To engage students in professional development opportunities across different streams of business innovation by organizing best-in-class events, delivering real-world projects, and igniting change through social impact.
Our Collective Values
Embracing the Unconventional
Pushing beyond “mainstream” business practices to deliver a well-rounded perspective on the world of business.
Executing events and projects with a focus on tangible outcomes for our students and partners.
Going above and beyond, regardless of title, without seeking praise from those around us.
Crafting a more responsible future for students, corporate partners, and the business world as a whole.
A Message From the President
At our core, the Rotman Commerce Innovation Group is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of disruptors and thought leaders. Our mission isn't just a statement; it's a collective commitment to fostering creativity, embracing innovation, and empowering one another to realize our fullest potential. Having been a part of this exceptional group throughout my entire undergraduate journey, I've witnessed firsthand the incredible impact that our members can have on the world around us. As we embark on this new chapter, I am thrilled to unveil the exciting initiatives we have planned for the year ahead. From engaging workshops and insightful case competitions to collaborative projects that challenge us to think outside the box, our calendar is brimming with opportunities to learn, grow, and make a lasting impact.
Julia Li, President
Vision for the New Term
Over the years, RCIG has led the RC Community to dream bigger and disrupt. As we head into a new year, we’re excited to bring to you events and programs that continue to push our vision for disruption through engagement, collaboration and collective success. We believe the highest value creation takes place through collaborating with those who share your vision, and so I’m excited to share that this year we are bringing a new event - Design Dash in association with RCFTA. This exciting new event will see students compete in groups to design and pitch products in front of a distinguished panel of judges. As one of the oldest student groups, we are committed in not only maintaining our long standing legacy but also reaching new heights by setting our standards even higher this year!
Life at RCIG
Business school can be daunting, scary and overwhelming. Having RCIG by my side since my first year has not only guided me through my academic journey at Rotman Commerce, but has also introduced me to some of my best friends at the University. I have met extremely fascinating corporate partners and industry leaders through RCIG’s events, whether a networking night or an innovation forum. RCIG provides students with experiences that are beyond what other student groups offer - we emphasize simulating an industry-realistic setting, and aim to introduce students to the plethora of tangible opportunities within the innovation sector. I can confidently say that RCIG has been a pivotal part, if not the most important part of my development as a commerce student, team leader and future business professional.
Dana Turetski, Alumn
RCIG is like no other; an extremely tight-knit community driven to shape the next wave of innovation. Whether it be on our internal consulting projects to solve the the problems of multinational firms or planning local events at Rotman, you will see us enjoying our time working together to solve complex issues. We strongly believe that “if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go together.” Working on a consulting project with Deloitte, just in my first year, I had an unparalleled learning experience. Weekly visits to their office and frequent meetings with the client accelerated my professional development ahead of other first years. I can confidently say that RCIG has the BEST consulting project on campus!
Aarez Hassan Brohi, RCIG President 2022-2023
Interested in joining our team?
While the 2023-24 internship program has been suspended for all RC groups, will be recruiting for executives and managers in the winter semester. Keep an eye out for our job postings on the Rotman Commerce portal and our social media!