kaniki
6/28/2022 10:00:00 AM

MBA event showcases EDI business practices

Ivey's MBA students learned about the challenges and opportunities of EDI initiatives through a variety of learning activities, including an EDI panel, at this year's MBA Showcase event.

Ivey students at Pride Parade
6/27/2022 12:00:00 PM

Ivey students march in 2022 Toronto Pride Parade

Students from Ivey's HBA, MBA, and MSc programs united to participate in Toronto's first in-person Pride Parade since COVID-19.

L-r: Justin Alexander, Dylan Dufort, and Evan Michaelson
6/20/2022 9:00:00 AM

Ivey’s Indigenous award recipients share their personal journeys

Ivey’s 2021-2022 Indigenous award recipients, Evan Michaelson, Dylan Dufort, and Justin Alexander share what the awards mean to them.

Giustin MacLean
6/7/2022 8:00:00 AM

Reaching Out MBA Fellows drive inclusive activism at Ivey

Giustin MacLean and Aditya, both MBA '23 candidates, are Ivey’s 2023 ROMBA Fellows, which provides them with a $20,000-scholarship and access to exclusive leadership programming. Learn what the opportunity means to them.

Pride Club Group
6/1/2022 8:30:00 AM

Ivey Pride Clubs advance opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ students

The Ivey Pride Club represents Ivey’s 2SLGBTQ+ students and creates a safe and positive environment for them to express their authentic selves.

Lisa Dymond
5/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

Ivey Alumni Network welcomes Lisa Dymond, MBA ’06, as new Board Chair

Lisa Dymond, MBA ’06, is the first woman Chair of the Ivey Alumni Network Board of Directors. Read more about her background and involvement at Ivey.

Students clapping hands in classroom
5/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

New toolkit helps students and educators to thrive in the classroom

Learn how the Thriving in the Classroom initiative is forging connections and helping to build inclusive classrooms.

Forte Fellows
5/24/2022 9:00:00 AM

Ivey’s Forté Fellows strive to break barriers for women

Ivey's MBA Forté Fellows share what the award means to them.

WAM Panel Image
5/11/2022 8:00:00 AM

Lessons for the next generation of asset management leaders

Three influential leaders in North American pension funds shared their wisdom with students from the inaugural cohort of Ivey’s Women in Asset Management (WAM) program.

Lean In Canada scholarship recipients (l-r) Ena Mulalic, Faïza M'Ghizou, Reilly Baggs, Yzah Macalintal, and Mahak Gupta.
5/6/2022 9:00:00 AM

Ivey’s Lean In Canada scholarship recipients on pursuing an MBA

Learn more about the five Ivey women in the MBA Class of 2023 who received the Lean In Canada scholarship.

L-r: Jash Kalyani and Joe Antone (onstage), Dharshi Lacey and Frances Moore (on screen in background)
4/19/2022 10:00:00 AM

HBA event encourages inclusive planning and Indigenous learning

For their final Learning Through Action event, HBA1s heard from a variety of community leaders on topics such as Indigenous learning programs. The goal of the two-day event was to encourage spiritual growth and prepare the students to engage in inclusive community planning.

Penny Wise
3/17/2022 12:00:00 PM

3M Canada president shares advice for empowering women leaders

During a visit to Ivey for a case class discussion, Penny Wise, President and Managing Director of 3M Canada, shared details of her journey as a woman leader and advice for supporting women.

L-r: Christopher Sutton, Lesley Marks, Melissa Marcelissen, and Toral Padia
3/10/2022 11:00:00 AM

Ivey alumni share ways to break the bias

Four Ivey alumni – Christopher Sutton, EMBA ’14; Lesley Marks, EMBA ’02; Melissa Marcelissen, EMBA ’20; and Toral Padia, MBA ’12 – discussed ways to create inclusive business environments at a virtual event hosted by the Women of Ivey Network for International Women’s Day.

BSIC Celebrates Black History Month
2/28/2022 12:00:00 PM

BSIC Celebrates Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, the Black Students at Ivey Collective (BSIC) has been highlighting moments, figures, and businesses in Black Canadian History.⁠

Black History Month panel, L-r: Paul Okundaye, Abiola Lovell, Mathieu Ruffe, and Divine Nwaokocha (1)
2/23/2022 12:00:00 PM

Advice for putting equity and inclusion into practice

For Black History Month, a panel of Black alumni and students discussed the importance of allyship, community, and support programs for Black candidates to create an inclusive culture.

