• Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association Diversity and Inclusion Award

    The Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association (KSAA) believes that diverse and inclusive environments in business and executive communities are essential for business success and for developing a stronger society. To this end, and to help advance opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups to obtain and thrive in leadership positions, the KSAA has established the Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association Diversity and Inclusion Award.

    Sponsored by the KSAA and supported by alumni and friends including cohorts KS11 and KS21, the Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association Diversity and Inclusion Award will be given annually to a Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA student who has made a meaningful impact on, and has shown a continued commitment to, the advancement of underrepresented groups, including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Women, Disabled, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities. The inaugural recipient will be announced in fall 2023.

    To provide this award in perpetuity, our goal is to raise $250,000. To make a contribution, click here.

    If you are based in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, or Singapore, please contact us at advancement@schulich.yorku.ca for details on how to make a tax-deductible or tax-effective donation.

    In appreciation of your support, we are pleased to provide the following:

    • Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on the Schulich Lifetime Giving Donor Wall, located in the Seymour Schulich Building.
    • For alumni gifts of $1,000 or more, the donor’s name will be proudly and permanently recognized on the Schulich Alumni Donors Wall, located in the Seymour Schulich Building. Additionally, alumni donors will be enrolled in the Dean’s Society program for one year from the date the donation is received.
    • Name recognition on the donor listing below for contributions over $25. Please allow up to 10 business days for your name to be added.

“Our mission at the Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association is to strengthen our Executive MBA alumni network across industries and around the world. Our community is enhanced by the growing diversity within our network, which also drives greater collaboration and innovation. The past year has shone a spotlight on the challenges diverse groups face within many spheres of our society and the gaps that continue to exist. We are proud to support leaders from diverse communities as they undertake the EMBA program. ”

Zara Lam, EMBA '13KSAA President

“Our class united with a heartfelt purpose - to uplift future leaders in our EMBA program through a meaningful fundraising endeavor. Our aim was to extend a helping hand to a deserving student, someone who might not otherwise have the chance to walk the path we're on today. We reflect on the importance of reaching out to those residing in underserved communities, and together as KS21, we stand as a beacon of support for this truly noble cause. The KSAA Inclusion and Diversity Award aligns perfectly with our goal, serving as a testament to our commitment to fostering inclusivity, education, and empowerment.”

Kiruba Sankar, EMBA ’23KS21 Class

Campaign Cabinet:

Honorary Chair

Mary Ann Yule, EMBA '11

President & CEO, HP Canada

Cabinet Co-Chairs

Bobby Sahni, EMBA '11

Partner & Co-founder, Ethnicity Matters

Zara Lam, EMBA '13

Director, Segmentation and Omnichannel Customer Journeys, Scotiabank


Jennifer Chen, EMBA '21

Head of Studios, VP of Content at Channel Zero Inc.

Andrew Garrett, EMBA '11

Senior Principal, Real Estate Portfolio at IMCO (Ontario Pensions)

Our Generous Donor Community

  • Ambassador ($10,000-$24,999) Ambassador ($10,000-$24,999)

    Hyundai Canada
    KS21 Cohort

    Supporter ($5,000-$9,999) Supporter ($5,000-$9,999)

    Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association
    Siemens Energy Canada Limited
    Karin Werder, EMBA ’13

    Patron ($1,000-$4,999) Patron ($1,000-$4,999)

    Penelope Campbell, EMBA ’13

    Dave Casimiro, EMBA ’13

    Carson Cheung, EMBA ’13

    Nicholas Fozard, EMBA ’23

    Waldemar Halek, EMBA ’13, BBA ’00

    Amir Kahriz, EMBA ’23

    Zara Lam, EMBA ’13

    Ameet Naik, EMBA ’17

    Eric Osborne, EMBA ’23

    Malay Panchal, EMBA ’23

    Sairam Poguluru, EMBA ’05

    Naveen Rakkar, EMBA ’13

    Kiruba Sankar, EMBA ’23

    Dhaval Shah, EMBA ’23

    Neil Da Silva, EMBA ’13

    Marc Sykes, EMBA ’13

    Matthew Taylor, EMBA ’23

    TD Insurance

    Trevor Thompson-Harry, EMBA ’23

    Deb Voorheis, EMBA ’13

    Bhaskar Wahal, EMBA ’23

    Jonathan Yen, EMBA ’23

    Mary Ann Yule, EMBA ‘11

    Associate ($25-$999) Associate ($25-$999)

    Justin Abraham, EMBA ’23

    Mumin Al-Shawaf, EMBA ’13

    Mariel Araujo, EMBA ’23

    Usman Arif, EMBA ’23

    Racheal Awe, EMBA ’17

    Ziad Azzi, EMBA ’13

    Saood Baig, EMBA ’23

    Daniel Briceno, EMBA ’13

    Matthew Butson, EMBA ’23

    Keisha Campbell, EMBA ’23

    Jennifer Chen, EMBA ’21

    Emily Choi, EMBA ’23

    Calvin C. Chow, EMBA ’13

    Arjun Chowdhury, EMBA ’23

    Onyinye Ekeopara, EMBA ’23

    Yvette A. Elliott, EMBA ’17

    Rea Ganesh, EMBA ’23

    Michael Kyle Gardiner, EMBA ’11

    Andrew Garrett, EMBA ’11

    Alexandra Hargreaves, EMBA ’23

    Alicia Hayakawa, EMBA ’12

    Paul King, EMBA ’23

    Alison Yuen Way Lam, EMBA ’13

    Lyon Lee, EMBA ’11

    Zhuobin Li, EMBA ’23

    Lisa Martineau, EMBA ’14

    Vincent Mestdagh, EMBA ’11

    Rishikesh Misra, MBA ’10

    John Mokuolu, EMBA ’23

    Dr. Keith R. Morley, EMBA ’13

    Aly-Khan Mussani, EMBA ’13

    Rahul Nakra, EMBA ’23

    Paul Pabla, EMBA ’13

    Draqgan Pavlovic

    Naveen Rakkar, EMBA ’13

    Steve Reich-Rohrwig, EMBA ’13

    Jody Richards

    Alfredo del Rio, IMBA ’03

    Bobby Sahni, EMBA ’11

    Della Shea, EMBA ’13

    Brian Shifman, EMBA ’13

    Rajiv Singh, EMBA ’20

    Mark Smithyes, EMBA ’16

    Saurabh Srivastava, EMBA ’20

    Siva Rama Krishna Vaddempudi, EMBA ’23

    Sarah Wang, EMBA ’15

    Dameon Wilson, EMBA ’13

    Hatice Yazar, EMBA ’14

    Caroline Zhao, EMBA ’17

    Xiaolu Zhu, EMBA ’23