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Hill and Levene Schools of Business sign new MOU and commit to furthering support for entrepreneurs

News Release Release Date: August 23, 2021 1:00 p.m.

The University of Regina’s Hill and Levene Schools of Business have furthered their commitment to advancing and supporting entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Economic Development Regina (EDR).

"Regina's economy offers huge opportunities, and more than ever, we need skilled, knowledgeable and energetic people to take the reins and bring those opportunities to life," EDR President and CEO John Lee said. "We're thrilled to work alongside the U of R as they develop the labour force of the future, and we look forward to sharing their inspiring stories through Audacity YQR. Regina works best when we work together."

“Entrepreneurship is both a form of business ownership and a mindset and with EDR we will play a role in creating opportunities on both sides of that,” said Dr. Gina Grandy, Dean of Hill and Levene Schools of Business. “I am excited about this MOU and that the Hill and Levene Schools will continue to play an important role in helping create and sustain momentum to support entrepreneurs throughout the province.”

To build on this momentum, over the next two years the Hill and Levene Schools of Business and EDR are committed to the following objectives:

 

  1. Partnering to profile and showcase initiatives that build the Audacity movement – a movement that connects entrepreneurs and showcases their endeavours – and supports entrepreneurship in Regina through events and promotion;
  2. Exploring paths to create work integrated learning opportunities and awards for students in entrepreneurship;
  3. Partnering to create mentorship networks and opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship; and
  4. Exploring opportunities to collaborate and connect students with the Agtech Accelerator and other agriculture and food initiatives.

In June, EDR and the U of R announced a partnership with EDR to utilize the university’s world-class research, knowledge, and innovation to further bolster the Agtech Accelerator – a community-built agriculture technology hub that supports agriculture technology companies with resources and funding. Together with Cultivator powered by Conexus and Emmertech, EDR is a founding member of the accelerator.

The signing of the latest MOU between the Hill and Levene Schools of Business at U of R and EDR comes on the heels of another MOU signed by the Hill and Levene Schools and Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) to help advance women entrepreneurship in the province.

“Fostering the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Saskatchewan is very much part of the identity of the Hill and Levene Schools of Business,” said Dean Grandy. “Our students, faculty and the business community will feel the positive impact that this partnership with EDR will have.”

To learn more about EDR and its Audacity movement, visit economicdevelopmentregina.com and audacityyqr.ca.


About The University of Regina:

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,600 students study within the University's 10 faculties and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees.

 

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