L-R: Erika Cheung and Margot Lee Shetterly
2/17/2022 12:00:00 PM

Lessons on leading with character and candour

Read highlights from the 2022 Leader Character & Candour Conference for HBA1 students.

Margot Lee Shetterly
2/17/2022 5:00:00 AM

Learn from history to build inclusive cultures: Character and Candour Conference

Margot Lee Shetterly discussed the lessons from her book, Hidden Figures, for leaders looking to create and support inclusive workplace cultures. It was all part of the 2022 Leader Character & Candour Conference for HBA1 students.

Kanina Blanchard, Alison Konrad, and Karen MacMillan with diverse group of women in the background
2/8/2022 8:00:00 AM

Breaking the Silence mini-cases reflect on intolerance and discrimination

Kanina Blanchard, Alison Konrad, and Karen MacMillan wrote the Breaking the Silence mini-case series to help people prepare or engage in the midst of situations involving intolerance and discrimination with humility and vulnerability.

Gerard Seijts and Ann Frost with Black woman walking in the background
2/7/2022 7:30:00 AM

Hidden Figures case looks at the role of leader character to address racism

Using scenes from the Oscar-nominated movie, Hidden Figures, Gerard Seijts and Ann Frost's Hidden Figures case helps students to reflect on how they can treat and support people in minority statuses around them.

Making Headlines 2021
12/13/2021 8:00:00 AM

Ivey Headlines: Top stories of 2021

Here's a recap of Ivey's most notable headlines of 2021.

Melissa Marr and Hannah Pham from the  AMBA Class of 2022
12/10/2021 8:00:00 AM

Celebrating progress in gender parity in Ivey’s programs

Learn more about how Ivey is working to ensure its programs are more accessible to a broader range of students from different backgrounds.

L-R: Katie Lo and Mathieu Ruffe
12/6/2021 8:00:00 AM

New BIPOC Club helps underrepresented student groups to connect

Learn how the new Ivey MBA BIPOC Club is supporting students from visible minorities through events, a podcast series, and, mentorship.

L-R Murray Sinclair and Anna Maria Tremonti
11/30/2021 8:00:00 AM

The Honourable Murray Sinclair shares how education and leadership are key to reconciliation

For Ivey’s LeaderShift webinar, Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, discussed the role of leaders and educators in progress toward reconciliation and racial equality.

L-r: Rob Austin, José Velasco, and Erin Huner
10/29/2021 8:00:00 AM

How is neurodiversity in the workplace changing the DNA of organizations?

For a livestream event called Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Building Towards Inclusion, a panel of experts discussed how inclusive workplace programs are transforming organizations.

L-r: Judy Fairburn, EMBA ’01; Mary Federau, MBA ’87; Zainul Mawji, MBA ’01; and Charlie Wall-Andrews, EMBA ’17
10/27/2021 1:00:00 PM

Ivey alumnae among Canada's most powerful women

Congratulations to the four Ivey alumnae on the Women's Executive Network Canada's Most Powerful Women list.

Lake in mountains, Golden, Canada - Jose Carlos Torres Goncalves Jr/Getty Images
10/20/2021 8:00:00 AM

Ivey students on path to Indigenous knowledge

HBA1 students are doing a five-module online program called The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada™ as part of their Learning Through Action course.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
9/27/2021 9:00:00 AM

Ivey recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Western’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives has numerous activities scheduled for the Western and Ivey communities to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

John Wiggins
9/22/2021 9:00:00 AM

Students get lessons on courageous leadership from Raptors’ John Wiggins

For HBA Leadership Day, John Wiggins, Vice President, Organizational Culture and Inclusion for the Toronto Raptors at Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, discussed how having challenging conversations and listening to diverse perspectives was an important part of becoming an inclusive leader.

A Black male student raising his hand in class
8/30/2021 7:45:54 AM

Ivey launches new awards to support increased access to programs for equity-deserving students

Ivey has launched 17 new awards across four programs to support equity-deserving students.

