Inspiring leaders 2022 year in review

The year 2022 meant a migration back to in-person for our students as well as an opportunity to connect with thought leaders, students, alums and friends of the SAF.

Reflecting on the year past, the stories we’ve told of the successes of our alums, accomplishments of our thought leaders, and achievements of our students, have been a celebration of their leadership, adaptability, and courage. Each of the stories told are an inspiration and demonstration of the resiliency of human nature and what can be done when you’re given the right tools, opportunities, and education to meet and surpass uncertainties and challenges head-on.

I invite you to peruse the 2022 SAF Story Series to find insight and your inspiration to make a positive impact, regardless of how small or big, for yourself, your team, and your organization.

Patty Mah
Associate Director, Communications & External Relations

The generosity of SAF alum, Lana Paton insires others to follow suit

Sheilaah Guthrie, associate director of advancement at the School of Accounting and Finance had the chance to sit down with alum Lana Paton (BMath ’93) whose generous donation established the Lana Paton Women in Finance Scholarship in 2020.

Being CEO for a day: What is means and takes to be a successful leader

Attending the CEOx1Day Future Leaders Summit hosted by Odgers Berndtson on February 25, 2022, was one of the most profound experiences I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. This year’s edition of the CEOx1Day program provided leadership development and career insights from some of Canada’s most exemplary CEOs and CHROs to bright third and fourth-year post-secondary students from across the country.

From audit to asset management, alum Erica La adds ESG as a common denominator

Erica La’s (MAcc ’10, CPA) career journey started quite traditionally from an accounting perspective. As an Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) student, La completed her co-op work terms and began her career after graduation with PwC. After exploring and taking on diverse roles within audit, La left PwC as a senior associate, to work for Borealis Infrastructure, now known as OMERS Infrastructure. La’s next career move brought her to RealStar, a past audit client from PwC, to take on a new opportunity in finance with their organization.