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Cory Searcy




B.Sc., University of Manitoba, 1999

M.Sc., University of Manitoba, 2003

Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2006






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Dr. Cory Searcy is a Professor at Ryerson University, and he is also cross-appointed to the Environmental Applied Science and Management Program.  His research interests include corporate sustainability indicators, sustainability reporting, and sustainable supply chain management.  His research has been published in several leading academic journals, including the Journal of Cleaner Production, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the International Journal of Production Economics.  In 2010, he won an Outstanding Paper Award for a paper published in Measuring Business Excellence.  His research has been funded by a number of external agencies, including NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, the Canadian Purchasing Research Foundation, and several private corporations.  Dr. Searcy has been a judge for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Sustainability Reporting Awards since 2008.  Prior to joining the faculty at Ryerson, he was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University. He has also worked as a manufacturing manager and as an operational analyst in the health care industry.

Research Interests:

Corporate sustainability

Corporate social responsibility

Environmental management systems

Integrated management systems

Sustainable supply chain management

Corporate performance measurement

Life cycle assessment

Current Courses:

ES8903/ME8149 Pollution Prevention

ES8924/ME8148 Environmental Management Systems

ES9002 Research Methods

IND300 Introduction to Management

IND406 Ergonomics and Safety Engineering

IND605 Experimental Design and Quality Assurance


Professional Affiliations:

Professional Engineers Ontario

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Academy of Management