News 2017

Accounting Fellowship

The 24th Accounting Fellowship Awards Banquet was held on October 18 to honour 18 students who were the newest members of the Accounting Fellowship Program, bringing the group to a total of 432 members.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Paul and Carol Hill who recieved the 2017 Regina Humanitarians of the Year award from the Canadian Red Cross. The Hills were chosen for their extensive contributions to the community and education initiatives.


Fall 2017 Convocation

Congratulations to the 90 students from the Hill School of Business and 26 students from the Levene Graduate School of Business who convocated in Fall 2017.

Special congratulations to Murad Al-Katib, Chair of the Levene Advisory Board, who was honoured at convocation with an honourary degree recognizing his contributions as an entrepreneur, business leader and humanitarian.

Congratulations also to Cyrena Lockert who was the recipient of the U of R President's Medal and Faculty of Business Administration's Dean's, and Troy Holfeld who was the recipient of the University Prize in Business Administration.


Hill Business Dinner

The 44th Annual Hill Business Dinner, hosted by the Hill Business Students' Society took place on October 25 featuring keynote speaker Elyse Allan, President & CEO of GE Canada.

Ms. Allan also spoke in a class for students that same afternoon.


Rawlinson Gift

Saskatchewan-born philanthropists Gordon and Jill Rawlinson’s gift of $100,000 established the Rawlinson Fellow in Indigenous Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business Administration.

The Rawlinson Fellow in Indigenous Entrepreneurship provides money for a fellowship appointment, enabling a faculty member to focus on Indigenous Entrepreneurship.

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Anderson who will be the inaugural Rawlinson Fellow in Indigenous Entrepreneurship for a one-year term to June 30, 2018.


Alumni Crowning Achievement

Congratulations to Thomas Benjoe (DAdmin ’09, BBA ’11) who is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award through the U of R Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards. You can learn more about Thomas here.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Engel, recipient of the 2017 $5,000 Kenneth Levene Business bursary position at the University of Regina.


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Scholar Appointment

Dr. Magda Cismaru is the successful applicant of the Conexus Research Scholar in Financial Wellbeing. We had several strong applications, making the decision all the more challenging, and underscoring the strength of the research currently undertaken in our Faculty. Thanks to the generous donation of $25,000 from Conexus Credit Union, the Faculty is able to further enhance our capacity to produce, publish, and disseminate relevant research.


Levene Graduate Students' Association (LGSA) Executive

The executive team for the 2017-2018 LGSA is:

  • Shaelja Sharma - President

  • Anusha Subramanian - Vice President

  • Kalyan Venkta - Treasurer

  • Meenakshi Kathiar - GBUS Representative

  • Khaleel Soomro - MBA Representative


Hill Business Students' Society (BSS) Executive

The executive team for the 2017-2018 Hill BSS is:

  • Mason Fedec – President

  • Delanie Wall – VP Academic

  • Owen Kot – VP Corporate Relations

  • Brooklyn Fitzpatrick – VP Finance

  • Alexa LaPlante – VP Marketing

  • Jade Kerr – VP Social

  • Christie Duran – VP Student Affairs


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Dean's Research Grant

Dr. Sandeep Mishra was awarded a Dean’s Resarch Grant for his project Relative deprivation, stress and health.


HRM Appointments

Mr. Justin Feeney and Dr. Gordon Pennycook have both accepted our offer to join the Hill and Levene Schools of Business as Assistant Professors in Human Resource Management. Justin will start July 1, 2017 while Gordon will start July 1, 2018.


Program Leads

Congratulations to Dr. Magda Cismaru who was appointed as the Program Lead, Research and to Romulus Cismaru who was appointed as the Program Lead, International. Their two year term appointments began on July 1.


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Welcome Back!

Effective July 1, 2017, Bruce Anderson returned to his position as an instructor in the Faculty of Business, and assumed the role of Executive Lead, Outreach.

In 2014 the Associate Vice-President (Development) position in External Relations was vacant and Bruce Anderson agreed to move from our Faculty to take on this Acting role. Bruce strengthened and secured important relationships with the donors, partners, and the philanthropic community so vital to the achievement of the University of Regina’s strategic efforts in supporting student success.
 


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Associate Dean, Research & Graduate

Congratulations to Dr. Gina Grandy who was appointed as the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate. Gina will serve a three year term starting July 1.


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Associate Dean, Academic

Congratulations to Dr. Saqib Khan who was appointed as the Associate Dean, Academic. Saqib will serve a three year term starting July 1.


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Interim Dean

Dr. David Senkow has accepted the position of Acting Dean of Business Administration for a one-year term commencing July 1, 2017.


