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Three Leading Executives and Business Pioneers Receive 2019 Schulich Alumni Recognition Awards

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Schulich School of Business at York University yesterday awarded the following recipients with the School’s prestigious Alumni Recognition Award:  

  • Michael Rousseau (BBA '81), Deputy Chief Executive Officer and CFO of Air Canada, received the Award for Outstanding Executive Leadership for his significant role in Air Canada’s successful and strategic transformation over the past decade;
  • Roman Dubczak (MBA ’87), Managing Director and Head of Global Investment Banking at CIBC, received the Award for Outstanding Progress & Achievement for his stellar career at CIBC, where has held a series of increasingly senior roles; and
  • Laura Michalchyshyn (MBA '93), the Emmy Award-winning Producer and Owner of Hubbub Productions and Executive Producer of Sundance Productions, received the Award for Outstanding Public Contribution for her accomplished career as a media executive and producer, and for her pioneering work in promoting women in the film and television industry as well as TV programs and documentaries with themes focused on social justice, women’s rights, and the environment.   

The Awards Dinner and Ceremony took place at York University’s Schulich School of Business on Wednesday, March 20.  

The Schulich Alumni Recognition Awards were established in 1992 to salute the executive leadership and career accomplishments of the School’s alumni.

Previous Schulich Alumni Recognition Award recipients include some of Canada’s most highly accomplished business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Past recipients in the Outstanding Executive Leadership category include: Kathleen Taylor (MBA/JD ’84, Hon LLD ’14), Chair, Royal Bank of Canada; Bharat Masrani (BBA ’78, MBA ’79, Hon LLD ’17), Group President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group; Robert McEwen (MBA ’78, Hon LLD ’05), Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining and Founder of Goldcorp Inc.; and Ron Mock (MBA ’79, Hon LLD ’17), CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTTP).

Past recipients in the Outstanding Progress & Achievement category include: Stacey Mowbray (MBA ’88), President North America, WW International; Kishore Moorjani (BBA ’94, MBA ’95), Senior Managing Director and Head of Tactical Opportunities, Asia; Craig Kielburger (EMBA ’09), Co-Founder of WE; and Hana Zalzal (MBA ’92), Founder of Cargo Cosmetics.

Past recipients in the Outstanding Public Contribution category include: Janice Fukakusa (MBA ’79, Hon LLD ’16), Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank; Colleen Johnston (BBA ’82), former CFO of TD Bank Group and a member of the federal Advisory Committee on Open Banking; Mark Lievonen (BBA ’79, MBA ’87), former President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited; and Carol Hansell (MBA/JD ’86), Founder and Senior Partner of Hansell LLP.

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“On behalf of the entire Schulich community, we extend our sincere congratulations to the 2019 Alumni Recognition Award recipients,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “Schulich graduates hold leadership roles in a wide range of industry sectors, both here in Canada and around the world. Despite the very different career paths this year’s award recipients have pursued, they all share a common desire to be among the very best in their chosen fields, and to give back to their community and to their alma mater.”  

The Awards Dinner and Ceremony was generously sponsored by the following executive-level sponsors: CIBC, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and Invesco. Reception sponsors included Air Canada (the exclusive and official airline of the 2019 Alumni Recognition Awards) and TD Insurance.

About Schulich

Global, innovative and diverse, Schulich offers business programs year-round at its state-of-the-art complex at York University; at its Miles S. Nadal Management Centre located in the heart of the Toronto’s financial district; and at its new campus in Hyderabad, India. Schulich also operates a number of satellite centres in Beijing, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to rewarding careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and has 30,000 alumni working in over 90 countries. The School pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA) and International BBA (iBBA) degrees, as well as North America’s first ever cross-border Executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA. The School launched one of the world’s first Master of Business Analytics and Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure degrees and has one of the largest portfolios of Masters’-level degrees of any business school in North America. Schulich’s Executive Education Centre provides executive development programs annually to more than 10,000 executives in Canada and abroad.

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