Canadian B-schools ranked among world’s best in programs for executives

Six Canadian business schools have made the Financial Times’ annual global ranking of executive education programs that cater to companies and individuals, reported The Globe and Mail May 16. . . . In the open enrolment category, Rotman tied for 20th spot, followed by Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.; Queen’s School of Business in Kingston (28); York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto (39); Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (49) in Vancouver; and the University of Alberta’s School of Business in Edmonton (66). Read full story.

Tories continue assault on Liberals’ Team Canada missions
For Lorna Wright, the Export Development Canada professor of international business at York University’s Schulich School of Business, the problem with Team Canada missions had more to do with a lack of follow up. “This was one of the problems with the old Team Canada missions. . . . A lot of the companies that went out kicked tires, looked like there were some things happening – once they got back to Canada, forgot about it,” she said in iPolitics May 15. Read full story.

Wal-Mart makes gains in cutthroat grocery sector
Wal-Mart executives “will use their deep pockets and low-cost structure to outlast the competition until somebody else blinks,” said Jim Danahy, program director of the Centre of Excellence for Retail Leadership at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in The Globe and Mail May 15. Read full story.

23 WHL Players Invited to NHL Combine
Many of the top players on NHL Central Scouting’s final list of North American and international prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft will be front and centre when the NHL Scouting Combine takes centre stage later this month in Toronto, reported OurSports Central May 15. . . . The medical examinations of each player will take place May 30 and the fitness portion, headed by Norman Gledhill and his York University Fitness staff in Toronto, will be held May 31 at Toronto International Centre. Read full story.

Turn old house atop reservoir into cat shelter, Markham urges
There has also been talk from both sides of Hwy. 7 – Markham and Richmond Hill – about locating York University’s new York Region campus in the Langstaff area, reported the Markham Economist & Sun May 15. Read full story.

Lovatt taking second run at Stouffville council seat
The 43-year-old director of marketing for Muskoka Woods camp is disappointed that Whitchurch-Stouffville councillors keep deferring issues to the new regime. He also said it was very shortsighted of council to not even sit down with representatives of York University to discuss the potential of locating a satellite campus here, reported the Stouffville Sun-Tribune May 15. Read full story.

Lift off for $13M STEGH fundraiser
Two-year-old Odin Collins, son of a York University ESL teacher, provided the inspiration for a balloon launch yesterday at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital which also launched a $13-million campaign for hospital expansion, reported the St. Thomas Times-Journal May 14. Read full story.