News in 2012

Student Award
Sarah Novak, Hill student and coop student with the CMD, was the winner of the Campus Perks Community Achievement Award in the category of Athletics. The Community Achievement Awards occur twice a year, and recognize student leaders in the fields of Design, Innovation, Athletics, and Leadership. The winner of each award receives national recognition, awareness, and a $1,000 scholarship package. Click here to view the winners’ profiles and more information about the Community Achievement Awards, visit.

ICBC First Round Results
For a second year in a row, students at the Paul J. Hill School of Business placed in the top six of 38 universities in the preliminary round of the annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition. They are joined by University of Calgary, Concordia University, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, and the University of British Columbia.

Representing the University of Regina in the finals are Courtney Kozakewycz and Celine Raisbeck (Human Resources) with faculty coach Sean Tucker; Leah Cameron and Megan Kusisto (Marketing) with Tatiana Levit as faculty coach; and Mike Brown and Taylor Mountain (Debate) with Lisa Watson as faculty coach.
If you are interested in following our ICBC teams at the final round at Queen's University you can "like" them on Hill ICBC.

Congratulations to Haithem Zourrig who has been announced the "2012 Premier Award Winner" in the doctoral research competition, organized by the Korean Scholars of Marketing Science Association (KSMS) and the Global Alliance of Marketing and Management Associations (GAMMA), held in Seoul, South Korea. This award recognizes the excellent quality of his research on the dark side of consumer behavior. It is the sixth international award that he won overseas.

Haithem Zourrig’s paper entitled "The Use of Netnography and Storytelling in Online Research: An Exploratory Study on Consumers’ Motivations and Roles to Support Betrayed Customers", also won a Best Paper Award in the "Marketing research track ", discerned by the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME). The award will be presented at the upcoming ACME and Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March.
Congratulations to EMBA sessional lecturer David Hurst whose essay based on The New Ecology of Leadership won a top prize in the Drucker Global Essay Challenge.

Accounting Fellowship
New members of the Accounting Fellowship Program were featured in an article in the Leader Post on Saturday, November 17 (pg. A9).

Victor Thomas – Recipient of a ACAA
Hill/Levene alumni Victor Thomas was featured in “Degrees” magazine in an article outlining his Alumni Crowning Achievement Award for Outstanding Service (fall/winter 2012 issue, pg. 10) (335 KB) PDF file.

Ten Tree
Hill business student David Luba and Hill-Ivey alumni Kalen Emsley and Derrick Emsley from Ten Tree were in an article in “Degrees” magazine discussing their company and experience on Dragon’s Den (fall/winter 2012 issue, pgs. 23-25) (484 KB) PDF file.

National Mining Competition
The National Mining Competition is Saskatchewan and Canada’s first undergraduate mining case competition. In this inaugural year, teams from across North America were challenged to solve an innovative mining strategy case relevant to business issues facing firms within the Canadian mining sector. Undergraduate students from the faculties of business, geology, engineering, and others, were invited to team up and compete for first place honours in this unparalleled mining-industry event.

The U of R team consisting of Kirk Morrison, Mitch Clarke and Tom Reimer placed first in this year’s competition! It was a great learning experience for all students involved and the Conference attracted industry leaders from companies like Cameco, Claude Resources, K+S Potash, PotashCorp and BHP Billiton. The team presented their championship presentation in front a panel of 12 mining executives on November 5.

Bill Bonner participated in a panel discussion on Monday, November 5 discussing Bill C-30, the most recent incarnation of Internet surveillance bills, and offered constructive alternatives balancing the needs of law enforcement officers and Canadians' right to privacy.

Adam Reeson, a 2012 graduate of the Hill School of Business was the winner of the Progress2Capital Planning Competition for his company Reeson Premium Signs. Bruce Anderson and Chris Street worked with Adam in Bruce’s New Venture Creation class and with his entry into PNWER competition, where he was a top three finalist. Adam built a start-up in the Entrepreneurship major and Bruce has continued to meet with him since. Congratulations to Adam!

Student Recognition
Winnia Zhang, a graduate of the Hill School of Business, was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Winnia was honoured for her work with Dress for Success Regina, as both a volunteer and board member. Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that serves low-income women in the Regina area who are stepping into an office employment environment for the first time. The organization provides women with appropriate office wear, career planning, and skills for the transition into the work force.

Business Admin Cougar Athletes
Congratulations to Faculty of Business Administration students, and members of the U of R Cougars Women’s Softball club, Chenelle Mitchell and Sasha Mitchell who were recognized as League All-Stars by the WCSA (Western Collegiate Softball Association).

Congratulations to Sarah Novak, student of the Hill School of Business and coop student with the CMD, who was named the Cougars Athlete of the Week for the week of October 29.

Business Admin Cougar Soccer Players
Sarah Novak, student of the Hill School of Business and coop student with the CMD, was featured on the front page of the Carillon in the October 18-24 edition as she has led the Cougar Women’s Soccer team to the Quarter Finals where they hosted the U of S on Sunday, October 28. Other Hill students on the Cougars soccer team include Melanie King, Carly Dueck, Tayler Firth, and Karlee Vorrieter. The Cougars successfully defeated the U of S Huskies in a shootout and will now advance to the Canada West Final Four.

Students in the Community
It is safe to say that most university students do not have to balance studying for midterm exams with running for public office. Conrad Hewitt, a first year student in the Faculty of Business Administration, did just that in his bid to become Regina's youngest City Councillor.

Conrad put in a solid performance in the October 24 civic election, coming fourth in a field of seven candidates vying for the Ward 1 City Council seat. Congratulations Conrad!

Ten Tree on Dragon’s Den!
Hill-Ivey alumni Kalen Emsley and Derrick Emsley, and current Hill student David Luba, made a successful pitch for their company Ten Tree Apparel on CBC’s Dragon’s Den on Wednesday, October 3.

Congratulations to Faculty of Business Administration student Ariel Bastian who was selected as a recipient of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship. Ariel will receive a $5,000 scholarship for her excellent academic and extra-curricular leadership.

Welcome to Dean Andrew Gaudes
Andrew Gaudes was featured in a “Welcome” article in the Leader Post (pg A10) on Wednesday, September 5.

U of R to Host JDC West 2014
The Paul J. Hill School of Business was successful in their bid to host JDC West 2014! We are extremely excited to be bringing this competition to Regina! This will be the second time the competition will take place in Saskatchewan (the first being at the U of S in January 2011).
Emily McNair is the co-chair external and Victoria Johnson is the co-chair internal planning this event. The theme for the competition will be “Beyond Profits” and will be hosted at the U of R January 17-19, 2014. The event will bring over 600 business students from the top twelve business schools in Western Canada. There is an opportunity for businesses, sponsors and the community to get involved.

Victor Thomas – Recipient of a ACAA
Faculty of Business Administration alumnus, and recipient of an Alumni Crowing Achievement Award, Victor Thomas was featured on the University of Regina Homepage discussing his achievements on Monday, August 27.

Congratulations to Dr. Helen Huang who has won a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for $73,213 over two years for her project, "Reforming executive compensation: Inside debt and information manipulation." A total of six University of Regina projects received funding in this competition.

Ten Tree In the News
Kalen Emsley (Hill-Ivey Grad) and David Luba (BBA grad) were named winners of the 2012 SYPE Volta Awards.

Entrepreneurship Competition Success
Faculty and staff of the Paul J Hill School of Business are proud to announce the success of one of their BBA students, Adam Reeson, in the Pacific North West Economic Region (PNWER) Business Ideas Competition. To enter the competition, students submitted a 3 minute video about a proposed new business venture. The top four submissions, including Adam's submission, earned an invitation to Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Students at this boot camp will spend two days working intensively on their business development with expert mentors.

Congratulations to Adam, and thanks to Chris Street for taking the lead in organizing the University of Regina entries to this competition. We also want to acknowledge the help and support of Bruce Anderson and Bob Kayseas of the Faculty of Business Administration, Riley Moynes and Adam Burwell of Living Sky Media (, and Rebecca Gibbons at the University of Regina.

The PNWER Business Ideas Competition was open to all universities/colleges of the Pacific North West Economic Region (more than 50 schools in total) and each school was invited to hold an internal competition where students submitted a three minute video about a business idea. The best videos from each participating university were submitted to the PNWER competition and underwent an adjudication process. Through this process the top four entries were selected for the opportunity to attend Boot Camp. More detailed information about the process can be found at here.

