Mackay Seminar Series

The Douglas C. Mackay Seminar Series provides a forum for our faculty and students to benefit from the experience and expertise of senior corporate executives and practitioners as well as academic researchers from other universities. The seminars facilitate the exchange of information on current research and practice in the world of finance.

The following is a sampling of speakers with their titles at time of presentation:

Gordon Nixon, President and CEO, RBC
The late Dr. Purdy Crawford, Counsel, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt
Dr. Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank
James Ramsay, the 17th Earl of Dalhousie
Kevin J. Kelly, President, Fidelity Brokerage Company
Dr. Jack Mintz, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute
Derek Brown, former VP and Director of Investment Banking, RBC
Robert Pearce, President and CEO, Personal and Commercial Client Group, BMO
Honorable Kevin Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group
Dr. Tom Woods, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, CIBC
Rob Normandeau, President, SeaFort Capital
Michael Jantzi, Michael Jantzi Research Associates Inc.
Dr. Maureen O'Hara, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management, Cornell University
Dr. Edward Kane, James F. Cleary Professor in Finance, Boston College
Dr. Philip Strahan, Chaired Professor, Boston College and NBER
Dr. Gerald Bierwag, Chaired Professor, Florida International and University of Arizona
Tony Griffiths, author and businessman
Jos Schmitt, Aequitas NEO Exchange
Hugh Brown, BMO Nesbitt Burns

2016/2017 Academic Year

Dr. Martin Glaum, Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany (May 2016)
Dr. Ali Fatemi, DePaul University, Chicago (May 2016)
Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw, Globe & Mail (Sept 2016)
Alex Bahsrat, Senior VP, Scotia Wealth Management (Oct 2016)
Craig Bodenstab, Orbis Investment Advisory (Nov 2016)
Jos Schmitt, Aequitas NEO Exchange (Nov 2016)
Frances Donald, Manulife Asset Management (Dec 2016)
James Johnson, Signal Hill Equity Partners (Feb 2017)
Christopher Henley, Founder & President, Henley Capital Corporation (Mar 2017)
Tony Griffiths, author and businessman (Apr 2017)
Mike Bowick, Head of Global Markets, RBC Capital Markets (Apr 2017)

2017/2018 Academic Year

Dr. Kai Li, W. M. Young Chair in Finance, University of British Columbia
Nick Henn, VP Strategy & Corporate Development, George Weston Limited (Oct 2017)
Sir Graham Day (Nov 2017)
Tony Griffiths, Chairman, Corporate Catalyst Acquisition Inc. (Nov 2017)

2018/2019 Academic Year

Tony Griffiths, Chairman, Babel Bank, Inc. (Sep 2018)
Matt Towns, VP, SeaFort Capital (Sep 2018)
Bruce Bardon, Layline Capital Inc. (Sep 2018)
William Black, Chair, Capital Markets Regulatory Authority (Oct 2018)
Brett McDonald, Senior Consultant, Strategic Insight (Feb 2019)
Vivek Sood, Executive VP Related Businesses, Sobeys Inc. (Mar 2019)
Tyler Anderson, Chief Business Officer, Fintech Growth Syndicate (Mar 2019)

2019/2020 Academic Year

Dr. Kim Trottier, Professor, Simon Fraser University (Sep 2019)
Dr. Souad Lajili-Larjir, University of Paris Est Créteil (Sep 2019)
Dr. Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School (Paris) (Sep 2019)
Simon Carling, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets (Sep 2019)
Kyle Weeden, OCIO, Eckler Ltd. (Oct 2019)
Panel: Jane Anderson, Chris Pottie, Abel Lazarus (Nov 2019)
Dr. Tony Griffiths, Chair, Globalive Technolocy Inc. (Nov 2019)
Simon Carling, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets (Feb 2020)

2020/2021 Academic Year

Rajan Bansi, RBC's InvestEase (Oct 2020)

2021/2022 Academic Year

Steven Butler, DAL alumnus, MBA’91 (Oct 2022)
Heather Meldrum, Associate Director – Corporate Banking, Scotiabank – DAL alumna, MBA’10 (Oct 2022)
Christian Thomas, Vice President, Credit Sales & Distribution, TD Securities – DAL alumnus, BComm’19 (Nov 2022)
Nova Scotia Securities Commission (Nov 2022)