The Graduate Business Council is the recognized governing student body for both the Full Time and Part-Time MBA programs at the Rotman School of Management. We work hard to bring about activities and initiatives that will enhance the overall student experience at Rotman.

WIMA Executive Opportunity

Posted by Keely Evans on April 23, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

The Women in Management Association (WIMA) is seeking a full-time male MBA student to develop and execute an Allies program for the club. The purpose of the Allies program will be to proactively engage male students at Rotman in the gender equity dialogue and involve male students in WIMA.

The WIMA Executive team is inspired by top schools such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford and Berkeley that have launched successful allies programs. Coined “Manbassadors”, “The 22’s” and “WIMmen”, each of these programs invite men to join the gender equality conversation.

“Gender equality ought to be important to everyone. Too often gender equality is framed or processed in a way that suggests only women ought to be attuned to the topic, but these issues impact all of us. […] At its core, gender equality is a human rights issue, and in order to effect positive change — from the standpoint of societal advancement and economic development — we all must do our part.” (Michael Poku, MBA ’14, Harvard)

For further details on the Allies initiatives at other MBA programs:
–   Washington Post
–   Huffington Post
–   Harvard Gazette
–   Poets & Quants

Interested candidates should submit a 250 word statement of interest to WIMA by Sun, May 1. Email your application to Jessica Glanfield.


Director – Allies Program

The Director of Allies has two main responsibilities: With the assistance of the WIMA Executive, design an Allies Program for WIMA and plan and execute Allies events and communications.

Time Commitment

Average time commitment is 2-3 hours per week which varies as more time is required during weeks when events are being held.


–   Work with WIMA President and other executives to define strategic direction of the Allies program and develop a preliminary event calendar (spring/summer)
–   Work with the WIMA executive to develop an Allies Guide for the club website and educational communication tools for the membership (spring/summer)
–   Attend regular WIMA executive meetings (bi-weekly meetings all year)

Plan and Execute Allies Events and Communications
–   Conduct research on existing Allies programs and compile a list of possible events for WIMA to pilot at Rotman
–   Contribute to the naming and branding of the Allies program
–   Develop a communications initiative to engage men in the gender equity dialogue
–   Work with internal stakeholders at Rotman to develop a sustainable Allies program
–   Confirm dates and book room requirements with the PSO (Aug/Sept)
–   Submit expenses to VP Operations after each event

Events Responsible For
–   Piloting a series of events, both educational and social in nature

Congratulations to all our new GBC Managers!

Posted by Keely Evans on April 23, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

Thanks to everybody who took the time to apply to be a Manager in the GBC. After a careful interview process, we’re excited to announce your 2016-2017 GBC Managers! Please join us in wishing them luck in their new roles.

Communications Manager:
Keely Evans

Buddy Manager:
Julie Nguyen

IT Manager:
Leandro Escarante

TELL Manager:
Amy Delva

Case Competitions Manager:
Peyman Pardis

Outreach Manager:
Jainy Tong

Yearbook Manager:
Abhijit Singha Hazari

Social Media Manager:
Nikita Swaminathan

Orientation Camp Manager:
Alex Walker Turner

MBA Games Manager:
Luz Mondragon

Sponsorship Manager:
Priyadarshini Chhetri

Chief Returning Officer (CRO):
Aakif Merchant

Rotman WIMA Spring Alumni Social

Posted by Keely Evans on April 02, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

You are cordially invited to the Rotman WIMA Spring Alumni Social on Tue, Apr 19. We hope you can join us to celebrate the end of the year as we thank our current executive team and welcome our new executive team for 2016-17.

Please see details of the Alumni social event below.

When: Tue, Apr 19, 6-8 pm
Where: Fleck Atrium at Rotman (105 St George St.)
Keynote Speaker: Catherine Graham (MBA ’02), Co-Founder RightSleeve, CEO commonsku, and Co-Founder WIMA

6:00-6:30 pm  Registration Check-in and Alumni-only Cocktail Reception
6:30-7:00 pm  Opening Remarks by Current WIMA Executive and Keynote by Catherine Graham
7:00-8:00 pm  Cocktail Reception

Please register on R-World. Space is limited.

#TheLettersGoPink: April 13 is the Day of Pink

Posted by Keely Evans on April 02, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

The Letters want to talk about bullying, homophobia, and transphobia from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Wed, Apr 13, the International Day of Pink.

One component of the day will be an “Ask Me Anything” panel, where LGBTQ+ students will answer your anonymous questions regarding their experiences in school, the workplace, and society.

Please submit your questions here by 9:00pm on Sun, Apr 10. The panel will commence at 11:30am on Wed, Apr 13 in the Career Centre Lounge, and will be followed by light refreshments and a photo shoot at the laptop bar on the first floor.

