The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in Ontario has launched the Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) to develop initiatives in financial innovation across all the school’s programs. The new hub will create new classes in topics such as machine learning and blockchain for the school’s MBA, master of finance, and master of financial risk programs. It also will support faculty research, conferences and symposiums, and student scholarships.
Wits Business School at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, has launched the African Energy Leadership Centre (ELC) to address issues of energy shortages in Africa, as well as the skills deficit of managers in the energy industry. The ELC will offer a post-graduate diploma, a master’s degree in energy leadership, and executive education short courses and seminars.
Lynn Pippenger Hall, the 68,000-square-foot building that houses the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable elements in its design include wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, materials sourced locally and regionally, and a management system to monitor energy usage.