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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

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.
Feb 25, 2016

Developing Leadership Character

Professor Gerard Seijts, Executive Director of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and co-author of the new book, Developing Leadership Character, will lead an interactive discussion on why leadership character matters and can be developed to help leaders through challenges.
Nov 30, 2015

Electricity privatization and restructuring in Ontario and abroad: Expert panel event

Join Professor Guy Holburn and three electricity sector experts for an interactive discussion on electricity privatization and restructuring in Ontario.
Oct 14, 2015

Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business – The Hassle Factor: Don’t let travel inconveniences curtail your company’s international success

Join Ivey Assistant Professor Andreas Schotter and Con Steers, HBA ’76, Managing Director of Pedra da Gavea Co. Ltd., for an interactive discussion on how to make location choices that will tap into your ideal market
Oct 13, 2015

Ivey Idea Forum – Are P3s the answer to Canada's infrastructure deficit?

Join Ivey Professor Paul Boothe, Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, for an interactive discussion to understand the debate over P3 projects.
Sep 10, 2015

Ivey Idea Forum – Made in Canada? Rethinking Canadian Manufacturing

Join Ivey Professor Paul Boothe, Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, and a panel of Canadian manufacturing leaders for an interactive discussion of ways Canada can tackle the challenges currently facing the manufacturing industry.
Jun 30, 2015

Ivey Idea Forum – Visualize your company’s next move: A new way to map brand strategy

Building on his critically acclaimed book, TILT: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers, Ivey Marketing Professor Niraj Dawar will reveal a new brand map that helps companies better compete in their market space.
Jun 11, 2015

Ivey Idea Forum - Cryptocurrency and the Future of Money

Digital currency is changing the world of money for everyone. Join Ivey Associate Professor Stephen Sapp, Tangerine Chair in Finance; Kyle Kemper, of ChangeTip; and, Michael Perklin, President of C4, for an interactive session on the future of money.