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Year in Review

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The Year at Smith

At Smith, we’re always looking ahead, developing the next generation of outstanding business leaders with a global perspective, and creating new knowledge that advances business and society. See what we’ve been up to in our annual Year in Review.

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Highlights of our Year

The 2019-2020 year was a milestone at Smith. We celebrated 100 years of the Commerce program–the first undergraduate business degree ever in Canada. Our analytics and artificial intelligence ecosystem (award-winning as of this year by the way!) continued to grow with a new graduate program. And our Master of International Business program was named No. 1 in North America. Take a few minutes to scroll through these and other highlights from the year.

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Responding to COVID-19

Read up on how Smith dealt with the challenges of COVID-19, from our pivot to remote learning to how we supported students and businesses.

Read more about How Smith responded to the pandemic
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By the Numbers

Take a look at an overview of the fiscal year 2019-2020 at Smith School of Business, including our sources and uses of revenue.

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Be Ready


The world does not stand still. Nor does business. At Smith, we’re leading in key areas that will shape the future of the business world, from social impact and sustainable finance to analytics and artificial intelligence. Read our stories here to find out more.

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Supporting Canadian Athletes’ Next Moves

Smith is working with the Canadian Olympic Committee to support athletes’ transition from sports. Read more about this unique partnership, how it’s providing Canadian athletes with a business education through Game Plan, and why some of this country’s top athletes are loving the return to school.

Read more about how Smith is supporting Canadian Athletes transition from sports to business
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Leading in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Smith’s world-renowned analytics and AI ecosystem is developing the next generation of leaders in analytics, big data and machine learning. See how we’re doing it, creating new knowledge in analytics along the way, and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world challenges for businesses.

Read more about how Smith is developing the next generation of leaders in analytics and AI
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Shaping the Future of Sustainable Finance

With the launch of the Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF), Smith is helping Canada take on climate change. Learn how we’re working to improve the country’s sustainable finance capacity and how investments in education, professional training, research and partnerships can make Canada a world leader in sustainable finance.

Read more about how Smith is helping Canada take on climate change
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Advancing Business Research

From leadership to analytics to social impact, Smith researchers are uncovering important insights to drive business and society forward. Check out the work being done by Smith faculty researchers in corporate fraud and social impact, and read some of the highlights from the past year in research.

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Fostering Truth and Reconciliation in Business

A unique classroom experience allowed Commerce students to better understand the reality of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Learn how a faculty member at Smith worked with Indigenous students and the community to show the true challenge that Canada faces with reconciliation in the business world.

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