Summer 2016

Summer 2016


The Happiness Equation
New York Times-bestselling author Neil Pasricha, BCom’02, moves from the observation of happiness to its application in The Happiness Equation.
Aboriginal Advancement: Lost in Accountability
Increasing the demands for even more reporting only undermines the legitimacy of First Nations leaders.
MIB: 10 Years of Trailblazing
Our Master of International Business graduates have landed positions throughout the world since the program’s inception in 2006.
Start-Ups Snapshot
Three new ventures launched by Smith School of Business alumni are profiled in the following pages. Many others are showcased on our website at


In and Out of Hot Water
Dave Jackson, BCom’91, CEO of Canada’s largest hot tub and swim spa manufacturer, has weathered good times and bad in this luxury product market. How one Canadian manufacturer took the tough measures necessary to come out on top.
Clarisse (third from left) working with the Young 1ove team.
Clarisse Lau, BCom’09, has taken a one-year leave from KPMG to work with an NGO that’s targeting youth in Botswana to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Top: Michele salutes and her fellow Dragons get into the act when a Toronto entrepreneur pitched his pirate-themed theatre and cruise on Episode 18 of Season 10 of Dragons' Den. Bottom: Michele with one of her Queen’s mentors, Elspeth Murray, Associate Dean, MBA and Masters Programs, at a Women of Influence Evening Series event that Michele headlined with fellow Dragon Manjit Minhas. Elspeth introduced Michele to the capacity audience of 250 in Toronto in March.
One of CBC-TV’s newest Dragons in the Den, Michele Romanow, MBA’08, BSc(Eng’07), cut her entrepreneurial teeth at Queen’s. Four businesses later, this 30-year-old dynamo is just hitting her stride.

Parting Shot

Dean's Message