Western receives $3.5M gift from BMO for leadership programming


Western University’s Ivey Business School has received a $3.5M gift from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) to enhance new and ongoing leadership programming. The funding will primarily be used to develop a new cross-campus leadership program, which will take on a cohort of 75 Western undergraduate students annually. The donation will also allow for Ivey’s “Leadership Under Fire” course to double its current enrolment figures and strengthen the school’s outreach activities through the creation of a free leadership playbook. “Leadership development transcends disciplines,” said Western President Alan Shepard. “To have the most impact on society, it is clear that developing tomorrow’s leaders must extend beyond business schools and encompass future leaders across all fields.”