Resized MG Teaching Shot
7/22/2021 8:51:02 AM

Using technology to help create an inclusive classroom

Watch how Ivey is using NameCoach to help create an inclusive learning environment.

Forte Fellows (L-R) Ugonwa Echendu, Noreen Wu, Doyin Omotoye, Jessie Gill, Shibani Sachdeva, Constantina Varlokostas, Katie Lo, and Temitope Busari (missing: Dominique Hanson)
7/14/2021 9:05:03 AM

Nine MBA women named Forté Fellows

We asked our incoming Forté Fellows how they feel about the honour. Here’s what they had to say.

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7/6/2021 11:50:44 AM

Welcome to the MBA Direct Class of 2022

We are excited to welcome back 15 HBA graduates who begin the MBA Direct for HBA Graduates Program today.

A conversation with Wes Hall:
6/22/2021 3:52:53 PM

What did the pandemic teach us about leadership’s ability to end racism?

For the final instalment in the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership’s LeaderShift webinar series, Wes Hall discussed the momentum towards eradicating discrimination, racism, and inequality in workplaces and the community.

Baowen Zhang and Courtney Young in front of the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
6/22/2021 7:50:00 AM

Meet Ivey’s Reaching Out MBA Fellows

Courtney Young and Baowen Zhang, both MBA ’22 candidates, are excited to be giving voice to the LGBTQ+ community as Reaching Out MBA fellows.

Collage of images of Ivey students from the Class of 2021
6/15/2021 1:00:00 PM

You did it Class of 2021!

Ivey’s HBA, MSc, MBA, and EMBA Class of 2021 spring graduates took part in a virtual Pledge Ceremony today and were welcomed into the Ivey Alumni Network.

Corporate Leadership in an Era of Transformation, l-r: Darryl White, Laurence Mussio, Mona Malone
6/8/2021 11:17:09 AM

Has the pandemic inspired leaders to build back better?

The pandemic may have given us a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reset, but only if leaders commit to transformational shifts that will make a positive difference.

Global Ivey Day Celebrating 12 years May 13, 2021 #GlobalIveyDAy
5/13/2021 3:00:00 PM

Alumni find creative ways to celebrate Global Ivey Day

The 12th annual Global Ivey Day brought more than 900 alumni from around the world together to celebrate, reconnect, and look to the future.

Women looking at online program on laptop (left) and exterior of Ivey Business School building (right)
4/19/2021 8:30:00 AM

Ivey is only Canadian school to join ExecOnline's online university partnership model

Ivey is the first and only Canadian partner with ExecOnline and will work with the subscription-based provider of online executive education on a new series of co-branded programs.

L-R Katie Zajner, Ada Zhang, Jenny Zhang, Jessica McEwen, Lauren Fraser, and Kaitie Watson
4/12/2021 8:00:00 AM

Six Ivey MBA women named Lean In Canada scholarship recipients

Meet Ivey's six new Lean In Canada scholarship recipients and learn their thoughts on mentorship, advancing gender diversity, and pursuing an MBA.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier
3/19/2021 8:00:00 AM

Ivey students gain insights from prominent climate change leaders at Worldchangers Conference

Read about the lessons learned at the Worldchangers Conference for Ivey’s HBA Sustainability Certificate, which featured presentations from prominent climate change leaders Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Jamie Bastedo, and Sophia Mathur.

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2/26/2021 9:00:22 AM

Celebrating Black History Month with the BSIC

To celebrate Black History Month, the Black Students at Ivey Collective (BSIC) has been spotlighting and sharing stories of influential Black Canadians on Ivey’s social media accounts.

Wes Hall
2/22/2021 5:30:29 PM

Use leadership to address systemic racism: Character and Candour Conference

Wes Hall, founder of the BlackNorth Initiative, was a keynote speaker at 8th annual Leader Character and Candour Conference for HBA1 students.

Alanna La Rose
2/1/2021 7:30:00 AM

Meet Alanna La Rose, recipient of Ivey’s MBA Indigenous scholarship

Learn more about Alanna La Rose, Ivey’s MBA Indigenous Entrance Scholarship recipient, and her work with the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley, Alta.

