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MaRS Studio Y commissions discussion paper by authors James Stauch and Devon Cornelisse

The Bissett School of Business congratulates James Stauch and Devon Cornelisse from the Institute of Community Prosperity for being commissioned to author a discussion and literature review paper.  The attached discussion paper/lit review was commissioned by MaRS Studio Y  in preparation for the National Youth Leadership and Innovation Summit to be held in Toronto in April, 2016. We are also very exited that two MRU/Bissett students were accepted to this inaugural event.
The report serves to deepen understanding of the ecology of youth leadership and innovation across Canada, and also to provide a launching point for an understanding of, and discussion about, the broader impact and potential of leadership development for Canada`s competitiveness and social well-being. To read the paper and find out about the National Youth Leadership and Innovation Summit, please follow the links:

Leah Hamilton, Assistant Professor at Bissett, receives national attention for Mentorship Research

In an April 12th article by the Globe and Mail, the mentorship between university student Scott Henry, participant in the CEO x 1 Day and his mentor CEO, David Labistour from Mountain Equipment Co-op, was profiled and used as an example of the beneficial mentorship relationship.

Leah Hamilton, provided comment about Mount Royal’s Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program and the findings regarding  her research on mentorship:

“….the mentees had more confidence to seek out jobs, build relationships and felt more supported, compared to those who weren’t in mentorship programs.

The mentors also benefited from “intergenerational learning,” and a better understanding of the millennial generation, Ms. Hamilton says.

“The mentors said ‘wow, this really gave me an opportunity to learn from this younger generation. Now I get them more and understand what they’re looking for in the work force and the challenges they face.’”

She says some of the companies involved in the school’s Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program, which funded the research, are now rethinking their recruitment strategies and ways to increase employee retention.”

To read the Globe and Mail article in its entirety, please follow the link:

BBA Student Timothy Lipp wins 3M National Student Fellowship award.

The Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate our own, Tim Lipp for winning the very prestigious National Student Fellowship Award for 2016.

Tim has had a very successful year between the success of Project Stoke,  the opportunity to go to the  University of Waterloo as a member or the Social Impact Incubator this summer and the now with the 3M Award.

On behalf of all of us at Bissett, we congratulate Tim and wish him great success this summer!