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Need inspiration? Six events you don’t want to miss in September and October

August 31, 2022

With fall just around the corner, bookmark these must-see events to learn more about the legacy of Michael Wilson, wealth management for families, leading with impact, stories of refugee entrepreneurs, Wes Hall’s life story and an optimistic discussion about climate change.

Starting in September, many Rotman events will be offered both virtually and in-person at the Rotman School of Management.

Please see event details for more information. For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Check out these upcoming Rotman events:

Brian Mulroney on the impact and legacy of Michael Wilson

September 13, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

The late Michael Wilson shaped key economic policies such as the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). After his life in Parliament, where he served as Minister of Finance under then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Wilson served as an ambassador to the United States and Chancellor of the University of Toronto. On September 13, join the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Senator Pamela Wallin as they discuss Wilson’s memoir, Something within Me, and his legacy to Canada’s business and economic landscape.

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Wealth of Wisdom: Top Practices for Wealthy Families and their Advisors

September 21, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

Seasoned family wealth expert Tom McCullough speaks to families, advisors, financial planners and private bankers in a new book, Wealth of Wisdom, co-written with his colleague Keith Whitaker. On September 21, McCullough will delve into best practices around growing family wealth, investing, charitable giving and combining family and business in conversation with Clare O’Hara, a business reporter for The Globe and Mail. McCullough is also an adjust professor of finance and executive-in-residence at the Rotman School.

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Carla Harris on leading with impact and influence

October 3, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT (Virtual event)

The world of work is undergoing huge changes, from the Great Resignation to Gen Z entering the workforce. What does it take to lead effectively in this new climate? Carla Harris, a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley with more than three decades of experience on Wall Street, shares her insights on leadership in a virtual event on October 3. In her latest book, Lead to Win, Harris delves into essential skills necessary to succeed in any leadership position, from taking strategic risks to identifying your blind spot as a leader.

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25 Million Sparks: The Untold Story of Refugee Entrepreneurs

October 6, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

Andrew Leon Hanna’s new book, 25 Million Sparks, explores three inspiring stories of entrepreneurs in the Za'atari camp, the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. On October 6, he sits down with Rachel Pulfer, executive director of Journalists for Human Rights, to discuss the broader refugee entrepreneurship phenomenon in camps and cities across the world. Hanna is an award-winning Egyptian-American lawyer, entrepreneur and author who co-founded DreamxAmerica.

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Wes Hall on ‘No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot’

October 11, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

Today, Wes Hall is known as one of Canada’s most successful business leaders, the founder of the BlackNorth Initiative and the first Black investor in CBC’s Dragon’s Den. But the journey that led him to this success was far from easy — and now, he’s dedicated to helping others in his community thrive. On October 11, Hall will share insights from his life and career and sit down with Susan Christoffersen, dean of the Rotman School, to answer questions about his new memoir, No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot.

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The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today’s Technologies

October 12, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks, is optimistic about the future of climate change. In his new book, The Future is Now, he explores the cutting-edge technologies and green energy sources that offer a path for a healthier world. On October 12, he’ll delve into the ideas in his book and discuss all things climate change with Richard Blundell, an executive-in-residence at the Rotman School.

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