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News in 2015

Congratulations!

A group of students in Saqib Khan’s BUS 494 Derivatives and Risk Management class, including Drew Broadfoot, Brock Forbes, April Pyne and Drayton Leflar, placed third in the Montreal Exchange Options Trading Simulation contest. This was a required component of the BUS 494 course. A total of 1909 teams from 42 universities competed in the contest.

This is a significant achievement by our students who have once again shown that they are among the very best. Saqib would like to congratulate the successful students as well as our faculty members who have contributed to their professional development and provided them with the skills and tools for success in their future.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Hill alumus Trent Knapp on making the national honour roll for the CPA exam! Trent was the only student in Saskatchewan to make the national honour roll for the inaugural CFE (Common Final Examination) of the CPA program.

Convocation for Trent and the other 66 successful CPA Saskatchewan writers will be held on February 6.

In the News…

Students from Magda Cismarus’s BUS 413 class were featured on Global News on December 11 discussing their research project to reduce bottled water on campus.

CPA Graduates

Congratulations to the following University of Regina BBA, B.Admin and Diploma alumni who have successfully completed the requirements for the designation of Certified Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA), who convocated with the CPA Designation in November!

CGA graduates: Venkatesh Bhat, Trevor Johnson, Kaitlynn Kitz, Laura Costea, Brittany Karcha, Pengzhu (Carina) Li.

CA graduates: Ashley Black, Erika Manko, Christopher Scott, Stacey Fries, Tyler Matthies, Breanne Tetlow, Justin Malhiot, Ashley Rushton.

CMA graduates: Elizabeth Bartha, Daniel Gudmundson, Korey Morrow, Natasha Berriault, Christina Herauf, Pamela Reese, Miles Burkholder, C. Adam Hicks, Dallas Skulski, Matthew Carleton, Stephen Hsieh, Michael Smith, Calvin Cheng Ear, Alison Knuth, Matthew Soloman, Kaleigh Doka, Kimberley Krywulak, Rattana Souriyavong, Reilly Farago, Dustin Kuntz, Chad Swanson, Ekaterina Fetter, Connie Le, Qianwen (June) Zhu, Nick Gan, William McConkey, Yuelin (Susan) Zhu.

LC AGM

Leaders Council held their AGM on November 24. At the meeting members voted to fill vacancies on the LC Executive as well as on the Hill and Levene Advisory Boards.

Prabha Vaidyanathan will step down as the LC President, and off of the LC Exec as of December 31. John Lee was nominated as a new Director on the Executive effective January 1. Jolene Anton will assume the role of President, Mark Borgares as Vice President and Steve McLellan as a Director.

Paul McLellan and Lynette Gillen will step off of the Hill and Levene Advisory Boards respectively as of March 31. Prabha Vaidyanathan and Phil Symchych were elected from Leaders Council to fill the respective Hill and Levene board vacancies effective April 1.

Congratulations!

Congratulations also to Aldene Meis Mason who was awarded a matching grant of $1,161 from the U of R Indigenous Advisory Circle’s Indigenization Fund to assist with an Indigenous student research assistant and Elder honorariums.

Dean’s Research Grants

Congratulations to the following recipients of Fall Dean’s Research Grants:

  • Eman Almehdawe for her project “A queuing model for the impact of appointment policies on healthcare system performance.”
  • Nourhene Ben Youssef for her project “Detecting fraud using restatement information in the press release.”
  • Shelagh Campbell for her project “Extending analysis of occupational community across cultures: Accountants in the Big 4 firms in China.”
  • Sean Tucker for his project “Occupational and process safety at the Consumer’s Co-operative Refinery Ltd. (CCR) in Regina.”

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the recipients of our new Research Scholars:

  • Gina Grandy for the RBC Woman in Leadership Research Scholar. 
  • Nourhene Ben Youssef for the CPA Research Scholar. 

BSS Case Competition

The BSS hosted is first case competition for 1st and 2nd year students on November 14. Co-chairs for the event were Victoria Johnson & Miranda Rosin. They had 16 teams compete.

The case was written by McNair Business Developments and was a business strategy case. The competition was judged by both faculty and industry judges including Heather Nord, Andrew Stevens, Dwight Heinrichs, Bruce Anderson, Doug McNair (McNair Business Developments), Sean Kosior (MNP), Kate Lockhart (EMCO), Greg Thomarat (Cargill), Rachelle Holterman (McNair Business Developments) and Trevor De Wildt (DirectWest). JDC West team members helped to coach the teams throughout the deconstruction.

