News in 2013

Faculty of Business Administration became an EFMD Member
The Faculty of Business Administration has been accepted as a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EFMD is a global organization based in Brussels. It offers the largest international network association with more than 800 institutional members, reaching over 25,000 management development professionals in over 80 countries. EFMD membership is also the first step towards EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.

JDC West Competition Featured in Leader Post
The Paul J. Hill School of Business is hosting the JDC West 2014 competition at the University of Regina from January 17 to 19!  JDC West is a three day event that sees teams from 12 Western Canadian Universities compete in academics, athletics, debate and social competitions and also includes a charity and community involvement component.  You can learn more about the competition and the Hill School’s past results at the competition by visiting our website.

Leaders Council Executive
At the Leaders Council AGM on November 27 the Leaders Council Executive was established. The new Executive includes President Prabha Vaidyanathan, CEO of CGA Saskatchewan; Vice President Steve McLellan, CEO of Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and Directors Grant McGlaughlin, Corporate and Securities Partner at Goodmans LLP and Jolene Anton, KPMG.

Insight Speaker
Terry Allen was the Insight: UR Business Distinguished Speaker on November 27.  She was featured on the U of R Homepage on November 25.

Hill School in Academica Top Ten
The Paul J. Hill School of Business’s Hill Legacy Program launch made the Academica Top Ten for Tuesday, November 26.  You can visit the Academica Group website to see the full write up.

ICBC First Round Results
The MIS team of Courtney Kozakewycz and Mike Jesse, with faculty coach Bill Bonner have made it to the final round of the annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC).  The finals will be held at Queen's University January 2nd to 4th.  Congratulations to all the teams and coaches who participated in the first round!

Accounting Fellowship
New members of the Accounting Fellowship Program were featured in an article in the Leader Post on Saturday, November 16 (pg. E8).

University Affairs Feature
Based in Business, including Associate Dean Brian Schumacher and Enactus students Andrew Braun, Lenard Arnold and Brittany Bray, was featured on the inside cover of the 11/13 issue of University Affairs.

Insight Speaker

Gary Bosgoed was the Insight: UR Business Distinguished Speaker on October 22.  He was featured on the U of R Homepage on October 21.

Hill Legacy Pin
The Paul J. Hill School of Business held its in inaugural Hill Legacy Pin ceremony on September 20.  The event was featured on the U of R Homepage on September 23.  Click here to learn more about the Hill Legacy Program.

Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards
Three alumni from the Faculty of Business Administration were honoured at the Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards on September 20.  Ken Sunquist (BA 1970) received the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, Mark Stefan (BA 1984) received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Humanitarian and Community Service, and Marty Klyne (BA 1986) received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement Congratulations to these three outstanding alumni on their achievement and continuing contribution to the community and Faculty!

Based in Business
The Faculty of Business Administration facilitated the Based in Business entrepreneurship boot camp the week of August 11 to 17.  The Faculty hosted 20 Canadian Armed Forces personnel, past and present, who are transitioning from the Forces to opening their own businesses.  They attended classroom sessions through the day, learning about Accounting, HR, Marketing, developing a business, and honing presentation skills.  Each participant was paired with a student mentor who helped in the development of their business plan.  They also networked with a number of business professionals from around Regina.  After their sessions the group took in a number of activities around Regina including a hayride and a Rider game!
The initiative was headed by Enactus (an undergraduate student group).

Student Entrepreneurs
Faculty member Chris Street was featured on the U of R Homepage on June 17 discussing his students' successes in his BUS 304 Innovation & Entrepreneurship class.

Distinguished Business Alumni
Faculty member Bruce Anderson was honoured at Campbell Collegiate's 2nd Annual Business Celebration night on June 12.  Bruce received a distinguished business alumni award at the event.

New Levene MBA
The Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business has introduced the Levene MBA.  The new MBA model offers specializations in International Business and Engineering Management.  Click here to visit the Levene website to learn more about the program.  Highlights of the program were also featured on the U of R Homepage on July 4.

