Wade Cook: A 45-Year Legacy of Academic Excellence
Wade Cook, the Gordon Charlton Shaw Professor of Management Science, has been with Schulich for 45 years.
Recently the university community gathered to celebrate the career of Schulich’s longest standing faculty member. Joining Schulich in 1972, Professor Cook has held many positions, including: Associate Dean, Student Affairs; Ph.D. Program Director; Chair of Tenure and Promotions Adjudication Committee; Area Coordinator, OMIS; and Associate Dean of Research.
He was awarded a University Professorship by York University in 2010 and received the Dean’s Research Impact Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2015. In terms of research he has close to 6,000 citations, has published approximately 150 articles and six books, and has been awarded over one million dollars in research funding over the course of his career.
“Wade was one of the greatest teachers and educators this faculty has ever had, respected by his colleagues and his students. His work earned him the esteem and admiration of researchers in his field from around the world,” said Dean Dezsö J. Horváth at the retirement event.
However for Dean Horváth, Wade’s greatest legacy is one that will carry on long after his retirement. It is the way he transformed the research culture at Schulich. As the long-standing Associate Dean of Research, Wade helped elevate the calibre and quality of research. “He played an instrumental role in turning our School into a powerhouse on the world stage of management research. And he did it in his typical style; with kindness and compassion, with motivation, with humour and with determination,” said Dean Horváth.