Award recipients were as follows:

First Place ($500) & Top Bus 100 Team (Business Sweaters) - Steven Shmigelsky, Haley Stearns, Kevin Chakma, and Kauron Cooper;
Second Place ($300) & Best Dressed ($100) - Tai Ha, Sarah Kreklewich, Elbara Elgarni, and Amelia Zaretski;
Third Place ($200) - Mason Fedec, Jae Won Hur, Brendan Hill, and Emily Larson
Teamwork Award ($90) - Francis Odum, Faith Olanipekun, and Hien Nguyen

The case competition was a way to get first and second year students involved in BSS activities.

ICBC First Round Results

The Marketing team of Olivia Arnal and Haley George, with faculty coach Tatiana Levit and the HR team of Shandi Van De Sype and Hannah Senicar, with faculty coach Sean Tucker and Courtney Kozakewycz have made it to the ICBC finals. The finals will be held at Queen's University January 14 to 16th. Congratulations to the team members for their hard work in making it to the next round!

SSHRC Grant

Congratulations to Andrew Stevens, who is a collaborator as part of the Saskatchewan team, along with Emily Eaton, Simon Enoch and Angela Carter, working on the project, “Mapping the Power of the Carbon-Extractive Corporate Resource Sector.” The project, which involves 28 university and non-university researchers, was awarded a 6-year, $2.5 million partnership grant.

Mentor Program

This year 29 student/mentor matches will participate in the Hill Mentor Program. The program matches 3rd and 4th year students with members of the business community. A mentee event, led by mentor Doug Lawrence, was held on October 26 to help students make the most of their time with their mentor. At the session students learned more about the “gift of mentoring” and what they could expect from a mentoring relationship.

New Leaders Council Scholarship

Leaders Council has created two new $3,000 scholarships (one for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student). The award will be given in conjunction with the annual Hill or Levene Business Dinner each year and will be named in honour of that year’s keynote speaker.

Congratulations to Lenard Arnold who is the recipient of the Leaders Council Undergraduate Scholarship in honour of Jim Sinegal. Lenard was presented with the award at the Hill Dinner on October 27.

CPA Gift

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan (CPA Saskatchewan) made a generous contribution to the Faculty of Business Admin. The donation will support various initiatives including JDC West, ICBC, the Hill Dinner, Career Development Conference, Accounting Fellowship event, Enactus, Faculty accreditation and Hill Legacy Program. In addition it will allow for the creation of the CPA Established Scholar and the CPA Emerging Scholar.

We had the opportunity to thank CPA for their gift at a reception on October 22.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Aldene Meis Mason who was appointed as the Faculty’s representative to the University’s program on advancing academic Indigenization.

Hill- Ivey Cases Published

Two new Hill Ivey Cases have been published:

  • Peter Moroz, Simon Parker & Edward Gamble (June 2015), “Neechie Gear: Pivoting in an Aboriginal Start-up”, #9M15M049
  • Peter Moroz, Simon Parker & Edward Gamble (June 2015), “Cameco Corporation: Partnering with Aboriginal Communities”, #9B15M050

Accounting Fellowship

The Accounting Fellowship banquet was held on October 21st to honour 15 students who are the newest members of the Accounting Fellowship Program, bringing the group to a total of 397 members.

This program recognizes the academic accomplishments of accounting students. Membership in the Accounting Fellowship Program is recognized by the accounting community as a significant accomplishment achieved only by the best accounting students. Students in the program have achieved a grade point average of 80% or more.

The awards banquet is sponsored by the professional accounting organization – CPA Saskatchewan.

Congratulations to the 15 new students joining the Accounting Fellowship Program in 2015: Daisy Cao, Remi Dufour, Breanna Fradette, Alexandra Gray, Jin Zhan (Bryter) Liu, Wenxuan (Michael) Liu, Caroline Nwankpa, Élise Pelchat, April Kathleen Polasek, Rachel Taylor, Norman Trinh, Kris Ulrich, Xiaoqin (Claudia) Wang, Evan Wellman and Yu (Sherry) Xie.

Public Presentation

Ron Camp presented “Trauma informed workplaces” with Hirsch Greenberg at the Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice on September 30.

