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Spring 2021

Spring 2021


Wanda Costen
Wanda Costen is joining Smith School of Business over the summer.
Illustrations of people wearing capes and flying
A new business model aims to change the world first, make money second. Meet two alumni making it happen.
Idrees Ali stands in front of a microhpone at a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan during the Taliban–U.S. peace deal signing. In the background are people in professional attire and other journalists.
Does journalism still matter? In the age of social media and fake news, some say no. But Idrees Ali, BCom’13, the Pentagon reporter for Reuters, explains why it does. And why he’s made it his career.
Jacob Brower stands beside the wall in a board room as he smiles wide for the camera.
Professor Jacob Brower shows why corporate social responsibility programs still matter. Even if they don’t pay off like they used to.
Let's make work better
The pandemic has changed the world forever. One lasting impact, even after COVID subsides, will be on the business of work. Here, Smith faculty and alumni leaders discuss how we can make the world of work better in the post-pandemic era.


Sarah Jordan in a bright floral dress in the Mastermind Toys Playroom in Toronto
A year ago, Sarah Jordan, MBA’07, BSc(Eng)’04, became chief executive officer at Mastermind Toys. Then the pandemic hit …
Aziz Garuba is a smiling dark skinned man sitting in front of a turquoise background.
Aziz Garuba, AMBA’12, is helping to tell the stories of amazing Black leaders around the world.
Donald Sobey  at Convocation in May 2016, when he received his honorary Queen’s degree.
Donald Sobey, BCom’57, LLD’16, was a great supporter of education at Smith and Queen’s. Most important of all, he was a true friend to students.

First Person

Connor Emery is a man in a nice suit with styled brown hair. He is suspended in the air in a running pose in front of a brick wall.
Connor Emeny, BCom’18, is a man on a mission. Pain isn’t an option.