Manning School of Business News and Highlights

Acadia University hosts BBA Alumni for Energy Sector Panel

BBA Alumni Workshops and a Panel Discussion were held on the Friday of Homecoming, featuring Luke Fallwell (BBA 2012, Director of Corporate Development, Sundial Growers Inc., Toronto), Craig Fisher (BBA 2011, Associate, FICC & Trading, Goldman Sachs & Co., Calgary), Tom Labenski (B.Sc. (Biology), Principal, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, OTPP, Toronto), Patrick McNally (BBA 2007, Associate, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Calgary), Andrew Roorda (BBA 2010, Vice President, Macquarie Group, Calgary), and Katie Ruddy (BBA 2011, Senior Manager, Audit, KPMG, Calgary). To facilitate the event, student ambassadors were paired with alumni to greet them, introduce and moderate the sessions. Topics discussed during the sessions included Structuring the Deal, Capital Markets’ Role in Supporting a Low Carbon Energy Transition, and Energy Sector Finances. The panel discussion revolved around career paths, particularly the first decade out from university. Panelists provided personal reflections on why and how their professional and academic paths have unfolded as they have since graduating from Acadia.

L to R: Katie Ruddy, Patrick McNally, Tom Labenski, Andrew Roorda, Craig Fisher, Luke Fallwell, Taylor MacLean (moderator)

About the Manning School

Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. Our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.