We're proud to partner: Ivey and ICON Talent Partners
1/18/2021 8:00:00 AM

Ivey collaborates with ICON to increase BIPOC representation in business

Ivey and ICON Talent Partners (ICON) are pleased to announce their partnership. Together they will work to increase opportunities for high-achieving BIPOC students to gain access to the most competitive sectors through training, mentoring, and support.

Leadership lessons from 2020
12/18/2020 9:30:30 AM

Leadership lessons from 2020 to take into 2021

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni share lessons learned in 2020 and advice for the new year.

Making headlines 2020
12/16/2020 12:29:00 PM

Ivey Headlines: Top stories of 2020

Here's a recap of Ivey's most notable headlines of 2020.

MBA Showcase
11/25/2020 12:01:29 PM

MBA Showcase 2020 challenged students to address EDI issues

This year's MBA Showcase event focused on advancing students' sensitivity and awareness of EDI perspectives and actions.

11/23/2020 1:25:01 PM

Acclaimed scholar Ibram X. Kendi explains how to be an antiracist

In a special session for Ivey students sponsored by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, acclaimed scholar Ibram X. Kendi took live questions exploring the deep history and often uncomfortable topic of racism in North America.

11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Mentorship program offers support to Ivey MBA women

A group of Ivey alumnae have created the LIFT Mentorship Program, which pairs alumnae mentors with women in the current MBA class for ongoing support.

Lean In Canada
10/15/2020 8:00:00 AM

Meet the Ivey MBA Class of 2021 Lean In Canada scholarship recipients

Meet Ivey's seven new Lean In Canada scholarship recipients and learn their thoughts on mentorship, advancing gender diversity, and pursuing an MBA.

Reaching Out MBA
10/13/2020 9:00:00 AM

Reaching Out MBA supports Ivey’s LGBTQ+ MBA community

Reaching Out MBA focuses on educating, inspiring, and connecting students and alumni from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) MBA and Graduate communities.

Pass the Glass
10/6/2020 8:00:00 AM

New Pass the Glass initiative supports incoming female MBA students

Pass the Glass connects incoming female MBA students with mentors from the current class for ongoing networking and support.

Rashid Wasti
10/1/2020 7:30:00 AM

Rashid Wasti, EMBA ’03, to chair Ivey’s new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council

Ivey welcomes Rashid Wasti, EMBA ’03, as chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Kimberlee West
9/25/2020 2:43:53 PM

Kimberlee West shares how she built a brand that celebrates diversity

Entrepreneur Kimberlee West shared advice with MBA students on building a brand and creating a more representative world.

Women of Ivey Network event
9/23/2020 9:00:00 AM

The Women of Ivey Network highlights alumnae achievements

The Women of Ivey Network shines a spotlight on the achievements of Ivey’s alumnae and alumni female-focused initiatives.

HBA Leadership Day
9/16/2020 5:06:54 PM

HBA Leadership Day inspires students to lead with character

HBA students heard from Canadian singer-songwriter Peter Katz and a panel of leaders representing a broad range of perspectives for the annual Ivey HBA Leadership Day.

Women in Management 2019 conference
9/10/2020 9:00:00 AM

Ivey's Women in Management club is empowering female leaders

The Ivey Women in Management club is creating an inclusive community by empowering women and promoting the conversation around gender equality in management.

MyHBA wellness event
9/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

MyHBA offers holistic health resources to Ivey students

Here's a look at how MyHBA is supporting the mental, physical, and spiritual wellness of HBA students throughout the program.

Ivey Pride Club
8/27/2020 9:00:00 AM

The Ivey Pride Club helps students to connect in a supportive environment

The Ivey Pride Club represents LGBTQ+ students and allies across Ivey’s programs.

Black Students At Ivey Collective
8/24/2020 9:00:00 AM

The Black Students at Ivey Collective provides network for student community

Here's a glance at the Black Students at Ivey Collective, a recently formed group that supports Black students across Ivey’s programs.

8/20/2020 10:00:00 AM

Ally@Ivey empowers students to become allies to underrepresented groups

Ally@Ivey is a student-led committee that advocates for equitable change.

Summer Reads updated collage
7/28/2020 8:30:00 AM

Summer reads: Top book picks from Ivey faculty

Ivey faculty members share their recommended reading for incoming or current business students.

