Our People

At the Sobey School of Business, our people make an impact with purpose, and that purpose is helping you better yourself and your world. Our world-class faculty engage in meaningful research and share their knowledge to improve business. Our staff are supportive and professional. The classmates in your cohort bring diverse perspectives and experience to enrich discussions and group work. And our alumni form a strong worldwide network of contacts. 



The Net Impact, Sobey School of Business (Graduate) Chapter – founded by Sobey MBA Society members Kyle Gulliver, Breagh Matheson, Parker Bell, Morris MacLeod, Sascha Hamilton-Miller, Avinash Chandrapati, Haley Mallet, and Nicole MacDonald – is a nonprofit membership organization for students interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. It serves both professional organizations and student organizations with programs and networking events centered on topics such as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability.

The Sobey School of Business (Graduate) Chapter consists of approximately 30 MBA students and aims to grow its membership to 50 by May, 2018. The organization encourages students of all Sobey School of Business graduate programs (including MBA, MAE, MTEI and MFIN) to get involved. Led by incoming Net Impact President, Maria Palacios, and faculty advisors Dr. Margaret McKee, Dr. Cathy Driscoll, and Dr. Wendy Carroll, the organization’s mission is “to make a positive social and environmental impact on the city of Halifax and the world abroad.”

Past Net Impact events included a Bluff Wilderness Trail hike according to Canada's "Leave No Trace, Outdoor Ethics" principles and a screening and discussion of National Geographic's Before the Flood documentary regarding climate change and how to take climate change action. In October, 2017, five members of the Sobey School of Business (Graduate) Net Impact Chapter attended the 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, that included keynote speakers such as Paul Hawken, author of Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center of Civil and Human Rights, and Shannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose Officer of PwC.

Future Net Impact events include a winter coat drive in partnership with the United Way – Halifax, and a talk concentrated on “Steps Toward Racial Equity” in partnership with Net Impact Central and Worldview Intelligence (time and dates TBA). With over 300 chapters worldwide and 18 chapters in Canada, the Sobey School of Business is proud to be Atlantic Canada’s first and only chapter.

To learn more about the Net Impact, Sobey School of Business (Graduate) Chapter or to join the chapter - click here!


Recent news about Sobey MBA people

October 29, 2017 Get uncomfortable - Alumna Wendy Milne, MBA, talks about her career path. The Coast

April 24, 2017 Saint Mary’s students beat Ivy-League teams in stock-picking competition The Chronicle Herald

March 28, 2017 Dumond Austin, MBA 2016, Announces his new position as Program Coordinator in the Department of Genetics & Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY (Linked In)

March 27, 2017 Poets and Quants recognizes Dr. Ethan Pancer
Sobey Marketing Professor Dr. Ethan Pancer has been recognized among a prestigious international group of faculty by Poets & Quants.

March 17, 2017 Sobey MBA presents the Bob Shaw Case Competition featuring Hope Blooms (photo album)

February 7, 2017 First Place Win in East Meets West Leadership Competition
Sascha Hamilton-Miller, Haley Maillet, Pallav Parikh, and Santiago Behar Gomez, Sobey MBA students, recently took first place at the East Meets West Leadership Case Competition.

February 7, 2017 Sobey MBA team advances to final round of international stock picking competition
Sobey MBA team Bill MacGregor, Morris MacLeod, and Dev Jyoty Nath, lands in top 3 among field of tough international competitors.

January, 2017
MBA students Pallav Parikh, Haley Maillet, Ramandeep Singh and Parth Monga won first place in the Degroote MBA competition's social media category with this video.

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 - AllNovaScotia.com (paywall protected)
Sobey School Measures Its Economic Clout

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