ACAA

The U of R Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards celebration is taking place this week on October 1. We are excited that two of the recipients have degrees from the Faculty of Business Administration:

  • Dr. Robert & Norma Ferguson Award for Outstanding Service: Barry Clarke (BAdmin’80)
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Cherish Jean-Baptiste (CCE’03, BAdmin’06 (FNUC))

RBC Gift

The RBC Foundation made a generous contribution to the U of R last week including $375,000 to establish the RBC Woman Executive in Residence Program and $125,000 toward the College Avenue Campus Renewal Project. The RBC Woman Executive in Residence Program will be housed in our Faculty. The program will create opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Paper Accepted

Arturo Rubalcava’s paper, "Underpricing of seasoned equity offerings by Canadian cross-listed firms in the pre- and post-Sarbanes-Oxley periods" has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Business and Finance Research.

Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Shelagh Campell who received a “Best Developmental Paper Award” at the British Academy of Management Conference in the UK for her paper “Silence across an organizational field: Discourse analysis of business school histories before and after the global financial crisis”.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Nourhene Ben Youssef who received a President’s Research Seed Grant for her project entitled “The Impact of Board Characteristics and Audit Effort on Restatement Disclosure Lag”.

Congratulations to Nola Joorisity who has earned C.Dir designation.

Congratulations also to Andrew Gaudes who was earned the ICD.D designation.

Congratulations Sandeep Mishra, with co-investigator Lukas Neville and collaborator Martin Day, who received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for $33,111 for their project entitled “Social mobility and preference for income inequality”.

PhD Congratulations!

Congratulations to Aldene Meis Mason on the completion of her PhD!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Morina Rennie who has received an Outstanding Author Contribution award from Emerald Group Publishing (together with her co-authors) for "Auditor-client disagreements and independence: An exploratory field study" published in 2014 in Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting. It was identified by the editorial team as "one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2014."

Congratulations also to George Peng who was recognized in the 2014 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the Emerging Global Chinese Competitors category for his case Yancoal: The Saskatchewan Potash Question (with P. Beamish).

Congratulations to Paul Hill who was appointed to the Order of Canada.

Dean’s Research Grant

Dr. Gina Grandy has been awarded a Dean's Research Grant for her project, "Gender and identity: What do we know and what do we need to know about gender and identity for women at work?".

Hill Alumni Association Executive

The Hill Alumni Association AGM took place in April at which point a new executive was elected. The new team will officially start their roles July 1.

Congratulations to:

President – Brady Kapovic
Vice President – Kirk Morrison
Finance – Jill Zolc
Events – Danielle Dufour Erriha
Membership – Masonga Chipanshi
Marketing – Paul Flavel
Members at Large – Mike Kaytor, Junting Zhou, Laura Luster
Past President – Lisa McIntyre

Thank you to the outgoing executive for their work over the last two years.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Haithem Zourrig who has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1!

Enactus Nationals

This year on May 11-13 students from the Enactus Regina team, along with faculty advisor Dwight Heinrichs went to Toronto to compete against 58 other schools in Canada at the Enactus Canada National Exposition. More than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top business leaders came together to celebrate young students using entrepreneurial solutions to address social, environmental and economic issues in their communities and around the world!

With 74 active members and 4 projects in the 2014-15 year the Enactus Regina team has:

Integrated 67 people socially into their communities; Impacted 83 international students; Educated 67 people on a career skill; Educated 369 people on financial literacy; Exposed 38 new people to entrepreneurship as a career path; Helped launch 8 more businesses, create 6 full-time jobs and 33 part-time jobs; Impacted 452 people through seeing opportunity, taking action & enabling progress!

Additionally, during the exposition Shahzadi Sayyid was selected as one of the top award applicants invited to attend the exclusive Unilever Leaders for a Bright Future Reception for her vision and leadership, use of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living of others, and her ability to serve as a role model and inspire others!

Shahzadi Sayyid, Jennifer Marlowe and Amna Gul Choudhry were also selected amongst the top 50 female award applicants invited to attend the HSBC Women's Leadership Forum to inspire dialogue, build leadership capacity and establish connections amongst generations of top entrepreneurial female leaders!

Other recognition includes:

Enactus Canada Community Service Leader Silver Recipients - Shahzadi Sayyid, Rahi Rahman, Brianna Lobb, Gurinder Gill, Amna Gul Choudhry, Laura Luster, Lenard Arnold.

Enactus Canada Community Service Leader Bronze Recipients - Shafeeka Sayyid, Asiya Ahmed, Emily Barton, Amber Rittaler, Marion Idun Jolene Prang, Jennifer Marlowe, Kimberly Petrychyn, Raman Cheema, Rafye Khan, Brandon Ricketts, Nisar Khan, Joshua Bedard.

