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Congratulations JDI IVEY EMBA Class of 2018!


At JDI, we’re very proud of our co-workers who graduated this fall with their Masters in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

This achievement is a result of many hours of dedicated effort and class teamwork. Thank you to the family and friends who supported our colleagues on this journey.


In 2008, JDI formed a partnership with Ivey to develop Canada’s first joint Executive MBA Program. Since then almost 100 employees have graduated from the program. 

Colleen Baxter, Vice President of Human Resources for J.D. Irving, Limited is a graduate of the JDI Ivey EMBA program. “We pride ourselves on offering excellent professional development courses and training for employees at all levels of the organization. Ivey is an excellent educational partner for us, helping to develop our leadership,” she said. 

Mary Gillett is the Faculty Director for the JDI Ivey EMBA. “What has impressed me most is the commitment and engagement of the company leadership and JDI employees.  Across the organization, these employees are focused on improving the business. This is a company that is dedicated to realizing the potential of its people,” Gillett said. 

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The 31 members of this Class of 2018 bring the total number of Ivey Executive MBA grads to 98. Investing in people and lifelong learning is part of our ongoing commitment to a strengthened future.

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