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Philip Walsh

Walsh, Philip


Associate Professor


B.Sc., MBA, PhD




416-979-5000 x2553

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Philip Walsh

Associate Professor

In 1981, after spending his summers during University prospecting for precious metals in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Dr. Walsh began his professional career working as an oil and gas explorationist for a major Canadian oil and gas company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  In 1984, he returned to Ontario, Canada to take a gas supply operations position with a major gas utility and underground natural gas storage company.  Dr. Walsh managed the geology department and contributed to the evaluation and development of various natural gas storage and production projects.  

In 1987 he formed a consultancy to provide technical services to natural gas utilities and producers and his clientele have included many of North America’s major utilities, a number of governmental and municipal agencies, and various Canadian and British energy consuming organizations.

In 2003 Dr. Walsh completed his doctoral research into deregulated markets, in particular the Ontario energy market, and was appointed as a Lecturer in Corporate Strategy at the University of Surrey and MBA Programme Director. 

He arrived at Ryerson in 2007 to take the position of Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy.  Dr. Walsh is the Faculty Advisor for Enactus Ryerson (Enactus Canada Dobson Fellow) and the Ryerson Energy and Natural Resources Association (RENRA), a Fellow of the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Research Institute and a member of the Ryerson Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility. In addition, he currently acts as the Academic Co-ordinator for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate at the Chang School.

Dr. Walsh continues to provide consulting services to the North American and European energy industries. He is a registered professional geoscientist in Alberta and Ontario.


Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Research Interests
Strategic Change Management
Energy Economics
Select Research and Professional Contributions
Strategic Management
Project Management
Innovation Management
Professional Affiliations
Association of Geoscientists of Ontario
Society of Petroleum Engineers
International Association for Energy Economics
Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain

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