I have been involved in two main Leadership roles:
I.DIRECTOR, PHD PROGRAMS IN MANAGEMENT
As the Director, I am responsible for the overall leadership, marketing and administration of all research based graduate programs in Management at the Lazaridis School. Currently we have 50 graduate students spread across five PhD programs (consisting of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, OB/HRM, and Operations & Decisions Sciences-ODS) and three MSc programs (comprising of Marketing and OB/HRM). Critical part of my mandate is to provide successful engagement across diverse interest groups (viz., students, faculty, program directors, graduate office, and SBE and university wide senior administrators).
II.DIRECTOR, LAURIER FINANCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH CENTRE (2007-13)
As the Director of the Laurier Financial Services Research Centre for six years, I was responsible for promoting research by facilitating workshops, seminars and annual conferences. I organized four conferences (details below), and was involved in fund raising for the center, promoting PhD Financial Economics program, setting up databases, and helped host over 75 top academics as speakers from leading business schools around the world.
Program co-chair Northern Finance Association (NFA) 2012 meetings at the Niagara Falls. (with Phelim Boyle and Brian Smith) http://www.northernfinance.org/2012/
Conference Chair for the Three Annual Laurier Finance Conferences conducted with support from Bank of Canada (BoC) (2008-2010):
Laurier-BoC Finance Conference (2010): Advances in Corporate Finance
Laurier-BoC Finance Conference (2009): Global Financial Crisis
Laurier-BoC Finance Conference (2008): Advances in Corporate Finance