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Assistant Professor, Rajbir Bhatti, pursuing research opportunities.

Dr. Bhatti’s current endeavors include  supervising a Doctoral student at the Atahbasca University in the use of Data Envelopment Analysis for performance measurement of
manufacturers in Canada.  The topic of the research work is
“Performance Measurement of Heavy Equipment Dealerships Using Data
Envelopment Analysis (DEA)” .

Further to that, one of Dr. Bhatti’s research works has been accepted for presentation at the “IVth International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering
(CPIE-2016)” to held from December 19-21, 2016 in India. The title of
our research paper is ” Identification of Human Related Success
Factors for TPM Implementation in Indian SMEs – Graph Theoretic
Approach (GTA)”

Bissett School of Business International Business and Supply Chain Management professors prepare for Conference Presentations!

Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate the following professors for their upcoming presentations at major conferences throughout North America:

Dr. Frank Cotae will present at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)  in Atlanta, Georgia and the last week of June both Frank and Dr. Halia Valladares will present a paper called ‘Experiential Learning: Integrating Simulations into International Business Curricula’ based on the teaching and innovation grant they received for this academic year.

Dr. Brian Fleming will be presenting the results of his Doctorate thesis, Opportunity for Formal Supply Chain Management Practices within the Non-Profit Sector,  at the Production, Operations, Management Conference  in Orlando, Florida Friday, May 6, 2016. The Conference theme is Innovative Operations in an Information and Analytics Driven Economy.
Dr. Halia Valladares together with Kelly Moorhead (LSCM aboriginal student) will be presenting a paper titled “Opportunities and Challenges for International Business: The Northern Shipping Passages”, at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Toronto, Ontario  May 3, 2016. The Conference Theme is “North American Transport Challenges in an Era of Change”

Instructor, Anna Korwin-Kowalewska presenting research paper at the Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Conference

The theme of the conference is Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction with the intention to “explore new perspectives aimed at generating innovative methods of moving from current economic and environmental conflicts to one of sustainability”.

Anna’s research paper will discuss the area of Conservation Social Science,  specifically “the cross-cultural affective aspects of human attitudes toward large carnivores”. Anna will present at 2:30 pm on March 5, 2016.

The conference is March 5 & 6, 2016, in Cochrane, AB. In addition to the Conference presentations, the conference will be comprised of a film festival, Hall of Innovation (exhibits) and an art exhibit. The event ends with a Gala Dinner with special guest Robert Batemen.

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The inaugural Bissett Networking Day, a huge success!

The first ever Bissett Networking Day: Conference and Career Expo held on January 28, 2016, was extremely well received by students, faculty and industry.  The networking opportunities, the informative breakout sessions and the inspiring keynote speaker and alumni panel contributed to the success of the event. Suzanne West, the keynote speaker,  was energetic and inspiring to all who had the opportunity to hear her address.

Spanning the first floor of the Roderick Mah Centre, the conference seen almost 1000 registrants; 800 students and 200 Industry and faculty members. The Career fair was over-subscribed with 21 companies participating and several more on a waiting list.

On behalf of the Bissett School of Business, we would like to thank the many staff, students and faculty who volunteered their time to help organize and contribute to the success of our first ever Bissett Networking Day. Without them and our Industry sponsors, the event would not have been the success it was.

Special Thanks to CPA, our platinum sponsor, and to Brookfield Residential, HRIA, KinderMorgan, MRU Alumni, SCMA, Fluor and Quick Print Express.

Plans are already underway for BND 2017. To sponsor of participate in BND 2017, please contact Paul Varella at 403.440.5099 or email




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.

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