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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership


The Institute is pleased to have committed Executives-in-Residence as part of the team at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership.  These practitioners and executives will help Ivey faculty in the delivery of leadership-related courses or other teaching-related events and thus help to deliver on "the Ivey experience". EIR members are appointed for a three-year term and are involved in a minimum of five activities per year.

EIR involvement includes:

  • being a mentor to students
  • serving as a sounding board for teaching and research ideas
  • acting as an in-class visitor or guest speaker
  • taking on the role as liaison for case writing and case opportunities
  • contributing to practitioner conferences organized by the Institute
  • endorsing and advocating the Institute’s interests to external constituencies, raising the Institute’s profile
  • assisting in case competitions
  • participating in outreach where needed and appropriate

Kanina Blanchard, Certified Management Consultant
President, Opportunity Creation

Jeff Fielding
City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, City of Calgary

Bill Furlong
Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission

Loretta Biscaro Smith
President, Genesis Executive Management Inc.