Dean's Office

Dean Andrew Gaudes accepted an offer to assume the role of Dean at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. His last day at the University of Regina was June 30.


President’s Research Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Anderson who received a President’s Research Seed Grant for his project entitled Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle for Effective Participation in the Global Economy “On One’s Own Terms”.

Congratulations to Dr. Nourhene BenYoussef who received a President’s Research Seed Grant for her project entitled Audit Committee Diversity and Timeliness of Restated Earnings Disclosure.


Tenure & Promotion

Congratulations on the following career milestones effective July 1:

  • Dr. Eman Almehdawe has been granted a tenured appointment and promotion to Associate Professor
  • Dr. Nourhene BenYoussef has been granted a tenured appointment and promotion to Associate Professor
  • Dr. Shelagh Campbell has been granted a tenured appointment and promotion to Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sandeep Mishra has been granted a tenured appointment and promotion to Associate Professor
  • Dr. Andrew Stevens has been granted a tenured appointment and promotion to Associate Professor

Retirement

Congratulations to Marilyn Staseson who retired from the U of R after 16 years of dedicated service and Dr. Janice Foley who retired from the U of R after 17 years of dedicated service.


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Hill-Ivey Case

A new Hill-Ivey case has been published:

Challenges and Opportunities at the Protospace Makerspace, by Dr. Chris Street and Rob Mitchell (June 2017 - 9B17M087)


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Welcome!

Welcome to Marci Elliott who joined the Hill and Levene Schools of Business as the Assistant Dean, Levene School.

Marci comes to us from the AACSB accredited Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, where she was the Executive Director of the Asper MBA Program. She has been in that role since 2011, following two years as Director of Development for the Asper School. Marci has an MBA from the Asper School and has worked in marketing and business development in other organizations; as a Senior Director at the National Screen Institute, and as Vice-President for the Women’s Television Network.

This new Assistant Dean position will focus on graduate student recruitment and student engagement. It will focus on developing a marketing and communications plan aimed at increasing our Levene School registrations while developing supportive corporate and government partners committed to the successful growth of our Levene GSB. The position will work with alumni, faculty and staff to ensure the student experience is one characterized as having graduates enthusiastic about promoting the school; it will be a driving force for increasing the profile and the competitiveness of the Levene graduate programs.


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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Eman Almehdawe who received $10,000 in research funding from Saskatchewan Center for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR) for her project, “Studying the impact of Emergency Department Occupancy at Regina General Hospital on patient length of stay and outcomes”.


Spring 2017 Convocation

Congratulations to the 261 students from the Hill School of Business and 46 students from the Levene Graduate School of Business who convocated in Spring 2017.

Special congratulations to Kenneth Levene who was honoured at convocation with an honourary degree recognizing his contributions to our business school, city and province.

Congratulations also to Eric Holloway who was the recipient of the Leon Goldman Scholarship, and Mitchell Kilgore who was the recipient of the Dean’s Medal.


Levene Dinner

The Levene Dinner took place on May 2 featuring keynote speaker W. Brett Wilson, Father, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.

The Levene School also hosted a free speaking engagement with W. Brett Wilson for students that same afternoon.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Hill student Olivia Arnal who, with support from Tatiana Levit as the key nominator and letters of support from other faculty members, was selected as one of the recipients of the University of Regina Retirees Legacy Scholarship for $5,000.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Hill BSS which was recognized at the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) Roundtable Conference in March as the Most Outstanding Business Student Association.

The awards are nominated by the presidents of the 32 CABS member schools, and chosen by the CABS Management Team.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Murad Al-Katib, chair of the Levene Advisory Board, who was one of four recipients of a 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award.

Murad Al-Katib was later named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. You can learn more about this honour here.
 


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JBV Symposium

The Hill School, alongside the Ivey School of Business co-sponsored a JBV special issue symposium at Ivey, April 6-8 on “Enterprise Before and Beyond Profits: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Prosocial Organizing.” Faculty member Dr. Peter Moroz assisted in the symposium and is co-editor for this special issue.


Long Service Recognition

The University of Regina recognized faculty and staff at the Long Service Recognition Awards in April. Members of the Faculty of Business Administration who were honoured include Wendy Tebb for 35 years of service; Dr. Morina Rennie for 30 years of service; Dr. Bob Anderson, Dr. Youngsoo Kim, Janice Leibel, Dr. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda and Marilyn Staseson for 15 years.


Mitacs Funding

Dr. Eman Almehdawe is the internship supervisor along with co-supervisor Dr. Saqib Khan who will be working with Celero Solutions Inc. on a project entitled “Predicting Canadian Credit Union Financial Performance and Its Effect on IT Investment Decisions”. The project received $30,000 in funding through the Mitacs Accelerate Program.


