Join us for Homecoming 2020. This year we are offering our programming virtually in hopes it will help us all stay connected during these trying times. Homecoming is about reconnecting and reminiscing with friends, classmates, faculty and the Ivey Community. We hope you are able to join!
7:30 a.m. | Homecoming Kick Off Video with Dean Sharon Hodgson
Kick off Ivey Homecoming by joining Dean Sharon Hodgson and hear about our programs, how we are supporting our faculty, staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic and the exciting plans for the School's future. We will also hear from Ivey Alumni Network Chair Scott Vanderwel, HBA '98 as we recognize this year's Ivey Distinguished and Faculty Service Award recipients. The video will be available to alumni in all time zones beginning at 7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. | Entrepreneurship Case Study
Join Professor Eric Morse as he leads this year's Homecoming Case Study. We will be looking into entrepreneurship, and specifically opportunity recognition. Volunteers will role play a few brief scenarios and break into groups to work on problem identification and expression. We'll continue by getting to pitch ideas for potential solutions to the problems we define. Everyone will vote on their favourite solutions (with team venture capital) and debrief the experience.
9:30 a.m. | Ivey Lecture Series
Ivey's degree programs have continued to evolve over the years to remain highly competitive and we are now navigating these programs through a global pandemic. Join us for an in-depth update on our programs, how they are coping during these times, and how we are continuing to remain a top Business Program in North America.
Masters Programs: Hosted by J.D. Clarke, EMBA '10 - Executive Director, Masters Programs
HBA Program: Hosted by Caitlin Latham, HBA '93 - Director, HBA Recruiting and Admissions
10:30 a.m. | Ivey Pledge Ceremony
Over a decade since its inception, this initiative allows all Ivey alumni the opportunity to recite the Ivey Pledge to act honourably and ethically, while receiving a unique, individually numbered Ivey Ring. Advance registration and payment is required.
12:00 p.m. | Ivey Alumni Panel
Join us for our first-ever Homecoming alumni panel discussion to talk about recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will focus on how people across different industries are coping, both personally and professionally, through the pandemic and the steps underway to restarting and rebuilding.
Meet our Moderator and Panelists:
Jeannine Pereira, HBA '95, Director of Talent Development and Learning, Ernst & Young - Moderator
Greg Guatto, HBA '90, President & CEO, Aspen Properties - Panelist
Mariam Hashmi, HBA '05, MBA '08, Director of Information Technology PMO, IMAX Corporation - Panelist
Sandeep Kawadkar, MBA '05, Vice-President of Product & Platforms, President's Choice Financial - Panelist
2:00 p.m. | Ivey Academy Simulation
Join fellow alumni to play the “Predicting Success” simulation. The session will be led by the creators of the simulation, Ivey professors Rob Austin and Dr. Mazi Raz. The session intends to help executives and leaders learn how to assess novel ideas and examine the success trajectory across various stages of a new product launch. Innovation enthusiasts, strategists, marketing gurus, product or service owners, and investment managers benefit from playing the simulation and engaging in the debrief.
Virtual Class Happy Hours
Since we can't all be together in person this year to celebrate, join your classmates for a virtual happy hour to reconnect and reminisce on your time spent at Ivey. Visit your class web page to find details.