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Annual Financial Forum


Event: Conference (In Person) Breakout Sessions (Virtual)
Date: Thursday November 9, 2023 Tuesday November 14, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: McMaster University Student Centre – CIBC Hall Teams
Who should attend: Individuals engaged in financial functions at McMaster


2023 McMaster Financial Forum

Thursday, November 9, 2023

9:00-9:30 In-Person- Networking, Icebreaker, Kahoot! & Welcome/Kickoff
9:30-10:30 Alex Usher- Shock and Awe: Canadian PSE Unpacked- PowerPoint Presentation Link- Coming Soon
10:30-10:45 Morning Break
10:45-11:30 Dr. Susan Tighe- Moneyball: McMaster’s Budget Model and Strategic Alignment Funds- PowerPoint Presentation Link
11:30-11:40 Lil Scime- Back to the Future
11:40-11:50 Stacey Farkas & Joanne Chou- SharePoint Training Update
11:50-12:00 Angelo DiLettera- Building Ontario Businesses Initiative (BOBI)
12:00-1:00 Lunch & Table Activity
1:00-2:00 Everything you wanted to know about Finance…& Trivia Game
2:00-2:15 Closing Remarks & Prizes

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2023 Financial Forum Watch

Presentations by: Alex Usher & Dr. Susan Tighe

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2023 Financial Forum Movie Reels Watch

Everything you Wanted to Know about Finance

Virtual Breakout Session Watch

Ocean’s 6 – The Target Budget Planning & Budget Model

Virtual Breakout Session Watch

Arnolds Financial Reporting Hub Training Program

Virtual Breakout Session Watch

These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things in Financial Systems

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Financial Forum Resources - Previous Years

2022 Financial Forum

Date: November 15, 2022 9:30am-2:30pm
Location: CIBC Hall, 3rd Floor MUSC & Teams Webinar

Date: November 16, 2022 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Teams Webinar


Flexing the Adaptable Muscle Presentation by Nancy Watt 


2021 Financial Forum

Date: November 16, 2021 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Online Event – Zoom


University Sector Financial Sustainability While Locally Delivering on McMaster’s Strategic Plan – Presentation by Dee Henne

The Fast Lane to Savings & Financial Sustainability Post COVID

Creating a Path to The Future of Financial Work At McMaster