Asian Correspondent » Queens School of Business http://asiancorrespondent.com Asian Correspondent Wed, 20 May 2015 11:20:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Recipients Announced: Award Value Increased to $75,000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/110440/2013-dr-sobey-atlantic-scholarship-recipients-announced-award-value-increased-to-75000/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/110440/2013-dr-sobey-atlantic-scholarship-recipients-announced-award-value-increased-to-75000/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 08:30:44 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/110440/2013-dr-sobey-atlantic-scholarship-recipients-announced-award-value-increased-to-75000/ Nova Scotia - July 9, 2013 – Six outstanding high school students from Atlantic Canada, including three from Nova Scotia, have been awarded the 2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON.  The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement. 

Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business.  Issued in annual payments of $18,750 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $68,000 to $75,000 in 2013 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs. 

The 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:

John Dale Ketch Harbour, NS Sarah Kingsley Corner Brooke, NL Kendra Saunders Dartmouth, NS Alexandra Schaerer Rothesay, NB Zachary Sott Dartmouth, NS Keir Sullivan St John’s, NL

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to an exceptional group of Atlantic Canadian students studying business at Queen’s University,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide additional financial support to some of the most exceptional students from our region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools.” 

A total of 22 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities. 

“Sobey Scholarship recipients not only benefit immensely from the financial support that Donald and Rob Sobey provide, but these aspiring leaders are also rewarded with the opportunity to network with two of Canada’s most successful business people,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “The Sobeys’ continued investment in business education enriches the Queen’s experience for our students.”

About the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

Students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador applying to their first-year of the Commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, can be considered for the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship.  Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years and attend classes full time. Since its inception, more than $3 million has been awarded to 81 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

The application deadline for the 2014 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com or https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship.

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About Queen’s School of Business

Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools—renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience.  Queen’s School of Business—where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919—is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Bernard Doucet
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Nova Scotia – July 9, 2013 – Six outstanding high school students from Atlantic Canada, including three from Nova Scotia, have been awarded the 2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON.  The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement. 

Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business.  Issued in annual payments of $18,750 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $68,000 to $75,000 in 2013 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs. 

The 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:

John Dale
Ketch Harbour, NS
Sarah Kingsley
Corner Brooke, NL
Kendra Saunders
Dartmouth, NS
Alexandra Schaerer
Rothesay, NB
Zachary Sott
Dartmouth, NS
Keir Sullivan
St John’s, NL

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to an exceptional group of Atlantic Canadian students studying business at Queen’s University,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide additional financial support to some of the most exceptional students from our region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools.” 

A total of 22 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities. 

“Sobey Scholarship recipients not only benefit immensely from the financial support that Donald and Rob Sobey provide, but these aspiring leaders are also rewarded with the opportunity to network with two of Canada’s most successful business people,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “The Sobeys’ continued investment in business education enriches the Queen’s experience for our students.”

About the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

Students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador applying to their first-year of the Commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, can be considered for the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship.  Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years and attend classes full time. Since its inception, more than $3 million has been awarded to 81 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

The application deadline for the 2014 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com or https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship.

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About Queen’s School of Business

Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools—renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience.  Queen’s School of Business—where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919—is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Bernard Doucet
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902.752.8371 ext. 2301
www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com
https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship

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2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Recipients Announced: Award Value Increased to $75,000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/110439/2013-dr-sobey-atlantic-scholarship-recipients-announced-award-value-increased-to-75000-2/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/110439/2013-dr-sobey-atlantic-scholarship-recipients-announced-award-value-increased-to-75000-2/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 08:30:44 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/110439/2013-dr-sobey-atlantic-scholarship-recipients-announced-award-value-increased-to-75000/ Nova Scotia - July 9, 2013 – Six outstanding high school students from Atlantic Canada, including three from Nova Scotia, have been awarded the 2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON.  The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement. 

Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business.  Issued in annual payments of $18,750 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $68,000 to $75,000 in 2013 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs. 

The 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:

John Dale Ketch Harbour, NS Sarah Kingsley Corner Brooke, NL Kendra Saunders Dartmouth, NS Alexandra Schaerer Rothesay, NB Zachary Sott Dartmouth, NS Keir Sullivan St John’s, NL

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to an exceptional group of Atlantic Canadian students studying business at Queen’s University,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide additional financial support to some of the most exceptional students from our region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools.” 

A total of 22 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities. 

“Sobey Scholarship recipients not only benefit immensely from the financial support that Donald and Rob Sobey provide, but these aspiring leaders are also rewarded with the opportunity to network with two of Canada’s most successful business people,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “The Sobeys’ continued investment in business education enriches the Queen’s experience for our students.”

About the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

Students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador applying to their first-year of the Commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, can be considered for the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship.  Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years and attend classes full time. Since its inception, more than $3 million has been awarded to 81 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

The application deadline for the 2014 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com or https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship.

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About Queen’s School of Business

Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools—renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience.  Queen’s School of Business—where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919—is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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For more information, please contact:
Bernard Doucet
D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship
902.752.8371 ext. 2301
www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com
https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship

Amber Wallace
Queen’s School of Business
613.533.3151

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Nova Scotia – July 9, 2013 – Six outstanding high school students from Atlantic Canada, including three from Nova Scotia, have been awarded the 2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON.  The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement. 

Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business.  Issued in annual payments of $18,750 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $68,000 to $75,000 in 2013 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs. 

The 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:

John Dale
Ketch Harbour, NS
Sarah Kingsley
Corner Brooke, NL
Kendra Saunders
Dartmouth, NS
Alexandra Schaerer
Rothesay, NB
Zachary Sott
Dartmouth, NS
Keir Sullivan
St John’s, NL

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to an exceptional group of Atlantic Canadian students studying business at Queen’s University,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide additional financial support to some of the most exceptional students from our region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools.” 

A total of 22 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities. 

“Sobey Scholarship recipients not only benefit immensely from the financial support that Donald and Rob Sobey provide, but these aspiring leaders are also rewarded with the opportunity to network with two of Canada’s most successful business people,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “The Sobeys’ continued investment in business education enriches the Queen’s experience for our students.”

About the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

Students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador applying to their first-year of the Commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, can be considered for the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship.  Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years and attend classes full time. Since its inception, more than $3 million has been awarded to 81 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

The application deadline for the 2014 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com or https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship.

-more- 

About Queen’s School of Business

Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools—renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience.  Queen’s School of Business—where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919—is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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For more information, please contact:
Bernard Doucet
D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship
902.752.8371 ext. 2301
www.dandrsobeyscholarship.com
https://www.facebook.com/DandRSobeyScholarship

Amber Wallace
Queen’s School of Business
613.533.3151

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Changes at the top in QSB Commerce and Executive Education http://asiancorrespondent.com/109709/changes-at-the-top-in-qsb-commerce-and-executive-education/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/109709/changes-at-the-top-in-qsb-commerce-and-executive-education/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:42:32 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/109709/changes-at-the-top-in-qsb-commerce-and-executive-education/ Jun
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Changes at the top in QSB Commerce and Executive Education

Tom Anger (left) & Salman Mufti (right)

Shannon Goodspeed (right) & Lori Garnier (left)

Kingston, ON – June 20, 2013 -   Both Shannon Goodspeed and Tom Anger — Executive Directors of the Commerce and QSB Executive Education programs respectively — are moving on from their current roles, but staying within the QSB family. After their terms expire on July, both will continue to make their presence felt as members of the school’s faculty.

Shannon joined the school in 2004, originally as Associate Director then Director of the full-time MBA program. She has led the Commerce program since 2007, during a period of significant change. Under her leadership the school welcomed a larger Commerce class, but never at the expense of quality. She was also instrumental in overseeing the development and implementation of a complete curriculum review.

Stepping into the Executive Director’s role is Lori Garnier, the current Commerce Director of Operations. Since joining QSB in 2002, Lori has gained extensive management experience as a Program Manager with QSB Executive Education and as Associate Director of the full-time MBA program.

Tom Anger has led QSB Executive Education since 2003, during a ten-year period that has seen great change. Tom and his team grew the custom executive education business significantly, and both introduced new short-format and certificate programs and expanded their delivery to cities across Canada and overseas, specifically to the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region.

On July 1, Salman Mufti takes on the challenge of continuing to enhance the school’s position as one of Canada’s most respected executive education providers as Associate Dean and Executive Director of QSB Executive Education. A graduate of the Queen’s Executive MBA Class of ’97 and a McGill PhD, Salman has extensive teaching experience and managerial expertise as a former Director of both the Executive MBA and full-time MBA programs. Prior to joining QSB in 1997, Salman spent 12 years as a manager, entrepreneur and consultant in the private and public sectors.