2016 Hill JDC West Academic Team

~ by Dayna & Jordan

Co-Captains, Dayna Deck and Jordan Greve, are pleased to announce our 2016 Hill JDC West academic team!

Accounting: Zach Pengally, Ashley Mohr, Kyle Hanison
Business Strategy: Brock Forbes, Brooklyn Fiesel, Madeline Bates
Debate: Eric Holloway, Gulraiz Tariq, Ahsan Amjad, Jae Won Hur
Entrepreneurship: Justin Ishak, Danielle Lane, Aidan Katz
Finance: Anders Ireland, Tyler Pastuch, Robert Vancise
Human Resources: Tanner Schroh, Cyrena Lockert, Nicole Pyne
International Business: Victoria Johnson, Emily Brenner, Miranda Rosin
Management Information Systems: Brady Parker, Christina Deiana, April Pyne
Marketing: Greg Duck, Travis Sentes, Rachel Langen
Not-For-Profit: Cari-Lynn Schoettler, Conrad Hewitt, Brendan Hill
Taxation: Kashtin Schumacher, Shivaun Eberle, Harjot Mavi

There were approximately 60 applicants, ranging from 1st to 5th year students. The final team has a combined average of 76%, is comprised primarily of senior students and has returning members on all but two teams. It was encouraging to see quite a number of quality, dedicated applicants. We also want to formally welcome Randy Linton to the team as the new faculty advisor and are excited for the upcoming year.

Long Service

Congratulations again to faculty and staff of the Faculty of Business Administration who were recognised at the Long Service Awards on March 19: Heidi Eger and Hilary Horan for 15 years of service, and Danette Andrews, Bill Bonner, Romulus Cismaru, Megan Costiuk, Dwight Heinrichs, Randy Linton and Arturo Rubalcava for 10 years of service.

Convocation

Thanks to all Faculty and Staff who attended the EMBA Convocation Dinner on June 2 and the Convocation Celebration event and Convocation on June 3. The Faculty had 257 students graduate from the Hill School and 50 students graduate from the Levene School.

Nicole Nameth was the recipient of both the Leon Goldman Scholarship and the Dean’s Medal.

Congratulations to Nicole and all of our graduates!

WCLR

The Hill School hosted the Western Canadian Leadership Retreat (WCLR) May 7 to 10. The retreat had 51 delegates from 13 different schools, with the individuals ranging from BSS Presidents, to VP Externals and JDC West Captains.

This conference happens every year and has a sister conference (ECLR) in the East around the same time. The conference is designed in a way to pump up delegates who are new to their roles, giving them confidence and tools that they might need throughout their year.

Delegates went through 10 hours of sessions from speakers including Hill Alumni, Jeph Maystruck, Kat Simulak, Kirk Morrison, Emily McNair, Mason Gardiner and a sponsored session from McNair Business Developments.

Congratulations to Jeanna Kozan and her team on hosting a successful retreat!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Paul and Carol Hill who were recipients of the CTV Regina Citizens of the Year award at a reception on May 12.

Congratulations to Andrew Gaudes on successfully completing the Directors Education Program (DEP) through ICD at Rotman School of Management as part of the 54th Toronto class.

High School Business Competition

The Hill School hosted the 2015 Saskatchewan High School Case Competition in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.

The event involved 13 high schools from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including participation by 72 students, 20 teachers and 25 volunteer judges from the business community and Hill School.

Campbell Collegiate won Business School of the Year for the 4th straight year, placing first in Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance. The Huda School in Regina finished second and Kenaston came in third.

Thanks to the BSS for assisting in managing the event and for their involvement as general volunteers. Thanks to Brian Schumacher for bringing greetings, to Lisa Watson, Bruce Anderson and Larry Hiles, along with a number of Hill alumni for judging, and to Raelynn Moorhead for her assistance in arranging logistics.

Tax Solutions

Congratulations to the Enactus Tax Solutions team on having their most successful year to date in the ten years the program has been running. This year the group completed 310 returns for students on campus, plus an additional 40 for members of the community.

BUS 100 Case Competition

For the second semester, BUS 100 students were given the opportunity to analyze a case and prepare a written report for their BUS 100 group project. These teams also compete in a BUS 100 wide case competition. This semester's competition was held Easter weekend with 7 teams competing. 5 JDC West students acted as mentors and coaches to the teams.

Randy Linton and Emily McNair judged the students presentation.

High School Business Competition

The Hill School is hosting the 2015 Saskatchewan High School Case Competition in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Business teachers’ Association on campus this week. It will run Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 with events taking place on the 5th and 6th floor of the Education Building as well as in the Research & Innovation Centre.

