Krembil Centre Celebrates Launch and Leadership Summit
As part of the School’s mission to develop the next generation of future health care leaders, Schulich launched the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership on September 23rd with over 150 online attendees. Made possible by a generous $5 million donation from the Krembil Foundation and Schulich graduate Robert Krembil (MBA ’71, Hon LLD ’00), the Centre will become a leading global hub of industry outreach, education, and research.
At the launch event, Schulich Interim Dean Detlev Zwick told guests that two cornerstone components of the Krembil Centre will be a new, 12-month professional Masters program – the Master of Health Industry Administration – and a new clinical chair, the Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership. He announced that the inaugural chair holder will be Krembil Centre Director Joseph Mapa, who “brings rich, real-world experience, extensive connections to the health industry, and the ability to manage the Centre’s experiential and research activities.”
Other guest speakers at the launch included Robert Krembil, York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Schulich Dean Emeritus, Dezsö J. Horváth.
Dean Zwick informed participants about the Krembil Public Healthcare Internship Program, which allows students to gain real-world experience working under the mentorship of senior healthcare leaders. He introduced the three 2020-2021 Krembil Interns – class of 2021 MBA graduates Dr. Hashikesh Patel, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon; Lauren Rinaldo, who has a background in kinesiology; and Vishal Devgan, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt with a decade of experience in supply chain and operations. Dean Zwick also announced this year’s four new recipients of the Robert Krembil Scholarships of Merit: Schulich MBA students Nina Aghdasi, Janessa Choong, and Andrew Gu, as well as Schulich Master of Management student Megan Elizabeth Linton.
The launch coincided with the Centre’s inaugural Health Care Leadership Summit, “Leading the Way Post-COVID”. The Summit was moderated by Michael McFaul, Deloitte’s National Life Sciences Leader and featured the following thought leaders in the health care field:
- Jack Kitts (Commissioner of Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission) spoke on the Long-Term Care and the Impact of COVID.
- Zayna Khayat (Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare) covered the Digital Future of Healthcare.
- Tamas Fixler (MBA ’06, Senior Director of Analytics at GE Healthcare) discussed the Role of AI and Data Analytics.
- Jennifer Radin (Health Care Chief Innovation Officer and Future of Work Leader at Deloitte) addressed reimagining the Healthcare Workplace.
To watch the video of the event, please click here.