Rotman MBA Asset Management Association (RAMA) Panel

Posted by Keely Evans on March 20, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

In conjunction with RAMA Industry Night, Rotman’s Asset Management Association invites you to attend a panel that will focus on trends that the industry cannot ignore. Panelists will speak about changes to product offerings (such as the growth of ETFs and the emphasis on responsible investing), changes to how advice is delivered, particularly with respect to ‘robo’ advisers, and changes to how offerings are delivered, with special focus on the burgeoning fin-tech industry.

When: Wed, Mar 30, 5:30-6:30 pm (followed by drinks & networking)
Where: Fleck Atrium
Topic: Innovations in Asset Management


Adam Nanjee is the Head of the FinTech cluster at MaRS.
MaRS’ FinTech Cluster connects the financial services sector with startups developing next generation technology in emerging payments, financial services, P2P transactions, alternative lending and crypto-currencies. Adam joined MaRS from MasterCard Canada, where, as VP of business development in emerging payments, he drove the company’s strategy and partnerships in the digital payment space.

Fred Pinto is the Chief Executive Officer at OceanRock Investments Inc.
OceanRock Investments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qtrade Financial Group. It manages over $1B on behalf of Canadian investors, offering diversified investment solutions with a core commitment to responsible investing. Fred has overall business responsibility for the management and future strategic direction of OceanRock across the investment, sales, marketing and product areas.

Gary Teelucksingh is a Partner at Capco.
Capco is a global business and technology consultancy, and a subsidiary of Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), an international provider of financial services technology and outsourcing services. Gary is a wealth management and financial services expert, with over two decades of functional experience across Marketing, Sales, Operations, Compliance and Product Development in the banking, mutual fund, broker/dealer and insurance industries.

Moderated by Andrew Gubasta, 2016 MBA Candidate.

REBC European Careers Panel & Speed-Networking

Posted by Keely Evans on March 20, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

Interested in working in Europe or for a European company in Canada, but don’t know where to start?

Come and learn from representatives from European companies in the GTA! We have 4 great panelists attending our European-themed networking event. After the panel discussion each of the panelists will join a smaller group of people to have a more intimate chat/Q&A.

When: Wed, Apr 6, 6-8 pm
Where: CIBC Room

Who’s attending:
Director from Novo Nordisk Canada
VP from Roche Canada
Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Rotman students with experiences in Europe

All MBA/MFin students are welcome – but space is limited!

Paid Part-Time Opportunity with Commix

Posted by Keely Evans on March 12, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

Commix, a Toronto-based marketing agency, is looking for a part-time contract market research analyst to help support a current project. Responsibilities include survey design, development and analysis. Background in research is required.

The contract starts immediately and the role will require a commitment of up to 5-10 hours a week at $40 an hour.

Please send all resumes to Yasmine Kashefi at by Fri, Mar 18. Please note that applications will be reviewed as they come in.

Strategy Case Competition on Energy Conservation

Posted by Keely Evans on March 12, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

The ENRG Club and the Ministry of Energy would like to invite 1st and 2nd year MBA students to a Strategy Case Competition on Energy Conservation.

Conservation is the cleanest and least costly way of reducing energy consumption. It is an important pillar for Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan. The Case Competition is seeking ways to promote energy conservation and reduce Green House Emissions across Ontario.

The winning team will have an opportunity to interview for internships and full time contract positions at the Ministry of Energy.

Case Release Date: Wed, Mar 16
Competition Date: Thu, Mar 24
Where: Ministry of Energy offices (Bay & College)
Team Size: 3-5 students

The Ministry looks forward to meeting bright minds to help build a better future for Ontario.

To register your team, please contact Letitia Falk.

ENRG & Net Impact Welcome CEO Tom Butler

Posted by Keely Evans on February 28, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

Rotman ENRG together with Rotman Net Impact are pleased to welcome Tom Butler, President and CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals

Topic: Establishing and implementing socially responsible practices in the evolving global minerals industry

When: Tue, Mar 8
Where: Career Centre Lounge
Dress Code: Business Casual

12:30pm to 12:59pm check-in and light refreshments
1:00pm sharp to 1:30pm presentation
Followed by Q&A with Richard Blundell, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability

About the Speaker:
Tom Butler became President and CEO of International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in July 2015. Before joining ICMM, Tom spent 18 years with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in the infrastructure and natural resource teams, with much of that time focused on mining and power projects in Africa. He holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University in the UK, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

GBC Outreach: Inaugural Charity Casino Night

Posted by Keely Evans on February 20, 2016  /   Posted in Newsletter

GBC Outreach’s Inaugural Charity Casino Night will take place on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30pm in Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management.

Come enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the company of Rotman faculty, alumni, current MBA, MFin and EMBA students. All your favourite gaming tables will be open, including Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Horse Race Table and hosted by your favourite Rotman professors. You will have an opportunity to win prizes throughout the night via the Grand Raffle.

All funds raised via ticket sales will go to four charities (Daytrippers Children’s Charity, Firefly Foundation, Regent Park School of Music and Solar for Life). To purchase your $20 ticket, please visit our Tilt page.

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