We send a warm welcome and well wishes to our guests and all students participating!

Levene 10 Year Anniversary

The Levene School celebrated its 10 year anniversary last week. There was an item on the homepage acknowledging the milestone.

BSS Gala Awards

Congratulations to Lisa Watson who was named “Professor of the Year” at the BSS Spring Gala on April 10.

Congrats also to Kelly-Ann McLeod who was given a “Biggest Fan” award.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sandeep Mishra who was on a SSHRC Insight Grant as a collaborator with principal investigator Pat Barclay that was recently funded for $143,524: Reputation and cooperative signals: Applications and limitations.

Congratulations to Sandeep Mishra’s Masters in Psychology students, Dallas Novakowski and Josh Gonzales, who each received external funding in the form of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship worth $17,500 for a year.

Hill-Ivey Cases Published

Two new Hill-Ivey cases have been published:

  • Andrew Stevens, Chris Street, and Ann Frost have published Collective Bargaining and Negotiation at the University of Regina (#9B15C005A and #9B15C005B).
  • Tatiana Levit and Michael Taylor have published Canadian Western Agribition: Beefing Up the Growth Strategy (#9B15A002).

This brings the total published cases to 18, with 7 cases pending.

Keg-a-Rama

The Faculty’s Keg-a-Rama “Pintrest Board” team consisted of Andrew Gaudes, David Senkow, Glenys Sylvestre, Maria Roy, Randy Linton, Andrew Stevens, Sean Tucker, Lindsay Eastman, Zach Perras, Nick Day, and Andrea Phippen.

Thanks to everyone who participated on the team and donated towards the Faculty’s total! Overall, the event was a huge success raising a total of $14,403.25 for the Regina Firefighters Burn Unit.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to current Hill Student Shahzadi Sayyid who was named as one of CBC’s Saskatchewan Future 40!!

Article Accepted

Shelagh Campbell and Joe Zhang, along with their two colleagues in China Yingqui Li and Junli Yu, have just had a paper accepted in the Journal of Business Ethics. Their article is entitled: “The impact of occupational community on the quality of internal control”.

Shelagh and Joe had presented this work last year at a Friday morning research forum and based on feedback from colleagues developed the paper further for publication. Thanks again to their colleagues for their support and engagement!

5 Days for the Homeless

The BSS held a very successful 5 Days for the Homeless campaign raising $30,292 as of 1:00 pm on Friday. With a few additional donations still trickling in the total will continue to grow as the BSS will be accepting donations until the end of March. So, if you haven’t donated yet there is still time!

Congratulations to the participants, BSS, 5 Days co-chairs and organizing committee and volunteers! Thanks also to all faculty and staff who supported the initiative!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Jeanna Kozan, Hill BSS President, on being awarded the Female Executive of the Year for the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS). Jeanna received the award based on a vote by the presidents of the 32 CABS schools.

Jeanna was also elected VP Conferences for CABS.

Congratulations!

Enactus Regina attended the Regional Exposition for Western Canada March 12 and 13 in Calgary where 18 schools competed in three categories. Enactus Regina took home two awards to put towards their projects at the National Exposition in Toronto in May including:

  • Canada one Financial Education Challenge - presented on their Breaking Barriers and Tax Solutions projects. They were the 2nd runner up in League A, winning $500.
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge - presented on their Based in Business and We Can projects. They were the 2nd runner up in League C, winning $500.

The group also competed in the Scotiabank Ecoliving Green Challenge where the presenters did an great job!

Long Service Awards

The University of Regina’s Long Service Recognition Awards will take place on March 19 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the RIC Atrium. Members of the Faculty of Business Administration who will be honourd include: Heidi Eger and Hilary Horan for 15 years of service, and Danette Andrews, Bill Bonner, Romulus Cismaru, Megan Costiuk, Dwight Heinrichs, Randy Linton and Arturo Rubalcava for 10 years of service.

5 Days for the Homeless

The BSS 5 Days for the Homeless initiative will run this week from March 15 to 20th. The campaign aims to raise awareness about homelessness and collect donations for Carmichael Outreach.

Co-chairs for 5 Days are Lynn Barber and Breanne Dmytriw, who have 25 BSS members on their organizing committee and an additional 95 volunteers who will help to ensure the week is safe and successful.

This year’s participants include: Ashley Bernstein from the Faculty of Arts, Brett Kitchen from the Faculty of Business Administration, Jade Koch from the Faculty of Social Work, Shawn Wiskar from the Faculty of Arts, Daniella Zemlak from the Faculty of Arts. This year the BSS has also partnered with the Campbell Business Club as the official Junior Donation Partner to help them with their fundraising efforts.

