Schulich announced the establishment of the Centre of Excellence in Health Management and Leadership, made possible by a generous $5 million donation from the Krembil Foundation and Schulich graduate Robert Krembil (MBA ’71, Hon LLD ’00), a name synonymous with health care philanthropy in Canada.

The newly established Centre of Excellence in Health Management and Leadership will become a leading global hub of industry outreach, education and research at Schulich. The Centre will combine academic excellence in degree programs and executive training together with substantial scholarship support and collaborative research on leadership opportunities in the health sector.

Since 2003, Schulich has been developing future industry leaders in the health sector through its Health Industry Management Program. One of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, the health sector is facing unprecedented change driven by the emergence and adoption of Artificial Intelligence, business analytics, virtual care, rising costs, and new delivery models.

Robert Krembil is President of Chiefswood Holdings and its subsidiaries, as well as Chairman of the Krembil Foundation. He is a Member of the Schulich School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and Honorary Patron of York University’s Impact Campaign. In recognition of his generosity, Robert was honoured with the York University Bryden Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2019. He is also the recipient of a Schulich Alumni Recognition Award for Outstanding Executive Leadership in 2005, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from York University in 2000.

Through the Krembil Foundation, the family has generously donated more than $12 million to the Schulich School of Business and York University, including funding for the Krembil Scholars Program.