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Featured PhD Alumni

Alumni of the Haskayne PhD program represent top talent and great minds from around the globe. It comes as no surprise that graduates of the program have 100% placement rate, with 85% finding academic positions.

Dr. Sanjay Sharma

Dr. Sanjay Sharma (PhD’96) is the dean of the School of Business at University of Vermont. Prior to Vermont, he was the dean of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and the Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability. He is one of the world’s leading scholars and experts in corporate sustainability and advises several leading corporations on their strategy. He has published eight books and over 100 articles on this topic. Before pursuing an academic career, Sanjay was a senior manager and CEO with multinational corporations for 16 years.


Dr. Cameron Graham

Dr. Cameron Graham (MBA‘01/ PhD’05) is an associate professor of accounting and the accounting area coordinator at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Dr. Graham is a published accounting researcher specializing in poverty, and teaches a course on social innovation and global poverty. Dr. Graham is also the Chair of the Canadian Abilities Foundation.


Dr. Olex Osiyeuskyy

Dr. Oleksiy (Olex) Osiyevskyy (PhD’14) currently holds the position of assistant professor in the entrepreneurship and innovation group at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Boston. In 2012 Oleksiy was awarded the prestigious Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (becoming a Killam Scholar), and the Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Calgary. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation studies, scrutinizing the topic of organizational adaptation to disruptive innovations.


Dr. Zhenyu Wu

Dr. Zhenyu Wu (PhD’07) holds the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. His research primarily focuses on entrepreneurship.


Dr. Brittany Martin

Dr. Brittany Martin (PhD’12) was recently appointed associate director of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education and is an assistant professor in leadership. She has over 14 years’ of experience in consulting and facilitation.


Dr. Alex Bruton

Dr. Alex Bruton (MBA‘07/ PhD’01) was named in Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 for his role in bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to the classroom. He is an associate professor at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. Bruton prides himself on teaching people how to innovate in entrepreneurship.