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Bissett faculty Brenda Lang and Rod Corbett partner in manuscript to be published in “Business and Professional Communication Quarterly”

Bissett School of Business congratulates faculty members Brenda Lang and Rod Corbett, in conjunction with Tammy Sherrow, Associate Professor, Nursing & Midwiferyon their   manuscript entitled, “The Flipped Class: Experience in a University Business Communication Course” which has been accepted for publication in the  Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.
Brenda Lang and Tammy Sherrow will be presenting a 90-minute workshop entitled, “High Impact Task-Based Strategies for Your Classroom” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, January 2 – 6.

AltaGas appoints Bissett School of Business professor Victoria Calvert to Board of Directors

Bissett School of Business congratulates Victoria Calvert on her appointment to AltaGas’ Board of Director’s effective November 1, 2015.

“Ms. Calvert and Mr. Knoll are experienced leaders in the business community and bring significant talent and expertise to the Board table. We are excited to welcome them to AltaGas’ Board of Directors,”

Dr. Frank Cotae mentors Bissett students, Cally Arsenault and Robin Kampel to a successful International Business Project

Congratulations to Bissett School of Business students Cally Arsenault and Robin E. Kampel  on their successful submission of their International Business Plan Project to FITT (Forum of International Trade Training) for assessment. The students obtained 91% upon grading by a national evaluator appointed by FITT. The grade is equivalent to a pass with distinction! The project was developed under the guidance of Dr. Cotae as part of the International Business 4408 course and we wish to extend congratulations to him as well.

Community Prosperity Student Research Award Program

Following the exciting success of last year’s pilot Community Prosperity Student Research Award Program (CPSRA), The Institute for Community Prosperity is pleased to announce the second installment of students accepted into the Award Program for 2015-2016. The Institute received student applications from across faculties and are pleased to introduce this year’s seven award recipients:

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2015 ATB Investor Services Investment Challenge Winners

Stock Market Competition Winners 2015

Winners of the 2015 ATB Investor Services Investment Challenge, otherwise known as the Bissett Stockmarket Competition, were treated to a lunch with representatives of ATB on September 30. Pictured here are ATB Senior Manager Dan Smith with first place team winners Ken Ambrose and Aaron Harrington. Ken and Aaron and their partner Jordan Lazic managed to post a 34% annualized return in the six month competition which ran from September to March in the last academic year. It was the 10th edition of the annual competition, which has cash prizes for the members of the top three teams. The 11th edition of the competition got underway last week.

Bissett School of Business congratulates BBA student Cassie Doucette, recipient of this year’s Export Development Canada Scholarship

Cassie Doucette, BBA-Supply Chain and International Business student is one of this year’s EDC (Export Development Canada) scholarship recipients.  Cassie was selected from hundreds of applicants in Canada. EDC’s International Business scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship an International Business student can receive.

This is the second time that an MRU-Bissett student has received this award. This award is a testament to both the students’ hard work and the caliber of The Bissett School’s International Business program. To see the recipients and to find out more about this prestigious scholarship, please follow the link.

Institute for Community Prosperity appoints new member to Changemakers in Residence: Walter Hossli

Bissett School of Business congratulates the Institute of Community Prosperity on the addition of Walter Hossli to the Institute’s Changemakers in Residence.
Walter Hossli will join existing members Jill Andres and Pat Letizia – in providing a bridge between academia and the community.  This position is supported by Momentum, a Community Economic Development (CED) approach that offers hope and opportunity to people living in poverty in Calgary

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Bissett School of Business Professor, Patti Derbyshire contributes to CTV News on City of Calgary’s new slogan

Bissett’s own Patti Derbyshire, Chair of Entrepreneurship, Marketing, & Social Innovation recently discussed the City of Calgary’s re-branding with the use of their new slogan: “Calgary, be part of the energy”.

Patti advised CTV news that while” the old slogan was declarative, the new slogan is promising in that it invites people to identify the kinds of energy they want to bring to the city”.

To see the news clip in its entirety, please follow the link: