News in 2022

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Congratulations to Dr. Sanobar Siddiqui who is the recipient of two new grants:

  • $6,000 SSHRC Explorer grant funding from the University of Regina for a project titled Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Reporting ESG- A bibliometric analysis
  • $15,000 Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI) grant for a project titled Emmertech Research Project - Conexus Venture Capital Inc.

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Dr. Paul Sinclair was been selected as one of three President's Teaching Scholars for a two-year term.

This achievement recognizes Paul as someone who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching and learning as well as a willingness to promote teaching and learning excellence in our Faculty and across the institution.

The Hill and Levene Schools of Business, in partnership with the Prince’s Trust Charity hosted the Operation Entrepreneur (OE West) program again in August.

This is the 10th year that the Hill and Levene Schools have been part of Operation Entrepreneur - and it was wonderful to welcome the participants back to campus following two years of delivering the program remotely.

A huge shout out Dr. Grant Wilson, who served as the academic/faculty lead, Bruce Anderson, co-lead for support, Nola Joorisity, Lee Elliott, Randy Linton, and Dr. Chris Street for their work in making the program happen again this year.

Jade Han photo Congratulations to Dr. Yu (Jade) Han who is a co-investigator with Greg Sears, Eddy Ng, and Daniel Gulanowski for a $173,311 SSCHR Insight Grant for a 2022- 2026 project titled “Promoting Retention, Inclusion, and Integration of International Graduates.”

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The CPA Teaching Innovation Award was established to recognize and celebrate the adoption of innovative strategies to achieve excellence in teaching at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business.
Congratulations to Dr. Jacqui Gagnon and Dr. Peter Moroz who were both recognized in 2022 as CPA Teaching Innovation Award recipients.

Jacqui brings an innovative approach to her teaching and has a strong commitment to our students. Her dedication to making course materials accessible as open-source is admirable. One committee member estimated that because of her innovation and investment of time, she has saved our students thousands of dollars collectively every year. That is an example of someone living a student-centric approach to business education.

Peter has made a range of contributions towards teaching. His YouTube challenge project in his classes, the important contributions in the development of the ICE Certificate, new courses for the program, and authoring eleven business cases to fill curriculum needs for ICE courses demonstrate his commitment to our students and his ability to create an engaging and enriching learning environment. Peter brings creativity, unique style, and the ability to create a culture of critical and divergent thinking to generate innovative ideas.

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The CPA Research Impact Award was established to recognize and celebrate research excellence at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, specifically research that makes a positive impact on our community, as well as the body of knowledge in the respective area of research.

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Tucker who is the recipient of the 2022 CPA Research Impact Award.

Sean has an impressive research record and is very deserving of this award. His research impact goes well beyond traditional academic outlets and forums with an extensive range of media interviews and community presentations. His reputation in the area of occupational health and safety is national in scope and the related reports are used (and posted publicly) on a number of provincial association websites. His research makes a difference and saves lives across this country!

Our Levene MHRM program is now accredited with CPHR Saskatchewan.

We will be the only graduate program in the province to be CPHR accredited and one of very few across the country.

The agreement allows our students to waive the national competency exam in their pursuit of the CPHR designation. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our MHRM students.

Learn more here.

Congratulations to the 331 students from the Hill School of Business and the 56 students from the Levene Graduate School of Business who convocated in Spring 2022.

Congratulations also to Elizabeth Nguyen who was the EMBA Valedictorian, Kaylyn Veresh who was the recipient of the Faculty of Business Administration Dean’s Medal and Hudson Paul who was the recipient of the the Leon Goldman Scholarship.

Check out this congratulatory message from Dean Grandy for our Spring 2022 graduates.

Gina Grandy photo Dr. Gina Grandy has been appointed to a second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration effective July 1, 2023.

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Congratulations to Thomas Tse who was awarded the Hill and Levene Going Above and Beyond Staff Appreciation Award for 2022.

This award was created to recognize and celebrate a Hill | Levene CUPE/APT/out-of-scope staff member who goes above and beyond to make a meaningful contribution to and advance the mission of the Schools. The individual who receives this award is viewed as someone who lives our values and mission on a daily basis.

Thomas is very deserving of this award and the nomination and support letters all speak to his incredible responsiveness, exceptional expertise, and overall kindness. Students, faculty and staff alike are fortunate to have him as part of Hill and Levene.

The Levene School of Business has signed a new agreement with IPADE Business School in Mexico for the establishment of the "Mexico Chair"

Congratulations to the Hill Business Students’ Society who hosted their 50th annual Keg-A-Rama fundraiser on March 25. The event saw 13 teams participate, raising nearly $6,000 for the Regina Firefighter Burn Unit.

