Student Perspectives on Transforming Business Education
This webinar will take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
This event will explore student & youth perspectives on the current state of business education -- and how it can change to equip future leaders with the necessary skills to address the social and environmental issues that define today’s economies. Join in to be inspired by youth-driven initiatives that aim to transform business education, and learn how you can support the voice of students at your school. This dynamic event will include a presentation and multiple interaction opportunities between the audience and the speakers to ensure business school leaders and stakeholders can learn as much as possible, regardless of their situation and location.
Re_Generation is Canada's largest youth-led organization accompanying the next generation of business leaders in their journey to re_think the future of the economy. They have a team of 15 paid staff and 20 volunteers. The "Our Future, Our Business" Manifesto campaign they led in 2020-2021 was Canada's most significant youth-led movement to change the way business is taught, with 65 youth organizations involved in its creation, 100 civil society organizations & 130 executive leaders supporting the movement by publicly recognizing that business education needs to change. Their website is Canada's largest platform to empower youth who want to re_imagine their school, re_purpose their career, or re_model their company.
Maxime Lakat is Co-Executive Director of Re_Generation, Canada's largest youth-led organization accompanying the next generation of business leaders in their journey to re_think the future of the economy. Their "Our Future, Our Business" Manifesto campaign became Canada’s largest youth-led movement to change the way business is done and taught, with 65 youth organizations involved in its creation, 100 civil society organizations & 130 executive leaders supporting the movement by publicly recognizing that business education needs to change. In March 2023, Re_Generation will release a first of its kind report on the level of sustainability integration across 45 Canadian business schools while also launching a new Changemakers Program to empower student leaders to advocate for change in their business school. Maxime sits on the board of both PRME’s Global Students Initiative and on the i5 advisory board. Prior to these roles, Maxime was the Co-President of the Desautels Sustainability Network (DSN) at McGill University. DSN helped co-organize the Montreal Youth Summit on Sustainable Business and many other events that reached thousands of students. DSN also worked at the academic level to improve McGill’s business curricula and mainstream sustainability across all programs by working with professors, faculty leadership and professionals. Maxime graduated from McGill University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Sustainable Business Management & Social Entrepreneurship.
Jeronimo Mejia is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2022. During his studies, he gained work experiences with organizations such as Scotiabank, the Royal Bank of Canada, and PepsiCo. Jeronimo's passion for a broad range of subjects within the environmental and social sciences, led him to recognize the disconnect between the current realities of our time and the academic and professional experiences he was exposed to. Upon graduation, Jeronimo became the Director of curriculum change at Re_Generation. In this role, Jeronimo has been dedicated to developing resources to empower student leaders across the country to drive change within their business schools. He is committed to advancing sustainability in education and helping shape the next generation of socially responsible business leaders.
Daius is a fourth-year Sustainable Business Joint Major (BBA) Student at Simon Fraser University. Some of their work experience includes being a Research Assistant at the Embedding Project and an Impact Analyst at RADIUS. Their focus shifted towards advancing sustainability in business schools to equip the next generation of students with the competencies needed to be responsible business leaders. Daius supported the curriculum development of Simon Fraser University's first mandatory business sustainability course, BUS 275: Business in a Sustainable Society, as a Research Assistant and is now a Teaching Assistant for the same class. Additionally, Daius is a Curriculum Change Coordinator at Re_Generation, where they help advance sustainability in business education within Canada.
- Gain an understanding of the innovative methods Re_Generation is using to measure the integration of sustainability in Canadian business schools.
- Discover how sustainability-focused students are leveraging digital platforms to create a collaborative network driving change from the ground up.
- Take away actionable steps to support and empower today's youth in building a more sustainable future.
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