“After a sequestration period where the students analyzed a personal financial planning case, the students presented and answered questions from industry leaders. It is a challenging, if not daunting task. I was extremely impressed with our team’s bold, yet reasoned and comprehensive recommendations.- Cathy Roy-Heaton
Sean Bjorkland, VP, Financial Planning, BMO Group & Contract Faculty, Bissett School of Business
A recent article by Kyle Bakx, CBC News Reporter, discussed the future of the Oilsands beyond the year 2020, with Bissett School of Business, Associate Professor, Allan Dywer providing comment. Allan’s concern is that there has not been enough research and development to keep pace with the increasingly competitive oil market and that the opportunity to decrease production costs through technological advancements has been lost.
‘The report confirmed my main concern, which is long term, the oilsands are not viable’– Allan Dwyer, Mount Royal University
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Bissett School of Business wishes to congratulate alumna, Tasha Taylor on her appointment to Assistant Chief of Staff for the Deputy Minister of Finance Canada, in Ottawa.
Tasha graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance/Financial Services from Mount Royal University in 2012. While in her final year at the Bissett School of Business, Tasha captained the Bissett CFA Institute Investment Research Challenge team, where she demonstrated excellence in research, writing, presentation skills and analytical work. Upon graduation Ms. Taylor continued her education at the University of Calgary, obtaining a Master’s of Public Policy, International Trade and Investment in 2014. Prior to this appointment, Tasha served as an Economist with Finance Canada in the Capitals Markets Division, Market Policy Section.
“African economies are particularly exposed to China, and despite a range of stimulus measure having been attempted by Chinese economic authorities, little traction has been gained as of yet”
Allan Dwyer, Bissett School of Business,
Mount Royal University
See attached full report (pages 1 & 2): ADwyer – Sub Saharan Africa 2015
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge took place on March 7, 2015. Cathy Roy-Heaton’s team of Alfred Chow, Davinder Jhutty, Riley Rodewold,and Ben Scott represented the Bissett School of Business this year in the CFA Institute Research Challenge (Canadian Prairies) competition. This is the fifth consecutive year that we have entered a team in the competition. In keeping with a growing history of strong performances from MRU teams, this year’s team made a strong presentation that had any Mount Royal observer beaming with pride. In a field of contestants that has been growing in size, and where only one winner can be chosen, the team once again demonstrated that not only do we have a right to be there, we can give everyone a run for their money.
Much appreciation goes out to the team for the hours they have spent over two semesters preparing their report and their presentation. Many thanks to Cathy, whose leadership in this makes it possible for us to compete, and to our industry mentor Stephen Paget, who gives many hours to our team in the months leading up to the competition. This year’s competition was on Big Rock Brewery; students submit a written report in advance of the competition in addition to their presentation. The group has once again set the bar high for the next team that follows in their footsteps.