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Reputation for Research

Ivey has a reputation for excellence in teaching and case writing. These traditions continue, with PhD students able to access many opportunities to author cases and to learn how to become outstanding in the classroom.

Ivey is also committed to scholarship and we have a track record of collaboration between PhD students and faculty, both during the program and after graduation. This joint engagement in research also helps to explain the fact that in the last three years, 96% of our PhD graduates have earned an academic placement. Check out co-authored refereed publications (from 2015 to date) between our PhD students and our Ivey faculty.

In fact, Ivey has terrific research resources. Some 45 Ivey faculty hold SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC grants and/or other grants from public and private sources. Ivey’s new building contains the Behavioural Research Lab that is another valuable tool to craft top-tier research. We have a range of Centres and Institutes that benefit scholars in many ways, from access to data to helping encourage innovative cross-disciplinary research. We host the Ivey Research Series, which exposes students to an exciting array of the world’s top scholars.


Students typically take home at least $25K. Our funding is in the form of scholarships so they are normally not taxed. Some students earn other awards (e.g. OGS, SSHRC) or take on additional research assistance work, which we don’t require but may help to build a CV.

In later years, students may decide to gain teaching experience, which can be useful on the academic job market. At no point do we require any of our students to do any TA or RA work – we want students to be well funded and free to make choices that put their own training and productivity first. We also provide $8,000 to students over their PhD careers to present research at conferences and $3,000 to help defray thesis expenses. Students are provided a photocopying budget and a dedicated workspace too.