Schulich School of Business Launches the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership
Centre to become a leading global hub for industry and research
TORONTO – Thursday, September 23, 2021 – The Schulich School of Business at York University will today officially launch the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership, made possible by a generous $5 million donation from the Krembil Foundation and Schulich graduate Robert Krembil (MBA ’71, Hon LLD ’00), a name synonymous with health care research and philanthropy in Canada.
The newly established Krembil Centre will become a leading global hub of industry outreach, education and research at Schulich. The Centre will combine academic excellence in degree programs and executive training together with substantial scholarship support for students. The Centre will also carry out collaborative research with industry and other health care organizations in order to generate cutting-edge management knowledge in health administration and help develop the next generation of future health care leaders.
“In these difficult and challenging times, it has never been more important to develop the kind of leaders in the healthcare sector who can anticipate change and provide responsible, innovative solutions,” said Robert Krembil.
Guest speakers at today’s launch event include Robert Krembil; York University President & Vice-Chancellor, Rhonda L. Lenton; Schulich Interim Dean, Detlev Zwick; Schulich Dean Emeritus, Dezsö J. Horváth; and Krembil Centre Director, Joseph Mapa. The launch event was hosted by Marcia Annisette, Schulich’s Associate Dean, Academic.
A cornerstone component of the Krembil Centre will be a new, 12-month professional Master’s degree program offered by Schulich – the Master of Health Industry Administration. Other core elements of the Centre include the Krembil Public Healthcare Internship Program, which allows students to gain real-world experience working under the mentorship of senior healthcare leaders, and new student scholarships.
The Centre will also establish the Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership to develop the School’s research capacity in the health care field and expand Schulich’s reputation as an international thought leader in health sector strategy, transformation, and organizational leadership. The Chair will help bridge the gap between research, health sector leaders, and government policymakers. Joseph Mapa, the Director of the Krembil Centre and the Executive Director of Schulich’s Health Industry Management Program, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Krembil Chair.
“The Krembil Centre will be a global hub that prepares health sector leaders to shape the future of healthcare as strategic thinkers, collaborators, and champions of change,” said Detlev Zwick, Interim Dean of the Schulich School of Business.
The Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership will be located in Schulich’s award-winning Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building. For more information about the Krembil Centre, please click here.
Today’s launch coincides with the Centre’s inaugural Health Care Summit, “Leading the Way Post-COVID”. The Summit features thought leaders in the health care field speaking on topics such as long-term care and the impact of COVID-19; the digital future of health care; the role of Data, Analytics and AI in healthcare; and reimagining the healthcare workforce. Panelists at the Summit include: Dr. Jack Kitts, MD, Commissioner, Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission of Inquiry; Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare; Tamas Fixler, Senior Director of Analytics, GE Healthcare and a Schulich MBA graduate from the Class of ’06; and Jennifer Radin, Health Care Chief Innovation Officer and Future of Work Leader, Deloitte Inc. The event will be moderated by Michael McFaul, Deloitte’s National Life Sciences & Health Care (LS&HC) Leader and a member of the company’s Global LS&HC Executive Team. For more information about the Summit, please click here.