Kanwal Bokhari

Dr. Kanwal Bokhari, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Finance


Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Haskayne School of Business, Finance [FNCE]

Faculty Advisor, UCeed Haskayne Student Fund

Haskayne School of Business

Contact information

Phone number

1.403.220.5685: 1.403.210.7121


Office: SH142

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Kanwal's scholarly interests are at the intersection of finance, entrepreneurship, and governance. She is the faculty advisor for the UCeed Haskayne Student Fund, a million-dollar venture capital fund managed by students and a dedicated team at the University of Calgary. Additionally, Kanwal is set to design and deliver courses for the Creative Destruction Lab Rockies at the Haskayne School of Business.

Kanwal completed her undergraduate degree in finance from IBA Pakistan and pursued both her MBA and doctorate in business administration at the Haskayne School of Business. During her doctoral studies, she served as the academic lead for the Financial Feminism Investing Lab, an investment education program with a gender-informed lens. In her research, Kanwal examines the decisions business angels and venture capitalists. She defended her thesis in November, 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Seok-Woo Kwon at the Haskayne School of Business. Her thesis was a finalist for the 2023 Heizer prize for doctoral dissertations on venture capitalists, presented by the entrepreneurship division at the Academy of Management. She has presented her work at leading peer-reviewed conferences and is working on manuscripts that explore how investors reconcile mixed signals in their decision-making, as well as the role of gender in high-tech entrepreneurship. 

She has more than ten years of experience in investment banking and private equity in capital markets across the globe. Kanwal has significant non-profit management and board experience. 



Areas of Research

Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial Finance

Mentorship and investment decisions of early-stage investors, such as business angels and venture capitalists; The role of gender in decisions of early-stage investors; Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA); Quantitative Text Analysis (QTA).


Course number Course title Semester
MGST 451 Corporate Governance and Ethical Decision-Making
FNCE469/669 UCeed Haskayne Student Fund
MGST615 Strategic Business Analysis