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Gurveer Bains

Etobicoke, ON, Canada
University of Toronto and Queens University (BSc, MA, PhD - in progress)
Director or Finance, Emerging Health Leaders
Class of 2022

DeGroote has a phenomenal culture of collaboration and provides students with amazing experiences both within and beyond the classroom

Why DeGroote?

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University is an incredible school with a global reputation of excellence and purposeful learning. In particular, I knew of the school’s reputable Health Services Management (HSM) specialization and hence it was one of my top schools to pursue MBA studies.

Why an MBA?

While I have a strong qualitative research background and experiences within healthcare and government, I really wanted to build my quantitative skills and business acumen through pursuing an MBA to develop a more in-depth understanding of management. I would like to pursue a career within a leadership capacity and continuously build a comprehensive skill-set for this career path and the future of work.

What surprised you about DeGroote?

The incredible feeling of community, while we were all working and learning virtually, there is a feeling of togetherness throughout my experience thus far at DeGroote. Moreover, DeGroote has a phenomenal culture of collaboration and provides students with amazing experiences both within and beyond the classroom, all the while adapting to a virtual environment!

What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering doing their MBA at DeGroote?

Reach out to the school and ask questions; everyone is so helpful and friendly and they will be able to assist with insight regarding the admission cycle, processes involved, and how to go about the application.

What has been the highlight of your DeGroote experience so far?

Meeting so many incredible people through the MBA program, such incredible staff, faculty, alumni, and fellow students are all here to support each other, especially as we started off the MBA in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and developed a strong virtual community.

Aside from being an MBA Student Ambassador, what other extra-curricular activities have you been involved with while at DeGroote?

  • President, DeGroote Consulting Association
  • Director of Finance, Emerging Health Leaders – Toronto Chapter
  • Member, Governance and Nominations Committee, Massey College, University of Toronto
  • Board Director, Rexdale Community Legal Clinic


Tell us one fun fact about you!

I love photography, it’s more than taking a photo, its about capturing a moment!