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Water Forum Partners Discuss Innovative Solutions

February 3rd, 2011 by Public Affairs
Have you ever considered how much water you truly use? The average Canadian uses 343 litres of water a day according to Environment Canada. It may seem to be a considerable amount but put into overall context, our cumulative water usage is even more incredible.Photo: Deputy Minister John Burke, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Jill Baker, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy For instance, National Geographic says that it takes 6,810 liters of water to produce one pound of beef. The complexities of the ‘water reality’ necessitates that improving Canada’s water sustainability requires a coordinated and innovative effort.

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Ivey mourns the loss of visionary former Dean, Lawrence G. Tapp

February 1st, 2011 by Public Affairs

Larry Tapp, former Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business (1995-2003), died yesterday from a heart attack while travelling in Belize with his wife, Joanne.

Calling him a “visionary former dean,” Ivey Dean Carol Stephenson acknowledged Tapp’s many contributions to the School. Photo: Larry TappDuring his tenure, Tapp led the School through a major transformation and built the foundation for many of Ivey’s strengths today.  He worked diligently to change the model for tuitio in professional schools at Ontario universities and also led the School’s rebranding when the Ivey family made a transformational gift and the School’s name was changed to the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Leadership Drives GM Out of Bankruptcy

February 1st, 2011 by Public Affairs

John F. Smith, recently-retired Group Vice-President of General Motors, was a welcomed guest speaker at the Richard Ivey School of Business on January 19, 2Photo: John F. Smith 011 to discuss his leadership experience. In his talk entitled, “Driving Out of Bankruptcy,” Smith shared his candid insights as key advisor to the CEO in helping to restructure GM following bankruptcy and his earlier leadership in rebuilding Cadillac and Allison Transmission. His vast experience from the auto sector can be applied by others to successful long-term management while simultaneously building sustainable value.

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Ivey Professor Paul Beamish celebrates research feat

January 31st, 2011 by Public Affairs
Paul Beamish, an award-winning researcher at Ivey, has reached a milestone in his publishing career.

Beamish has just had his 100th research paper accepted for publication. Photo: Paul BeamishThe paper, “Geographic and Product Diversification in Charitable Organizations,” co-authored with Ivey PhD graduates Geoff Kistruck of Ohio State University and Israr Qureshi of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will be published in the Journal of Management in 2011.

In addition to learning his 100th paper would be published, Beamish also had his 50th book published and saw the graduation of the 25th PhD student he has supervised, all in 2010.

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Antoni Cimolino shares leadership lessons from Shakespeare

January 28th, 2011 by Public Affairs
In his play, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare says leadership comes in many ways, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrusPhoto: Antoni Cimolinot upon them.”

Antoni Cimolino, Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, adds a fourth category: some people redefine greatness.  

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