Throughout the last two decades, a wave of studies criticizing current curricula have swept through the field of management, leading to the discussion of widespread reforms throughout educational institutions. Specifically, many criticized the lack of “functionally integrated curricula in higher education,” one that is inclusive of social and ecological factors in business practices.
On September 19th, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with The Bull & Bear and the Management Sustainability Network, held a panel reflecting on the relevance of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s 1962 bestseller that exposed the public to the hazards of synthetic materials in the environment.
In collaboration with the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
Join Canadian icon, author and TV host David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion on how to create a truly sustainable future.
Suzuki and Rubin will deliver a provocative talk about changes we might expect in the coming years, and how our societies can adapt to these changes to live happy and environmentally friendly lives.
Date: Friday, October 12
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The right chemistry: workshop brings together grad students from different faculties for one common goal
If women are from Venus and men are from Mars, as asserted in the 1992 best-selling book by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, then it might also hold true that chemists are from Saturn, engineers are from Mercury and business people are from Jupiter, so different are their respective worlds.
Despite high per-capita spending, health care in Canada consistently underperforms, according to the Commonwealth Fund, which tracks indicators for accessibility, timeliness and outcomes across a number of developed countries. The system that is straining to meet demand today will face an even higher burden in the years ahead, as the population ages. A number of Canadian business schools are looking to meet this challenge by educating future health care managers to bring new perspectives to old problems.
In addition to its work promoting integrated teaching and research programs at the Desautels Faculty of Management, the MDIIM also organizes regular outreach events for students and the general public.
The Social Economy Initiative (SEI) is an important vehicle through which the Desautels Faculty of Management integrates social entrepreneurship and social innovation more formally into its teaching, research and outreach activities.
Across the globe, social entrepreneurs are applying innovative approaches to addressing social problems that have not been satisfactorily addressed by the public or private sectors.
It is important that the current and next generations of managers are equipped to ensure that the products and industrial processes of their organizations are ‘benign by design’. So we’ve assembled some research materials which can be used to introduce green chemistry and highlight its relevance to business.