Titled the We Are Not Them (WANT) Movement, the event, which runs from March 23 to 27, will feature a number of workshops and seminars educating students about the stark differences between the Islamic faith, and those who have taken it hostage under a banner of violence.
Events occurring as part of the WANT Movement include mobile quizzes on myths surrounding the Muslim community, alongside opportunities to view “peace screenings” featuring poetry and literature from prominent Muslim scholars and leaders.
While the physical aspect of WANT Movement will wrap up this Friday, organizers hope it continues to educate students continuously, as information being released through the program is also being posted online.
The format for this event is modeled after the popular television series, “Dragon’s Den.” During the presentations, seasoned judges will ask student groups questions to assess their potential for creating value as a business venture.
This year, our Bissett students were the grand winners. Rudi Schiebel BBA-INBU won first prize $4000 and audience favorite (A dinner with the HKCBA Calgary Chapter Executives). Additionally Brad Willamson BBA-MKT (INBU and ENTR minors) won the chance to attend the VA Angels Bootcamp and $1200.
Dr. Connie A. Van der Byl and her coauthor, Dr. Natalie Slawinski from Memorial University, had their article, “Embracing Tensions in Corporate Sustainability: A Review of Research From Win-Wins and Trade-Offs to Paradoxes and Beyond” 28: 54-79, doi:10.1177/1086026615575047, published in the March 2015 Organization & Environment special issue: Review of the Literature on Organizations and Natural Environment: From the Past to the Future.
Miranda Mountain, fourth year BBA student majoring in Human Resources with minors in international business and business society, gave her presentation, “Addressing uncertainties in hydraulic fracturing: a review of hydraulic fracturing management literature” at the February 25 Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) Seminar. Miranda has been a research assistant to Dr. Connie Van der Byl since June, 2014 on the Canadian Water Network funded study, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Knowledge Integration: Landscape Impacts”. This research project is led by Dr. Michael Quinn, Director of IES, and includes academics from across Canada.
Miranda was also accepted to give this presentation at MRU’s Student Research Day 2015 on April 1st and has been accepted to present her work at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference in Halifax in June, 2015. Her acceptance to ASAC was based on a full paper submission. Congratulations Miranda!
INBU student, Terina Law, has had her paper entitled ‘Port Metro Vancouver: The Largest Diversified Port in North America’ approved for publication in the Journal of Global Business and Community. It will appear in the Volume 5, No. 2 issue, which is the Fall, 2014 issue. Congratulations, Terina!
We are pleased to report that Campus Alberta has awarded a grant of $77,000 for resources in support of the creation of an online Open Source Textbook in Applied Logistics Management to the Bissett School of Business to cover expenses associated with a project planned for execution between May 2015 and for completion by December 2015.
This project award came in response to an Expression of Interest submitted by Lloyd Ash in January 2015 which was short listed and a full formal proposal submitted in March 2015. The project will see collaborative work headed up by Lloyd Ash and involving a principal coauthor from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Dr Garland Chow.
The initiative will also include outreach to other programs in supply chain management in Alberta and across Canada and directly provide an open source textbook in Logistics Management that can be used in Bissett’s LSCM 3301 and 3305 courses as well as their online equivalent credit courses offered through MRU’s ContEd collaboration with Bissett that was started last year.