Each year the JD/MBA Students’ Association at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business hosts a conference that explores prominent themes and issues at the intersection of law, business, and public policy. The annual conference is a celebration and a learning platform that brings together students, alumni, and industry professionals working in Toronto’s legal and business communities. This year, the conference centers around navigating the long-term impacts of the pandemic by analyzing the challenges presented by its on onset along with the opportunities it presents after its end.

Eventbrite – The 25th Annual Business and Law Conference: The Aftermath of the Pandemic

Fireside Chat

Minister Navdeep Bains, former Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada and current Vice- Chair of Global Investment Banking at CIBC

 Moderated by Poonam Puri, Co-Founder and Director of the Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic


Challenges in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

This panel will explore the challenges presented by COVID-19 and will feature professionals from various industries. These challenges include issues relating to the housing crisis, supply chain management, privacy and intellectual concerns and as well as remote working conditions. Moderated by Sanpreet Dhillon and Melissa Paglialunga, the current JMSA Conference Co-Chairs. 


Jim Kilpatrick, Global Supply Chain & Network Operations Leader at Deloitte Consulting

James McClary, Partner at Bennett Jones Calgary

Dan Michaluk, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais 

Nancy Ramalho, Partner at Stikeman Elliott

Rebecca Repa, EVP Clinical Support and Performance at University Health Network 


Opportunities for Innovation following the COVID-19 Pandemic

This panel will explore opportunities for innovation that are likely to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic across various industry sectors. Topics will include the emergence of new technology, the development of new and efficient business practices, and prospective innovations in energy and infrastructure. Moderated by Peter Macdonald, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Joint JD/MBA Program at Schulich and Osgoode.


Rebecca Cochrane, Associate at Wildeboer Dellelce 

Dawn Farrell, Chancellor at Mount Royal University and Former CEO at TransAlta

David Katz, Operating Partner at Radical Ventures

Konata Lake, Partner at Torys