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Bissett instructor, Collette Lemieux has papers published.

Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate Instructor, Collette Lemieux on her recent publications and achievements:
Collette recently co-published a paper based  on the results of a study looking at how digital game design can help high school students learn mathematics. It was published in the International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (Vol. 23, Issue 1) (Co-authors are Qing Li, Elise Vandermeiden and Shai Nathoo). 
The second publication was a reflection on a mathematics and social justice workshop Collette attended at the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group Conference in Kingston. This article was published in the journal:  For the Learning of Mathematics (Vol. 36, Issue 3). 
Also congratulations to Collette for passing her candidacy exam for her PhD. The title of Collette’s research project is “The use of story-based tasks in post-secondary students’ learning of statistics”. 

BASS students host successful case competition

Congratulations to the Bissett Accounting Students’ Society, participants and winners for another successful case competition:

“Bissett Accounting Students Society (BASS) was fortunate to host a financial case competition on Friday November 18th. The day started off with six teams of two students each. With the whole morning to prepare a case, students were anxious to present to the judges. This years judges included Paula Overguard from Arc Resources, Andrew Beingessner from Crescent Point Energy, Scott Bauman from Collins Barrow, Brent Hall from BDO and Simon Magennis, from Mount Royal University.

The contestants and professionals had the opportunity to network over Spolumbos lunch. In the afternoon, each team gave a 10-minute presentation showcasing their accounting acumen to the judges. After deliberation the judges announced the top three teams:

1st Place to Timothy Lipp and Sean Sarjeant
2nd Place to Steven Reed and Brendon Layton
3rd Place to Braden Smith and Miles Myers


Thanks to CPA Alberta’s generous support, $2,000 was distributed to the top three teams with the top team taking home $500 each. BASS is extremely thankful for all the support CPA Alberta gives us throughout the year. By continuously sponsoring us, BASS is able to not only host events such as the case competition, but also provide scholarships to students with financial need. Thank you CPA Alberta for all your support!


Additionally, a special thank you to all our judges for whom this event would not have succeeded without. We are excited for the future and hope you return as judges again!”

McKenzie Schoenthal 

Vice President

Bissett Accounting Students’ Society 

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Assistant Professor, Rachael Pettigrew, Guest Speaker for GeoWomen

Rachael most recently spoke to the Geo Women group on November 14, 2016 at the University of Calgary. Rachael’s presentation, Weighing your options: The Potential Impacts of Different Work Arrangements for Women, is a timely discussion of how different work arrangements impact the career and work-life balance, with a focus in male-dominated professions.

Rachael’s research work focuses on gender issues in the workplace, policies that support work/life balance and organizational culture.