Hill-Ivey Cases Published
Congratulations on the following Hill-Ivey cases:

  • George Peng on the publication of Phase Separation Solutions (PS2): The China Question (co-authored with Paul Beamish) as a Hill-Ivey case.
  • Peter Moroz on the publication Canadian Police Knowledge Network (co-authored with Stewart Thornhill, Edward Gamble, and Andrew MacVane).
Both cases are available through Ivey Publishing.

5 Days for the Homeless
The UR Business Students' Society's participated in the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign for the third year in a row to raise awareness and funds for homelessness in Regina. Thanks to generous support from families, the university, and the Regina community, the group raised $19,228.49 for Carmichael Outreach.

University Affairs Feature
Aldene Meis Mason and Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda were featured in a U of R advertisement in the March 2012 issue of the University Affairs magazine, on the back cover of the front page. The article was called “Realize. Research fuels entrepreneurship”, and included a photo of the two of them along with a short paragraph highlighting their research.

Featured Article
Aldene Meis Mason and Bob Anderson were among the researchers featured in a new University publication, Innovating Life: Creating a Better World Through Research. This book, edited by Dave Malloy (AVP Research) and published by CPRC Press, presents 16 examples of research at the University of Regina that has "a lasting effect on communities in Saskatchewan and beyond our borders." In the Inuit Caribou Case, Aldene and Bob explore with Inuit leaders how caribou could be commercialized and used in culturally appropriate ways.
The book is part of the University's 100th anniversary year and its government and industry communication strategy aimed at raising the profile of the University's research.

Best Paper Award
Congratulations to Peter Moroz who received the Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship Award at the United States Association for Small Business Entrepreneurship national conference in New Orleans for his paper entitled Increasing the impact of social enterprise: In search of a performance measurement regime. The co-authors of the paper are Edward Gamble and Allison Beer.

JDC West in the News
The Hill JDC West team was featured in a news release on the U of R website on Monday, January 16 celebrating their 1st overall placing at the JDC West Competition in Edmonton January 13 to 15th. The team of 48 students was made up of 13 individual teams. Several of the individual teams placed in the top three including: 1st in Marketing, 2nd in Strategy, 2nd in MIS, 2nd in Sport, 2nd in Participation, 3rd in Finance. The team was also featured in the Leader Post on Wednesday, January 18 (p. D1) with an article highlighting their accomplishments. Co-chair Kyle Gibson was also interviewed by CBC Radio on Wednesday, January 18.

Health System Report Cards
Wally Lockhart was featured in a news item on the U of R website on Thursday, January 12 regarding his Health System Report Cards.  He was also interviewed by CHAB Radio on Thursday, January 12, CBC Radio and CJME Radio on Friday, January 13, CTV News on Friday, January 13, and featured in an article in the Leader Post on Friday, January 13 (p. A5). See the full Health System Report Cards.

UR Investing in the News
UR Investing was featured in an article in the Leader Post on Monday, January 9 (p. D1). The article outlined the specifics of program and featured quotes from the Darryl Yasinowski who is a sessional lecturer and one of the program advisors as well as students Ben Waite, Luke Davis and Shane MacNaughton. Darryl also discussed UR Investing on NewsTalk 980 on Tuesday, January 10.

ICBC in the News
The ICBC team was featured in a news release on the U of R website celebrating their accomplishments at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition in Kingston January 5 to 7th. Four teams (9 students) from the Paul J. Hill School of Business went to the final round of the competition representing the U of R in the Human Resources, Business Policy, Marketing and Debate categories. The HR team finished in first place and the Business Policy team finished in second place overall in their categories. The team was also featured in the Leader Post on Wednesday, January 11 (p. D1) with an article highlighting their accomplishments. Sean Tucker was featured on Global news on Tuesday, January 10 discussing the ICBC team's success. An article was also featured in the Regina Sun on Sunday, January 22 (p. 36). Students Andrew Polasek and Taylor Carson were interviewed for 800 CHAB radio on their ICBC experience. The interview aired on Tuesday, January 24.