Investment Priorities

What does it take for a business school to offer academic excellence and an exceptional experience while preparing outstanding leaders of business and society?

It takes:

  • Ensuring a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for all
  • Outstanding student and faculty support
  • Innovative research
  • Team-based learning
  • Collaborative and supportive relationships with alumni, partners and stakeholders

This is the foundation of our success and supports our vision to be one of the world’s most innovative and influential business schools.

Resource Downloads

How You Can Help Support EDII at Smith

Smith EDII Strategy Action Plan - Overview

Smith EDII Strategy Action Plan - Detailed

Dean's Innovation Fund

The Dean’s Innovation Fund enables the dean to flexibly support the greatest emerging priority areas of Smith School of Busines in a timely manner. Those areas include awards and scholarships to draw outstanding students; named professorship and chairs to attract and retain outstanding faculty; support of centres and institutes; improvement and sustainability initiatives; and capital projects.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization (EDII) Fund
Smith School of Business is committed to cultivating a vibrant and diverse academic and work environment rooted in a culture of mutual respect so that all members of our community feel safe, possess a strong sense of belonging, and are empowered to thrive. We recognize that access, equity, and inclusion are vital to our school's future and to developing global citizens with the broad knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to contribute meaningfully to society as well as advancements in business.