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Changes at the top in QSB Commerce and Executive Education

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Shannon Goodspeed (right) & Lori Garnier (left)

Kingston, ON – June 20, 2013 –   Both Shannon Goodspeed and Tom Anger — Executive Directors of the Commerce and QSB Executive Education programs respectively — are moving on from their current roles, but staying within the QSB family. After their terms expire on July, both will continue to make their presence felt as members of the school’s faculty.

Shannon joined the school in 2004, originally as Associate Director then Director of the full-time MBA program. She has led the Commerce program since 2007, during a period of significant change. Under her leadership the school welcomed a larger Commerce class, but never at the expense of quality. She was also instrumental in overseeing the development and implementation of a complete curriculum review.

Stepping into the Executive Director’s role is Lori Garnier, the current Commerce Director of Operations. Since joining QSB in 2002, Lori has gained extensive management experience as a Program Manager with QSB Executive Education and as Associate Director of the full-time MBA program.

Tom Anger has led QSB Executive Education since 2003, during a ten-year period that has seen great change. Tom and his team grew the custom executive education business significantly, and both introduced new short-format and certificate programs and expanded their delivery to cities across Canada and overseas, specifically to the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region.

On July 1, Salman Mufti takes on the challenge of continuing to enhance the school’s position as one of Canada’s most respected executive education providers as Associate Dean and Executive Director of QSB Executive Education. A graduate of the Queen’s Executive MBA Class of ’97 and a McGill PhD, Salman has extensive teaching experience and managerial expertise as a former Director of both the Executive MBA and full-time MBA programs. Prior to joining QSB in 1997, Salman spent 12 years as a manager, entrepreneur and consultant in the private and public sectors.

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QSB Research Projects Attract Federal Funding Support http://asiancorrespondent.com/108751/qsb-research-projects-attract-federal-funding-support/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/108751/qsb-research-projects-attract-federal-funding-support/#comments Wed, 22 May 2013 10:36:46 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/108751/qsb-research-projects-attract-federal-funding-support/ May
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QSB Research Projects Attract Federal Funding Support

Kingston, ON – May 21, 2013 – Five Queen’s School of Business scholars have had their research projects funded by Canada’s two major national research funding agencies, it was announced in April.

Jane Webster, Sandy Staples, Michael Welker, and Jean-Etienne de Bettignies are being supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), while Chialin Chen’s work attracted the attention of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The two agencies offer substantial, multi-year funding for ground-breaking research. Applications are peer-reviewed, and the grant process is highly competitive.

Click here for details on their research projects which include investigations on:

* Persuading employees to be environmentally responsible with social media;

* Accounting data manipulation in international trade disputes;

* Product market competition and innovation; and,

* Analyzing smart grid systems design decisions with dynamic pricing, innovation diffusion, and policy control mechanisms.

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QSB Research Projects Attract Federal Funding Support

Kingston, ON – May 21, 2013 – Five Queen’s School of Business scholars have had their research projects funded by Canada’s two major national research funding agencies, it was announced in April.

Jane Webster, Sandy Staples, Michael Welker, and Jean-Etienne de Bettignies are being supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), while Chialin Chen’s work attracted the attention of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The two agencies offer substantial, multi-year funding for ground-breaking research. Applications are peer-reviewed, and the grant process is highly competitive.

Click here for details on their research projects which include investigations on:

* Persuading employees to be environmentally responsible with social media;

* Accounting data manipulation in international trade disputes;

* Product market competition and innovation; and,

* Analyzing smart grid systems design decisions with dynamic pricing, innovation diffusion, and policy control mechanisms.

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Commerce grads sent off in style at Dean’s Scene http://asiancorrespondent.com/104947/commerce-grads-sent-off-in-style-at-deans-scene/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/104947/commerce-grads-sent-off-in-style-at-deans-scene/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:56:34 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/104947/commerce-grads-sent-off-in-style-at-deans-scene/ Apr
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Commerce grads sent off in style at Dean’s Scene

Outstanding students, professors and staff recognized

Kingston, ON – April 5, 2013 – The Commerce graduating class was out in full force to celebrate the end of their four-year journey. The Dean’s Scene — an evening of presentations, a few speeches and a reception in the Bio-Sciences building — brought together the Commerce Class of 2013, faculty and staff for the festivities.

Class Valedictorian Ben Jain gave a thoughtful and rousing speech, and the following awards were presented by Dean David Saunders.

* Comm’74 Award — for contribution to the class during their four years in non-academic, non-athletic matters, to Nicola Plummer.

* Comm’96 Award —for contribution to the spirit of the graduating class in its final year, to Katherine Moraca.

* Outstanding Contribution to Student Success — to the IT Help Desk.

* Comm’89 Award —the Professor-Student Life Award, to Professor David McConomy.

*Commerce Society Teaching Excellence Award — to Professor Peter Kissick.

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Commerce grads sent off in style at Dean’s Scene

Outstanding students, professors and staff recognized

Kingston, ON – April 5, 2013 – The Commerce graduating class was out in full force to celebrate the end of their four-year journey. The Dean’s Scene — an evening of presentations, a few speeches and a reception in the Bio-Sciences building — brought together the Commerce Class of 2013, faculty and staff for the festivities.

Class Valedictorian Ben Jain gave a thoughtful and rousing speech, and the following awards were presented by Dean David Saunders.

* Comm’74 Award — for contribution to the class during their four years in non-academic, non-athletic matters, to Nicola Plummer.

* Comm’96 Award —for contribution to the spirit of the graduating class in its final year, to Katherine Moraca.

* Outstanding Contribution to Student Success — to the IT Help Desk.

* Comm’89 Award —the Professor-Student Life Award, to Professor David McConomy.

*Commerce Society Teaching Excellence Award — to Professor Peter Kissick.

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Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition winner takes $5K top prize http://asiancorrespondent.com/107855/paul-and-tom-kinnear-business-plan-competition-winner-takes-5k-top-prize/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/107855/paul-and-tom-kinnear-business-plan-competition-winner-takes-5k-top-prize/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:31:59 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/107855/paul-and-tom-kinnear-business-plan-competition-winner-takes-5k-top-prize/

Jeffrey Ralphs, Comm’14, KRG Racing

KINGSTON, ON – Mar. 29, 2013 – Jeffrey Ralphs, Comm’14, took top honours at the annual Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition held March 28 at Goodes Hall. His venture, KRG Racing, is a paddling equipment company that engineers, manufactures, and markets high performance products to help flat-water paddlers of all levels excel in their sport.

Says Jeffrey, “The competition served as the impetus for me to develop and write a comprehensive business plan with a clearly defined strategy and execution plan. I was able to bring to life the skills and knowledge I gained through my Commerce studies in the process.”

Jeffrey faced some challenges in competing. He is on exchange in Australia, studying at the University of Adelaide.

“Being on exchange on the other side of the world and delivering my presentation at 1:00 a.m. over Skype wasn’t easy, but it all came together,” he says.

Established in 2008 by Dr. Tom Kinnear, BCom’66, LLD’02, the competition awards the winning team $5,000 to launch or further the ongoing operations of its venture. Each year, teams that comprise at least one QSB Commerce student submit their business plans. After a preliminary round, the final four teams present to a panel of judges that selects the winning team.

This year, the judges were: Jane Wu, BCom’12, a past winner and co-founder of Penyo Pal, a mobile application that teaches English, French and Mandarin language skills; Dr. Shyam Ramchandani, a Queen’s adjunct professor in Opthamology and CEO of Lab-2-Clinic Solutions Inc.; and Elspeth Murray, BSc’85, MBA’87, Associate Dean, Queen’s School of Business and Director of the Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing.

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Jeffrey Ralphs, Comm’14, KRG Racing

KINGSTON, ON – Mar. 29, 2013 – Jeffrey Ralphs, Comm’14, took top honours at the annual Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition held March 28 at Goodes Hall. His venture, KRG Racing, is a paddling equipment company that engineers, manufactures, and markets high performance products to help flat-water paddlers of all levels excel in their sport.

Says Jeffrey, “The competition served as the impetus for me to develop and write a comprehensive business plan with a clearly defined strategy and execution plan. I was able to bring to life the skills and knowledge I gained through my Commerce studies in the process.”

Jeffrey faced some challenges in competing. He is on exchange in Australia, studying at the University of Adelaide.

“Being on exchange on the other side of the world and delivering my presentation at 1:00 a.m. over Skype wasn’t easy, but it all came together,” he says.

Established in 2008 by Dr. Tom Kinnear, BCom’66, LLD’02, the competition awards the winning team $5,000 to launch or further the ongoing operations of its venture. Each year, teams that comprise at least one QSB Commerce student submit their business plans. After a preliminary round, the final four teams present to a panel of judges that selects the winning team.

