Bissett Insider

HR Partnership Council’s subcommittee engage fellow students through the use of You Tube

The student volunteers who sit on the HR Partnership Council’s breakfast planning sub-committee decided to find a different, creative and fun way to reach their fellow students and as such created two short videos.  To see our students in action, follow the link below:

12th Annual Human Resources Breakfast
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
7 – 9:30 a.m.
Calgary Petroleum Club

  • Individual ticket: $50
  • Students: $40 (non MRU)
  • Purchase a table of eight and you will sponsor two Mount Royal students to join your table (your 6 guests + two Mount Royal students): $350

Mount Royal University’s Summit Magazine profiles HR assistant professor, Uthpala Senarathne Tennakoon, PhD.

An unconventional, yet inspiring path, has led Dr.Uthpala Senarathne Tennakoon, to the Bissett School of Business and to her position of assistant professor in Human Resources.

“I have an advantage of making a connection with non HR students because I can show them I’m an engineer, I’m an accountant, I was a project manager. Part of my objective is to teach them that HR is part of their everyday life, whether they are an employer or an employee. The knowledge becomes more and more valuable as they climb up the corporate ladder. It’s important in every single situation. It’s certainly been a big advantage for me.”

Dr. Tennakon
From the jungles of Sri Lanka and the study of elephants to Dr. Tennakoon’s current research projects here at MRU, she has had a varied and accomplished life thus far. Please read about Dr. Tennakoon’s journey by following the link below:


Congratulations to Catherine Roy Heaton on her reappointment to the CFA Institute DRC Committee

On September 1, Catherine Roy-Heaton was reappointed to to the Disciplinary Review Committee (“DRC”) of the CFA Institute for a fourth year.  This global committee of 30 CFA charterholders, hears and decides disciplinary matters related to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics, Standards of Professional Conduct and rules and regulations of the CFA Program.  In addition Cathy sits on the DRC Executive Team, with specific responsibility for the training function of the committee.
Further detail regarding the work and composition of the DRC may be found at the following link:

Mount Royal Students Brewing Success

The Well Brewing Company, a member based brewing company is the brainchild of Mount Royal students, Bryton Udon and Quinn Wilton. Using an entrepreneurship class as the impetus, the duo, tired of brand beers, decided to capitalize on the craft beer niche within the Calgary market. Not being able to afford the start up costs of their own brewery, they came up with the idea to “develop beer within a community”. Offering different tiers of memberships, and the ability to vote on the beers brewed is proving to be a novel approach in the craft beer industry.

Their success has caught the attention of Olds College and a “school to school” partnership is in the works. To read more of their story, follow the link:

Bissett School of Business Associate Professor, Wendelin Fraser weighs in on the Volunteer Shortage Facing Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity homes delayed because of volunteer shortage

CBC News Calgary recently reported that the economic downturn has provided a third less, or an approximate loss of  720 volunteer hours, resulting in significant delays for completing scheduled projects.

The drop in corporate support is to be expected, according to Wendelin Fraser, an instructor at Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business.

“We should suspect that financial donations certainly are going to have to be rolled back a bit, and over the past few years we’ve seen organizations, particularly in Calgary, being extremely generous,” she said.

To see the report in it’s entirety, please click on the link: