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Retail Week

Each year since 2008 the School of Retail Management connects leading Canadian retailers and industry professionals with our students - the retail leaders of tomorrow - presenting an opportunity to engage and learn from the insights and experience of experts in their field.

Please review the latest schedule for Retail Week 2023 (opens in new window) .

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Retail Research Colloquium

The 5th Annual Retail Research colloquium will be held in May 2021 featuring presentations by faculty, MScM students, and industry guests along with networking and knowledge sharing opportunities. 

Pop-Up Shop

The Ted Rogers School of Retail Management has dedicated a space in the TRSM building for student-owned businesses and/or local businesses to display and sell their merchandise. 

If you are interested in using the Pop-up space for your small business, please fill out the “Retail Pop-Up Intake Form (external link, opens in new window) ”. 

Our goals and objectives:

  • Provide a platform for students to be hands-on in their personal business ventures and potentially grow their small businesses 
  • Provide a platform for community partners to engage in market testing and deliver positive short-term retail experiences associated with the School of Retail Management
  • Engage with, and cultivate positive relationships/partnerships with stakeholders  
  • Raise awareness among the TMU community about the initiatives of the School of Retail Management

To find out if you are eligible to sign up and the process of operation, please follow this link:  (PDF file) Retail Pop-Up Instructions (opens in new window) 

We are looking forward to future collaborations with you. If you have any questions, please contact (opens in new window)  




Retail Highlights

Retail News

 (PDF file)  The Collective - Great Minds are Leading Change

Dr. Katie Lebel in the School of Retail Management leads TRSM in a first-of-its-kind initiative "The Collective Think Tank" that partners academic institutions, brands, properties, and media companies to share data, insights and information, driving real action toward a world of parity.

This partnership will provide students with invaluable learning opportunities that will enable them to work on real-world challenges in sport and access to industry leaders and allow them to be on the forefront of research that will foster systemic change for women in sport.
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Retail Students Build Shopify Stores

Students in Dr. Frances Gunn's 4th year Retail Course were given access to fully-functional Shopify stores for free. Teaming up with peers in Information Technology Management, each group focused on different aspects of setting up an e-Commerce business in categories that included snack foods, consignment clothing, watches, high-end computer parts and lip care products.
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