This year, the judges were: Jane Wu, BCom’12, a past winner and co-founder of Penyo Pal, a mobile application that teaches English, French and Mandarin language skills; Dr. Shyam Ramchandani, a Queen’s adjunct professor in Opthamology and CEO of Lab-2-Clinic Solutions Inc.; and Elspeth Murray, BSc’85, MBA’87, Associate Dean, Queen’s School of Business and Director of the Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing.

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KINGSTON, ON  – Mar. 20, 2013 – Student volunteers descended on local Kingston charities to volunteer their time, talents and creativity at the annual Commerce Has Heart event on March 20. This year’s efforts benefited non-for-profit partners Martha’s Table, Dawn House Women’s Shelter, the Boys and Girls Club, Canadian Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity.

Organized by the Commerce Society, this year’s event attracted 80 Commerce students who rolled up their sleeves and helped with renovation efforts at Dawn House Women’s Shelter and Martha’s Table by painting many of the rooms. Students at Canadian Cancer Society also helped in making donation boxes and rolled over 20,000 pennies.

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KINGSTON, ON  – Mar. 20, 2013 – Student volunteers descended on local Kingston charities to volunteer their time, talents and creativity at the annual Commerce Has Heart event on March 20. This year’s efforts benefited non-for-profit partners Martha’s Table, Dawn House Women’s Shelter, the Boys and Girls Club, Canadian Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity.

Organized by the Commerce Society, this year’s event attracted 80 Commerce students who rolled up their sleeves and helped with renovation efforts at Dawn House Women’s Shelter and Martha’s Table by painting many of the rooms. Students at Canadian Cancer Society also helped in making donation boxes and rolled over 20,000 pennies.

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Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 - MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 – MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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Keynote speaker Ron Tite, named one of the “Top Ten Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, wowed with his presentation, “Be the Brand.”

KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 - MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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Keynote speaker Ron Tite, named one of the “Top Ten Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, wowed with his presentation, “Be the Brand.”

KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 – MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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Keynote speaker Ron Tite, named one of the “Top Ten Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, wowed with his presentation, “Be the Brand.”

KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 - MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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Keynote speaker Ron Tite, named one of the “Top Ten Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, wowed with his presentation, “Be the Brand.”

KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 – MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

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Certificate in Socially Responsible Leadership candidates Naman Agarwal, Gaurav Gupta, Yuting Pan, Vanesa Cotlar and Rachel Ha with guest speaker Mike MacSween, third from right.

KINGSTON, ON – Feb. 27, 2013      Mike MacSween, EMBA 2007, Executive Vice-President, Major Projects with Suncor Energy, spoke to students, faculty and staff at Goodes Hall as part of the QSB Centre for Responsible Leadership’s Speaker Series on Feb. 27.

During his talk “Creating Energy for Today and Tomorrow,” he addressed the many challenges Canada faces in producing reliable sources of energy while taking into account environmental and stakeholder concerns regarding the oil sands industry. 

He also stressed the oil sands’ value to the Canadian economy and its capacity to help meet global energy demand. Technology, energy conservation, stakeholder engagement, transparency, strong leadership and values all play a role in responsibly managing Canada’s oil resources, he said.

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KINGSTON, ON – Feb. 27, 2013      Mike MacSween, EMBA 2007, Executive Vice-President, Major Projects with Suncor Energy, spoke to students, faculty and staff at Goodes Hall as part of the QSB Centre for Responsible Leadership’s Speaker Series on Feb. 27.

During his talk “Creating Energy for Today and Tomorrow,” he addressed the many challenges Canada faces in producing reliable sources of energy while taking into account environmental and stakeholder concerns regarding the oil sands industry. 

He also stressed the oil sands’ value to the Canadian economy and its capacity to help meet global energy demand. Technology, energy conservation, stakeholder engagement, transparency, strong leadership and values all play a role in responsibly managing Canada’s oil resources, he said.

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Feb. 14, 2013 – Kingston Teamwork and return on investment are concepts Queen’s full-time MBA students understand all too well. When the Class of 2013 was looking for a charity to support, they employed some of the tools they’ve learned in the program to select Right To Play as its charity of choice.

“Right To Play was a great fit,” explains Mitch Gudgeon, the initiative’s head chair. “Its focus on teamwork, sports and play aligns with the Queen’s MBA team-based approach. We understand the benefits and values children learn when they’re put in an environment that facilitates play. We were also impressed with Right To Play’s low administration costs (15% versus up to 60% compared to other charities).”

With the due diligence phase complete, a 17-member organizing committee kicked into action. First up was a combo Kingston Frontenacs hockey game and disco skating night at the K-Rock Centre on Feb. 1. The event raised $1,200 (thanks to the Frontenacs’ contribution of half of each ticket’s price) and brought out 120 students, faculty and staff. By exercising their finely honed organizational, marketing and communications skills, the committee pulled out all the stops for the Gala held on Feb. 9 at the Ambassador Conference Resort Hotel. Keynote speaker Perdita Felicien, a member of Canada’s Olympic track and field team, gave a powerful speech that brought the crowd of 130 to their feet. “Your darkest hour does not define you: Rebuild!” and “Surround yourself with excellence” were just two of her inspirational messages.

A silent auction comprised of items donated by members of the QSB and local Kingston community raised nearly $2,000, bringing the overall total to $10,000 to benefit Right To Play. Sponsors and donors included Continental Corp, Molson Canadian, Gananoque Brewing Co., Pelee Island Winery and Vineland Estate Winery.

“This was a tremendous experience for all who got involved,” says co-chair Lindsey Lachance. “We learned a lot in the process, but the most important outcome will be helping spread the joy of play and the many values that come with it to children around the world.”

“We’re hoping that next year’s class will pick up the baton and run with this so that our philanthropic initiative will become a legacy project that makes a difference for years to come,” says co-chair David Sinkinson.

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Feb. 14, 2013 – Kingston Teamwork and return on investment are concepts Queen’s full-time MBA students understand all too well. When the Class of 2013 was looking for a charity to support, they employed some of the tools they’ve learned in the program to select Right To Play as its charity of choice.

“Right To Play was a great fit,” explains Mitch Gudgeon, the initiative’s head chair. “Its focus on teamwork, sports and play aligns with the Queen’s MBA team-based approach. We understand the benefits and values children learn when they’re put in an environment that facilitates play. We were also impressed with Right To Play’s low administration costs (15% versus up to 60% compared to other charities).”

With the due diligence phase complete, a 17-member organizing committee kicked into action. First up was a combo Kingston Frontenacs hockey game and disco skating night at the K-Rock Centre on Feb. 1. The event raised $1,200 (thanks to the Frontenacs’ contribution of half of each ticket’s price) and brought out 120 students, faculty and staff. By exercising their finely honed organizational, marketing and communications skills, the committee pulled out all the stops for the Gala held on Feb. 9 at the Ambassador Conference Resort Hotel. Keynote speaker Perdita Felicien, a member of Canada’s Olympic track and field team, gave a powerful speech that brought the crowd of 130 to their feet. “Your darkest hour does not define you: Rebuild!” and “Surround yourself with excellence” were just two of her inspirational messages.

A silent auction comprised of items donated by members of the QSB and local Kingston community raised nearly $2,000, bringing the overall total to $10,000 to benefit Right To Play. Sponsors and donors included Continental Corp, Molson Canadian, Gananoque Brewing Co., Pelee Island Winery and Vineland Estate Winery.

“This was a tremendous experience for all who got involved,” says co-chair Lindsey Lachance. “We learned a lot in the process, but the most important outcome will be helping spread the joy of play and the many values that come with it to children around the world.”

“We’re hoping that next year’s class will pick up the baton and run with this so that our philanthropic initiative will become a legacy project that makes a difference for years to come,” says co-chair David Sinkinson.

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QSB tops Businessweek’s MBA ranking in the teamwork category

Kingston, Jan. 11, 2013 – The influential Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s ranking of MBA programs not only ranked QSB’s program #1 in Canada, it also topped the list for its outstanding approach to teamwork. The average teamwork score for all 82 U.S. and international schools in the ranking was 5.07; QSB scored 5.97 out of 6 to take the top spot.

The magazine’s online summary of results highlighted QSB’s success in incorporating teamwork as a major program component. “At the start of the program, each student is assigned to a diverse learning group of six or seven classmates with whom they work through the entire core curriculum. Each team is given a conference room equipped with all the MBA necessities: white boards, printers, a mini-refrigerator, and, most importantly, a coffee maker. Additionally, the groups are each assigned a professional coach to provide feedback and guidance on the team dynamic. Within the learning teams, each student is given the opportunity to lead projects as well as collaborate with their peers.”

The ranking is based on responses from MBAs from the Class of 2012 who were asked in an online survey about the full range of their business school experiences, from getting in to getting a job. One section of the survey singled out specific aspects of the business program and asked the students to rate those on a scale from “poor” to “outstanding.” The magazine is publishing the top 10 B-schools in each of the nine specialty areas, starting with the teamwork results, below.

Top MBA Programs by Specialty: Teamwork

1. Queen’s 5.94
2. ESADE 5.88
3. IMD 5.87
4. Northwestern (Kellogg) 5.83
5. Dartmouth (Tuck) 5.82
6. Cornell (Johnson) 5.74
7. Duke (Fuqua) 5.73
8. Michigan State (Broad) 5.64
9. NYU (Stern) 5.63
10. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 5.62

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QSB tops Businessweek’s MBA ranking in the teamwork category

Kingston, Jan. 11, 2013 – The influential Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s ranking of MBA programs not only ranked QSB’s program #1 in Canada, it also topped the list for its outstanding approach to teamwork. The average teamwork score for all 82 U.S. and international schools in the ranking was 5.07; QSB scored 5.97 out of 6 to take the top spot.

The magazine’s online summary of results highlighted QSB’s success in incorporating teamwork as a major program component. “At the start of the program, each student is assigned to a diverse learning group of six or seven classmates with whom they work through the entire core curriculum. Each team is given a conference room equipped with all the MBA necessities: white boards, printers, a mini-refrigerator, and, most importantly, a coffee maker. Additionally, the groups are each assigned a professional coach to provide feedback and guidance on the team dynamic. Within the learning teams, each student is given the opportunity to lead projects as well as collaborate with their peers.”

The ranking is based on responses from MBAs from the Class of 2012 who were asked in an online survey about the full range of their business school experiences, from getting in to getting a job. One section of the survey singled out specific aspects of the business program and asked the students to rate those on a scale from “poor” to “outstanding.” The magazine is publishing the top 10 B-schools in each of the nine specialty areas, starting with the teamwork results, below.

Top MBA Programs by Specialty: Teamwork

1. Queen’s 5.94
2. ESADE 5.88
3. IMD 5.87
4. Northwestern (Kellogg) 5.83
5. Dartmouth (Tuck) 5.82
6. Cornell (Johnson) 5.74
7. Duke (Fuqua) 5.73
8. Michigan State (Broad) 5.64
9. NYU (Stern) 5.63
10. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 5.62

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Panellists Gary Bissonette, Robbie Mitchnick, Lynnette Purda, and Barry Cross

December 11, 2012 – KINGSTON, ON – Expect low economic growth and approach financial markets with caution, advised Queen’s School of Business faculty at the 31st annual Business Forecast Lunch held today in Kingston, Ontario.

Despite these cautions, the panel was optimistic that inflation, interest rates and unemployment levels will not rise. Operationally, they suggested that a slower economy is the ideal time to push organizations to the next level of growth. In Kingston, despite growing municipal economic challenges, there are signs of investment in the local economy. The panel made recommendations for the City to consider as a way forward.

Looking back at 2012, the panel’s forecast was remarkably accurate. Panelists’ predictions that the Canadian dollar would remain at par with the U.S., interest rates would be flat and the unemployment rate would hover near seven per cent hit the mark this year. The only exception was the panel’s overly optimistic estimate of GDP growth, which can be attributed to the weakness in Canada’s economic growth rate in the third quarter of 2011.

A summary of each panelist’s 2013 forecast is included below.

Macroeconomic Outlook

“Since the 2007 financial crisis, Canada has proudly reported the resilience of its economy and its financial sector,” explained Lynnette Purda, Associate Professor of Finance. “But five years of being ‘better than average’ still takes a toll when the average is low.”

Professor Purda reported that despite our national strengths, ongoing sluggishness in the world economy has reduced Canada’s exports and limited the country’s ability to grow at home. Combining this limited growth in the private sector with cuts to public spending has resulted in weak economic growth with no sign of immediate improvement.

Weak economic performance year after year has impacted the consumer as well. “Consumer confidence levels are still well below 2007 levels and an increasing proportion of Canadians are reporting significant money worries,” said Professor Purda.

There are a few bright spots in the economic outlook, however, with inflation, interest rates and unemployment all being forecast to remain near their current low levels.

“In 2013, economic growth must come from the private sector,” said Professor Purda. “The higher demand for auto sales south of the border has resulted in investment in Ontario’s automotive industry and there are some promising signs that additional investment is being made in Kingston and Ontario.”

The BFL panel predicts that GDP growth in 2013 will hover just below two per cent, and this modest growth will lead to fewer pressures on inflation and interest rates.

Financial Markets and Investment Outlook

“2012 was another challenging year for investors,” said Robbie Mitchnick, CEO of the Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC) and a fourth year Commerce student at Queen’s School of Business. QUIC manages a $600,000 investment portfolio that has outperformed the TSX by 14 per cent since its inception in 2010.

In a recap of the market performance for 2012, Mitchnick reported that global headwinds  from Europe to the U.S. and China  all conspired to stunt economic growth and dampen investor appetite for risk. In Canada, weakening demand for metals and worsening fundamentals in the oil market collectively weighed down returns on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Mitchnick also reported that the U.S. markets outperformed Canada, having rallied from a considerable low at year-end 2011, while in Europe, select assets delivered excellent returns.

Turning to the investment outlook for 2013, QUIC foresees that troubled public sector balance sheets, stretched monetary policy and private sector de-leveraging will present structural headwinds.

“The threat of plunging over the ‘fiscal cliff’ is small, but very real,” Robbie Mitchnick explained. “If that happens, the consequences would be calamitous for the markets.”

In terms of the Eurozone crisis, the spotlight will turn to Spain and France. “Bullish investor sentiment has steadily trended upwards,” Mitchnick explained. “Even at seemingly low valuation levels, the market may be getting ahead of itself.”

Strategic Outlook: Great Companies Succeed in Tough Economies

“For many firms, a challenging economy is the time to take on a conservative strategy, and effectively ‘lay low’ while the business environment improves,” said Operations Management Professor Barry Cross.

In his presentation, Cross advocated the opposite approach for 2013. “A tough economy is the best time to lay the foundation for growth and push the organization into what’s next.”

Professor Cross advocated that leaders focus on three incremental changes in 2013 to help differentiate their organizations. First, organizations should ask themselves: “Who is the customer?” This starts with fine-tuning an understanding of who its valuable customers are, what they want and why they do business with the organization. “Narrow down that focus in the interest of enabling operations to serve those customers more effectively,” said Cross. “We fail when we try to be all things to all people.”

Next, it’s time to tune up the engine. Slower times present opportunities to rationalize product and service lines and eliminate those that do not contribute. “Focus on fewer products and services that people really want,” said Cross. In terms of aligning the organizational team to the strategy, Cross suggests that the leadership ensure the team understands the needs of the customer, deals with underperformers and eliminates distractions and excuses to better enable people to do their jobs.

And finally, Professor Cross asked businesses to do one remarkable thing in 2013, such as ramping up corporate philanthropy, tackling a tough operational challenge, or uniting the team to accomplish something in the community. “We don’t always appreciate that company culture starts with leadership and our behaviour,” said Professor Cross. “Etching one stretch objective in stone, and then making it happen is a significant step towards creating a winning attitude around the workplace.”

Local Outlook

Kingston’s non-commercial services base has enabled the community to absorb the shocks of the financial crisis. But Gary Bissonette, Assistant Professor of Business wonders whether an over-reliance on this sector will continue to provide a relatively stable market environment or expose the city to a greater risk of stagnation.

“Near-term forecasts for Kingston’s economy indicate that the city is in for a period of relative anemic growth,” said Bissonette. Job growth is projected to be relatively flat for the next three years, with a growing concern that new jobs will be created in the part-time and casual workforce sector. Population growth for the Greater Kingston Area is expected to be flat as well, with much of this growth in retirement and near-retirement age groups.

Looking forward, Bissonette identified seven key economic challenges that Kingston will need to wrestle with:

• The “agility deficit” in which the City’s over-dependence on non-commercial services becomes a potential liability.
• A capital crunch as Kingston looks for the funds to pay for new municipal infrastructure and maintenance requirements.
• A continued appetite for higher levels of municipal spending with current budget “savings” achieved largely by spending deferrals or one-time reductions rather than fundamental changes to operations.
• Rising consumer debt levels may curtail anticipated retail sales growth.
• The “branch market mentality” stemming from global consolidation by multi-nationals and foreign direct investment into Canada, which impact Canada’s control over its economy.
• A possible reduction in the local tourism trade, reflecting a reduction in overall tourism activity for Canada, as a whole.
• The aging population, migration of young professionals and low immigration will result in continued workforce challenges for Kingston.

Bissonette suggested several solutions for an initial response strategy from the City, including setting and supporting both financially and structurally  defined “clusters of attractiveness” that differentiates Kingston from competitive regions. He concluded that Kingston needs to put economic agility back on its radar.

“The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is our community’s research and development arm, yet we spend only one per cent of our municipal budget supporting new initiatives for economic growth,” said Bissonette. “Additional research and development resources are essential.”

