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The Sandra Rotman Healthcare Scholarship Provides Support to Students at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

November 1, 2019

Toronto – Prospective students with a background in healthcare or the life sciences sector wanting to pursue a career in health sector management now have a new scholarship to tap into at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

The Sandra Rotman Healthcare Scholarship is awarded to incoming students in the Rotman School’s Full Time and Morning and Evening MBA programs.  Students must have a background in healthcare or life sciences, either academic or employment-based and express an interest in pursuing a major in Health Sector Management in the MBA program or a career in the sector. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The first scholarships were awarded this fall to three students in the Rotman Full Time MBA students; Janice Pong, Ada Kwong and Afton Hiscox, all from the Class of 2021.

The scholarships are part of a generous gift from Sandra Rotman to the Rotman School in 2018 which supports several initiatives in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The gift provided funding for three new faculty chairs, including the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare held by Prof. Avi Goldfarb, the Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization held by Prof. Alberto Galasso, and supports research and teaching that focuses on health sector challenges. The donation also fund educational and leadership development for professionals in the healthcare and life sciences sector, including scholarships and bursaries in a range of Rotman School programs.

The Rotman School has been a leader in healthcare management research through its Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy within the University of Toronto. The School and the University also interact with Canada’s largest medical research hub, which is one of the ten largest healthcare and biomedical clusters in the world. The Rotman School currently offers a major in Health Sector Management for students in the School’s Full-Time, Morning and Evening MBA programs.  Last year, the 18-month Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences program began with modules in Toronto, Singapore and the San Francisco Bay Area. The Centre, in partnership with Rotman Executive Programs, is Canada’s leading academic provider of healthcare executive programs, and offers health sector programs, which equip professionals with the knowledge and business skills to lead and manage their organizations effectively in a complex field that is constantly evolving.

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Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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