Media Releases

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November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

November 6, 2017

Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance Established to Advance Gender Diversity on Boards and Executive Positions

Toronto, ON –Seven of Canada’s most active and influential organizations dedicated to advancing good governance and gender equality in the workplace, including the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, have come together to form the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance (CGGGA). The new group aims to amplify and coordinate efforts to accelerate gender parity on boards and in executive positions, and contribute to public policy as an advisor for government and…

November 1, 2017

Chair Established at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in Honour of BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – A new chair has been established in honour of William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The chair was announced at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner on October 18 where Downe received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is the former Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group and received his MBA from the University of Toronto in 1978. The William A. Downe BMO Chair in Finance will be…

October 30, 2017

What Can Companies Do to Stay Alive Asks New Book from Strategic Management Faculty at UofT’s Rotman School Management

Toronto, ON – From Volkswagon to BP, from Blackberry to Bombardier, from United Airlines to Equifax, businesses -- large and small -- face threats to their survival. These worries keep corporate leaders awake and night. Is there anything businesses can do about it? This question and more is answered in new book, Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business, featuring a collection of insights by strategy professors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The…

October 25, 2017

Canadian Scientists and Organizations Honoured for Their Impact by University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab

Toronto, ON – Organizations and researchers whose work has had an impact on Canadian competitiveness in the areas of science, technology and commerce have been honoured with the third annual awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The awards are designed around the primary ingredients in the prevailing models of economics growth: labour, capital and ideas. The 2017 recipient of the Capital Award is the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) which…

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…