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Canada 150 Business Conference

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Accounting | Economic Analysis and Policy | Finance | Marketing | Operations Management | Organizational Behaviour & HR Management | Strategic Management | Advancement Event | Career Panel | Alumni Networking

Date: September 11 - 12, 2017 | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Speaker(s): Dimitry Anastakis (Trent University)
Stephen Azzi (Carleton University)
Jim Baillie (Retired, Torys)
Simon Berge (University of Winnipeg)
Patricia Best (Author)
Mark Bonham (Rotman BCOM) (Massey College)
Melanie Buddle (Trent University)
Donica Delisle (University of Regina)
Lauren Epstein (Director of Investments, Epstein Enterprises)
Tabitha Fritz (Rotman School of Management)
Robin Gendron (Nipissing University)
Brian Gettler (University of Toronto)
Jim Goodfellow (Retired Partner & Vice Chair – Deloitte)
Walid Hejazi (Rotman School of Management)
Alison Kemper (Rotman MBA & PhD) (Ryerson University)
Mark Kuhlberg (Laurentian University)
Jim Leech –Former Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Tiff Macklem – Dean, Rotman School of Management
Joe Martin (Rotman School of Management)
Doug McCalla (University of Guelph)
Josh McFayden (Arizona State University)
Robert McIntosh, Director-General, Library & Archives Canada
Laurence Mussio
Don Nerbas (Cape Breton University)
David Newhouse (Trent University)
Thierry Nootens (Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres)
Gordon Pitts (DeGroote School of Business)
Daniel Robinson (Western University)
Jason Russell (Empire State College)
Helen Sinclair (Former President, Canadian Bankers Association)
Bruce Smardon (York University)
Andrew Smith (University of Liverpool)
Stan Sudol (Communications Consultant)
Graham Taylor (Trent University)
Janis Thiessen (University of Winnipeg)
Bill Waiser (University of Saskatchewan)
Red Wilson (Business Executive, Co-founder: Historica)
Robert Wright (Augustana University)
Amy Young (Rotman MBA) (Upside Consulting)
Topic: Canada 150 Business Conference
Venue: Rotman School of Management  105 St. George Street, Toronto ON
Location: Toronto
Cost: $50 per person, includes all sessions, materials, meals
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In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday celebrations, the Rotman School is hosting a two-day national conference highlighting 150 Years of Canadian business history. This conference will bring together academics, business leaders, professional archivists and the general public, to discuss a range of issues related to business sectors that have played an important role in shaping the Canadian economy since Confederation.

The conference will present a range of session topics on business sectors that have played an important role in shaping the Canadian economy since Confederation.  Keynote dinner and luncheon speakers will be presented by high-profile experts and will address broad issues on several topics. An edited book will be published and include selected papers presented at the conference.  A permanent digital archive of the conference and the book publication will be maintained with free public access.

Presenting Sponsors: Power Corporation of Canada, Great-West Lifeco

Partner Sponsors:  Historica Canada, Deloitte, TD Bank Group

Co-Presenters: Historica Canada; Canada’s History Society; Michael Lee Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship; Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg; Department of History, University of Toronto; Economics Department, University of Toronto.

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