Enactus Update
Enactus Regina has just returned from the National Enactus Symposium held in Toronto with teams representing more than twenty campuses across Canada! Although the Regina team did not place in the top three, they delivered a solid presentation while Chad Braun, having won the Student Entrepreneur regional competition, presented to a team of Toronto executives. The Enactus team has developed an exciting vision for the 2013/14 year. Their next major event is Based in Business, coming up in August. Watch for more details on this dynamic event. 

Student Success
Team Beta Tau  consisting of two Hill students, Tim Philip and Kira Novak and one Arts student, Barton Soroka have moved to the final round of the “Manulife: Entry into Asia Challenge”.  Seven teams moved forward to the final round of this one-time only competition.  In the first phase of the competition 46 teams from undergraduate and graduate schools across Canada submitted business plans for Canadian SMEs to expand into any Asian country.  Team Beta Tau’s submission was based on a waterless 'fracking' technique that they thought would work well in a a water-scarce region of China.
The seven final teams will now provide a 15 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer session to an elite panel of judges.  The winner will be announced on May 22.  First place for the competition is $100,000, 2nd is $50,000 and 3rd is $20,000.

YWCA Woman of Distinction
Congratulations to Faculty member Lisa Watson who was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Education & Mentorship.  We are thrilled to have another one of our faculty members honoured in this way!  Congratulations Lisa!

Congratulations to faculty member Peter Moroz who has won a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for $199,670 over three years for his project "Natural Resource Partnerships and New Venture Creation in a First Nations Context".

CMA Award
Congratulations to faculty member Morina Rennie who was awarded the CMA Saskatchewan Member Recognition Award in the category of Contribution to Education.  The Award recognizes the contributions of a CMA who demonstrates excellence through development of potential members.  Morina will receive her award at the CMA Annual Conference on June 13.

Grant Success
Congratulations to faculty member Ernest Johnson who has received a Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Institutional Research Collaboration Development Grant funding for his project entitled “Privacy and Security Policies related to eCommerce among SME and other Markets in Tamil Nadu, India” in the amount of $12,812.50.

Insight Speaker

Glen Metzler was the Insight: UR Business Distinguished Speaker on April 3.  He was featured on the U of R Homepage on April 1.

Man of Influene

Faculty member Bruce Anderson was featured in the SaskBusiness Magazine's March 2013 edition as one of Saskatchewan's "Men of Influence".  Congratulations Bruce!!

BSS "Keg-a-Rama"
The Business Students Society hosted their 41st Annual Keg-a-Rama event on March 22.  The event raises funds for the Regina Firefighters Burn Unit.  This year a total of $18,461 was raised.  The Faculty of Business Administration's "We Mean Business" team were the top fundraisers raising $1,164.25 for the event.

In the Community
On March 19 Faculty member Sean Tucker made a presentation to the Canadian Bar Association, Administrative and Labour Law South on the introduction of summary offence ticketing for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

BSS "5 Days for the Homeless"
The Business Students Society “5 Days for the Homeless” campaign ran from March 10 to 15.  "5 Days" is a national campaign and takes place at Universities all across Canada.  It is aimed at raising awareness of homelessness and fundraising for a local cause. For 5 Days, 5 participants from the University of Regina slept outside to bring light to the issues that homeless people face and to raise money for Carmichael Outreach. The 5 participants this year included:
     Cole Skrudland from the Faculty of Business Administration
     Tessa Zahorski from the Faculty of Business Administration
     Allan Roeher from the Faculty of Arts
     Alexa Taylor from the Faculty of Arts
     Danny Meyer from the Faculty of Science
The campaign raised $22,418 for Carmichael Outreach!

In the Community
Faculty members Nourhene Ben Youssef and Shelagh Camptell served as jury members for the debate competition organized by the Association of French Speaking Jurists of Saskatchewan (Association des juristes d'expression française de la Saskatchewan -AJEFS). This event took place on March 8 at the École Monsigneur Laval in Regina.

Insight Speaker
Frank Hart
was the Insight: Business UR Distinguished Speaker on March 7.  He was featured on the U of R Homepage.