CPA Case Competition Update

Hill students Brittney Miller and Blake Terry participated in the live round of the CPA Case Competition in Winnipeg on March 6 and 7. The team represented us extremely well and received positive feedback for their efforts. The top three teams were as follows:
1st - Thompson Rivers University
2nd - Okanagan College
3rd - University of Alberta

Dean’s Research Grants

Congratulations to the following Faculty members who were recipients of Dean’s Research Grants in Winter 2015:

  • Magda Cismaru for her project “A Qualitative Evaluation of Anti Texting-While-Driving Mass-Media Campaigns”
  • Youngsoo Kim for his project “Lame duck president and stock returns”
  • Tatiana Levit & Lisa Watson for their project “Anti-Obesity Social Marketing Campaigns: Theory and Practice”
  • Sandeep Mishra for his project “Social mobility and preference for income inequality”
  • Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda for his project “Engaging diasporas as international entrepreneurs: an empirical study”
  • Georg Peng for his project “Subsidiary Control and Subsidiary Performance”
  • Andrew Stevens for his project “Working for a living wage around the ivory tower”
  • Joe Zhang for his project “CEO Power and Firm Performance”

New BSS Executive

The Business Students Society held elections for the 2014/2015 Executive team. Congratulations to the new council members:

  • Cari-Lynn Schoettler – PresidentErin McLellan – VP Events
  • Eric Anderson – VP External
  • Renae Giroux – VP Finance
  • Braedon McLeod – VP Marketing
  • Cyrena Lockert – VP Student Affairs

CPA Case Competition Success

Seventeen teams registered in the online round of the 2015 CPA Case Competition. Our Hill team, consisting of Brittney Miller and Blake Terry, was successful in outscoring the U of S and has been invited as one of the top six teams to the live round of the competition in Winnipeg on March 6 and 7.

Thanks to Megan Costiuk, Glenys Sylvestre and Nourhene Ben Youssef who helped to coach the team!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to faculty member, Haithem Zourrig, who is the winner of an award discerned by the Commonwealth committee, at the 14th International Marketing trends conference. The award is in recognition to his work on consumer revenge, avoidance and forgiveness behaviors.

ICBC & JDC West Success

The ICBC & JDC West Celebration was featured in the Leader Post on January 23 (pg D1). Both the ICBC and JDC West successes were also featured on the U of R Homepage on January 26. Congratulations again to the students on their achievements!

JDC West Results

Congratulations to the Hill JDC West team on maintaining a place in the top three for School of the Year at the 2015 JDC West competition in Victoria over the weekend! The Hill School took 3rd place as both School of the Year and Academic School of the Year! Alberta placed second in both categories, and the Asper School placed first overall.

The Hill School received the following academic placements:

  • 1st in Business Strategy – Jon Maierhoffer, Suzanne Barber, Victoria Johnson with faculty coach Bruce Anderson
  • 1st in Debate – Aaron Fritzler, Ahsan Amjad, Eric Holloway, Gulraiz Tariq with faculty coach Lisa Watson
  • 2nd in Finance- April Pyne, Levi Lawrence and Brock Forbes with faculty coaching team of Youngsoo, Arturo, Joe, Helen and Darryl

The Hill School continued its tradition of displaying exceptional collegiality and community-mindedness through its 1st place awards for participation, most charitable fundraising and most charitable volunteer hours. In order to secure the Academic and School of the Year placements, all of our teams had to have scored consistently high across all categories, even if not in the top 3.

ICBC Results

Congratulations to the U of R/Hill ICBC team for their success in Kingston over the weekend! The Hill Marketing team of Brett Kitchen and Tiffany Lougheed with coach Tatiana Levit came in first overall, and the Hill Debate team of Kevin Chow and Robert Vancise with coach Lisa Watson came in third overall.

This year 145 teams from 31 business schools competed in the preliminary round of the competition. Of this group, 14 schools had teams advance to the second and final round. In the preliminary round the Hill School placed in the top six and thus was invited to have a debate team participate in the finals. This is the third time in four years that the Hill school has placed in the top six in the preliminary round.

Viterra Scholar

Congratulations to Sandeep Mishra who is the recipient of the Viterra Fellowship in Business Administration! The award provides annual research funding in the amount of $5,000 for three years effective July 1, 2014. The award was announced at the Insight presentation on November 25, 2014.