The Business Forecast Lunch was founded by Queen’s School of Business professor emeritus Merv Daub to establish an important link between the School and the Kingston business community.

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About Queen’s School of Business
Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools — renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience. Queen’s School of Business — where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919 — is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.

For more information, please contact Queen’s School of Business:
Amber Wallace: 613.533.3151 / awallace@business.queensu.ca
Andrea Strike: 613.533.3129 / astrike@business.queensu.ca

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Economic growth must come from the private sector in 2013; Kingston faces significant economic challenges

Panellists Gary Bissonette, Robbie Mitchnick, Lynnette Purda, and Barry Cross

December 11, 2012 – KINGSTON, ON – Expect low economic growth and approach financial markets with caution, advised Queen’s School of Business faculty at the 31st annual Business Forecast Lunch held today in Kingston, Ontario.

Despite these cautions, the panel was optimistic that inflation, interest rates and unemployment levels will not rise. Operationally, they suggested that a slower economy is the ideal time to push organizations to the next level of growth. In Kingston, despite growing municipal economic challenges, there are signs of investment in the local economy. The panel made recommendations for the City to consider as a way forward.

Looking back at 2012, the panel’s forecast was remarkably accurate. Panelists’ predictions that the Canadian dollar would remain at par with the U.S., interest rates would be flat and the unemployment rate would hover near seven per cent hit the mark this year. The only exception was the panel’s overly optimistic estimate of GDP growth, which can be attributed to the weakness in Canada’s economic growth rate in the third quarter of 2011.

A summary of each panelist’s 2013 forecast is included below.

Macroeconomic Outlook

“Since the 2007 financial crisis, Canada has proudly reported the resilience of its economy and its financial sector,” explained Lynnette Purda, Associate Professor of Finance. “But five years of being ‘better than average’ still takes a toll when the average is low.”

Professor Purda reported that despite our national strengths, ongoing sluggishness in the world economy has reduced Canada’s exports and limited the country’s ability to grow at home. Combining this limited growth in the private sector with cuts to public spending has resulted in weak economic growth with no sign of immediate improvement.

Weak economic performance year after year has impacted the consumer as well. “Consumer confidence levels are still well below 2007 levels and an increasing proportion of Canadians are reporting significant money worries,” said Professor Purda.

There are a few bright spots in the economic outlook, however, with inflation, interest rates and unemployment all being forecast to remain near their current low levels.

“In 2013, economic growth must come from the private sector,” said Professor Purda. “The higher demand for auto sales south of the border has resulted in investment in Ontario’s automotive industry and there are some promising signs that additional investment is being made in Kingston and Ontario.”

The BFL panel predicts that GDP growth in 2013 will hover just below two per cent, and this modest growth will lead to fewer pressures on inflation and interest rates.

Financial Markets and Investment Outlook

“2012 was another challenging year for investors,” said Robbie Mitchnick, CEO of the Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC) and a fourth year Commerce student at Queen’s School of Business. QUIC manages a $600,000 investment portfolio that has outperformed the TSX by 14 per cent since its inception in 2010.

In a recap of the market performance for 2012, Mitchnick reported that global headwinds  from Europe to the U.S. and China  all conspired to stunt economic growth and dampen investor appetite for risk. In Canada, weakening demand for metals and worsening fundamentals in the oil market collectively weighed down returns on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Mitchnick also reported that the U.S. markets outperformed Canada, having rallied from a considerable low at year-end 2011, while in Europe, select assets delivered excellent returns.

Turning to the investment outlook for 2013, QUIC foresees that troubled public sector balance sheets, stretched monetary policy and private sector de-leveraging will present structural headwinds.

“The threat of plunging over the ‘fiscal cliff’ is small, but very real,” Robbie Mitchnick explained. “If that happens, the consequences would be calamitous for the markets.”

In terms of the Eurozone crisis, the spotlight will turn to Spain and France. “Bullish investor sentiment has steadily trended upwards,” Mitchnick explained. “Even at seemingly low valuation levels, the market may be getting ahead of itself.”

Strategic Outlook: Great Companies Succeed in Tough Economies

“For many firms, a challenging economy is the time to take on a conservative strategy, and effectively ‘lay low’ while the business environment improves,” said Operations Management Professor Barry Cross.

In his presentation, Cross advocated the opposite approach for 2013. “A tough economy is the best time to lay the foundation for growth and push the organization into what’s next.”

Professor Cross advocated that leaders focus on three incremental changes in 2013 to help differentiate their organizations. First, organizations should ask themselves: “Who is the customer?” This starts with fine-tuning an understanding of who its valuable customers are, what they want and why they do business with the organization. “Narrow down that focus in the interest of enabling operations to serve those customers more effectively,” said Cross. “We fail when we try to be all things to all people.”

Next, it’s time to tune up the engine. Slower times present opportunities to rationalize product and service lines and eliminate those that do not contribute. “Focus on fewer products and services that people really want,” said Cross. In terms of aligning the organizational team to the strategy, Cross suggests that the leadership ensure the team understands the needs of the customer, deals with underperformers and eliminates distractions and excuses to better enable people to do their jobs.

And finally, Professor Cross asked businesses to do one remarkable thing in 2013, such as ramping up corporate philanthropy, tackling a tough operational challenge, or uniting the team to accomplish something in the community. “We don’t always appreciate that company culture starts with leadership and our behaviour,” said Professor Cross. “Etching one stretch objective in stone, and then making it happen is a significant step towards creating a winning attitude around the workplace.”

Local Outlook

Kingston’s non-commercial services base has enabled the community to absorb the shocks of the financial crisis. But Gary Bissonette, Assistant Professor of Business wonders whether an over-reliance on this sector will continue to provide a relatively stable market environment or expose the city to a greater risk of stagnation.

“Near-term forecasts for Kingston’s economy indicate that the city is in for a period of relative anemic growth,” said Bissonette. Job growth is projected to be relatively flat for the next three years, with a growing concern that new jobs will be created in the part-time and casual workforce sector. Population growth for the Greater Kingston Area is expected to be flat as well, with much of this growth in retirement and near-retirement age groups.

Looking forward, Bissonette identified seven key economic challenges that Kingston will need to wrestle with:

• The “agility deficit” in which the City’s over-dependence on non-commercial services becomes a potential liability.
• A capital crunch as Kingston looks for the funds to pay for new municipal infrastructure and maintenance requirements.
• A continued appetite for higher levels of municipal spending with current budget “savings” achieved largely by spending deferrals or one-time reductions rather than fundamental changes to operations.
• Rising consumer debt levels may curtail anticipated retail sales growth.
• The “branch market mentality” stemming from global consolidation by multi-nationals and foreign direct investment into Canada, which impact Canada’s control over its economy.
• A possible reduction in the local tourism trade, reflecting a reduction in overall tourism activity for Canada, as a whole.
• The aging population, migration of young professionals and low immigration will result in continued workforce challenges for Kingston.

Bissonette suggested several solutions for an initial response strategy from the City, including setting and supporting both financially and structurally  defined “clusters of attractiveness” that differentiates Kingston from competitive regions. He concluded that Kingston needs to put economic agility back on its radar.

“The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is our community’s research and development arm, yet we spend only one per cent of our municipal budget supporting new initiatives for economic growth,” said Bissonette. “Additional research and development resources are essential.”

The Business Forecast Lunch was founded by Queen’s School of Business professor emeritus Merv Daub to establish an important link between the School and the Kingston business community.

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About Queen’s School of Business
Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools — renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience. Queen’s School of Business — where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919 — is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.

For more information, please contact Queen’s School of Business:
Amber Wallace: 613.533.3151 / awallace@business.queensu.ca
Andrea Strike: 613.533.3129 / astrike@business.queensu.ca

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Commerce Society’s annual Holiday Hope campaign spreads cheer to the Kingston community

November 27, 2012 — The Queen’s Commerce Society held its fourth annual Holiday Hope event in Goodes Hall. Groups of Commerce students had raised and pooled their funds to purchase gifts for 120 children of 78 local families, the highest number of children yet. The event was once again held in partnership with Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, previously known as the Children’s Aid Society.

Each of the participating groups of students had received a package with the names, ages, and wish lists of local children. The ComSoc Outreach fund matched up to $75 of the total amount raised by each group.

A new addition was the Holiday Hope Coffee House held the night before the gift presentation event. Participating students descended on Goodes Hall to wrap their gifts, listen to Christmas music, and eat Christmas treats. The evening wrapped up with a talent show with singing, poetry-reading, and musical performance.

This year’s Holiday Hope campaign was organized by the Commerce Society’s Outreach Commission, led by Natalie Fisher, Brendon Holder and Jacie DeHoop.

