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> Ontario invests in youth entrepreneurship through Rise Asset Development
Toronto, June 15, 2012 – Starting a business is never an easy task for young people who are often overwhelmed by developing an idea into a concrete business plan. The challenge is even greater for youth with a history of mental health or addiction issues, who have often had to work around interruptions in their education and/or employment experiences.

> Rise Asset Development pilots group microfinance program for individuals with mental health, addiction challenges
Toronto, May 30, 2012 –Starting a business can be challenging for any entrepreneur but for those with a history of mental health or addiction issues, the task can be even more daunting. But a program from Rise Asset Development, a financial initiative of UofT's Rotman School of Management and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), is providing micro financing and mentorship to entrepreneurs facing these extra challenges.

> Blood drives do better with incentives, says University of Toronto study
Toronto, May 2, 2012 – It’s called the gift of life. But more people will roll up their sleeves to donate blood if a gift card comes with it. That’s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. It shows a 15 to 20 percent rise in blood drive donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix.  

> Rotman MBA Student Honoured as Rising Star in Global Health
Toronto, February 13, 2012 – A student in the Morning MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been honoured as a rising star in global health. Dr. Karim S. Karim  who is also an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, received a $100,000 grant last week from Grand Challenges Canada to pursue his work on a device for rapid tuberculosis detection through digital imaging, a low-cost and effective diagnostic. The grant was one of only 15, valued in total at more than $1.5 million, awarded to some of Canada's most creative innovators from across the country in support of their work to improve global health conditions.


> Improving the Patient Experience by Design
Fall 2011 -
The Vision: Create a new space and experience at Princess Margaret Hospital that is truly patient centric and world class.

Growing Appeal of Healthcare; The sector is adopting a more business-oriented approach and attracting MBAs in the process by Rebecca Knight for the Finanacial Times 
February 21, 2011 - With healthcare reform on the agenda in the US and the UK, business school students are showing much more interest in an industry that until a few years ago attracted only small numbers of MBAs.

> Performance Key to Pay for Hospital CEOs by Pauline Tam for The Ottawa Citizen
April 29, 2011 - Brian Golden, Executive Director of the Centre for Health Sector Strategy and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman, comments on hospital executive pay in

> Paying physicians more to get more - or to get less
Toronto, November 30, 2011 - Labour economics can provide a valuable perspective in addressing the supply of doctors and access to care, says an article in the December 6 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

“Understanding and accurately predicting the response of physicians to incentives is essential if governments wish to increase the supply of physician services,” says Prof. Brian Golden, who holds the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, who wrote the article with Rotman Prof. Doug Hyatt and Rosemary Hannam of the Rotman School's Centre for Health Sector Strategy.


> The Health Issue, Rotman Magazine (Winter 2006)

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