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Aug, 2019

How Exposure to Social Impact Sparked an Opportunity in Sustainable Fashion

For students in the Accelerated MBA (AMBA) program at the Smith School of Business, the Certificate in Social Impact offers education, exposure, and experience in the world of social impact, enterprise, and innovation. For AMBA 2019 graduate, Luan Tolosa, the Certificate was also a catalyst for the ideation and successful launch of her social enterprise, SEWT – Suits Especially for Women Tailored.


Jul, 2019

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: Taleen Haneshian on How Volunteering in Armenia Shifted her Perspective

Taleen Haneshian, a recent graduate of the Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA (2019) and Certificate in Social Impact, was encouraged by her experiences at Smith to continue dedicating her time to giving back. Following graduation, Taleen took on a new challenge and spent time volunteering in Armenia for an organization called FAST (Foundation for Armenians in Science and Technology). In this blog, Taleen shares her experience of how volunteering abroad gave her new perspective on stepping outside of her comfort zone.


Jun, 2019

I AM Mending the Gap: How MMIE Student, Anne O’Neill, is Tackling Gender Inequality

Anne O'Neill is a current student in the Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MMIE Class of 2019) program and the Certificate in Social Impact at the Smith School of Business. In this student profile, she shares her story about her mission to spark conversations about gender inequality in athletics.


Apr, 2019

Roles of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics in Business

This month, the Centre for Social Impact ran its final brown bag lunch of the year. We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Stephen Thomas, who is currently an Adjunct Professor right here at the Smith School of Business, as well as the Director of the Master of Management Analytics (MMA) and Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) programs.


Mar, 2019

Four Key Lessons: Recap of Speaker Series with Mike Gerbis

In the month of March, the Centre for Social Impact had the pleasure of hosting Mike Gerbis as part of its Speaker Series. Mr. Gerbis is a BSc’ 90 grad, and current CEO of GLOBE Series & The Delphi Group. With a focus in the impact of climate change on future business leaders, Mr. Gerbis lead us through his own journey in the private sector. Kind enough to give advice to a room full of unsure students, Mr. Gerbis offered four key lessons that he has developed over the course of his career.