“As Commerce students, we are incredibly privileged,” says Natalie, “but we are also incredibly compassionate. Holiday Hope gives Commerce students the opportunity to have a direct and personal impact on the Kingston community that has given so much to us. We have been truly amazed by the generosity of the students, faculty and staff of QSB. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that as a Commerce family we not only come together to support each other, but also to support those around us who are less fortunate.”

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November 27, 2012 — The Queen’s Commerce Society held its fourth annual Holiday Hope event in Goodes Hall. Groups of Commerce students had raised and pooled their funds to purchase gifts for 120 children of 78 local families, the highest number of children yet. The event was once again held in partnership with Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, previously known as the Children’s Aid Society.

Each of the participating groups of students had received a package with the names, ages, and wish lists of local children. The ComSoc Outreach fund matched up to $75 of the total amount raised by each group.

A new addition was the Holiday Hope Coffee House held the night before the gift presentation event. Participating students descended on Goodes Hall to wrap their gifts, listen to Christmas music, and eat Christmas treats. The evening wrapped up with a talent show with singing, poetry-reading, and musical performance.

This year’s Holiday Hope campaign was organized by the Commerce Society’s Outreach Commission, led by Natalie Fisher, Brendon Holder and Jacie DeHoop.

“As Commerce students, we are incredibly privileged,” says Natalie, “but we are also incredibly compassionate. Holiday Hope gives Commerce students the opportunity to have a direct and personal impact on the Kingston community that has given so much to us. We have been truly amazed by the generosity of the students, faculty and staff of QSB. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that as a Commerce family we not only come together to support each other, but also to support those around us who are less fortunate.”

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QSB Holds Title as Top Canadian School in Businessweek’s B-School Ranking

KINGSTON, ON, Nov. 15, 2012 – For the sixth consecutive ranking season, Queen’s School of Business’ MBA program holds the number one spot in Canada in Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial MBA rankings. Queen’s continues to rank within the top five schools for MBA education among international business schools.

“Every year, Queen’s School of Business continues to raise the bar in delivering the next generation of business leaders a world-class MBA experience,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “We’re pleased that for more than a decade, Queen’s has been the leading institution in Canada for business education.”

The ranking is based on three elements: a survey of the most recent MBA graduates (45%), a poll of corporate recruiters (45%), and a calculation of the school’s intellectual-capital rating (10%), based on the number of articles published by faculty in a list of 20 key publications.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of Queen’s corroborates a 2012 survey by Environics Research Group that revealed Canadian executives rank Queen’s as the business school with the most innovative programs to prepare graduates for a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

The complete results of Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2012 business school rankings are now available online and will be published in the magazine’s November 19-25 print issue.

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KINGSTON, ON, Nov. 15, 2012 – For the sixth consecutive ranking season, Queen’s School of Business’ MBA program holds the number one spot in Canada in Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial MBA rankings. Queen’s continues to rank within the top five schools for MBA education among international business schools.

“Every year, Queen’s School of Business continues to raise the bar in delivering the next generation of business leaders a world-class MBA experience,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “We’re pleased that for more than a decade, Queen’s has been the leading institution in Canada for business education.”

The ranking is based on three elements: a survey of the most recent MBA graduates (45%), a poll of corporate recruiters (45%), and a calculation of the school’s intellectual-capital rating (10%), based on the number of articles published by faculty in a list of 20 key publications.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of Queen’s corroborates a 2012 survey by Environics Research Group that revealed Canadian executives rank Queen’s as the business school with the most innovative programs to prepare graduates for a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

The complete results of Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2012 business school rankings are now available online and will be published in the magazine’s November 19-25 print issue.

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Tech-free zone offers quiet space for mid-term cramming Commerce students

Oct. 24 – Kingston. For students cramming for mid-terms, a quiet place to study can be hard to find. While break out rooms and common areas abound, noise levels can be distracting, with classmates tapping on laptop keyboards, using cellphones, and checking out videos (educational ones, no doubt) on their tablets.

The solution for those seeking some peace and quiet is a study hall where all digital technologies are forbidden. Students can review their notes in peace and quiet without distractions in a classroom commandeered for the purpose (healthy snacks to aid in concentration are a bonus). Word is getting around as more students are signing up to take advantage of the opportunity to cram, old school.

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Oct. 24 – Kingston. For students cramming for mid-terms, a quiet place to study can be hard to find. While break out rooms and common areas abound, noise levels can be distracting, with classmates tapping on laptop keyboards, using cellphones, and checking out videos (educational ones, no doubt) on their tablets.

The solution for those seeking some peace and quiet is a study hall where all digital technologies are forbidden. Students can review their notes in peace and quiet without distractions in a classroom commandeered for the purpose (healthy snacks to aid in concentration are a bonus). Word is getting around as more students are signing up to take advantage of the opportunity to cram, old school.

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Goodes Hall expansion at night

September 18, 2012 — Queen’s School of Business (QSB) officially opened its new, 75,000-square-foot addition this weekend in Kingston, Ontario. The original building—Goodes Hall, the first purpose-built home of the School of Business—opened in 2002. Since then, increasing enrollments and a growing suite of new programs necessitated the construction of an addition.

The School held a sneak preview of the new wing for benefactors, fundraising volunteers and QSB’s Advisory Board on September 14. This was followed by the official opening with 250 alumni at the annual Reunion Weekend brunch on September 15. Visionary donor Mel Goodes, accompanied by his wife Nancy and other members of his family, rang a replica of an historic school bell to officially open the wing, reprising a similar role from the 2002 opening. The lead gift of $10 million from the former Chairman and CEO of Warner-Lambert Company helped build the original Goodes Hall; his gift of an additional $5 million contributed to the building of the new wing.

“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone in the School’s history with our benefactors, advisors and alumni, all together on one weekend,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business.

The new wing was built on the west side of the existing 110,000-square-foot Goodes Hall, which combines an 1892 red brick Victorian school house with a wing of a modern design on the east side. Some of the features of the new wing include:

• Seven new classrooms with the latest teaching technology
• Two new research centres
• More offices and student common areas
• LEED-certified sustainable design features, including a green roof
• 51 new faculty offices
• A full-service Starbucks coffee shop

“Queen’s School of Business continues to be a major player in global business education,” said Dean Saunders. “This world-class facility will enable us to expand our footprint and continue to deliver an exceptional experience to our students.”

The Ventin Group of architects, specialists in heritage restorations and additions, designed the expansion. Led by Peter Berton, Ventin had also designed the east wing and restoration of the original Victoria School.

Of the $40 million project, $22 million was funded through donations by alumni and friends. The remaining $18 million came from government and university funds related to program growth.

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September 18, 2012 — Queen’s School of Business (QSB) officially opened its new, 75,000-square-foot addition this weekend in Kingston, Ontario. The original building—Goodes Hall, the first purpose-built home of the School of Business—opened in 2002. Since then, increasing enrollments and a growing suite of new programs necessitated the construction of an addition.

The School held a sneak preview of the new wing for benefactors, fundraising volunteers and QSB’s Advisory Board on September 14. This was followed by the official opening with 250 alumni at the annual Reunion Weekend brunch on September 15. Visionary donor Mel Goodes, accompanied by his wife Nancy and other members of his family, rang a replica of an historic school bell to officially open the wing, reprising a similar role from the 2002 opening. The lead gift of $10 million from the former Chairman and CEO of Warner-Lambert Company helped build the original Goodes Hall; his gift of an additional $5 million contributed to the building of the new wing.

“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone in the School’s history with our benefactors, advisors and alumni, all together on one weekend,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business.

The new wing was built on the west side of the existing 110,000-square-foot Goodes Hall, which combines an 1892 red brick Victorian school house with a wing of a modern design on the east side. Some of the features of the new wing include:

• Seven new classrooms with the latest teaching technology
• Two new research centres
• More offices and student common areas
• LEED-certified sustainable design features, including a green roof
• 51 new faculty offices
• A full-service Starbucks coffee shop

“Queen’s School of Business continues to be a major player in global business education,” said Dean Saunders. “This world-class facility will enable us to expand our footprint and continue to deliver an exceptional experience to our students.”

The Ventin Group of architects, specialists in heritage restorations and additions, designed the expansion. Led by Peter Berton, Ventin had also designed the east wing and restoration of the original Victoria School.

Of the $40 million project, $22 million was funded through donations by alumni and friends. The remaining $18 million came from government and university funds related to program growth.

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September 18, 2012 — Queen’s School of Business (QSB) officially opened its new, 75,000-square-foot addition this weekend in Kingston, Ontario. The original building—Goodes Hall, the first purpose-built home of the School of Business—opened in 2002. Since then, increasing enrollments and a growing suite of new programs necessitated the construction of an addition.

