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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

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.
Sep 16, 2016

The secret formula of Coca-Cola: Think outside the bottle!

Bill Schultz, President of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, will discuss the Coca-Cola model for global business success.
Sep 9, 2016

Collaborating with the competition: Surprising new solutions to sustainability challenges

Associate Professor Lori DiVito shares insights from her new NBS study of eight competitor collaborations in Europe and Canada, providing guidance for firms considering new forms of collaboration.
Jun 20, 2016

From ‘lower for longer’ to ‘lower forever’? What do low interest rates mean for business?

Ivey Associate Professor Tony Frost and a panel of experts will discuss the impact of ultra-low interest rates on business and the economy.
Jun 7, 2016

Investing in your employees: Making the case for wellness programs in the workplace

For Ivey’s third event in The Talent Series, Associate Professor Michael Rouse, in partnership with Sun Life, will lead an interactive discussion on the preliminary findings of a rigorous, first-of-its-kind study of the benefits of wellness programs in Canada.
May 19, 2016

The inaugural Scotiabank Speaker Series in Digital Transformation in Banking - Digital Disruption and FinTech Innovation

The newly created Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School will host a special evening event in Toronto featuring Ray Sharma, HBA ’96, Executive Managing Partner of Extreme Venture Partners.
Mar 24, 2016

Women in the Workplace: Breaking down the barriers to advancement

Marie-Claude Nadeau, co-author of the groundbreaking study, Women in the Workplace 2015, will share insights on why women are still underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline. She’ll also give advice for breaking the barriers.