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Founded by the Ivey Alumni Network in 2010, Global Ivey Day (GID) is about connecting and celebrating with classmates, friends, colleagues, and with the Ivey community. Like many of you, after the past couple of years, we're craving connection now more than ever. 

This year, virtual and in-person events were planned by the Global Ivey Day Committee, spearheaded by GID Committee Chair Melanie Devereux, EMBA '15, and the School.

If you have any questions, please contact alumni@ivey.ca

Movie Code will be activated for use between Thursday, May 12 at 12:01 AM ET to 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 15

Grab a snack, get cozy, and gather your family, classmates and friends - live or virtually - for Global Ivey Day Family Movie Night, screening on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox*.

Participants will be sent a promo code to use towards a screening of a surprise General Audiences (G) or Parental Guidance Suggested (PG) rated film. You'll need to use or create a digital TIFF Bell Lightbox account to access the film. The promo code can be used from the morning of Thursday, May 12 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

Use #GIDFamilyMovieNight to share - and see how others - are watching!

* Films are geotagged, available to alumni based in Canada

Registration is now closed.

Thursday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

Join Ivey's Building Sustainable Value Centre in a conversation to explore what the School’s new sustainability agenda means for Ivey alumni, and how Ivey and its alumni community are taking a true leadership role in tackling societal challenges. Dean Sharon Hodgson will be opening the session, and alumni Jessica Stevenson, HBA ’07, Co-Founder & CEO at Everist, Jillian Rodak, HBA ’10, Manager - Sustainability Climate Change at Deloitte, and Marc Faucher, MBA ’00, Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures, will be participating in the conversation.

The event will also present ideas for a new alumni-focused initiative – the Ivey Alumni Sustainability Community – as a multifaceted platform for engaging and connecting Ivey alumni on sustainability related issues.

Passcode: P!KnZ3AE

Thursday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT

Over 13,000 alumni that have participated in the Ivey Pledge Ceremony and Ring Tradition since its introduction by the Ivey Alumni Network in 2004. This event provides Ivey alumni with the opportunity to recite - or recommit to - the Ivey Pledge to act honourably and ethically, and receive a unique, individually numbered Ivey Ring after doing so.

Registration is now closed.

Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Hosted by the Ivey Academy and the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, our panel of guests will explore key leadership lessons from the crisis in Ukraine, discuss the ways leaders impact their communities, and find direct takeaways for all leaders across the public and private sectors.

Neil Hetherington

Thursday, May 12 from 12 - 1 p.m. EDT

We’re relaunching the Power Lunch virtually, and bringing you an inspiring conversation with this year's recipient of the Ivey Alumni Achievement Award, Neil Hetherington, EMBA '13. In the conversation, you’ll hear about what motivated Neil to enter the non-profit space, which connections have influenced his success, the challenges that have shaped him, and his perspective on leading in times of crisis.

Chris Asper

Thursday, May 12 from 1 - 2 p.m. EDT

Disrupting Your Unconscious Bias is the most effective session for anyone who wants to learn about what unconscious bias is and how to overcome it. By deepening self-awareness and revealing blindspots, this engaging presentation will help participants understand unconscious bias and how it manifests in their day-to-day. 

In order to help companies become more inclusive, leadership coach Chris Asper, HBA '03, MBA '15, created "Disrupting Your Unconscious Bias." This workshop provides participants with the tools they need to identify and address personal biases at work.

Registration is now closed. No recording available.

Erin Huner and Ladan Mowlid

Thursday, May 12 from 2 - 3 p.m. EDT

Co-facilitated by Ivey's Director, Culture & Inclusion, Erin Huner (She/Her), and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Senior Program Associate, Ladan Mowlid (She/Her), this introductory session will explain important concepts related to how we can engage with our communities to support increased equity and inclusion.

Some of the topics we will explore together are: 

  • The difference between the concepts of equity, equality, and social justice
  • Positionality
  • Privilege

This session uses the positionality wheel as a means of opening discussions about how social identity is constructed and the complexity of social identities that are held within our diverse communities.

Registration is now closed. No recording available.

Thursday, May 12 from 4 - 5 p.m. EDT

In this session, learn how student-led organization - The LEADER Project - is taking Ivey’s world-renowned case method philosophy around the globe by coaching promising entrepreneurs in Bosnia, India, Macedonia, Nepal, Serbia, and Vietnam. Over the past 31 years, LEADER has trained and empowered 9,000+ entrepreneurs with a growing instructor base of 850+ Ivey alumni. In this conversation, you will discover how you can get involved and join the mission.

LEADER has also spent nearly 30 years alongside both Russian and Ukrainian site partners, entrepreneurs, and students. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and will hear from former site members on their stories and experiences.

We’re joined by:
Paul Fitzpatrick, MBA ‘02 and Former LEADERite
Nadine de Gannes, HBA ‘09 and Former LEADERite
David Wood, HBA ’97, MBA ‘12 and Former LEADERite
Marijana Marinkovic, Serbia 2021 LEADER Participant
Margot Ghersin, HBA ‘20 and Past Executive Director (panel moderator)

Passcode: 0JW2Kn8.

Thursday, May 12 from 5 - 6 p.m. EDT

This 60-minute basic class led by Suse will introduce you to the core essentials of meditation and mindfulness practice. Learn different postures, breathing techniques and strategies to help you deepen your practice and get the most out of each session.

Suse is a movement and meditation teacher at Hoame. For over 8 years, she has had the opportunity to teach people of all walks of life and from ages 3 to 73. Suse believes that through movement, stillness, breath, and awareness we are able to replenish our own reservoir for sustaining a healthy mind and spirit. When she is not on the cushion she is painting large scale abstractions, connecting with nature, reading, and writing.

Registration is now closed. No recording available.

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Ivey Chapters and Ambassadors are hosting fun and engaging events for Global Ivey Day — all alumni are invited to attend no matter your location (unless otherwise stipulated). Please note dates/times (some events aren't on May 12)

The Ivey Alumni Network (IAN) is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion among students and graduates. As we celebrate Global Ivey Day, the IAN encourages you to explore which traditional lands you are situated on, and consider your relationship to them and their history. A great starting point is https://native-land.ca/

The IAN acknowledges that the Ivey Business School at Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society.