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Variables MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS OF INTEREST POLL OF THE MONTH Learn Baby, Learn


CANADIAN CPAS ARE COMMITTED TO LIFELONG LEARNING, and not just in their careers. According to our reader poll, 96% of you are taking a class or informal lessons (from a friend or self-taught) to improve a nonwork skill, such as athletics/sport, cooking/baking or speaking a foreign language. Other popular activities you’re endeavouring to master include home improvement and playing a musical instrument or singing. At least 15% of you would also consider taking a class or informal lessons in the coming year on gardening, art/craſts, literature (eg., a book club), photography and wine/beer tasting. —T


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GIVING BACK


ALMA MATERIAL WEALTH MANY BUSINESS LEADERS are as good at donating money as they are at earning that wealth. Their favourite choice for giving? Business schools, of course. Here are some of the largest gifts to commerce programs. — Steve Brearton


US$100 million: Columbia Business School, Columbia University (2010)


“I hope these new facilities will be a place where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives”


HENRY R. KRAVIS, cofounder, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.


US$300 million: University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2008)


“The very first course I took at the university was taught by Eugene Fama [founder of the efficient-markets hypothesis] and it was a life-changing event for me”


DAVID G. BOOTH, founder, Dimensional Fund Advisors


US$200 million:


Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2004, 2013)


“I have received enormous satisfaction from being able to give back to the institution that played such a critical role in my success”


STEPHEN M. ROSS, founder, Related Companies


$50 million: Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University (2015)


“Notwithstanding my background in engineering and economics, I have been invested in the business community for most of my life”


STEPHEN SMITH, cofounder, First National Financial Corp.


US$105 million: Stanford Graduate School of Business (2006)


“Stanford Business School was an


important part of my life. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give back”


PHIL KNIGHT, founder, Nike Inc.


$25 million: Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (2007)


“Over 30 years ago, the School of Management made an investment in me — now it’s my turn to return the favour and make an investment in the school”


IAN TELFER, chairman, Goldcorp Inc.


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