Julie Toskan-Casale and David Sobey celebrate the March opening of the Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services, named after Sobey.

On the Cutting Edge

By Renée Hartleib | spring 2015

The David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services was launched in style on March 10 at an invite-only event attended by over 150 Canadian business luminaries. David Sobey, for whom the new Centre is named, was recognized through remarks from master of ceremonies, Dean Patricia Bradshaw. “The launch of this Centre honours the region’s tradition of business excellence in the retail and services industry, demonstrated by entrepreneurial excellence like that shown by the Sobey family.” Julie Toskan-Casale, founder of the Toskan-Casale Foundation and co-founder and former head of global marketing and public relations for iconic M·A·C Cosmetics, was the keynote speaker. It is anticipated that the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services will position the Sobey School of Business at the cutting edge of one of the most important business sectors in our economy. 

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