Sobey in the Media

Sobey School In the News


Dr. Daphne Rixon's work with co-operatives and mutuals was highlighted in the March-April cover story of University Affairs magazine: Embracing development, sustainably

Dr. Martha MacDonald quoted in Toronto Star article: Women-owned businesses hit harder by pandemic, February 21, 2021

Dr. Ethan Pancer, Associate Professor of Marketing at the Sobey School of Business, co-authored a piece with Lindsay McShane, Associate Professor of Marketing at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, called Emoji Power: How [emoji] fuel social media engagement, especially amid COVID-19 in The Conversation on January 7, 2021  


Dr. Patricia Bradshaw quoted as a member of the SeaFort Scholarship committee Cision, September 1, 2020

Mike Herenberg, MBA, appointed COO of Quorum Financial Post, September 8, 2020

Dr. Ather Akbari appearances: 

Dr. Ramesh Venkat of the David Sobey Centre has made a few appearances now on the Retail Insider Podcast, most recently on June 1, accompanied by Mark Innes, to talk about the Rise Again Retail virtual executive education program

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes, a Sobey School Management professor, co-authored a piece with Dr. Jahan Ara Peerally of HEC Montreal for the Canadian Science Policy Centre, called "The pandemic will not invalidate business and management degrees, to the contrary."

Dr. Yigit Aydede spoke with Global News about his team's recently funded pandemic research, which uses machine learning and analytics to understand the environmental factors that affect spread. 

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 coauthored an opinion piece for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization: COVID-19: A wake up call for 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. 

Larry Haiven, professor emeritus, quoted in story on workers' rights Chronicle Herald, June 26, 2020

Larry Haiven, professor emeritus, quoted in story on workers' rights The Coast, June 28, 2020

Dr. Margaret McKee quoted on PRME commitment, Globe & Mail, March 10, 2020

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.

Dr. Tom Webb, retired professor, quoted on co-operative business disagreement in Calgary, April, 2020

Dr. Alireza Ahmadsimab in Best 40 under 40, Poets & Quants (Alireza was a professor at Sobey School before moving to HEC. Dr. Patricia Bradshaw is quoted.), April, 2020

Dr. Karen Lightstone's Fintech startup, FINAZZ, profiled February 27, 2020

Students killed in Iran plane crash remembered at memorial service January 10, 2020


March 7, 2019 -
Saint Mary's University names new chancellor
Alumnus Michael Durland will be installed as new University Chancellor at a convocation ceremony on May 15, 2019

March 7, 2019 - Anglican Journal
Closing the gender gap in church leadership
Mentions research conducted by Daphne Rixon, accounting professor

February 14, 2019 -
RBC partners with Saint Mary's University to help foster upcoming entrepreneurs
RBC invests $650k to foster entrepreneurship and experience

February 14, 2019 - Chronicle Herald
RBC helps create startup Talent Hub at SMU

February 11, 2019 - Chronicle Herald
Make Way for Toastmasters
Sobey student initiates a Toastmasters chapter


November 9, 2018 - Study International News
Sobey School of Business: an MBA that is making a difference

August 30, 2018 - The Globe & Mail
As they take up assignments, three new business deans plan to build...
Interview with new dean, Dr. Harjeet Bhabra

September 6, 2018 - The Globe & Mail
Considering an MBA or executive MBA? Here's a guide to Canada's...
Lists attributes of the Sobey MBA and Executive MBA.

March 7, 2018 - CTV News
Dr. Mohammad Rahaman discusses trade negotiations


December 18, 2017 - The Chronicle Herald
Levi's Brand opens store in Halifax
Mentions James Curleigh, brand president of Levi's and Sobey alumni.

November 20, 2017 - The Register / Advertiser
Millennials cashing in on new investing craze
Professor Florian Muenkel in interviewed for comment.

November 14, 2018 - The Yarmouth County Vanguard
Free meals, food banks, bargains help students survive high price of higher education
Comments from Sobey MBA graduate and assistant registrar of student finances Marla Douglas

November 14, 2018 - Chronicle Herald
Schools getting funding for busineses programs
ACOA invests in the Sobey School Business Development Centre.

October 16, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
Understanding the Art of Innovation
Interview with Dr. Claudia DeFuentes

October 5, 2017 - The Chronicle Herald
The Shelf provides setting to do pilot projects in retail area
Story about David Sobey Centre / Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market partner project, The Shelf.

September 20, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
Carl Sparkes pours his influence on Nova Scotia's growing wine industry
Profile of Sobey MBA graduate Carl Sparkes

September 15, 2017 - New Glasgow News
Pictou County entrepreneur makes wooden pens, each one of a kind
Profile of pen-maker Dylan Thompson-Mackay

September 15, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
Three retailers recognized for innovation
First Retail Innovation Awards held by David Sobey Centre.

September 12, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
VIBERT: East gets burned by Central Heat
Opinion piece that references Sobey School's research rigour

September 5, 2017 - Truro Daily News
Program that addresses food waste and security expanding into Truro
More coverage of the expansion of Square Roots

August 30, 2017 - Catch News
Canada mission to organize MBA fair in Bengaluru in November

August 26, 2017 - CBC News
Battle against food insecurity expands in Halifax, Dartmouth
Square Roots (Enactus Program) expands

August 21, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
Beer keg lease-to-own business more about selling than hops, malt
Profile of North Keg founder and 2016 entrepreneur grad Matt Wowchuk.

August 18, 2017 - The Globe and Mail
Halifax business school feeds innovation at historic farmers’ market
Story about David Sobey Centre initiative at The Shelf in partnership with the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market.

