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Our Students

We are thrilled to introduce you to our very first cohort of Ted Rogers PhD in Management Students.

Charlie Wall Andrews

Charlie Wall Andrews

charlie.wallandrews@ryerson.ca
Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Supervisor(s): Dr. Wendy Cukier

Charlie Wall-Andrews (MBA, MA, BA, CCIP) is a Trudeau Scholar and lecturer at the University of Toronto. In addition to having over a decade of management experience, she is an alumna of the prestigious Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship, which specializes in social entrepreneurship and cross-cultural leadership. As a leader in the creative industries, she established many programs such as the Creative Entrepreneur Incubator and Equity X Production Development Program which prepares artists to turn their passion and talent into a sustainable career. Charlie did her Master of Business Administration at Ivey Business School, Master of Arts (MA) at York University, and Bachelor of Arts at Laurentian University. She is dedicated to advancing scientific research and critical theory in management studies and creative entrepreneurship. She conducts research at the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University and studies under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Cukier.

Dike Ike

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Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Supervisor(s): Dr. Howard Lin, Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou

Dike’s primary research interest lies in the entrepreneurship behaviours of immigrants in Canada. In addition, he is interested in immigration and settlement, particularly as it applies to new immigrants in Canada. Prior to joining Ryerson University, Dike worked as a manager for over five years in several multinational companies. Dike holds an M.Eng from Covenant University, and has authored over twenty highly cited publications in international journals and conferences.

Dike Ike
Natalia Lumby

Natalia Lumby

nlumby@ryerson.ca
Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Supervisor(s): Dr. Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Natalia Lumby is an educator and researcher with a passion for packaging, design, sustainability and technology. Currently an Associate Professor in the School of Graphic Communications Management, she has been teaching at Ryerson since 2008. Her research interests are largely in consumer packaging. Lumby looks at packaging systems from a variety of stakeholder perspectives. She has investigated innovations in packaging technology and evaluated the performance of systems and processes in packaging. During her PhD in Management at TRSM, she will be focusing on exploring management systems that support sustainable innovations in packaging.

Osama Aziz

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Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Supervisor(s): Dr. Kenneth Grant, Dr. Andre Laplume

Osama received his education up to bachelor in Pakistan. Osama’s bachelor is in accounting with specialization in finance from the University of Management and Technology Pakistan. He did his masters at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada in management with specialization in Entrepreneurship and Strategy. During his stay at Ryerson University, he was involved in different research works in addition to academic work. One of his major research works was to contribute to a report "The Survival Rate of Startups Funded by Angel Investors" co-sponsored by NACO and federal government's MITACS research program. He also had the honour to work as a teaching assistant during his bachelor degree and a research assistant during his masters degree. Osama has nine research papers as well as five international conferences on his credit. His area of interest is economic activities particularly in the field of entrepreneurship.

Osama Aziz
Samin Shaaban

Samin Shaaban

sshaaban@ryerson.ca
Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Digital Enterprise and Social Media
Supervisor(s): Dr. Farid Shirazi

Samin is a doctoral fellow in the interdisciplinary Management program specializing in Digital Enterprise and Social Media. She is an Adjunct Professor at Seneca College in the School of International Business Management and a Faculty Researcher in the Office of Applied Research and Innovation. Her teaching and research interests embrace but are not limited to the following areas: data analytics, environmental sustainability and climate change. Samin’s dissertation research concentrates on integrating big data analytics with environmental sustainability, and compliance through the fusion of deep learning and blockchain.

She has a background in Law and Business, with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from TRSM, where she wrote a thesis on the impact of ICT and international protocols on carbon footprint and climate change, for which she was awarded both the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and TRSM Distinguished Thesis Award.

Sedat Ogeturk

sogeturk@ryerson.ca
Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Real Estate Studies and Retail and Consumer Services
Supervisor(s): Dr. Tony Hernandez, Dr. Dogan Tirtiroglu

Sedat received his MScM degree in Real Estate Management from Ryerson University in 2018. He studied engineering at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and proceeded to work in various upscale manufacturing institutions. Sedat obtained his MBA degree from Ryerson University in 2015. His research interests include commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts (REITs) specific to Canadian REITs.

Sedat Ogeturk
Sohrab Mashhadizadeh

Sohrab Mashhadizadeh

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Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Supervisor(s): Dr. Aziz Guergachi

Sohrab’s research interests include corporate strategy, quantitative market analysis, and exponential organizations. Sohrab has done his undergraduate in engineering and has several years of experience working in the corporate environment before joining the Ted Roger School of Management. Sohrab has completed his Master of Science in Management at TRSM specializing in strategic market analysis. Based on his academic excellence and his research during his graduate studies, he was awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson Graduate Development Award, and the MScM program’s Distinguished Thesis Award.

Zachary Robichaud

zachary.robichaud@ryerson.ca
Area of Interdisciplinary Specialization: Retail and Consumer Services
Supervisor(s): Dr. Hong Yu, Dr. Wendy Cukier

Zachary is a proud double alumnus at Ryerson university having completed his Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Retail Management, in 2017 and most recently, his Master of Science in Management in 2019. His thesis examined the impact of virtual reality on Generation Z consumers’ purchase intentions regarding fair-trade coffee. Following the successful defence of his thesis in the summer of 2019, Zachary developed a conference paper that was subsequently accepted for presentation by the 2020 American Collegiate Retailing Association annual conference where it won best graduate student full paper submission. His research area falls under the retail and consumer services umbrella with interests in omnichannel retail, smart shopping, consumer behaviour and psychology, and sustainable retailing.   

Zachary Robichaud