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Faculty share knowledge during crisis

Date Published: June 2, 2020


Sobey School of Business faculty have been actively engaging with the policy community and journalists in order to explore the ramifications of the current circumstances and the effect on business.

UPDATE: June 2nd

Dr. Ellen Farrell is a panelist at the Atlantic Summit 2020 Public Policy Forum, "Pivot to Prosperity", virtually presented June 2 and 9th. Also on the bill are alumnae Annika Voltan, PhD and Cassandra Dorrington, Executive MBA. 

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes, a Sobey School Management professor, coauthored an opinion piece for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization: COVID-19: A wake up call for research and industrial capacity-building. https://iap.unido.org/articles/covid19-wake-call-research-and-industrial-capacity-building

Sobey's PhD Canada Research Chair in International Finance and Competitiveness Mohammad Rahaman offered his thoughts on the economics of the COVID-19 pandemic on May 4, 2020. 

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COVID crisis response

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On Friday, April 17, Management Science professor Dr. Michael Zhang appeared on the Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss supply chain challenges during the pandemic, including the supply of PPE.

On Thursday, April 9, Economics professor Dr. Ather Akbari spoke with Sheldon MacLeod on the topic of the economy and the effects of COVID19.

On Friday, April 3, Claudia De Fuentes spoke on the Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 on how important innovation is for businesses responding to challenging circumstances such as those surrounding the COVID19 outbreak.

On Thursday, April 2, Accounting professor Matthew Boland spoke with CBC’s Information Morning’s Portia Clarke on how businesses like airlines are coping in terms of liquidity and cash flow during COVID19 restrictions.

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