The School held a sneak preview of the new wing for benefactors, fundraising volunteers and QSB’s Advisory Board on September 14. This was followed by the official opening with 250 alumni at the annual Reunion Weekend brunch on September 15. Visionary donor Mel Goodes, accompanied by his wife Nancy and other members of his family, rang a replica of an historic school bell to officially open the wing, reprising a similar role from the 2002 opening. The lead gift of $10 million from the former Chairman and CEO of Warner-Lambert Company helped build the original Goodes Hall; his gift of an additional $5 million contributed to the building of the new wing.

“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone in the School’s history with our benefactors, advisors and alumni, all together on one weekend,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business.

The new wing was built on the west side of the existing 110,000-square-foot Goodes Hall, which combines an 1892 red brick Victorian school house with a wing of a modern design on the east side. Some of the features of the new wing include:

• Seven new classrooms with the latest teaching technology
• Two new research centres
• More offices and student common areas
• LEED-certified sustainable design features, including a green roof
• 51 new faculty offices
• A full-service Starbucks coffee shop

“Queen’s School of Business continues to be a major player in global business education,” said Dean Saunders. “This world-class facility will enable us to expand our footprint and continue to deliver an exceptional experience to our students.”

The Ventin Group of architects, specialists in heritage restorations and additions, designed the expansion. Led by Peter Berton, Ventin had also designed the east wing and restoration of the original Victoria School.

Of the $40 million project, $22 million was funded through donations by alumni and friends. The remaining $18 million came from government and university funds related to program growth.

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Goodes Hall expansion at night

September 18, 2012 — Queen’s School of Business (QSB) officially opened its new, 75,000-square-foot addition this weekend in Kingston, Ontario. The original building—Goodes Hall, the first purpose-built home of the School of Business—opened in 2002. Since then, increasing enrollments and a growing suite of new programs necessitated the construction of an addition.

The School held a sneak preview of the new wing for benefactors, fundraising volunteers and QSB’s Advisory Board on September 14. This was followed by the official opening with 250 alumni at the annual Reunion Weekend brunch on September 15. Visionary donor Mel Goodes, accompanied by his wife Nancy and other members of his family, rang a replica of an historic school bell to officially open the wing, reprising a similar role from the 2002 opening. The lead gift of $10 million from the former Chairman and CEO of Warner-Lambert Company helped build the original Goodes Hall; his gift of an additional $5 million contributed to the building of the new wing.

“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone in the School’s history with our benefactors, advisors and alumni, all together on one weekend,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business.

The new wing was built on the west side of the existing 110,000-square-foot Goodes Hall, which combines an 1892 red brick Victorian school house with a wing of a modern design on the east side. Some of the features of the new wing include:

• Seven new classrooms with the latest teaching technology
• Two new research centres
• More offices and student common areas
• LEED-certified sustainable design features, including a green roof
• 51 new faculty offices
• A full-service Starbucks coffee shop

“Queen’s School of Business continues to be a major player in global business education,” said Dean Saunders. “This world-class facility will enable us to expand our footprint and continue to deliver an exceptional experience to our students.”

The Ventin Group of architects, specialists in heritage restorations and additions, designed the expansion. Led by Peter Berton, Ventin had also designed the east wing and restoration of the original Victoria School.

Of the $40 million project, $22 million was funded through donations by alumni and friends. The remaining $18 million came from government and university funds related to program growth.

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Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, has a clear vision for Africa http://asiancorrespondent.com/89308/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa-2/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/89308/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa-2/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:05:06 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/89308/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa-2/ Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was named a “rising star” in global health by Grand Challenges Canada for his work in glaucoma training for African physicians.

This February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.

A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had been engaged in international work since the mid 1990s, he realized prior to enrolling in the EMBA program that the only way he could have a lasting impact on the devastation caused by glaucoma and irreversible blindness in the developing world was to create a self-sustaining system where local eye specialists could be trained and retained in their own environment and be able to detect and treat glaucoma at earlier stages.

After relocating to Alberta following the completion of his EMBA, Karim worked with colleagues around the world to develop and successfully implement a unique fellowship training program that allows African physicians to be accepted as subspecialists at the Universities of Ottawa and Alberta.

“It was mainly thanks to the EMBA that I was able to think through the complex issues of capacity building and retention of sub-specialists,” explains Karim. So far eye specialists from Kenya’s Aga Khan University Hospital, the University of Nairobi, and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University have received glaucoma subspecialist training and this year the program has accepted two fellows from Ethiopia and another from Libya. To date, these trained subspecialists have all stayed in their home environments, diagnosing and managing glaucoma with consultancy support from Karim and his glaucoma colleagues at the University of Alberta.

Karim says that the $100,000 from Grand Challenges Canada will go a long way in further developing the ‘teleglaucoma’ program in Kenya and Ethiopia – buying the necessary equipment and training technicians who travel out to underserviced areas and take the 3D eye images that are sent back to the subspecialist for diagnosis. If the program proves to be effective, Karim will be eligible for an additional $1M grant from Grand Challenges Canada next year.

“My ultimate goal is to see people in sub-Saharan Africa and East Africa take full ownership for their own eye care programs, run them sustainably to an international standard, and develop a regional and globally connected network with centres of excellence,” he says.

For more information about Grand Challenges Canada, visit www.grandchallenges.ca
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Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was named a “rising star” in global health by Grand Challenges Canada for his work in glaucoma training for African physicians.

This February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.

A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had been engaged in international work since the mid 1990s, he realized prior to enrolling in the EMBA program that the only way he could have a lasting impact on the devastation caused by glaucoma and irreversible blindness in the developing world was to create a self-sustaining system where local eye specialists could be trained and retained in their own environment and be able to detect and treat glaucoma at earlier stages.

After relocating to Alberta following the completion of his EMBA, Karim worked with colleagues around the world to develop and successfully implement a unique fellowship training program that allows African physicians to be accepted as subspecialists at the Universities of Ottawa and Alberta.

“It was mainly thanks to the EMBA that I was able to think through the complex issues of capacity building and retention of sub-specialists,” explains Karim. So far eye specialists from Kenya’s Aga Khan University Hospital, the University of Nairobi, and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University have received glaucoma subspecialist training and this year the program has accepted two fellows from Ethiopia and another from Libya. To date, these trained subspecialists have all stayed in their home environments, diagnosing and managing glaucoma with consultancy support from Karim and his glaucoma colleagues at the University of Alberta.

Karim says that the $100,000 from Grand Challenges Canada will go a long way in further developing the ‘teleglaucoma’ program in Kenya and Ethiopia – buying the necessary equipment and training technicians who travel out to underserviced areas and take the 3D eye images that are sent back to the subspecialist for diagnosis. If the program proves to be effective, Karim will be eligible for an additional $1M grant from Grand Challenges Canada next year.

“My ultimate goal is to see people in sub-Saharan Africa and East Africa take full ownership for their own eye care programs, run them sustainably to an international standard, and develop a regional and globally connected network with centres of excellence,” he says.

For more information about Grand Challenges Canada, visit www.grandchallenges.ca
To view Karim’s proposal video, visit http://vimeo.com/35894630

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Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, has a clear vision for Africa http://asiancorrespondent.com/88235/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/88235/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:05:06 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/88235/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa/ Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was named a “rising star” in global health by Grand Challenges Canada for his work in glaucoma training for African physicians.

This February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.

A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had been engaged in international work since the mid 1990s, he realized prior to enrolling in the EMBA program that the only way he could have a lasting impact on the devastation caused by glaucoma and irreversible blindness in the developing world was to create a self-sustaining system where local eye specialists could be trained and retained in their own environment and be able to detect and treat glaucoma at earlier stages.

After relocating to Alberta following the completion of his EMBA, Karim worked with colleagues around the world to develop and successfully implement a unique fellowship training program that allows African physicians to be accepted as subspecialists at the Universities of Ottawa and Alberta.

“It was mainly thanks to the EMBA that I was able to think through the complex issues of capacity building and retention of sub-specialists,” explains Karim. So far eye specialists from Kenya’s Aga Khan University Hospital, the University of Nairobi, and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University have received glaucoma subspecialist training and this year the program has accepted two fellows from Ethiopia and another from Libya. To date, these trained subspecialists have all stayed in their home environments, diagnosing and managing glaucoma with consultancy support from Karim and his glaucoma colleagues at the University of Alberta.

Karim says that the $100,000 from Grand Challenges Canada will go a long way in further developing the ‘teleglaucoma’ program in Kenya and Ethiopia – buying the necessary equipment and training technicians who travel out to underserviced areas and take the 3D eye images that are sent back to the subspecialist for diagnosis. If the program proves to be effective, Karim will be eligible for an additional $1M grant from Grand Challenges Canada next year.

“My ultimate goal is to see people in sub-Saharan Africa and East Africa take full ownership for their own eye care programs, run them sustainably to an international standard, and develop a regional and globally connected network with centres of excellence,” he says.

