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Five biggest stories of 2018

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  • Dec 20, 2018
Five biggest stories of 2018

2018 was an extraordinary year at Ivey.

From a visit with Olympic gold medalists to a $7-million donation, Ivey News stories took over our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

We took a look back at our social media channels to see what the biggest stories were – what received the most likes, shares, comments, and retweets – and compiled our top five list.

  1. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir speak to HBA students
    Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir delivered the keynote speech at this year’s HBA Leadership Day. The Canadian figure skaters shared lessons they’ve learned from their 21 years together and took time to meet with students and snap photos.

  2. Ivey’s MBA Program ranked best in Canada
    Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Ivey’s MBA Program the top program in Canada for the fifth year in a row. Bloomberg’s rankings are based on surveys of recruiters, alumni, and students. Schools are ranked on four indexes: Compensation, Learning, Networking, and Entrepreneurship.

  3. Four alumnae named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women list
    Anita Gaffney-Misener, EMBA ’02, Jennifer Couldrey, HBA ’10, Selena Ng, HBA ’12, and Dagmara Anna Fijalkowski, MBA ’94, received the 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award by the Women’s Executive Network. The annual list celebrates strong and inspirational professional women from across Canada and their accomplishments.

  4. HBA student Victor Lal swims across Lake Ontario
    Victor Lal, HBA ’19 candidate and founder Canadians for Syria, swam across a portion of Lake Ontario to raise money to help Syrian refugee families come to Canada. The 52-kilometre swim started in Niagara-on-the-Lake and ended in Toronto. It took Lal roughly 24 hours to complete.

  5. Ivey alum John F. Wood makes a $7-million gift
    Thanks to an incredible $7-million gift from John F. Wood, HBA ’64, Ivey will establish the John F. Wood Centre for Innovation in Business Learning. The Centre will work to develop innovative and effective ways to teach business to future leaders.