10th Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Gala Showcases Program History and Impact
The 10th Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Gala took place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto this past week. This annual gathering, hosted by the Kellogg-Schulich Alumni Association (KSAA), brought over 140 alumni from different cohorts and countries together to celebrate the rich history and continued impact of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA (KS EMBA) program.
“In many ways, the Executive MBA is our flagship program,” said Schulich Dean Detlev Zwick. “We see this through the impact our graduates have had on the business world.”
The evening began with opening remarks from KSAA President Zara Lam (EMBA ’13). Lam highlighted the many dignitaries in attendance, including a delegation from the Kellogg School of Management.
“Our relationship with Schulich is very important to us,” said Kellogg Associate Dean Thomas O’Toole. “This partnership is longstanding, vibrant, robust, and it’s best days are yet to come.”
The emotional centre of the event was a touching tribute to Su-Lan Tenn, the program’s recently retired Assistant Dean. Tenn recounted moving and humorous stories about students, cohorts, and milestones throughout her 22-year tenure and received a unanimous standing ovation. The evening also featured a keynote address by Dina Kamal, a leader in Deloitte’s artificial intelligence practice, who explored the implications of the next wave of AI on business and society.
Lastly, the inaugural recipient of the KSAA Award was announced that evening. The Award, which aims to create leadership opportunities for diverse voices, was awarded to Elizabeth Choi (EMBA ’24 Candidate).
The event concluded with a palpable optimism for the program and its alumni network.
“You worked hard, you succeeded,” said Matthias Kipping, KSEMBA Program Director. “We’re excited to share your journey as you continue to make an impact as leaders!”