With the economic downturn impacting jobs and employee morale across industries, the big extravagant holiday party appears to be a “thing of the past”. Associate Professor, Melanie Peacock discusses with CBC News Calgary, how ignoring the holiday season can have further detrimental consequences on employee morale and that there are other options to show employee appreciation during the holiday season:
To read more on Melanie Peacock’s professional advice, please follow the link:
Melanie Peacock continues her work as a media commentator, contributing to the following:
Interview with Bruce Kenyon (November 26, 2015), on NewsTalk 770: Corus Entertainment – The politics of office holiday celebrations.
Interview with Donna McElligot and fielding of listeners’ calls (November 20, 2015) on CBC’s Alberta@Noon – Holiday parties in tough economic times.
Podcast with Jim Kerr (November 2, 2015), Alberta Venture – Celebrating excellence and building a distinguished HR career.
The student volunteers who sit on the HR Partnership Council’s breakfast planning sub-committee decided to find a different, creative and fun way to reach their fellow students and as such created two short videos. To see our students in action, follow the link below:
12th Annual Human Resources Breakfast
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
7 – 9:30 a.m.
Calgary Petroleum Club
- Individual ticket: $50
- Students: $40 (non MRU)
- Purchase a table of eight and you will sponsor two Mount Royal students to join your table (your 6 guests + two Mount Royal students): $350
An unconventional, yet inspiring path, has led Dr.Uthpala Senarathne Tennakoon, to the Bissett School of Business and to her position of assistant professor in Human Resources.
“I have an advantage of making a connection with non HR students because I can show them I’m an engineer, I’m an accountant, I was a project manager. Part of my objective is to teach them that HR is part of their everyday life, whether they are an employer or an employee. The knowledge becomes more and more valuable as they climb up the corporate ladder. It’s important in every single situation. It’s certainly been a big advantage for me.”
From the jungles of Sri Lanka and the study of elephants to Dr. Tennakoon’s current research projects here at MRU, she has had a varied and accomplished life thus far. Please read about Dr. Tennakoon’s journey by following the link below:
Congratulations to Dr. Melanie Peacock on her timely and very topical contribution to Global Calgary. To see Dr. Peacock’s interview, please click on the link below:
Miranda Mountain, fourth year BBA student majoring in Human Resources with minors in international business and business society, gave her presentation, “Addressing uncertainties in hydraulic fracturing: a review of hydraulic fracturing management literature” at the February 25 Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) Seminar. Miranda has been a research assistant to Dr. Connie Van der Byl since June, 2014 on the Canadian Water Network funded study, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Knowledge Integration: Landscape Impacts”. This research project is led by Dr. Michael Quinn, Director of IES, and includes academics from across Canada.
Miranda was also accepted to give this presentation at MRU’s Student Research Day 2015 on April 1st and has been accepted to present her work at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference in Halifax in June, 2015. Her acceptance to ASAC was based on a full paper submission. Congratulations Miranda!