Congratulations to the Hill Business Students' Society who hosted their 13th annual 5 Days for the Homeless campaign! They raised $44,905.34 for Carmichael Outreach bringing their 13 year total to $451,414.

Congratulations to our Enactus Regina team, under the leadership of President Arslan Azeem and faculty advisor Dr. Grant Wilson, who placed second in the Canadian Western Bank (CWB) Financial Educational Challenge for Western Canada - League B for their new program with CRA.

Members of the Faculty of Business Administration who were honoured in the University of Regina’s Long Service Recognition Awards include: Dr. Helen Huang, Dr. Peter Moroz, and Edwin Narzoles for 10 years of service; Bruce Anderson for 15 years of service; Dr. Youngsoo Kim and Dr. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda for 20 years of service; and Dr. Morina Rennie for a remarkable 35 years of service.


Congratulations to Dr. Gordon Pennycook who has been selected as a Rising Star of the Association for Psychological Science.


Congratulations to Dr. Chris Street who received a $60,000 Mitacs Business Strategy Internship research grant for a project entitled: “Expanding Marketing and Digital Dissemination of On Cue Performance Hub Productions” with Ian Campbell and On Cue Performance Hub.


Congratulations to Dr. Gordon Pennycook who has been awarded the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) early career award.

Congratulations to the following faculty members who received Dean's Research Grants this year:

Dr. Arturo Rubalacava for his research project "Market effects of private equity placements: Evidence from Canadian cross-listed vs non-cross-listed firms"

Dr. Saqib Khan and Dr. Shelagh Campbell for their research project "The impact of Islamic Work Ethic on employee behaviour in the banking sector"

Dr. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda for his research project "Strategic management of cultural organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo"

Dr. Chris Street for his research project "The effect of information modes on decision accuracy in operating motor vehicles"

Dr. Erica Carleton for her research project "Backlash towards women managers receiving promotion"

Dr. Sanobar Siddiqui for her research project "Thematic Analysis of the Scholarship of Teaching and learning in Accounting Education Literature"

File Congratulations to Dr. Eman Almehdawe who has been appointed as the CPA Scholar in Data Analytics.

File Congratulations to Dr. Erica Carleton who has been appointed as the RBC Women in Leadership Research Scholar.

The Hill School of Business has received accreditation with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan. This accreditation will make it easier for students graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Human Resource Management to receive their CPHR designation.

Learn more here.

Moroz photo Congratulations to Dr. Peter Moroz whos case SalonScale: Start-Up Customer Relationship Strategies for Niche Market Growth ( 9B21A023) has been entered into the EFMD 2021 Case Competition in the Entrepreneurship category. This is indicative of the case’s high quality that it has been selected for submission. EFMD has organized an annual case writing competition with the intent to encourage innovative and impactful case writing and teaching. Submission categories focus on specific issues or regions of the world. The EFMD case competition results will be announced in April 2022.

Congratulations to our Hill JDC West team, led by co-captains Jacob Nelson and Jessica Goebel, who took home 3rd place for School of the Year at the virtual JDC West competition this past weekend!

The Hill team's placements included:

  • 1st place in Debate - Emily Claude, Jeffrey Muma, Steven McCarville, Nazar Kostyukov
  • 1st place in volunteer hours with a total of 3,625 hours
  • 2nd place in Accounting - Tyler Fiorante, Kyle Bye, Ben Murray
  • 2nd place in Athletics - Tobi Omoyefa, Jordan Schmuland, Matthew Shewchuk, Michele Parisone, Briar Mills, Brooke Willock, Julia Graham, Bailey Adolph
  • 3rd place in Marketing - Lex Tatlow, Rachel Kellsey, Luke Siman
  • 3rd place in Not for Profit - Kira Mazur, Jenna Meili, Tamara Smiljic
  • 3rd place in Charity led by Erin Joorisity with $47,611 raised for Hope's Homes
  • 3rd place in Challenge - Lauryn Schindel, Josh Haczkewicz, Hayleigh Prier, Kole MacDonald
  • 3rd place in Participation

Many thanks to the faculty and business community coaches Bruce Anderson, Nadine Milne, MHRM, Lee Elliott, and Dr. Abiodun Sherifah Isiaka and Faculty Advisor Randy Linton for all the support they have given to our students.

Shout out also to Hill alumnus Mason Gardiner who won the Legacy Award!


Congratulations to our Hill ICBC Ethics team of Nhi (Jessica) Tran and Julie Watson who placed third in the virtual Final Round of the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition!

Special thanks to the coaches Dr. Tatiana Levit and Lee Elliott and Faculty Advisor Nola Joorisity for their dedication to our students.