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Videos from Past Events

Optimizing health care in Canada - highlights

Achieving a health-care system that is both cost-effective and produces better patient outcomes faces many challenges. But advances are being made, as attendees learned at an Idea Forum called Optimizing health care: A prescription for delivering patient value. Led by David Barrett, MBA ’04, PhD ’14, the Executive Director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, and Research Associate Alexander Smith, HBA ’13, industry panellists examined the barriers to efficient and cost-effective health care. The event was held May 9 at Ivey’s Tangerine Leadership Centre in Toronto.

Highlights from the 2016 Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business

Watch highlights of the presentation by Bill Schultz, President of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, called The secret formula of Coca-Cola: Think outside the bottle!. Schultz delivered the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business in Toronto on September 16.

Past Events

Feb 15, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

SOLD OUT! The human and machines partnership and the next arms race for global industry leadership

For the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business, Idris Mootee, CEO and co-founder of Idea Couture, a global strategic innovation firm, will discuss the opportunities for business in our AI future.
Dec 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Keeping Canada’s energy sector globally competitive

Leaders from the energy industry will discuss investment trends, risks and returns, and future growth of Canada's energy sector, and debate what can be done by firms and governments to ensure it remains competitive.
Oct 11, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

In the public interest: Expansion of the audit mandate

For this Ivey Idea Forum, Professor Vaughan Radcliffe from the CPA–Ivey Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest will lead an interactive discussion with Bonnie Lysyk, the Auditor General of Ontario, and a panel of leading CPAs on the implications of an expanded audit mandate.
Sep 14, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The behaviour of individual investors

For the Tangerine Lecture in Finance, Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Professor and Chair of the Finance Group at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss how behavioural biases and decision heuristics may be putting your investment returns at risk.
Jun 1, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Beyond digital: How cognitive, blockchain, and FinTechs are transforming banking

Dino Trevisani, President of IBM Canada, will discuss how the integration of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchains are reshaping banking.
May 9, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Optimizing health care: A prescription for delivering patient value

David Barrett, BA '04, PhD '14, Executive Director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, and a panel of health-sector leaders will discuss delivering patient value through optimizing health-system operations.
May 5, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Developing Leadership Character

Join Gerard Seijts and a panel of high-profile leaders in Calgary on May 5 for insights on why leadership character matters and how it can be developed.
Nov 3, 2016

Can financial engineering cure cancer?

For the Tangerine Lecture in Finance, Andrew Lo, a finance professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, will discuss how financial engineering can be used to fund cancer and other deadly diseases.
Oct 6, 2016

The Global Energy Outlook: The Future of Fossil Fuels

Global consumption of fossil fuels has steadily marched upwards for many decades. For expert insights on what the future may hold for Canada’s fossil fuel sector, please join this Idea Forum, Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels.
Sep 23, 2016

Building Local Community Confidence in Renewable Energy Development

Energy development has become increasingly contested at the local level. This event, organized by the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, brings together expert panellists to address questions from public, private, and academic perspectives.