Thought leaders and business innovators share their insights directly with students at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto.
How the hospitality and tourism sector is navigating through the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for the hospitality and tourism sector. The majority of travel has been halted, lockdowns have restricted the operations of restaurants and bars, and businesses are waiting to see if they'll even make it out of the pandemic.
On this episode of Like Nobody's Business, Professor Frederic Dimanche, director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, talks about how the industry is managing through the tribulations of the COVID-19 pandemic. We speak about how drastically the sector has been hit, the innovative ways companies have tried to bounce back and how education is changing to meet the needs of a new chapter in the hospitality and tourism industry.
The year of misinformation and its impact on COVID-19
As the global pandemic continues, more people than ever are turning to all forms of digital media for their news. The reliability of that information, especially in the wake of a health crisis, has many top officials and doctors worried. Canada's chief public health officer, Theresa Tam, has even said that misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading faster than the virus itself.
In this episode Professor Anatoliy Gruzd discusses the prevalence of misinformation in 2020 and the best ways to inoculate ourselves against it. Gruzd is the director of the Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management and is also the Canada Research Chair in Privacy Preserving Digital Technologies. He touches on the ways misinformation has impacted the U.S. Presidential election, the rise of "home grown" misinformation groups and his expectations for when the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out.
Visit the Social Media Lab's COVID-19 Misinformation portal for resources on how to track and be aware of misinformation online and visit the Ted Rogers School of Management to view the graph Professor Gruzd references in this episode.
How COVID-19 has impacted the sport business world
The sports world was one of the earliest industries to be impacted by COVID-19. Within days, major sporting events were postponed, leagues had to suspend seasons and those working in sport business had to make rapid decisions in a way never seen before.
On this episode of Like Nobody's Business, we feature a panel discussion between sport business executives and Cheri Bradish, professor of marketing management at the Ted Rogers School of Management.
The panelists discuss how they had to change their strategies for fan engagement, how their brands had to pivot to a digital focus and the lessons they’re taking away from this experience.
Brian Cooper - Chairman, MKTG Canada
Stewart Smith - Vice-President (Brand), Adidas
Alyson Walker - Senior Vice-President, OverActive Media Group
Jordan Vader - Vice-President, (Global Retail and Partnerships), MLSE
Bart Yabsley - President, Sportsnet
Cheri Bradish (Moderator) - Founder/Managing Director, Future of Sport Lab (FSL), Director (Sport Business Initiatives), Ted Rogers School of Management
The Ted Rogers Management Conference
In this episode, two student leaders discuss organizing the annual Ted Rogers Management Conference.
The conference, known as TRMC, is a three-day conference that welcomes 200 student delegates to Toronto from across North America. Students participate in business forums, case competitions and networking events.
The Ted Rogers Management Conference, which is now in its 11th year, is the largest student-led undergraduate business conference in North America.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
As groups around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, Professor Kristyn Scott discusses women and the workplace on this episode of Like Nobody’s Business. Scott is an associate professor of human resource management and organizational behaviour at the Ted Rogers School of Management. She’s an expert on leadership and social cognition, with a specific focus on gender bias.
She discusses challenges facing women in today’s workplace, how organizations can really help advance them in their careers and how implicit bias is still creating barriers for women.
Helping underdog entrepreneurs succeed
In his new book, Underdog Entrepreneurs: A Framework of Success for Marginalized and Minority Innovators, Horatio Morgan delves into strategies to help marginalized and minority innovators overcome common obstacles.
Morgan, an associate professor in the Global Management Studies program at the Ted Rogers School of Management, discusses what he calls “the outsider problem,” how black entrepreneurs can find inspiration in inventor Elijah McCoy and what it means to understand your identity.