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Scholarship in Honour of JosepRotman Awarded at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

September 25, 2017

Toron­to, ON – For the sec­ond year, a Joseph L. Rot­man Schol­ar­ship has been award­ed to an incom­ing stu­dent in the Full-Time MBA pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

Heather Beat­ty is the recip­i­ent of the full tuition schol­ar­ship, which she received, based on the strength of her over­all appli­ca­tion to the MBA pro­gram, where she described her­self as “grit­ty, empa­thet­ic, resource­ful, curi­ous, and unin­hib­it­ed.”

Beat­ty is a grad­u­ate of Dart­mouth Col­lege where she was the award-win­ning cap­tain of the NCAA Divi­sion 1 Var­si­ty Ski Team. Most recent­ly, she worked as a fore­cast­ing analy­sis with Cana­di­an Tire and is cur­rent­ly a vol­un­teer with Start Proud, Canada’s largest LGBTQA+ non-prof­it that facil­i­tates the pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment of LGBTQA+ stu­dents.

The mer­it-based schol­ar­ship is named in hon­our of the School’s vision­ary bene­fac­tor Joseph Rot­man, who passed away in Jan­u­ary 2015.

“Each year we are com­mit­ted to hon­our­ing Joe’s com­mit­ment to excel­lence in edu­ca­tion and to devel­op­ing excep­tion­al future lead­ers.  We are thrilled to award Heather the Joseph L Rot­man Schol­ar­ship — our most gen­er­ous and pres­ti­gious award,” says Dean Tiff Mack­lem.

Togeth­er with his wife San­dra, the Rot­man fam­i­ly is among the most gen­er­ous donors in the University’s his­to­ry. In 2016, they gave $30 mil­lion to the School that estab­lished the Rot­man Cat­a­lyst Fund, which is act­ing as a “ven­ture fund” for the Rot­man School, used to fund bold and inno­v­a­tive ini­tia­tives to con­tin­ue to trans­form man­age­ment edu­ca­tion and to increase the impact of the School’s stu­dents and new think­ing.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416–946-3818