The “Shave the Beard” event was held Oct 25th, raising $1400 for the United Way and $1000 for the Terry Fox campaign. Over seventy students, faculty and administrators attended. The Financial Students Organization raised the majority of the funds through several activities including a raffle. The Book Store, Dana Foods, and Continuing Education kindly donated items for the raffle.
Many thanks to Victoria Calvert who organized the event, and to Jim Fischer for volunteering to shave his beard, Katharine McGowan who baked over 150 cookies and to Chair, Jim Silovs for dedicating $200 from his area to cover the cost of pizza to feed the crowd.
Thanks also goes to Dean, Elizabeth Evans, for donating $500 from her office to finance the United Way banana fundraising activities organized by Kendra Hart and her four marketing classes on October 27th. Through banana sales and the use of social media, they raised an amazing $4000.00!
The Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate, Peter Elson PhD., Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University, for his work on the a new publication in the IPAC Series in Public Management and Governance that has just been released.
“Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada is the first book written explicitly to profile provincial nonprofit funding policies in Western Canada and involves authors who have spent decades analyzing and/or living this relationship” -Peter Elson.
Please review the highlights and table of contents; and then add it to your bookshelf.
The Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate The Institute for Community Prosperity as they will be one of 20 organizations partnering on a National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit on April 29 and 30 in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, they are conducting the context-setting research for the event, which is the first ever pan-Canadian gathering of youth leadership development initiatives.
“On April 29 & 30, the country’s most innovative employers, youth leadership organizations and top young talent will come together to architect the first national plan for engaging young leaders to strengthen Canada’s capacity to develop young leaders and innovators.”
Dustin Paisley has joined our team as the Social Innovation Animator at the Institute for Community Prosperity. In this role, reporting also to the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, he is working to develop a social innovation hub (co-working and incubation space).
Dustin is a recent graduate from Mount Royal University where he focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in Social Innovation. While in University, Dustin spent 3 years with Enactus Mount Royal where he worked on community development projects and learned how to use the positive power of business to change lives. Dustin is an advocate for social innovation and plays an active role in the greater social impact community.