CONNECT Online '20 | Leadership and Resilience | Virtual Events throughout November 2020

    CONNECT, The Schulich Alumni Forum featuring various virtual events throughout the month of November 2020.

    CONNECT is a senior alumni conference that brings together Schulich alumni from around the globe to discuss, debate and discover new ideas and concepts.

    The theme of this year’s forum, Leadership and Resilience, will inspire, equip and challenge our alumni to succeed in a dynamic environment.  CONNECT will feature thought leaders and experts that will help our alumni navigate an unpredictable landscape with confidence.  Join us for a program of interactive panels, presentations, personal and professional development sessions as well as opportunities to network with the Schulich Global Alumni Network.

    In previous years, our CONNECT program has been held Shanghai, New York and Beijing.  This year CONNECT 2020 will be held virtually for our alumni who are 32,000 strong, with more than 90 alumni chapters in over 60 countries.

About The Schulich School of Business

Consistently ranked in the top tier of the world’s best business schools and #1 in Canada, the Schulich School of Business is known for its global reach, innovative programming and the diversity of its student body, faculty and staff.

As Canada’s Global Business School™, Schulich is home to the Centre for Global Enterprise and has strategic linkages in more than 80 countries around the world, including academic exchange partnerships with leading international management schools. In addition to overseas campuses in Hyderabad, India and Beijing, China, Schulich has international Satellite Centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico and São Paulo, Brazil.  The School’s Satellite Centres support initiatives related to student recruitment, executive education, career development, alumni relations and media relations.

The School has pioneered unique offerings in areas such as financial engineering, business analytics, real estate and infrastructure, business and sustainability, health industry management and global mining management. In addition, it launched Canada’s first comprehensive degrees leading to careers in international business – the International MBA (IMBA) and the International BBA (iBBA).  The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA, established in partnership with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, is North America’s first cross-border Executive MBA.

CONNECT ’20 Program Advisors

We would like to thank the CONNECT ’20 Program Advisors:

  • Headshot of Dean Detlev Zwick


    Detlev Zwick, PhD
    Schulich School of Business


    Paul Dillon
    Associate Director
    Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)

  • Headshot of Anthony Faiella

    Anthony Faiella (MBA ’92)
    Senior Vice President
    AGInvest Properties Canada Inc.;
    Executive-in-Residence and Advisor, YUSIF
    Schulich School of Business


    Bill Graham (MBA ’86)
    President, Global Alumni Network;
    Schulich School of Business

  • Headshot of Matthias


    Matthias Kipping
    Professor of Policy;
    Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business History
    Schulich School of Business

  • Headshot of Zara Lam


    Zara Lam (EMBA ’13)
    Director, Segmentation and Ominichannel Customer Journeys, Scotiabank;
    Co-Chair, EMBA Gala; President, KS EMBA Alumni Association

  • headshot of pam laycock

    Pam Laycock (MBA ’89)
    Senior Vice President, Transformation and Strategy
    Torstar Corporation;
    Schulich School of Business

  • headshot of Horward Lichtman


    Howard Lichtman (JD ’79, MBA ’82)
    President, The Lightning Group;
    Partner, Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing and Advertising

  • Headshot of Joe Mapa

    Joseph Mapa
    Adjunct Professor & Executive Director, Health Industry Management Program
    Schulich School of Business;
    Former President and CEO of Sinai Health System

  • Headshot of Rami Mayer


    Rami Mayer (IMBA ’02)
    Executive Director
    Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)



    Mark Orlan (MBA ’91)
    Executive Director, Information Services & Technology
    Schulich School of Business

  • Headshot of Dipesh Pattni


    Dipesh Pattni (EMBA ’15)
    President and Founder
    Ayd Cares;
    Executive, KS EMBA Alumni Association

  • Headshot of Esther Wang


    Esther Wang (MBA ’05)
    Director, Operations and Open Programs
    Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)



Further inquiries can be directed to Schulich Alumni Relations at alumni@schulich.yorku.ca or 416-736-5708