Meet with Alumni Thought Leaders in a NEW Fireside Chat Series

In collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations, we are pleased to invite you to attend Schulich Engage, a new virtual weekly event series which combines a webinar-style fireside chat & virtual networking.

Throughout the Winter term, you have a unique opportunity to engage with Schulich Alumni from a diverse range of industries and roles.

FIRESIDE CHAT

Each week spotlights a new Alumni thought leader who share their stories & insights.  You will have an opportunity to engage and ask questions via a moderated Q&A.

VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT

Following the fireside chat, you’ll have an opportunity to mingle, chat & network with your peers & learn from alumni, and staff via small group Zoom breakout discussions. 

Networking is a critical component of your academic & professional success.  We encourage you to attend to broaden your knowledge & make meaningful connections which will serve you well beyond your student tenure.

Please find further details on the next upcoming session below:


Schulich Engage: Upcoming Sessions

offered in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 9:00am EST

We are pleased to welcome

Janine Dodge (MBA ’01)
President, International Play Association (IPA) Brazil; former Marketing Director at Castrol-BP and Unilever (Latam and Brazil); Schulich Brazil Country Manager

The discussion will be moderated by Geoffrey Kistruck, RBC Professor in Social Innovation & Impact; Director, Social Sector Management Program, Schulich School of Business

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with the Schulich community.

Register Now


Upcoming Featured Guest Bios


Guest Alumni:

Janine Dodge (MBA ’01)

President, International Play Association (IPA) Brazil; former Marketing Director at Castrol-BP and Unilever (Latam and Brazil); Schulich Brazil Country Manager

Janine Dodge is President of the NGO International Play Association (IPA) in Brazil. Through innovative training programs, IPA Brasil focuses on changing adults’ behaviour so that they offer more opportunities for children to play freely. She is a recognized speaker about play and coauthor of several publications, including the book, A Descoberta do Brincar (“The Discovery of Play”).

Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Janine had a successful 20-year international corporate career in marketing, strategy and social responsibility. She was Marketing Director for multinationals Unilever and BP-Castrol, as well as serving other multinationals, such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Scotiabank, in Brazil, Canada, the United States and Chile. She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, an International Relations degree from the University of Toronto and is a Master in Integral Coaching from Integral Coaching Canada.


Moderator:

Geoffrey Kistruck

RBC Professor in Social Innovation & Impact; Director, Social Sector Management Program, Schulich School of Business (moderator)

My primary research interests involve social entrepreneurship and innovation on the part of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, principally within the context of poverty alleviation efforts in least-developed markets. My projects are often action-oriented in nature in that they are phenomenologically driven, and involve field quasi-experimentation coupled with qualitative methodologies.