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Report: How social innovation is emerging across Canadian campuses

Please see the attached report, commissioned by the Institute for Community Prosperity co-authored by Miles DePaul!
“The report provides an overview of other post-secondary institutions that have also sought to create a support system for students and community groups involved in change making, social entrepreneurship and community innovation. This national and regional context has helped to inform our own direction at Mount Royal University, and we hope there are insights and lessons herein that will help others shape their own initiatives and programming, in particular co-working spaces, social venture incubators, community R&D labs and other collaborative spaces, whether on or off campus”.  – James Stauch

Melanie Peacock, Associate Professor, taking part in pilot project for Discovery Snapshots

In addition to being an award winning instructor here at Bissett School of Business, Associate Professor, Melanie Peacock, continues to add her expertise to engage and promote research projects here at Mount Royal University.

Melanie most recently took part in a pilot project for Discovery Snapshots to promote research and work for MRU Scholars. Her most recent research is Exploration of Interpersonal Relationship Development: Finding the key to the student engagement in blended delivery courses. To read more, please follow the link:

Melanie is also a frequently requested commentator for a variety of media outlets:

2016, January 4, on NewsTalk 770: Corus Entertainment, by Kenyon, B. Age discrimination in recruitment?


2015, December 31. In Canadian Press, by Henderson. P. Workplace trends in 2016.

2015, December 30, on Global Morning News: Global, by Fee, S. Goal setting strategies.


2015, December 28, on NewsTalk 770: Corus Entertainment, by Deane, W. Job search strategies: Timing and techniques.


2015, December 7, on Alberta@Noon:  CBC, by McElligott D. The demise of performance appraisals.

BISSETT NETWORKING DAY 2016, Conference and Career Expo January 28, 2016


BND 2016

A professional, one day conference for all Bissett students, that includes keynote speakers and luncheon, break out sessions for all business faculty disciplines, a Career Expo and ends with a networking evening event.

Attendance is via Registration and seating is limited. Registration will open in January 2016.

For more information including registration link, location, list of events, and latest news. Please follow the link:

Bissett School of Business Assistant Professor, Mohammed El Hazzouri, published in Academy of Management, Learning and Education

Congratulations to Mohammed for his success in being published in the Academy of Management, Learning and Education (AMLE). The AMLE is a leading outlet for management -education research.  The publication is titled:

An Investigation of the Emotional Outcomes of Business Students’ Cheating “Biological Laws” to Achieve Academic Excellence (Mohammaed El Hazzouri, Mount Royal University; Sergio W. Carvalho, Dalhousie University; and Kelley J. Main, Univeristy of Manitoba, Canada)

Abstract: “Despite a vast amount of research in the areas of academic cheating and academic achievement, students’ cheating “biological laws” (e.g., taking cognitive enhancement drugs to increase cognitive ability) to improve academic performance has yet to be fully understood. We begin to address this by investigating potential positive (i.e., pride) and negative (i.e., shame and guilt) emotional outcomes of business school students’ anticipated consumption of cognitive enhancements to improve academic performance, with the aim of providing insight into ways to reduce such consumption…..

To read the publication in its entirety please follow the link:

Associate Dean, Paul Varella provides comments to CBC News regarding Calgary’s descending real estate market.

The Calgary Real Estate Market continues to decline and Associate Dean,  Paul Varella, advises that longevity is the key when it comes to real estate investment.

The Mortgage Broker News picked up an expanded upon the CBC article. To read news report, please follow the links:

Bissett School of Business and the HR Partnership Council presented the 12th Annual HR Breakfast

The 12th annual HR breakfast was held at the Calgary Petroleum Club on Thursday, November 19th.  With over 180 people in attendance including industry participants, students and MRU representatives, the event provided an opportunity for networking and lively discussions via the analysis of 3 case scenarios.  Through the planning and efforts of the HR Partnership Council this phenomenal event continues to provide funding for HR student initiatives and the HR Partnership Council Legacy Scholarship.
Congratulations to the committee on their hard work and continued success. For more information on the breakfast, our industry partnerships and HR Partnership Council Legacy Scholarship, please follow the link: