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  • and Girls Club through the Lemon Aid project Their challenge issued by Hunter Straker a brand strategy company is for the students to use their business and leadership skills to raise as much money as possible in 48 hours with a new take on an old fashioned lemonade stand It s amazing to see their creativity energy and passion said Darren Meister Director Ivey HBA Program The students are already taking this event in directions I did not expect We are very proud to support this event and see the students bring the Ivey mission statement to life said Matthew Diamond Managing Partner Hunter Straker and an Ivey alumnus The students were given their assignment at 8 a m on Monday morning and had until Wednesday morning to tap their communities to support the Boys Girls Club of London The organization provides recreational social educational and vocational programs to develop and maintain independence self esteem and self respect for individuals and families in need The final total raised by the entire project was 31 138 The winning team consisting of Nikki Bryk Cristian Kawa Tom Ladner Christine Nicholson Tyler Press Hafiz Sorathia Mehboob Virani and Nik Sereditch are from Ivey s HBA Section Two class with an individual contribution of 1 608 89 About the Richard Ivey School of Business The University of Western Ontario The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business experience Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today s complex business world Ivey offers world renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses in

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  • Athletics team wins a cash award and a medal Business 2257 is a second year honors business course designed to enhance quantitative and qualitative decision making skills The feasibility study with groups of six to eight students is a major course requirement The top three project groups were selected from 223 feasibility study groups to compete for the Robert G Siskind Entrepreneurial Award The award consisting of a cash prize shared among group members and individual engraved medals was established 15 years ago by family and friends of Dr Siskind to commemorate the granting of an honorary degree to Dr Siskind in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University Dr Siskind a former chair of the UWO Board of Governors a well known London entrepreneur and supporter of numerous charitable enterprises was on hand to present the award to Otium Athletics Inc A crowd of 250 people watched the three finalist teams compete before judges Darren Meister HBA Program Director at the Richard Ivey School of Business Steve Pellarin Executive Director of the Small Business Centre and Kyla Woodcock Director of Forest City Sport Social Club act as judges for the competition There were two other contenders for this year s award Found PLB offered a personal locator beacon that can be attached to a floatation device to contact rescue services in open water emergency situations Academics in Motion presented a business plan to establish a local school dance program that would provide dance instruction to physical education classes in London s elementary schools An extraordinary opportunity to forge business development skills through applying academic knowledge to real life experience is offered to the students through the Business 2257 Feasibility Study Competition Past winners of the award Bold Statements now Statements Media have an inspiring story of success in

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  • Retail China Limited a company that worked with international retail brands targeting China s growing middle class The company was acquired by a Singapore group in late 2009 This is an exciting time to be stepping into this role Lack of experienced management talent has become the biggest barrier to growth for Chinese and multinational companies said De Silva As China actively transitions from internal to international investing and Western companies seek access to China s fast growing consumer markets both face acute talent and experience shortages to take them global Education particularly executive development is the top priority for building successful sustainable companies said De Silva who has served terms as both Chair and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Chair of Canada China Business Council Beijing De Silva EMBA 94 is also an Ivey graduate and has served as a member of Ivey s Asian Advisory Board Having a relevant international perspective and developing business leaders who can effectively operate in Asia is a central priority for Ivey This was recently endorsed by Agricultural Bank of China China s 3rd largest bank whose 2010 IPO was one of the largest in history Attracted by Ivey s reputation as one of the top two case method schools globally Agricultural Bank of China sent 25 senior executives to Ivey s Canadian campus for a year long Executive MBA program complemented by work experience at one of Canada s top financial institutions BMO Financial Group Ivey s international reach and Asian experience is seen by its move more than 12 years ago to be the first North American business school with its own permanent campus in the region Ivey is also the world s foremost producer of Asian case studies I know Jan as an energizing and motivating leader who excels at building strong teams who deliver outstanding results said Ivey Business School Dean Carol Stephenson Her skill in international media and government relations her deep understanding of the financial and retail markets in China and her ability to develop collaborative relationships will be great assets in her new role with Ivey Most importantly Jan is passionate about Ivey and the critical role that business education will play in building the global leaders of tomorrow Canada s increasing business and educational ties with China will become even more valuable as trade increases over the next five years In 2009 bilateral trade between the two countries totaled 29 billion and President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have agreed to undertake active measures to make the two way trade volume reach 60 billion by 2015 De Silva replaces Kathleen Slaughter who is returning to Canada after eight successful years in Hong Kong Slaughter guided the development and growth of Ivey s operation in Asia particularly in Executive Development programming where Ivey consistently ranks as the 1 Executive Education provider in Greater China As a sign of her influence she was elected President of the Canadian Chamber

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  • makers as well as marketers and consumers and even those trying to quit a habit If someone is tempted by chocolate cake the ability to resist that temptation eventually runs out According to theory when that happens the person becomes tempted by other kinds of risky behavior such as driving faster spending more money or buying more speculative stocks Using brain scans taken from fMRI and traditional lab tests to see how cigarette advertising affected both smokers and non smokers Pirouz findings showed that cigarette ads activated a craving response in both the smokers and non smokers However she found that smokers had built up a resistance to these kinds of ads whereas non smokers were particularly susceptible to the ads We thought smokers would be very susceptible to reward stimuli but they actually have mechanisms and skills that help them dampen or limit the craving effect she says We did not expect non smokers to respond to these ads because they weren t the target audience Pirouz s study confirms existing research that people who are tempted by one thing are susceptible to being tempted by others The brain processes stimuli in a way that makes it difficult to resist temptations after fighting off the initial urge or craving According to this theory when that happens the person can become tempted by other kinds of risky behavior Pirouz indicates her research has a number of implications for both public policy makers and marketers For example it can help public policymakers protect consumers from addictive or unhealthy products concerning what should be allowed in ads According to Pirouz her research indicates that market research is important to understanding any campaign advertisers might be developing The goal is that we get more insight into how we respond to the kind of

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  • company s future success Canada s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures was founded by Waterstone Human Capital in 2005 The 2010 winners were recently celebrated at the program s national awards gala in February Last year nearly 400 organizations were nominated and there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of nominated organizations proceeding with a formal submission The 2011 program has already begun with April 8th being the deadline for this year s nominations Cross country interviews by Waterstone and Ivey with organizations that have made a submission to the 2011 program will take place this summer The program s 24 member board of governors consisting of top executives from Canada s leading organizations will vote on regional finalists in the fall with national winners being announced in November Corporate cultures are more than slogans or empty promises As a place where leadership is studied and leaders are developed we know that leaders set the tone and the culture in their organizations by their actions not their words said Stephenson The winners of our Canada s 10 program share an unshakeable belief that a robust corporate culture will result in improved financial performance says Small At Waterstone we know that talented people guided by remarkable leadership create an incredible culture About the Richard Ivey School of Business The University of Western Ontario The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business experience Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today s complex business world Ivey offers world renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development

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  • input and they are less visible and understanding of the challenges that the employees encounter said Seijts who is also the Executive Director of the Ian O Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership A likely reason why deep and comprehensive change efforts fail is that employees are not open to change or believe the initiative will not be successful he said Building support among employees in a municipal government is critical if employees are to perceive an initiative as successful Lack of support for change among staff can lead to negative emotions and low employee morale Previous studies have shown a connection between these adverse feelings and behaviors such as absenteeism staff turnover and lower levels of performance Since municipalities create public value and need to continue to do so employees must be receptive to organizational change and be prepared for the consequences that are associated with it The findings from this study suggest ways in which this can be achieved The Ivey study was based on an Ontario Canada municipal government survey to its permanent full and part time employees It examined their attitudes relating to six key areas their own sense of job competency organizational commitment satisfaction with their co workers and their immediate supervisor opportunity to participate in decision making opportunities for growth and promotion and degree of workplace respect The survey also collected opinions on clarity and effectiveness of the communication from management and attitudes toward the goals of organizational change including how policies and procedures affected their daily duties and responsibilities Managing dramatic change initiatives is much more successful the study concludes when employees feel that they are a part of the process of change Senior managers have a number of opportunities to build enthusiasm and buy in from their employees that will ultimately lead to a

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  • The Global Investment Research Challenge in Omaha Nebraska to compete against teams from schools across the Americas in April 2011 Peter S Jarvis CFA executive director of Toronto CFA Society said The 2011 Investment Research Challenge was a tough competition with each team performing well We are very excited to have Ivey School of Business represent Toronto CFA Society in The Americas Regional Finals The Global IRC is an educational initiative in which leading industry professionals guide business and finance students from respected business schools across the province in researching and reporting on a publicly traded company The program spans one academic year and consists of analyzing a public company selected by Toronto CFA Society mentoring by a professional research analyst writing a research report and presenting the team s results and recommendations to a high profile panel of Toronto s industry professionals Marks are awarded to each team on the basis of their investment case their delivery and their ability to answer and respond to detailed analysis from the judges The Investment Research Challenge was a great opportunity for our students to hone both their written and oral skills related to equity research It was also a terrific experience to have the interaction with industry specialists and senior management said Steve Foerster CFA professor of finance Ivey Business School University of Western Ontario University of Waterloo earned an honourable mention as first runners up in this challenge Brookfield Renewable Power Fund Brookfield Renewable Power Fund TSX BRC UN is one of the largest power income funds in North America with more than 1 700 megawatts of power generating capacity and average annual production exceeding 6 500 gigawatt hours The Fund produces electricity exclusively from environmentally friendly and renewable resources including 42 high quality hydroelectric generating stations and two wind farms in four distinct geographic regions across North America Québec Ontario British Columbia and New England Brookfield Renewable Power Inc which comprises the power operations of Brookfield Asset Management owns approximately 34 of the Fund s outstanding units on a fully exchanged basis Richard Ivey School of Business The University of Western Ontario The Richard Ivey School of Business www ivey ca at The University of Western Ontario is Canada s leading provider of relevant innovative and comprehensive business education Drawing on extensive research and business experience Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today s complex business world Ivey offers world renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses in London Ontario Toronto and Hong Kong About Toronto CFA Society Toronto CFA Society is a not for profit organization supporting the professional and business development of CFA charterholders The society provides members with a local perspective on a global designation including educational programs sponsored events job postings quarterly newsletters a comprehensive affinity program and networking opportunities Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011 the society is affiliated with CFA Institute

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  • today s competitive business world it s critical for managers to be able to understand the value that diverse cultural perspectives bring to companies Scotiabank which operates in 50 countries around the world has supported the competition for 11 years We are proud to again sponsor this important event said Sylvia Chrominska Group Head Global Human Resources and Communications Scotiabank As Canada s most international bank we believe in the value of strong relationships across the global business community This value aligns with Ivey s vision of bringing international students together to learn from each other This year s winning team is from Singapore Management University Congratulations to team members Benjamin Ho Genvieve Soh Joshua Nair and Alex Lim The runner up teams are from National University of Singapore University of Southern California and Georgetown University Other teams came from China Denmark Germany Mexico New Zealand Poland and Spain Initiated by the late Harold Crookell a former Ivey faculty member the competition provides a forum for undergraduate students to demonstrate their business expertise Judges include Sylvia Chrominska HBA 75 Group Head Global Human Resources and Communications Scotiabank Group John Kelleher HBA 97 President and CEO R J McCarthy Lisa Hyde Managing Director Impact 360 Mary Federau MBA 87 Executive Vice President Chief Human Resources Officer Mattamy Homes Limited P Luc Dupont President UNAK International Advisory Group Irhfan Rawji Principal Birch Hill Equity Partners Darren Jack HBA 88 MBA 92 Managing Director Impact 360 Bram Belzberg Chairman and CEO KEV Group Inc Kevin Higgins HBA 87 Managing Partner Fusion Learning Inc Lisa Shepherd HBA 95 MBA 01 Founder and CEO The Mezzanine Group Kevin Yousie HBA 77 MBA 80 President Crosswater Partners Andrew Cockwell Managing Partner Ursataur Capital Management Mark Whitmore MBA 91 Partner Deloitte Inc Beverly Behan President Board Advisor

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