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Year in Review


Welcome to our annual review of Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Explore highlights during the 2022-2023 year, read the message from our dean and learn about events and milestones from the past year at Smith.

The Year at Smith

12 highlights from our 2022-2023 year

From international recognition for Smith programs and faculty, to welcoming Team Canada athletes and supporting startup success, the past year at Smith saw a number of accomplishments as we move forward to build the future of business education and develop leaders who make a positive difference in society.

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Dean's Message

Dean Wanda Costen reflects on some of this year’s highlights at Smith and looks ahead to the changing purpose and priorities of business education.

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Exploring the role of
business now

What place does the corporate world have in society today? With climate change, political instability, income inequality and the need for racial justice and Indigenous reconciliation, the role of businesses is shifting. This year we explored corporate impact and the important position companies have in society today.

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Support for ESG expertise

Mike Quinn, BCom’88, and Francisca Quinn believe it is critical for the next generation of business leaders to understand climate change and sustainable development concepts. That’s why they made a $2.5-million gift to establish the Quinn Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Professorship at Smith.

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