Message to the Smith Community

You are no doubt reading about and seeing images of the anti-Black racism protests across the US, as well as in Canada and around the world precipitated by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd by police. This appalling event, along with other racist acts experienced daily by Black people in our society, reminds us that we cannot be complacent and must continue to fight racism in all its forms.

The current events underscore the need for the Smith School of Business to renew our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusivity and indigeneity (EDII) – and specifically to anti-racism. As a community we can be and must be part of the solution. We have made some progress: by improving our hiring processes to be more inclusive; by educating our students with more EDII content in programs; by partnering with organizations that are leaders in this area; by supporting student groups that prioritize EDII; and by encouraging research that will lead to more inclusive organizations and society. Clearly, however, there is much more to do.

Smith has established a task force on EDII to tackle needs specific to the school of business. This will be a top priority for Smith. We will seek input and ideas from across Smith and the community. We need to intentionally seek out ways to improve anti-racism and create a culture of inclusion, respect and dignity for all.

Brenda Brouwer, PhD
Dean, Smith School of Business

COVID-19 Adjustments & Information

Fall 2020 Program Delivery

Smith School of Business has established its plan for the fall term. As we anticipate some physical distancing restrictions will still be in place come September, adjustments to program deliveries will be required in many cases. This includes all years of the Commerce program being delivered remotely. Click here for more information.

Smith's COVID Response

For information on Smith School of Business’ response to COVID-19, click here.

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Our Smith Business Insight platform has a rich selection of articles, assessments, and webinars from Smith faculty and experts on navigating the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more.

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Smith School of Business and Mitacs launch internship program to connect students with businesses and not-for-profit organizations during COVID-19

Kingston, Ont. – Smith School of Business and Mitacs – a not-for-profit organization that fosters Canadian growth and innovation – have partnered on a new internship program that will provide Smith students with valuable, practical experience as they assist companies and organizations looking to restore or modify their business operations disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remembering Bruce Buchan, professor and school of business historian

Kingston, Ont. – Professor Emeritus Bruce Buchan, a committed teacher and mentor at Smith School of Business with a passion for business history and for Golden Gaels football, died on June 6. He was 87.

Dare to Dream 2020 winners are announced

Kingston, Ont. – Four new ventures led by Smith School of Business alumni have been announced as this year’s recipients of Dare to Dream funding.

Smith community in China sends thousands of masks to Kingston

Kingston, Ont. – As a business school with deep international ties, Smith has long benefited from its relationships around the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the Smith community have repeatedly demonstrated their eagerness to join together to help those in need.

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