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Bissett Professor Victoria Calvert retires after thirty years!

Bissett would like to acknowledge the retirement of Professor Victoria Calvert from Mount Royal University. In Victoria’s thirty years at MRU, she has taught entrepreneurship and international courses, served as initial Chair for the Entrepreneurship Applied Degree and has taught Community Service Learning (CSL) based courses since 1994, contributing over 77,000 hours to community partners. Most recently Victoria has been the CSL facilitator for MRU.

Throughout her career, Victoria has been active in research focusing on entrepreneurship for approximately 20 years.  Since 2008, Victoria has focused her research  to CSL, specifically partnership relationships, Global Service Learning and strategies to optimize impact for both student learning and community organizations. Engaged nationally and internationally, through CACSL and IARSLCE, Victoria has served as Academic Chair and Conference Chair for the national CSL conferences.

Victoria’s recognition and awards include:

Conference Chair for the National Conference for Community Service Learning (CACSL) 2016
Co-Conference Chair Canadian Council for Small Medium Enterprises (CCSBE) 2010
Distinguished Faculty Award for MRU 2012
Excellence in Teaching Award from Students Association MRU
Best in Track Academic Papers ABEAI Conferences 2008, 2009, 2011
Most Innovative Entrepreneurship Program Award from CCSBE

On behalf of all of Bissett, we thank Victoria for her years of service providing quality education to the students in our faculty, for her professionalism and dedication in furthering the development of the  the entrepreneurship program as well as contributing to the formation and continued success of the Bissett School of Business.  Please join us in congratulating  Victoria and wishing her well in her future endeavors.

Enjoy your retirement Victoria – Well deserved!