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Fall 2021

Fall 2021


Meet the new dean
In an exclusive interview, Smith Magazine chats with Wanda Costen about her life and career (which has spanned the military, private industry and academia), how she got to Smith and her priorities for the school.
An illustration of a man on a yellow background looking at finance elements.
Every year, a small group of Commerce students patiently grows a seven-figure portfolio. And yes, they’re beating the market.
Dane Jensen
In an excerpt from his new book, The Power of Pressure, Dane Jensen, BCom’04, writes about dealing with pressure in the moment and over the long haul.
Speaking Up for the Missing
Tens of thousands of people go missing in Canada every year. Retired Judge Gloria Epstein, BCom’72, wants to make sure they’re not forgotten.


Speech  Therapy
Joze Piranian, MIB’13, motivates people with his words. Not long ago, he could barely speak.
Jason Tasse stands in Lee Valley Tools
Jason Tasse, EMBA’11, began working at Lee Valley Tools in university. Now he’s leading the hardware chain into a bold new future.
Connie Lo
With Three Ships, Connie Lo, BCom’15, GDA'15, is building an all-natural (and affordable) beauty brand.

First Person

Making  Connections
Mounir Nasri, MMIE’20, Artsci’19, is using technology to help refugees make a new home in Canada.