Dean's Message - Dr. Michel Delorme
Welcome, Bienvenue, Aanii!
I want to take this opportunity to welcome incoming students to the 2020-2021 academic year! While this year will be an unprecedented one, your team at the Faculty of Management has been busy preparing for what will become a first year to remember! You are the first cohort to experience big changes in the post-secondary education system. This fall will be challenging in many unique and novel ways - we encourage you to learn, ask questions and reach out if you need help, support and guidance. We recognize that you will never have the opportunity to compare to the old way, the way it was or the way things got done in the past. Instead, you have envious opportunity to lead the change that will follow you and your class throughout your academic career and into the future of the workforce!
You will get to meet and know classmates, faculty members and support team first virtually and then hopefully in the future, in person. What you need to know is that your new family here at Laurentian University and the Faculty of Management, no matter what discipline you are studying, is here for you.
Please engage, challenge and learn! Join us with your energy, your passion and your experiences to enrich your educational career as well as that of your classmates, help improve our impact on socially responsible business education and lead the innovative change necessary in today's business climate.
Dean's Speaker Series - Upcoming Event
Friday, November 26 from 12-1 p.m
Hear from Dale Hooper, Laurentian University alumnus and General Manager of FanDuel Canada, Dale Hooper.
Hooper joined FanDuel Group, the premier online gaming company in the United States, in October 2021 as the General Manager of its Canadian operations. With more than 30 years’ experience, Hooper has a proven track-record of driving large-scale transformation across multiple consumer-driven industries. Prior to his new role, Hooper was the President and CEO of CCI (Cannabis Compliance Inc.) until December 2019 when his firm was acquired by Deloitte. Prior to CCI, Hooper was co-founder of D2H Ontario Inc., a consulting and investment company focused on the tech, consumer products and sports industries.
Laurentian graduate of the Bachelor of Sports Administration program, Hooper was honored in 2010 as one of 50 Laurentian Alumni that epitomize the University’s core values.
This virtual interactive lecture will be followed by Q&A.
Dean's Speaker Series - Past Events
Join us and learn from Associate Porfolio Manager, Canadian Small Cap investor and Start-up Entrepreneur!
Jennifer Schell is the CEO and Founder of Finliti - an accessible digital platform that delivers targeted investment knowledge to its users by discovering the emotional factors that define their individual investor personalities.
By using a scientifically based questionnaire, Finliti provides users with curated financial and investment information that will help them make wise financial decisions. Born and raised in Sudbury, Jennifer is a Laurentian University alumna from the B.Comm and MBA programs.
Wednesday, March 31 from 12-1:00 p.m.
Join us for an unforgetable chat with Barbara Armstrong, Founder and President of Ice Halo Ltd. Barbara designed the patented Ice Halo Protective Headband in 2007.The Ice Halo rapidly won recognition and acceptance.
She is a registered member of the ASTM International Worldwide Standards and is part of the Sub-Committee developing a new standard for testing head protection in the sport of curling. With this organizations vast supply of talent and bounty of research and knowledge available in the line of concussions, prevention and protection, she redesigned the Ice Halo and created the Halo HD.
Wednesday, February 24 from 1-2 p.m.
Barbara is an entrepreneur at heart!
Suzie was recognized by her peers and the community with the 2019 Mompreneur® Start Up Award. That same year, she was further awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.
Seeing a gap in the marketplace and a huge opportunity to help others through food, Suzie developed Love Good Fats a company that produces high-fat, low-carb, and low-sugar products.
Friday, January 22 from 12 - 1 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Michael DiBrina, TEP
Entrepreneurial and driven, with 30+ years of leading industry expertise, Michael has the experience and know-how to guide clients to take control of their financial future.
Michael is the Area President for Gallagher’s Benefit & HR Consulting Practice. He and the team provide specialized consulting expertise to businesses and individuals in the areas of employee benefits, retirement plans, human resource management, tax and estate planning and insurance.
Friday, November 27 from 12 to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Delve into the fast-paced industries of state-of-the-art building products, manufacturing, land development and real estate portfolio management with Laurentian University alumnus and Sudbury native.
Friday, October 23 from 12 to 1p.m. (Eastern Time)
Gain incredible insight from Jonathan Goodman’s extensive 30-year career in mining operations and industry investment.
Learn about the vast array of career opportunities in management and valuable tips on how to excel in the global mining and resource finance sectors.
Wednesday, September 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Wednesday, September 22 - 12-1 p.m.
Brad Aelicks is a geologist and serial entre- preneur with over 35 years of experience in the capital markets. A Laurentian University alumnus with an H.B.Sc. in Geology, Aelicks has served as a senior officer and director of over a dozen public companies and has consulted to dozens of others.
Join us and hear how Brad’s early career as an exploration geologist led him to founding one of the most successful environmental companies in Canada, and how his most recent endeavour as founder of Pyfera Growth Capital Corp., a technology and sustainable investment corporation, has him financing some of the most exciting new projects in the technology sector.
This virtual interactive lecture will be followed by a Q&A.
Wednesday, October 20 from 12-1:00 p.m.
Join us and gain insights from Eric Richmond, Chief Operating Officer and VP of Legal,
Coinsquare, Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Trust Company.
Eric Richmond is the Chief Operating Officer and VP of Legal at Coinsquare, a leading Canadian digital asset trading platform. He played a key leadership role in Coinsquare’s strategic direction and led the execution and negotiation of multiple financings, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships.
He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Trust Company, Canada's first qualified custodian for digital assets. He has in-depth knowledge of the principles, applications and current developments relating to blockchain technologies, and the regulators’ approaches to these technologies across multiple jurisdictions.