Akiva Stern recently graduated from the University of Windsor receiving both a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor. He holds a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Honours) from York University.
During his time in the JD/MBA program, Akiva was highly involved in both the business and law faculties. At the Faculty of Law, Akiva experienced success in several mooting competitions, including: Third Place at the Canada-United States Law Institute Business-Law Case Competition, and was selected as a Finalist and Top Oralist in the 2016 Zuber Moot Competition. At the business faculty, Akiva assisted in the creation and management of the first student-run investment fund, holding the inaugural position of Managing Director for two years. Akiva was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership 2017.
In addition to his extra-curricular activities, Akiva is one of the founding ambassadors for the Capitalize for Kids Student Investors Challenge, which seeks to promote financial literacy and raise money for mental health initiatives in Toronto. He also served as a lecturer for the Master of Engineering Management Program at the University of Windsor and the Continuing Education program at St. Clair College on the topics of Business and Negotiations.
Akiva enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and has just published his first book entitled; Negotiation Lifestyle, which focuses on the nexus between emotional intelligence and negotiations.