Faculty member Dwight Heinrichs traveled to Calgary with the Enactus group for the Regional Exposition – Western Canada on March 7 and 8.  The team presented very well on their project initiatives, including Tax Solutions.
Hill student Chad Braun came in first place for Student Entrepreneur.  He will be competing in the upcoming National Exposition in Toronto May 6 thru 8.

In the Community
On March 2, Faculty member Andrew Stevens presented at, "Reflections on Reform: The Future of Saskatchewan Labour Legislation". The conference was organized by faculty members from St. Thomas More College and College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. Contributors included faculty from the Edwards School of Business, Minister of Labour, Don Morgan, leading labour lawyers, as well as representatives from Saskatchewan's major trade unions.

Student Participation
Two Hill students, Kent De Peuter and Masonga Chipanshi, recently competed in the first round of the 2013 CA Case Competition sponsored by the CA School of Business.  Megan Costiuk was the team's coach, assisted by Morina Rennie, Wally Lockhart, Shelley Lukasewich and Randy Linton.  Although the team did not advance to the second round of competition in Edmonton in March, they represented the Faculty very well.

SMEE Review
The newest issue of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Review (SMEE) has just gone to print.  Volume 5 (1) can be found on the CMD website.

Dean for a Day
On Monday, Feburary 25, community leader Mo Bundon visited the Faculty of Business Administration as "Dean for the Day".  Mo was the winner of the "Dean for a Day" campaign which was held in October to raise funds for the United Way.  Click here to learn more about his visit.

CDC 2013
On February 8 the Faculty hosted our third annual student conference, CDC 2013 – Career Development Conference.  There were 70 students in attendance who enjoyed the discussion from our panelists.  Thanks to Cory Furman from MLT, Ken Konkel from iQmetrix, Jeph Maystruck from Strategy Lab Marketing and Andrew Gaudes who led the “Using Social Media” discussion in the morning.  Thanks also to keynote speaker Victor Thomas from Aspen Medical, along with Lionel LaBelle from STEP, Jason Zhao from ISTDC Canada Inc., Livia Castellanos from UR International and Ron Camp who led the “International Business” discussion in the afternoon.  Finally thanks to Bruce Anderson and Hill alumni Lisa McIntyre and Lea Prpick who helped out with our “Volunteerism” discussion over lunch.

JDC Success
Fifty-one students from the Paul J. Hill School of Business competed against students from 12 other universities across western Canada in the JDC West Business Competition this weekend from January 18-20. JDC West showcases the well roundedness of business students by testing the community mindedness and collegiality of teams along with academic metrics.

Our teams placed in five categories: first in taxation, third in marketing, first in charitable volunteer hours, first in charitable fundraising, and second in participation. JDC West celebrates academic excellence and team synergy by providing opportunities for business students in western Canada to achieve excellence in academics, social responsibility, and social competitions. JDC West is the largest business case competition that is organized by and for business students in Western Canada.

Congratulations to all of the students, faculty coaches and coaches from the business community who were involved in our success!

Insight Speaker
The Faculty of Business Administration launched the Insight: UR Business Distinguished Speaker Series in February.  The series features high profile members of the business community who are from Saskatchewan and who have made a national or global impact in business.  Our first speaker, Murad Al-Katib was featured on the U of R Homepage

ICBC Success
Teams from the Paul J. Hill School of Business excelled again in the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) held at Queens University, in Kingston, Ontario on January 4 and 5.

The human resources team finished third overall out of 18 university teams that competed in the human resources event.

Teams from the University of Regina made it to the final round in three categories (Debate, Human Resources and Marketing) placing the University of Regina among the top six universities in the competition.  Six students from the Paul J. Hill School of Business participated in the finals: Natasha Berriault, Leah Cameron, Courtney Kozakewycz, Megan Kusisto, Taylor Mountain and Celine Raisbeck.

Student Success
Hill Alumni Tessa (Kelln) Jakubowski received the CMA Case Exam Scholarship. This is awarded to the student with the highest mark in Canada on the Strategic Leadership Program Year 1 Case Examination (the case exam is the final examination for the first year of the program). The scholarship covers the full fees for year 2 in the program (which would be $4,410). Congratulations Tessa!