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The Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD) , is the association of university faculties and schools of business and management in Canada.

Our mission is to promote quality in management education and the professional development of business school administrators through various types of events, research and information services, and representation.

Governance structure

CFBSD is a non-profit organisation, incorporated in Canada under the Canadian Corporations Act. The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership at the Annual Assembly. General policies are set by the Board and ratified by the Membership.

Board of directors

The CFBSD Board is composed of Deans or Directors from business school members of the Federation, representing a cross section of regions and types of schools in Canada. Directors' mandate are for two years.

You may find below the list of current directors.


The current Chair of CFBSD is Jim Dewald, Dean of the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Dean Dewald  became Chair in November  2018. His mandate as Chair continues until October 2020.

See his profile here.

Executive director

Timothy (Tim) Daniel Daus has been Executive Director since 1998. Acting under the authority delegated by the Board, he is responsible for all activities and operations of CFBSD. The Executive Director also sits on several Advisory Boards and Working Committees of external bodies, in Canada and abroad.


Founded in 1957 as the Canadian Federation of Deans of Management and Administrative Studies, the current name (CFBSD) and charter were adopted in 1976. Since its creation, the Federation has grown to count over 60 members - gathering virtually all Canadian business schools - and partnerships with more than a dozen international networks.

Over the years, the Federation has also developed a range of recurring and ad hoc activities to strengthen links between schools from across the country along with developing collaboration with foreign schools and international networks.

Adding to its Annual General Meeting where Deans meet once a year to collaborate and exchange on matter of importance, it has introduced in 2013 a dedicated annual event for the Associate Deans Research community. Regional Meetings, gathering schools leaders based on a geographical perspective, appeared in 2016 giving business schools the ability to share about their challenges and best practices.

The Federation also collaborates on a regular basis with several partners to bring research projects and relevant tools to its members and the broader management education community. Such collaborations and projects include annuals Staff Compensation & Demographics Survey and Business School Questionnaire in collaboration with AACSB International, and more recently a research project addressing the interface between education and STEM.

Recently, CFBSD has also launched a new portal to promote Canada and Canadian business schools as an excellent location for business education, both for International and Canadian students.

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