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From shop floor to CEO: Jennifer Wong of Aritzia

When Jennifer Wong was an economics student at the University of British Columbia, she walked into an Aritzia store with her resumé. The company at the time was only three years old and operated two locations. She landed a part-time […]

Connecting North America: Keith Creel of CPKC

When the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway track on November 7th, 1885 in British Columbia, CP became the first transcontinental railway to connect Canada from east to west.  Last April, the iconic Canadian company marked another […]

Leading the way in nuclear energy: Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power

It was a summer job that sparked Mike Rencheck’s lifelong career in the energy industry. He started out as an intern at the Beaver Valley Power Station in Pennsylvania in the 1980’s, and never looked back. “It really opened my […]

Values-based leadership – Jeffrey Orr, Power Corporation

Jeffrey Orr has a simple message for business students: live your values. “I think people have the impression that there’s a different set of ethics and values that apply in business than apply in their personal lives,” he says. “That’s […]

Business as a force for good – Iggy Domagalski, Wajax

Iggy Domagalski is a big believer in having fun at work. “Work can be enjoyable,” he says.  “When people know that they can have a bit of fun and that they can take five minutes to spend some fun time […]

Preparing for Canada’s energy future – François Poirier, TC Energy

François Poirier and his co-workers see themselves as problem-solvers. The problems are many, and familiar to anyone who follows North America’s energy industry. It’s a tall order, but Poirier – President and CEO of Calgary-based TC Energy – is optimistic […]

Bringing fresh perspective to Canadian air travel: Alexis von Hoensbroech

Twenty-seven years ago, WestJet took to the air with just three aircraft and five destinations. Today, the Calgary-based airline serves more than 100 cities across four continents. Overseeing the operation is CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech. He’s a newcomer to Canada […]

Driving into the future – Bob Espey, Parkland Corporation

If you filled up your car’s gas tank recently, or popped into a convenience store, there’s a good chance you visited a Parkland location. The Canadian company supplies fuel and operates convenience stores across Canada under many banners, including On […]

Tracy Robinson on rail, resources, and Canada’s place in the world

Growing up in rural Saskatchewan, Tracy Robinson liked to watch the trains roll by. Little did she know then that trains would have a lasting impact on her life. She spent 27 years working at Canadian Pacific Railway before switching to […]

Rania Llewellyn: embracing change at Laurentian Bank

Rania Llewellyn spent 26 years working at Scotiabank before making a move she describes as a “big leap and a big change” – becoming President and CEO of Laurentian Bank. And yet she says the hardest part of that transition […]