Intouch alumni magazine is distributed twice a year — in the spring and fall — to all Ivey Business School HBA, MSc, MBA, EMBA, and PhD graduates and students, as well as to faculty, staff, and friends of the School. Published by the Advancement Department, it provides readers with School news, Ivey Alumni Network updates, class notes, faculty research, and the accomplishments of a broad array of alumni.
Ivey alums are leading in the ever-changing retail world. They share how they’re adapting, and what it takes to ensure a great online shopping experience for customers.
Ivey graduates explain why they bought existing companies (instead of starting their own), and how they’ve revitalized these businesses into thriving successes.
Diane-Laure Arjaliès and Vaughan Radcliffe strive to make accounting interesting for their students through effective teaching, guidance—and not telling them what to think.
Lois Nahirney, MBA ’90, traded a career as an executive in the oil and gas sector for an entrepreneurial role as CEO of dnaPower, one of Canada’s first lifestyle DNA companies.
Margherita Braga, HBA ’09, is part of Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting group in Toronto—but in her spare time, she’s leading her rowing team as the “coxie” for their boat.
Bill Troost, MBA ’75, and his wife Kathleen recognize the vital role scholarships, teaching and research play in attracting top students.
See our recently graduated class of 2016 from a new perspective. Get the full picture on our programs and graduates. How does it all stack up to your time at Ivey?
Taylor Ablitt, HBA ’10, runs the second-largest social entertainment website in the world.
Tony Bouk, MBA ’05, enjoys solving problems—and with his company GreenBug Energy, he’s doing just that through ancient technology.
Some Ivey classes are missing out on the benefits of having an engaged Class Liaison due to vacant volunteer roles that need filling. Is your class "orphaned?'
These Ivey graduates are risk takers who push the limits in their spare time, pursuing dangerous hobbies for more than just the thrills.
Technological innovation is changing the face of healthcare, and Ivey alumni are helping make it happen.
Danielle Thé, MSc ’12, is building technology solutions that improve the lives of people in developing countries.
Doug Woywitka, MBA ’93, left a career in the telecom industry to run a horse farm. He and his wife now breed and train some of the top sport horses in North America.
Yasser Rahrovani recently joined Ivey’s faculty, bringing with him fresh ideas. Professor Derrick Neufeld, PhD ’97, is showing Rahrovani the ropes.
Tim Godfrey, MBA ’79, is taking his one-man show on tour, playing for Ontario seniors who share his love of music and make him feel like the rock star he once wanted to be.
Each year, the Ivey Alumni Network presents awards to deserving individuals at Homecoming. Meet our 2015 award recipients.
Skai Dalziel, HBA ’04, finds the road less travelled leads to a Canadian first.
Craig Dunbar and Michael King share a passion for finance and a talent for repartee. Oh, and they both agree that Monopoly is not a metaphor for the world of high finance.
The simple joy of a perfect T-shirt—soft, well cut, quietly cool. Rami Helali, HBA ’10, is delivering the goods, and helping revive the Egyptian cotton industry in the process. Helali left his “dream job” to develop a business selling gloriously soft Egyptian cotton clothing.
When a career in consulting was wearing her down, Kyra Huntington, HBA ’11, re-energized by volunteering her skills for six months in Tanzania, Africa with the Clinton Health Access Initiative.
From high-end jewelry, medications and cardboard, to steel containers and adhesives, Ivey alumni are making it, making things. By focusing on innovation, quality and customers, they’re keeping their enterprises successful during a time of change.
They come. They see. They learn. They buy (maybe). Museums and art galleries are special places—the keepers of our culture and heritage, and sometimes highly successful enterprises. Seven alumni talk about why museums and art galleries matter.
The unique Ivey experience starts when you walk through the door for the first time. And doesn’t end with graduation, or perhaps even with retirement. Students graduating in 2015 reflect on where it all started and what they will take with them from the School.
Heather Payne, HBA ’09, and Melissa Sariffodeen, HBA ’10, are working to bridge the technology gender gap.
Class Liaisons Juliet Atha, HBA ’85, MBA ’91, and Mary Lou Hukezalie, EMBA ’02, have kept their classmates in contact over the years.
Lynn Imai and Andreas Schotter, EMBA ’04, PhD ’09, are globe-trotters with a passion for international business.
Laura Rietveld, MBA ’04, left a successful career in publishing to become a writer and director. Her first documentary, Okpik’s Dream, will be shown on national television this year.
Wendy Liu, BESc/HBA ’13, has built an online following of thousands for her quick and easy sewing lessons.
Mobile phones that know you better than you know yourself. Drones that can track a lost pet. Mobile scanners that sound like a Star Trek Tricorder. The mobile revolution is under way, and the sky may not be the limit.
They say that business is war. But these Ivey alumni have experienced both war and business and have a more nuanced perspective.