Julia Christensen Hughes

Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of U of G’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), was interviewed for a Nov. 16 Globe and Mail story about female enrolment in MBA programs.

The article highlighted a new survey that found that the number of women in MBA programs is increasing globally, aided by scholarships, mentoring and other supports.

Christensen Hughes talked about Fidelity Investments Canada’s recent funding announcement of $40,000 over five years to top female finance students in CBE. That funding is part of the company’s overall donation of $215,000 to U of G to support gender equity and active learning, The Globe and Mail reported.

An advocate for change within higher education, Christensen Hughes said that the new scholarships are a great example of corporate-university collaboration and are instrumental in helping to address the low proportion of female students in some finance programs.

Christensen Hughes studies strategic human resources management. She has helped facilitate many national, provincial and local events intended to improve teaching and learning.