Event Recordings

Miss a recent event and want to watch it now? Curious about past offerings? View recordings from some of our past events!

You can also view Queen’s Venture Network recordings, and for upcoming events please be sure to check the Event Board on SmithConnect.

Past Events

January 18, 2022

Turning the Great Resignation Into the Great Adaptation

This discussion moderated by Dr. Matthias Spitzmuller, Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior at Smith School of Business, with perspectives from Humaira Ghiacy, BCom’09, Human Resources Professional, Kaanesh (Nash) Ghosh, MIR’14, HR Manager at Amazon and Hayley Rushford, BCom’15, a Calgary employment lawyer, as they discuss how businesses and employees are navigating the pandemic era and developing the new normal in organizational change, operations, and workplace culture.

December 1, 2021

Asia’s High Demand for Chinese Speaking Finance Professionals from North America

This event discussed how many financial institutions in Asia have a large part of their revenue generated from Greater China today and there is an increasing demand for Chinese-speaking finance professionals who are familiar with international markets and practices. Finance professionals who can bridge the East and West are in high demand. The speaker, Eric Sim, is the founder of the Institute of Life and former UBS Investment Bank MD and spoke to those that speak fluent Chinese and may want to pursue a career in Asia in the near future about what skills are required to do so.

October 14, 2021

Smith Homecoming Kick-Off Event

This event, hosted by Dean Costen features a performance and Q&A with Smith alum, comedian and keynote speaker, Joze Piranian (MIB’13), followed by a fireside chat with five-time Olympic medalist and three-time World Champion, Tessa Virtue, EMBA’22.

September, 2021

Alumni Town Halls with Dean Wanda Costen

In September we hosted three alumni town halls that featured an opportunity to get to know Dr. Wanda Costen who joined as our new Dean on July 1st. We learned about her journey to Smith, her early day findings, and what her vision for the future is. The following video is a highlight reel of the three events that were hosted by Catherine Bell, EMBA’02, Aziz Garuba Jr., AMBA’12 and Professor Wei Wang, PhD’06.

June 16, 2021

SBC Calgary & Vancouver - The Future of Supply Chain

This discussion brings Associate Professor Paul Roman and supply chain experts Reza Bafandeh, AMBA’16, and Jonathan Rosemberg, EMBAA’12 together for a conversation about how the pandemic has pushed each link of our supply chains to the brink of catastrophe as brick and mortar had to adapt to new channels, as factories ran out of essential parts, and as demand for some goods exploded with changes in consumer behaviour. With Just in Time (JIT) delivery being the preferred method to manufacture goods, the world supply chain came to a halt during the 2nd quarter of 2020. Twelve months later systems have not fully recovered and manufacturing lines are still stressed worldwide. From cars and computers missing semiconductors, to boats blocking shipping routes, or the lack of containers, the world’s supply chain is lagging world demand for goods.

June 1, 2021

SBC Toronto - The Board Experience: All you need to know

Whether you are an aspiring professional looking to join your first board, an experienced board member looking to transition to a corporate board, or a leader looking to gain insights on how to improve interactions with your board, this event will bring together seasoned veterans from the boardroom to share their experiences, knowledge and answer your burning questions. This panel discussion features our expert panelists with extensive board experience, Shan Atkins, BCom'79, Eva Mah Borsato, MBA'98, and Meghan Roach, BCom'05 and is moderated by Shawn Cooper, Com'87.

March 31, 2021

SBC A&AI – Transform your Business Using Analytics and AI

This virtual event focused on uncovering diverse analytics applications that have helped to transform businesses. It included a workshop featuring Pavel Abdur-Rahman, MMA’16 where he discussed how to drive successful analytics use cases. The discussion then continued with a panel featuring Pavel Abdur-Rahman, MMA’16, Masoum Mosmer, MMA’15, Tara Scott, MMA’17 and moderated by Hasham Javaid, MMAI’19 where they explored past analytics use cases and how they helped evolve their businesses.

March 8, 2021

SBC Toronto - Women in Leadership

This powerful and thought-provoking hour brings together three inspiring women to share their perspectives on the impact female leaders can have on their organizations and sectors. In addition to the discussion about how women can capitalize on the unique qualities they bring to leadership roles, panellists share how they have been, and continue to be, inspired by other female leaders, the stories that shaped their careers and how we, as women and allies, can collectively foster equitable and inclusive professional relationships and work cultures.

February 22, 2021

SBC Calgary - The Business of YYC

We spend an hour with Mr. Bob Sartor, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority, discussing the business of an airport during COVID-19, the importance of Canada's national transportation network, and how the sector's recovery is vital to local and regional communities.

February 4, 2021

SBC Toronto - Leading Change: Considerations for Your Next EDII Initiative

This past year, organizations have made public commitments for creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. It is the right thing to do morally, and it is also a strategic imperative. This panel discussion focuses on EDII, specifically examining case studies and examples of corporations who have implemented EDII initiatives successfully and made a positive impact.

October 28, 2020

SBC Toronto - Food for Thought

This panel discussion explors the innovation and adaptation underway in the grocery and food industries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. How has supply and demand been impacted? How has this shifted the way retailers think about distribution and channels? What are the lessons learned and how could they apply to other industries?

June 23, 2020

SmithConnect - Virtual Steam Whistle

June 18, 2020

SmithConnect - Virtual GOLD