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Rotman Professor named to the Order of Canada

July 3, 2013

TORONTO, ON – David Beat­ty, an adjunct pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment, at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been named as a mem­ber of the Order of Cana­da. The announce­ment was made by the office of the Gov­er­nor Gen­er­al of Cana­da last Fri­day. Prof. Beat­ty was cit­ed for his con­tri­bu­tions to the devel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion of cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and ethics stan­dards.

The Order of Cana­da, one of Canada’s high­est civil­ian hon­ours, was estab­lished in 1967, dur­ing Canada’s cen­ten­ni­al year, to rec­og­nize a life­time of out­stand­ing achieve­ment, ded­i­ca­tion to com­mu­ni­ty and ser­vice to the nation. Over the last 46 years, more than 6,000 peo­ple from all sec­tors of soci­ety have been invest­ed into the Order.

Prof. Beat­ty is Con­way Direc­tor of the Clark­son Cen­tre for Busi­ness Ethics and Board Effec­tive­ness at the Rot­man School. He has taught strat­e­gy cours­es in the Rot­man MBA and EMBA pro­grams. He was the found­ing man­ag­ing direc­tor of the Cana­di­an Coali­tion for Good Gov­er­nance, the pre-emi­nent cor­po­rate gov­er­nance orga­ni­za­tion in Cana­da, from 2003 to 2008. Cur­rent­ly, he serves as a direc­tor of First­Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion, Wal­ter Ener­gy and Cana­da Steamships Lines. He has served on 31 boards world­wide and has been Chair of sev­en pub­lic com­pa­nies.

Anne Sado, a Rot­man MBA alum­na, who is cur­rent­ly pres­i­dent of George Brown Col­lege in Toron­to, was also named as a mem­ber of the Order for her lead­er­ship in post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion as a col­lege admin­is­tra­tor and for her exten­sive com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions. The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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