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Past events (2021-2022)


Friday, October 1: 10:30am - 12:00pm ET
"Blockchain-Enabled Traceability in Food Supply Chain Networks"
Professor Fasheng Xu, Syracuse University
Host: Hubert Pun
Interest: Management Science and Operations Management Researchers
Location: Zoom info on Learn

 October 6: 11:00pm - 12:20pm ET​
Session 1: Electrification Scenarios and Investment in Electricity Infrastructure
Host: Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

•    Tyler Bryant, FortisBC
•    Caroline Lee, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
•    Normand Mousseau, Université de Montréal
•    Adam Fremeth, Ivey Business School (Moderator)
Register here

October 7: 3:30pm ET​
"Capitalizing on the Digital Financial Revolution: Opportunities, Risks and Policy Imperatives"
Professor Michael King, University of Victoria
Host: Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab
Location: Zoom info on Learn

October 13: 11:00am - 12:20pm ET
Session 2: Transmission and Distribution Grid Services of the Future
Host: Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre
•    Jason Fitzsimmons, Hydro One
•    Eric Vandenberg, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
•    Joshua Wong, Opus One Solutions
•    Katherine Sparkes, Independent Electricity System Operator (Moderator)
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October 15: 12:00pm ET
Ivey Panel on Sustainable Impact Investing
Host: Centre for Building Sustainable Value

•  Vanguard's Investment Stewardship Lead, Maria Zhivitskaya
Impak Finance Co-founder and CEO, Paul Allard
Location: Zoom info on Learn

 October 20: 11:00am - 12:20pm ET
Session 3: Electricity Rate Design and Electrification
Host: Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

•    Carlos Batlle, MIT Energy Initiative and Comillas Pontifical University
•    Catherine H. Hausman, University of Michigan and National Bureau of Economics Research
•    Nicole LeBlanc, Alberta Electric System Operator

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October 22 - 10:30am - 12:00pm ET
"Sales and Price Guarantees under Markovian Pricing"

Professor Dan Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
Host: Fredrik Odegaard & Management Science Group
Location: Zoom info on Learn


 October 27: 11:00am - 12:20pm ET
Keynote: "Challenges of a Clean Energy Transition and Implications for Energy Infrastructure Policy"
Host: Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre
•    Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas
•    Guy Holburn, Ivey Business School (Moderator)
Register here


November 2: 11:30am - 12:30pm ET
Webinar: "Perspectives on (Dis) Ability, EDID and Health"
Host: Schulich EDID Dialogues Series
Register here 

November 3: 10:00am - 11:30am ET
"When Do Organizations Learn from Failures?"
Professor Mark Pagell, University College Dublin
Host: Operations Management Group
Location: Zoom info on Learn

November 4: 11:00am - 12:30pm ET
"Selling Randomness"
Professor Adam Elmachtoub, Columbia University
Host: Joe Naoum-Sawaya & Management Science Group
Location: Zoom info on Learn


November 8: 3:30pm - 4:45pm ET
"Making it Work: Minority Government, Major Challenges"

  • The Honourable Christy Clark, former Premier of British Columbia, Senior Advisor at Bennet Jones
  • The Honourable Hassan Yussuff, Senator, former President of the Canadian Labour Congress
  • The Honourable James Moore, former federal Cabinet Minister, Senior Business Advisor at Dentons
  • Paul Wells, Senior Writer for Maclean’s and Lawrence National Centre Fellow

Host: Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management
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November 8-11
"Global Entrepreneurship Week"
Host: Western Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
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November 9: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET
"Creating Pedagogical Spaces in Early Childhood Education"
Dr. Pacini-Ketchabaw, Western University
Host: Let’s Talk Education Community Series speakers
Register to receive Zoom link via email or through Community Speaker Series - Registration

November 10: 10:00am to 12:00pm ET
"Your organization's net-zero future is closer than you think"
- Sarah Chapman – Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Manulife
- Laura Zizzo – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Manifest Climate
- Robert Klassen – Director, Centre for Building Sustainable Value, Ivey Business School at Western University
Host: Ivey Centre for Building Sustainable Value
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 November 10: 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
"Build your research impact"
- Vinita Srivastava, The Conversation
 - Connie Tang, Research Impact Canada
 - Elizabeth Jackson, PhD, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph
Host: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Career Corner series
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November 22: 10:00am
"Attention Shoppers: American Retail Capitalism and the Rise of the Amazon Economy"
Professor Kathleen Thelen, MIT
Host: DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies
Event info here

November 24: Save the Date
"Future of Sustainable Food Systems in the London region and beyond"
Host: Western University, Brescia University College, Fanshaw College and the London Economic Development Corporation
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November 24: 3:00pm - 4:15pm
"A Conversation with The Honourable Murray Sinclair"
Honourable Murray Sinclair and Anna Maria Tremonti
Host: Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership
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November 26: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Professor Bradley Pomeroy, University of Waterloo
"Shifting the Unit of Analysis: How Audit Committees Evaluate Audit Partners, Engagement Teams, and Audit Firms"
Host: Managerial Accounting and Control Group
Location: Room info on Learn

November 29: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Professor Avi Goldfarb, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
"An empirical approach to evaluate the GPT likelihood of emerging technologies using data from online job postings"
Host: Marketing Area Group
Location: Room info on Learn


December 2: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Can Mandatory E‐Waste Laws Crowd‐Out Voluntary Environmental Initiatives? Evidence from a Quasi‐Experiment
Suvrat Dhanorkar, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Host: Operations Management Group
Location: Zoom info on Learn

December 3: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
"What are we up to?" Ivey Research Event
   • Jason Nguyen
Guneet Nagpal
   • Kyle Maclean
   • Krista Pettit
   • Shannon Rawski
   • Jury Gualandris
   • Hubert Pun
   • Nouri Najjar

Host: Ivey's Research Office
Location: Room info on Learn

 December 6: 11:00am - 1:30pm ET
"Safeguarding Science: Addressing research security concerns in Canada"
The workshop aims to raise awareness within Canada’s scientific and academic communities of the risks that exist for their research, including intellectual property theft and misuse by nefarious actors from at home and abroad
Host: Public Safety Canada 
Location: Register here

December 6: 2:30pm - 3:45pm
"A Post-Pandemic Economic Vision for Canada: The What, Why and How?"
   • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder
   • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette
   • The Honourable Senator Brent Cotter
   • The Honourable Senator Sabi Marwah
Host: Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management
Location: Register here


 December 15: 10:00am - 12:00pm
"Knowledge Exchange School"
Dr. Kate Graham is presenting and the session will prove to be very useful for those interested in translating their research into policy change but who do not know how or where to begin and/or do not have existing relationships. The session will provide an engaging overview of the policy landscape highlighting key players such as elected officials, bureaucrats, and key sector actors (eg., advocacy groups, public voices etc.). A 4 step process will be discussed with tips & tricks provided including an overview of what makes a good policy brief but beyond output creation, mobilization for impact will be the focus.
Host: Research Western
Location: Register here