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When: November 5-8, 2015
Where: Spencer Leadership Centre, London, Canada

The PhD Sustainability Academy, co-hosted by the Ivey Business School and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), convenes 15 promising PhD students and 6 senior researchers. Each student receives intensive feedback on their research project. The participants and faculty members represent a range of management disciplines and methodologies. This Academy represents one of the foremost learning and networking events for students researching social and environmental issues.

"The Academy provided me with an intellectually stimulating and emotionally supportive environment where I could share my own research with so many peers, receive very constructive and helpful feedback, and learn much from the work of other participants. I now feel I am a part of a broader community with whom I can exchange ideas, and continue to learn and grow as a sustainability scholar." - 2014 PhD Academy participant

For additional details on the experience, read this blog entry written by Horacio Rousseau, a 2014 PhD Academy participant, available on the ARCS website.

Faculty mentors, 2015

Oana Branzei (host)

Western University, Ivey Business School

Associate Professor of Strategy, Director of the HBA Sustainability Certificate Program, Visiting Professor at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Amy Edmondson

Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Author of Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and Teaming to Innovate.

Witold (Vit) Henisz

The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Director at The Wharton School.

Gail Whiteman

Lancaster University Management School
Professor & Rubin Chair in Sustainability
Director of Pentland Centre for Sustainability

G. Thomas Lumpkin

Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
The Chris J. Writing Chair in Entrepreneurship


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