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Ivey’s most important stories of 2017

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  • Dec 20, 2017
Ivey’s most important stories of 2017

From a game-changing gift supporting women in engineering and business to insights on how alumni in Ivey’s HBA, MSc, and MBA Programs are changing the game of hockey, Ivey’s top stories of 2017 are all about making an impact. Here’s a roundup of our five most important stories of the year. 

Game-changing alumni in the world of hockey

A growing cohort of Ivey alumni are influencing Canada’s favourite pastime – hockey – on the ice, behind the bench, and in the front office. Learn how they are scoring big in this non-traditional sector.

Celebrating 10 years of the one-year MBA

Ivey celebrated an important milestone in 2017. The MBA class that graduated in June was the 10th class of the one-year program. Ivey’s switch to a one-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2006 was a radical change and a key differentiator. Read about the motivation for the change, the evolution of the program, and the challenges and successes experienced along the way.

EMBAs reflect on the role of business leaders and gender equality

When recent Hollywood scandals shed light on the issue of objectifying women in society, Ivey Executive MBA students Vasie Papadopoulos and John Rocco called for change. Their op-ed in The Globe and Mail discussed how business leaders, and the marketing industry specifically, can tackle gender stereotyping.

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Making the case for a national fintech strategy 

While there’s no question fintech is reshaping financial services, one question remains: Is Canada ready? In his op-ed for The Globe and Mail, Associate Professor Michael King, who is co-director of Ivey’s Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, explains why Canada should have a national fintech strategy like Britain, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Linamar gift supports women in engineering and business

A $5-million gift to Western's Engineering and Business dual-degree program will help to prepare more women for leadership roles in the manufacturing sector. The Linamar Scholarships for Women in Engineering and Business came from Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz, EMBA ’97; her husband Ed Newton; and Linamar founder Frank Hasenfratz. Read about what it means for female students. 

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