Experience Schulich Agenda (click to expand)

Registration, Coffee & Networking

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8:45 – 9:00AM EST (Seymour Schulich Building (SSB) – CIBC Marketplace)

Check-in at registration and grab a coffee and mingle with other prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff in the Schulich Marketplace.

Welcome & Dean's Keynote

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9:15 – 9:45AM EST (Schulich Auditorium)

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Detlev Zwick, Dean

PhD, Marketing (Rhode Island); MS (Memphis); MS (Cologne, Germany)
Dean, Schulich School of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing

Detlev Zwick is Dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he guides the School in its mission to develop purpose-driven leaders who aspire to make a difference in business and society.

Under Dean Zwick’s leadership, Schulich is focused on several key strategic initiatives, including delivering a world-class, transformative student learning experience, program innovation, high-impact research and positioning the School at the leading edge of the digital transformation reshaping business.

Prior to becoming Dean, Dr. Zwick served in a number of increasingly senior academic and administrative roles, including Director of Schulich’s BBA/iBBA Program and Associate Dean, Academic, during which he led the School’s rapid transition to remote online learning following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also a member of the York University Senate and represented Schulich on the Senate Executive Committee.
Dean Zwick is an early pioneer in digital marketing and his research focuses on new marketing technologies and their impact on consumer behaviour. He is co-editor of the book Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices (Oxford University Press), and frequently provides expert commentary to the media.

Head shot of Kiridaran KanagaretnamKiridaran (Giri) Kanagaretnam, Associate Dean, Students

MSEE (Purdue), PhD (Syracuse), ACMA (U.K.)CPA, CMA, CGA
Associate Dean, Students
Professor of Accounting

Kiridaran (Giri) Kanagaretnam, MSEE (Purdue), PhD (Syracuse), ACMA (U.K.), CPA, CMA, CGA is the Ron Binns Chair in Financial Reporting, Banking and Governance and Associate Dean Students at the Schulich School of Business. Giri has previously served as the Program Director for Master of Management. Before joining York University in 2013, Giri was a Professor of Accounting and Financial Management Services and Associate Dean (Academic) at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He has also been a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, HEC Paris and Erasmus University. His research focuses on financial institutions in particular bank stability, excessive risk-taking and financial reporting transparency. At Schulich, Giri has taught courses in the PhD, MBA, IMBA, India MBA, MAcc, MMgt and BBA programs.

Headshot of Lindsay HillcoatLindsay Hillcoat, Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations

Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations

Lindsay Hillcoat is the Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations at the Schulich School of Business. She is a Schulich MBA ’10, and has spent the past eleven years in a variety of admissions and international relations leadership roles within Schulich. Prior to joining Schulich, Lindsay’s early career was spent working with social entrepreneurs and in the non-profit sector here in Toronto and internationally in West Africa and South Asia.


Programs & Specialization Fair and Building Tours

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9:45 – 10:30AM EST (SSB – CIBC Marketplace)

Walk-thru the Marketplace and speak with program representatives.  Join a building tour and imagine yourself in the space!

Master Classes

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10:30 – 11:10AM EST (McEwen Building, G101 & G102)

Gain knowledge in a specific area of importance, taught by one of our esteemed faculty members.

Student Experience Fair and Lunch & Connect

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11:10AM – 12:00PM EST (McEwen Marketplace)

Browse the student experience fair to learn more about the student supports services and meet representatives from our International Relations department, Centre for Career Design, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student and Enrolment Services, Admissions and Recruitment as well as the Graduate Business Council.  

Lunch will be provided in one of our breakout rooms where you will have an opportunity to connect with program representatives.

Alumni Panels

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12:00 – 12:45PM EST (G101 – MBA, G102 – Masters, G105 – Masters)

Join one of our engaging alumni panels to hear first-hand how Schulich can enhance and shape your future.

Closing Remarks

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12:45 – 1:00PM EST (McEwen Building)

Closing remarks and event wrap-up.