Business Day donates profits to business faculty for smart podium


Tiffany Walsh, left, and Danielle Martin are co-chairs of the
organizing committee for Business Day 2013, which donated
a smart podium, similar to the one pictured here,
to the business faculty.

March 10, 2014

The Faculty of Business Administration is installing a new smart podium in one of its classrooms, thanks to the generosity of the organizing committee for Business Day 2013.

The committee, which was co-chaired by Danielle Martin (B.Comm. (Co-op), 2013) and Tiffany Walsh (B.Comm. (Co-op), 2013), has purchased a smart podium valued at $3,500 to help current and future students enjoy enhanced learning environments at the business faculty.

“As a committee, we realized the importance of re-investing in the business faculty to ensure that current and future business students have access to the best and most up-to-date knowledge and tools. As well, we understand the importance of these contributions in providing students with opportunities to grow throughout their academic careers,” says Ms. Martin.

Business Day 2013 is an entirely student-run event that brings together students and the business community for a half day of networking and speaking sessions from prominent business leaders. Now in its 49th year, Business Day 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Newfoundland Hotel on March 14.

In 2013, the event generated just under $10,000, of which a portion also went to the Special Olympics of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 2014 Business Day committee.

“Throughout the planning process, our committee relied on the expertise and the close connections of the Faculty of Business Administration to ensure the event’s success. This was only one of the reasons why the business faculty was considered a fitting choice for some of the funds raised last year,” says Ms. Martin.

“The business faculty also played an important and essential role in developing us into the young business professionals we have become. Without the support and guidance of the faculty and staff and their resources, we would not have gained the same level of knowledge and experience that we were fortunate enough to receive as graduating students from Memorial’s business program.”

The donated smart podium from Business Day 2013 is expected to be installed later this semester.

To learn more about Business Day, visit

Susan White-MacPherson