To kick off the 2023/24 academic year, we have planned an evening seminar on Monday September 11, 2023, in Room MB G105, between 5:30pm and 7pm.  Refreshments will be served after the event in the MB Atrium.

The purpose of this seminar is twofold. First, meet and greet other students and faculty. Second, we will provide you with a primer, an orientation lecture on Canada’s healthcare system in preparation for your fall and winter courses.

We are delighted that Jimmy Yang, Managing Director, Canadian Health Industry Leader, Accenture, has agreed to give this lecture.

Jimmy Yang is a Managing Director and Accenture’s National Health Industry Leader. He has worked across the health care and life sciences sector, bringing with him a depth of experience in strategic planning, program design, new service model innovation, and partnership development. In his role, he works with leaders across public and private sector health care as they evolve to focus on better care, outcomes, access, and efficiency, enabled by technology. He sits on the North America health industry leadership team as well as the Canadian Strategy and Consulting leadership group at Accenture. Jimmy is a leading health strategist, working with clients and innovators on large scale health transformations and building modern capability networks and solutions to address the sector’s most difficult challenges. Jimmy sat on the Ontario Joint Ministers’ Roundtable, focused on strategic recommendations for the provincial health data platform and in the response to COVID-19. He has worked closely with health care leaders in the overall pandemic response, supporting solutions in case and contact management and vaccine management.

Jimmy has founded three companies over his career, spanning digital health, consulting, and clinical research. He is the co-founder and current Vice Chair of Red Maple Trials, a global clinical research organization (CRO) that works with biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and academic centres of excellence, supporting phases I through IV research programs in the therapeutic areas of rare disease, respirology, allergy and immunology. He has been published in multiple high impact factor journals and holds patents in the clinical research domain.

Over the last 20 years, Jimmy has held roles at Schering Plough, GlaxoSmithKline, Deloitte, Garrison Health, and Accenture. He has his Master in Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University and his Bachelor degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied History and Economics.”

Following the seminar, we will have an opportunity to socialize (with pizza and beverages) in the McEwen Building common area.

Please let Clara Kan know ( if you will be attending!