Faculty members play a key role in building the unique Ivey learning experience by creating an exciting classroom environment and supporting individual students academically, professionally and personally. Years after graduation, alumni find the words of favourite professors echoing in their ears as they face key business decisions. Many remain in close touch with these extraordinary mentors and "leader breeders."

2017 Award Recipient

Craig DunbarAssociate Professor Craig Dunbar

Professor Dunbar joined the Finance Faculty Group at the Ivey Business School in July 1997. He previously taught Finance at the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1997. He was the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at Ivey from 2004 to 2009. Professor Dunbar has served the University in a number of capacities. From 2010 to 2013 he was an elected member of the Western Joint Pension Board. He was a University Senator from 2007 to 2011 and served on the Senate Committee on University Planning (SCUP) from 2008 to 2012. He was Chair of that committee from 2009 to 2012. Professor Dunbar is currently the Paul Desmarais/London Life Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Dunbar's research focuses on investment banking, corporate finance and financial contract choice. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Financial Analyst Journal.

Professor Dunbar has taught Financial Institutions Management, Investment Management, Introductory Finance, and various Ph.D. level seminars at the University of Pittsburgh. At Ivey, he has taught the first year core finance class in the HBA and MBA programs, Learning through Action (a core HBA course) and elective courses on derivatives, risk management and applied valuation (focusing on natural resource and financial services firms). He teaches on a number of open enrollment and custom executive development programs at Ivey including the Ivey Executive Program as well as programs for RBC.

Professor Dunbar received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1984, a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. After working in consulting in Toronto for two years Professor Dunbar studied for his Ph.D. degree in Finance and Applied Statistics at the Simon School of Business of the University of Rochester from 1988 to 1992.

Previous Recipients

2016
Associate Professor Rod White, HBA ’74
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2015
Professor Gerard Seijts
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2014
Professor Jim Erskine, MBA ’67
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2013
Professor Murrary Bryant
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2012
Professor David Conklin
Watch the video displayed at Homecoming 2012 honouring Professor Conklin as well as the Distinguished Service Award Recipients.

2011
Professor Kenneth (Ken) G. Hardy, HBA ’63
Learn more about Ken's contributions to alumni in our video.

2008
Professor James (Jim) Hatch

2007
Professor Eric Morse

2005
Professor Jeffrey Gandz

2003
Professor Rick Robertson, HBA ’75, MBA ’84, PhD ’87

2002
Joe DiStefano and Larry Wynant, MBA ’72

2001
John Graham, MBA ’58, and Michael Parent

2000
Michael Pearce, HBA ’68, and Kathleen Slaughter