August 16, 2017 - the Chronicle Herald
Local furniture stores facing the Ikea factor
Dr. Ramesh Venkat of the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services is interviewed.

June 22, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
Worried you're too old to work?
Quotes Dr. Ather Akbari of the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity.

May 15, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
NowNS: 'Mattress Man' makes most of move
Profile of Sobey alum Chen Qing, the 'mattress king'

April 27, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
New program turns excess food into meals for the poor
The launch of the Enactus / Sobey School Business Development Token Program.

April 24, 2017 - The Chronicle Herald
Saint Mary’s students beat Ivy-League teams in stock-picking competition
Team of MBA students takes national compeititon

April 3, 2017 - Chronicle Herald / Entrevestor
Innovative SMU team makes compelling hygiene pitch
Calls a Sobey School team of presenters "possibly the most compelling pitch I've even seen."

March 30, 2017 - the Cape Breton Post
Port of Sydney projects surplus
Mentions SSBDC wage subside program

March 30, 2017 - the Globe and Mail
Survey recognizes rising professor stars
Dr. Ethan Pancer was named in Poet & Quants Top 40 under 40

March 13, 2017 -
The Best Executive MBA Programs Around the Globe That Will Grow Your Career
Talks about the Sobey School EMBA

March 2, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
SMU at-risk youth program nets $480,000 in government funding
The Sobey School Business Development centre runs the award-winning OPtions program in partnership with Enactus Saint Mary's.

February 23, 2017 - Financial Post
Nova Scotia food-growing startups benefit from their seaside locale
Profiles Sobey alumni Gregg Curwin's TruLeaf Enterprises

February 21, 2017 - ZIZ Radio
Kittitian To Be Inducted Into The African American Credit Union Hall Of Fame
"In June 2017, CaribDE, in partnership with the Canadian Credit Union Association and St. Mary’s University, will be staging the first-ever Canada DE Program in Halifax, Nova Scotia." This event will be hosted by the Sobey School Cooperative Management Education programs.

February 12, 2017 - Local Xpress
OPINION: Teachers' act of civil disobedience should inspire us all
Opinion editorial by Larry Haiven, Professor Emeritus in Management

February 10, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
Cajun-style food coming to Halifax
Grace Liu and Bin Wang are Sobey graduates and serial entrepreneurs building a food empire in Halifax.

February 7, 2017 - Chronicle Herald
NowNS: Nova Scotia social enterprises pair high-growth with community impact
Profiles SeeMePly, a successful MTEI start up that supports building efficiency into the private education system in Africa. Also mentioned is Sobey alumni and entrepreneurial success story Leah Skerry of Squiggle Park.

February 5, 2017 - The Daily Business Buzz
NB: Sobey School offers disability wage subsidy to New Brunswick businesses
Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business – Business Development Centre in Halifax is currently offering a federal wage subsidy to all New Brunswick businesses and non-profits to hire a person with a self-identified disability.

February 1, 2017 - Globe & Mail
How Donald Trump uses Twitter to his huge advantage
Darah Hansen profiles research done on the work of Marketing professor Ethan Pancer and BComm student Maxwell Poole.

January 30, 2017 - Study International
4 leading business schools that are making a difference in the community
Sobey School is featured

January 30, 2017 - Truro Daily News
Three men from Syria serving up hope for newcomers to Halifax
Sylvia Gawad is a Sobey School alumna and an Enactus leader. 

January 27, 2017 -
Syrian newcomers reducing food waste with tasty new venture
Sylvia Gawad is a Sobey School alumna and an Enactus leader. 

January 23 - The Chronicle Herald
Student athletes open up about mental health for Bell Let’s Talk
Sobey student Hannah Wallace is featured

January 20, 2017
Vigils held in Halifax, across Maritimes for Quebec shooting victims
Student Association President Kazi Rahman, a Sobey School student, is quoted. 

January 3, 2017
Supplement King expanding rapidly
Although he didn't complete his degree, Roger King benefited from his time at Sobey School.

January 2, 2017 - Entrevestor
Atlantic Canada a Prime Incubator for Business Startups
Besides the mention of our MTEI program, it's worth noting that many of our alumni are connected with the other organizations, notably Andrew Button, who is mentioned. 


December 23, 2016 - The Bahamas Weekly
Disappointment in Butler-Turner's Senate Appointments (Alicia Wallace, the writer, is a Sobey School graduate)

December 18, 2016 - Local Xpress
Downtown Amherst rising from the doldrums
Mikhial Mansour, mentioned, is a Sobey graduate and former member of the IMPACT team. 

December 9, 2016 - The Chronicle Herald
SMU student venture capitalists a North American first

November 26-28, 2016

Square Roots Launch: 


November 10, 2016 - The Coast
Till kingdom come: meet local designer, Unique Jones

November 7, 2016 - Globe & Mail
Sobey MBA Monique Fares makes a healthy choice in switching career direction

November 7, 2016 - Globe & Mail
Beyond borders: Schools add global flavour to learning

October 26, 2016 - (paywall protected)
Sobey School Measures Its Economic Clout

October 20, 2016 - Tribune 242
Scholarship Deal To Help High School Students

October 16 - Local Xpress
PET CORNER: Lake Echo woman brews up idea of province's first cat cafe

October 6, 2016 - Huddle
Invest Atlantic Looks at Challenges of Region’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Dr. Claudia De Fuentes spoke at this event

October 5, 2016 - Truro Daily News
Ward 2 Candidates - Truro 
MBA student Daniel Brown was a candidate in the recent municipal election.