U of T’s Rotman Commerce opens Toronto Stock Exchange to mark 100 years of program

January 19, 2024 by U of T News

The University of Toronto’s Rotman Commerce community opened the Toronto Stock Exchange this week — an event that marked the 100th anniversary of the university program.

Susan Christoffersen, dean of the Rotman School of Management, was joined by students, alumni, faculty and staff for Wednesday’s opening ceremony on the floor of the stock exchange at the Market Centre in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.

“Our two organizations have much in common: they share not only a proud history of shaping the business landscape in Canada and around the world, but also a long-standing vision of driving change,” Christoffersen said.

It was in 1924 that the first graduating class walked across the stage at U of T’s Convocation Hall. Today, the well-known U of T undergraduate business program is jointly managed by the Rotman School of Management and Faculty of Arts & Science, boasting 3,300 students.

Alum Evelyn Foo said it was an honour to be included in the ceremony and that Rotman Commerce served as the foundation of starting her business career. Meanwhile, student Edouard Larouche said the event provided “great perspective on the legacy left by those who preceded me at Rotman and fuels my aspiration to contribute meaningfully to the future of the program.”