Keg-a-Rama

The Hill BSS hosted the 45th annual Keg-a-Rama on March 31. This year's initiative raised $5,255 for the Regina Firefighters Burn Unit.


Hill BSS 5 Days for the Homeless

This year’s BSS “5 Days for the Homeless” campaign ran from March 19 through 24. 5 Days is a national campaign and takes place at Universities all across Canada. For 5 Days, 5 participants from the U of R will be sleeping outside to raise money for Carmichael Outreach. The 5 participants this year were: 

Joshua Exner from the Faculty of Science
Rebecca Perigny from the Faculty of Business
Sasha Shupe from the Faculty of Arts, Psychology major
Paige McNabb from the Faculty of Education
Siobhan Neary from the Faculty of Social Work

The co-chair for 5 Days is Breanne Dmytriw with assistance from Delanie Wall as the External Director and Georgia Iannone as the Internal Director.

Their 5 Days campaign raised $52,074.96 for Carmichael Outreach. For the second year in a row, their total was the largest amount raised of all participating universities. Over the past eight years, the Hill BSS has raised $224,780.11 for Carmichael Outreach.


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New Levene Manager

Welcome to Lynn Barber who joined the Faculty as the Manager for the Levene Graduate School of Business


Dean's Research Grants

Congratulations to the following Faculty members who were recipients of Dean’s Research Grants in Winter 2017:

  • Dr. Andrew Stevens for his project “Saskatchewan in the Migrant Division of Labour: Perspectives from the Construction Industry”

  • Dr. Shelagh Campbell for her project “Extending Analysis of Occupational Community Across Cultures: The Accounting Profession in China”


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Hill-Ivey Case

A new Hill-Ivey case has been published:

Transcanada’s Energy East Pipeline: Managing Aboriginal Relations in the Energy Sector by Bruce Anderson, Guy Holburn and Andre Wilkie (February 2017 - PB17M009)


Graduate Case Competition

Alan Dedman, Kirandeep Kaur, Khaleel Soomro, and Amir Zafar represented the Levene School at the East Meets West Case Competition at Ivey in London, Ontario February 2 -4th.

The first day of the competition was a day of composite teams formed from students from different schools. The second day was for homogeneous teams and was considered the primary competition.

Though the team didn’t place in the main competition, each of the two winning teams from the first day of competition included a Levene student – congratulations to Alan Dedman and Khaleel Soomro


Hill Business Development Club

The Hill School has a new student group – the Hill Business Development Club aka the Accounting Club.

This student run club involves students from all backgrounds with the purpose being to provide an official campus club for accounting students that will help them grow as both students and future CPAs. The club will provide student run events (study sessions, tax solutions, CPA prep courses with the help of the accounting firms, off campus visits for students to CPA firms and businesses, help navigating recruiting).


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Faculty Strategic Plan

The Faculty has a new strategic plan - Expanding Horizons - covering the period of 2016 to 2021.


Congratulations to the Hill ICBC Marketing team!

Congratulations to our Hill ICBC Marketing team of Rochelle Berenyi and Seth Tyler who competed this past weekend in Kingston!

They took second place in their category and were excellent ambassadors for our school!

The team was featured on the U of R Homepage on February 2.


Congratulations to the Hill JDC West team!

Congratulations to our Hill JDC West team who competed this past weekend in Edmonton! Here are their successes:

  • 1st Place ~ Overall School of the Year (Sauder 2nd, Haskayne 3rd)!

  • 1st Place ~ Volunteer Hours with 3,377 hours

  • 1st Place ~ Participation

  • 1st Place ~ Social

  • 1st Place in International Business – Liam Nystuen, Emily Larson and Braxton Houlden

  • 1st Place in Finance – Remi Dufour, Brendon Fornwald and Garret Springer

  • 2nd Place in Marketing – Abbie Treslan, Tris Nyhus and Conrad Hewitt

  • 2nd Place in Debate – Emily Brenner, Jae Won Hur, Ahsan Amjad and Myles Fuchs

  • 3rd Place in Accounting – Bryce Riddell, Eric Holloway and Brandon Ricketts

  • 3rd Place in Athletics – Christina Arsenault, Ryan Bryden, Sydney Langen, Kristen Finley, Madison Libby, Tyler Boychuk, Brandon Buttazoni and Alexa La Plante

  • Executive of the Year – Cari-Lynn Schoettler and Danielle Lane

The team was featured on the U of R Homepage on January 17.