Alison Konrad
7/14/2020 12:01:04 PM

Alison Konrad wins Career Achievement Award from Ivey Publishing

Ivey Professor Alison Konrad won the Ivey Publishing Career Achievement Award for her support of the case method and efforts to increase the number of cases on women in leadership roles.

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7/10/2020 9:00:00 AM

Welcome to the MBA Direct Class of 2021

Ivey welcomes back 17 HBA graduates who begin the MBA Direct for HBA Graduates Program today.

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6/28/2020 9:00:00 AM

Ivey Pride Club celebrating Toronto's virtual parade

The Ivey Pride Club will come together for a Zoom session today to watch the virtual Toronto Pride Parade.

Jana Seijts
6/1/2020 12:29:21 PM

Jana Seijts wins award for undergraduate teaching

Jana Seijts, a Lecturer in Management Communications, has won the Western University Student’s Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for 2020.

Ifeoma Okonkwo
5/14/2020 4:33:02 PM

Ivey MBA Association welcomes new VP of Diversity and Inclusion

MBA student Ifeoma Okonkwo has been appointed the inaugural Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion for the MBA Association.

Firman Latimer Story
11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

Leading the way: EMBA students use business skills to advance Indigenous communities

James Arreak is from Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Firman Latimer came from the Okanagan Indian Band, a First Nations community in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia. Both are taking Ivey’s Executive MBA in hope of gaining tools to advance their communities.

9/4/2019 4:18:56 PM

Black Students at Ivey Collective supports students on their journey

Introducing the Black Students at Ivey Collective, a recently formed group that provides support for Ivey students across all programs who self-identify as black.

LAMP panel
7/24/2019 9:00:00 AM

Celebrating and supporting female leaders

Ivey's inaugural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP) event on July 23 gave female MBA students a chance to learn from and network with distinguished women leaders and celebrate their success in the workplace.

London Pride Parade Story
7/18/2019 4:37:08 PM

Ivey students join London Pride Parade

Representatives from the Ivey Pride Club and allies from the MBA class will be taking part in the 25th Annual London Pride Parade on July 28.

Melanie Rodriguez Y7
7/17/2019 9:25:30 AM

Ivey alumna advocates for Canadian youth at the Y7 Summit

Melanie Rodriguez, HBA ’14, was appointed as the Head Delegate at the Y7 Summit in Paris, France from June 9-14, 2019. The Y7 Summit is the premier opportunity for young people to influence global policymakers and the G7 Summit.

MBA Directs
7/10/2019 11:10:26 AM

Welcome back MBA Direct students

Ivey welcomes back HBA graduates returning for the MBA Direct for HBA Graduates Program. Students arrived on Monday, July 8 and will be acquainted with the program.

Pride parade
6/20/2019 1:57:49 PM

Ivey students will participate in Toronto Pride Parade

Ivey Pride Club members are part of the LGBT+ Business Student Alliance that will participate in the 2019 Toronto Pride Parade on June 23.

Deepak Chopra
8/10/2018 9:25:51 AM

Three questions with Canada Post’s former President and CEO

Former President and CEO of Canada Post, Deepak Chopra, was the keynote speaker for Ivey’s annual MBA Leadership Day. We caught up with him to ask him three questions on leadership, disruption, and his day-to-day life.

5/28/2018 3:10:04 PM

Ivey MBA Association welcomes new president

For Marika Marty, Ivey’s MBA Association’s newest president, the one-of-a-kind Ivey experience was something she needed to be a part of.

4/24/2018 11:09:54 AM

Ivey’s MBA LGBTQ student club connects with global organization

Ivey’s LGBTQ MBA student club, Out & Allied @ Ivey, is now an affiliate of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), a global initiative focusing on educating and connecting LGBTQ MBA students and alumni.

Gender equality - EMBA Diary
11/21/2017 1:29:49 PM

The role of business leaders and gender equality

Vasie Papadopoulos, EMBA ’18 and John Rocco, EMBA ’18 call for business leaders to empower a new way of thinking about gender equality.

The future is female
7/21/2017 3:35:53 PM

Supporting women's equality is an economic imperative

Supporting women's equality is not only a matter of social and political justice, writes Executive MBA student Vasie Papadopoulos in The Globe and Mail's EMBA Diary. It's an economic imperative.

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