For more information about Grand Challenges Canada, visit www.grandchallenges.ca
To view Karim’s proposal video, visit http://vimeo.com/35894630

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Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was named a “rising star” in global health by Grand Challenges Canada for his work in glaucoma training for African physicians.

This February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.

A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had been engaged in international work since the mid 1990s, he realized prior to enrolling in the EMBA program that the only way he could have a lasting impact on the devastation caused by glaucoma and irreversible blindness in the developing world was to create a self-sustaining system where local eye specialists could be trained and retained in their own environment and be able to detect and treat glaucoma at earlier stages.

After relocating to Alberta following the completion of his EMBA, Karim worked with colleagues around the world to develop and successfully implement a unique fellowship training program that allows African physicians to be accepted as subspecialists at the Universities of Ottawa and Alberta.

“It was mainly thanks to the EMBA that I was able to think through the complex issues of capacity building and retention of sub-specialists,” explains Karim. So far eye specialists from Kenya’s Aga Khan University Hospital, the University of Nairobi, and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University have received glaucoma subspecialist training and this year the program has accepted two fellows from Ethiopia and another from Libya. To date, these trained subspecialists have all stayed in their home environments, diagnosing and managing glaucoma with consultancy support from Karim and his glaucoma colleagues at the University of Alberta.

Karim says that the $100,000 from Grand Challenges Canada will go a long way in further developing the ‘teleglaucoma’ program in Kenya and Ethiopia – buying the necessary equipment and training technicians who travel out to underserviced areas and take the 3D eye images that are sent back to the subspecialist for diagnosis. If the program proves to be effective, Karim will be eligible for an additional $1M grant from Grand Challenges Canada next year.

“My ultimate goal is to see people in sub-Saharan Africa and East Africa take full ownership for their own eye care programs, run them sustainably to an international standard, and develop a regional and globally connected network with centres of excellence,” he says.

For more information about Grand Challenges Canada, visit www.grandchallenges.ca
To view Karim’s proposal video, visit http://vimeo.com/35894630

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Toronto — Jeffrey Gallant, BCom’11, has been selected as a member of the Global Shapers community established by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The designation recognizes “extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership” who are between 20 and 30 years of age. His membership in the community came as a result of his involvement with numerous charitable organizations, social advisory initiatives, and passion for generating a positive impact within his own community and the world at large at a young age.

During his undergraduate career, Jeffrey was the Chief Strategy Officer for the Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC), Canada’s premier student-run asset management organization.

“Jeffrey was a passionate advocate for QUIC and a great asset to the team,” says Peter Copestake, QSB’s Executive-in-Residence and Chair of QUIC’s Board of Directors. “I’m delighted and not at all surprised that his talents and leadership qualities have been recognized by such a prestigious international organization.”

As described on WEF’s website, “Global Shapers are organized in a network of local hubs based in each major city around the world. They undertake events and activities that generate a positive impact within their local community. Global Shapers will have an impact by catalyzing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.”

Jeffrey is an Analyst at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, a Toronto-based independent investment firm for high net-worth investors and institutions.

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Toronto — Jeffrey Gallant, BCom’11, has been selected as a member of the Global Shapers community established by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The designation recognizes “extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership” who are between 20 and 30 years of age. His membership in the community came as a result of his involvement with numerous charitable organizations, social advisory initiatives, and passion for generating a positive impact within his own community and the world at large at a young age.

During his undergraduate career, Jeffrey was the Chief Strategy Officer for the Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC), Canada’s premier student-run asset management organization.

“Jeffrey was a passionate advocate for QUIC and a great asset to the team,” says Peter Copestake, QSB’s Executive-in-Residence and Chair of QUIC’s Board of Directors. “I’m delighted and not at all surprised that his talents and leadership qualities have been recognized by such a prestigious international organization.”

As described on WEF’s website, “Global Shapers are organized in a network of local hubs based in each major city around the world. They undertake events and activities that generate a positive impact within their local community. Global Shapers will have an impact by catalyzing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.”

Jeffrey is an Analyst at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, a Toronto-based independent investment firm for high net-worth investors and institutions.

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Six Atlantic Canadian High School Students Each Receive a $68,000 Graduation Gift http://asiancorrespondent.com/86148/six-atlantic-canadian-high-school-students-each-receive-a-68000-graduation-gift/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/86148/six-atlantic-canadian-high-school-students-each-receive-a-68000-graduation-gift/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:53:42 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/86148/six-atlantic-canadian-high-school-students-each-receive-a-68000-graduation-gift/ Nova Scotia (Friday, June 29, 2012) – Six outstanding students from Atlantic Canada have been awarded the 2012 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON. The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement.

Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business. Issued in annual payments of $17,000 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $60,000 to $68,000 in 2011 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs.

The 2012 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:

Alise MacFadyen – Halifax West High School, Halifax, NS
Patricia Quek – Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB
Lydia Rowe – Gonzaga High School, St. John’s, NL
Anna Wall – Lockview High School, Fall River, NS
Adam Wells – Rothesay Netherwood School, Rothesay, NB
William (Ben) Wilson – North Nova Education Centre, Trenton, NS

“The 2012 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship embody the exceptional drive, creativity and curiosity that uniquely defines the many Atlantic Canadian leaders whose legacies are both inspiring and far reaching,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide financial support to some of the brightest and most talented students in the Atlantic Region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools and begin the journey towards realizing their dreams.”

A total of 25 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities.

“We are pleased to welcome these outstanding students to Queen’s,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Our Commerce program attracts the best and brightest applicants across Canada and we are delighted that Donald and Rob have made this opportunity possible for more students from Atlantic Canada.”

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Nova Scotia (Friday, June 29, 2012) – Six outstanding students from Atlantic Canada have been awarded the 2012 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON. The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement.

Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business. Issued in annual payments of $17,000 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $60,000 to $68,000 in 2011 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs.

The 2012 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:

Alise MacFadyen – Halifax West High School, Halifax, NS
Patricia Quek – Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB
Lydia Rowe – Gonzaga High School, St. John’s, NL
Anna Wall – Lockview High School, Fall River, NS
Adam Wells – Rothesay Netherwood School, Rothesay, NB
William (Ben) Wilson – North Nova Education Centre, Trenton, NS

“The 2012 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship embody the exceptional drive, creativity and curiosity that uniquely defines the many Atlantic Canadian leaders whose legacies are both inspiring and far reaching,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide financial support to some of the brightest and most talented students in the Atlantic Region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools and begin the journey towards realizing their dreams.”

A total of 25 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities.

“We are pleased to welcome these outstanding students to Queen’s,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Our Commerce program attracts the best and brightest applicants across Canada and we are delighted that Donald and Rob have made this opportunity possible for more students from Atlantic Canada.”

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Canadian Execs Divided on Value of Social Media, but Plan to Keep Spending http://asiancorrespondent.com/84358/canadian-execs-divided-on-value-of-social-media-but-plan-to-keep-spending/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/84358/canadian-execs-divided-on-value-of-social-media-but-plan-to-keep-spending/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:37:31 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/84358/canadian-execs-divided-on-value-of-social-media-but-plan-to-keep-spending/ Bi-annual Queen’s School of Business Executive Study
Focuses on Social Media

KINGSTON, ON, June 12, 2012 — A new poll of 400 Canadian business leaders by Queen’s School of Business reveals decidedly mixed feelings about social media. While four in ten (39 per cent) bosses say social media is something they need to use—whether they want to or not —close to an equal number (35 per cent) say they use it heavily because it’s a good opportunity for the business, with the remaining 24 per cent saying it doesn’t add any value. Despite these divisions, a strong majority of executives (72 per cent) are planning to invest the same or more on social media versus last year.

The survey also reveals that many executives worry about how the use of social media by their employees might affect the company’s reputation. For example, the vast majority of executives (91 per cent) agree that employees should be mindful that even when using social media on their own time they are still representing the company.

“What happens on Twitter doesn’t just stay on Twitter,” said Kate Rowbotham, Professor of Human Resource Management, Queen’s School of Business. “People may feel that their participation in social media is personal but the boss doesn’t necessarily agree that your opinions are just your own. We have seen a number of examples of overexposure on social channels by individuals that has had a negative impact on the overall organization.”

The mic is always on

• Close to nine out of ten business leaders (88 per cent) say that participation in social media after hours can potentially have an “extremely positive or negative” impact on the company’s brand.
• One third (34 per cent) disagree with the notion that what their employees do on their own time is their own business.
• Two in ten bosses (22 per cent) feel social media use by employees outside 9-5 should be monitored.
• Over two thirds of executives (68 per cent) report that their organization has policies on the use of social media at work, while two in ten (18 per cent) forbid social media usage at work.

It’s not what your company can do on social media – but what social media can do for your company

Increasing brand awareness is perceived by executives as the top benefit of using social media, mentioned by four in ten (39 per cent) of respondents. Rounding out the top five responses on the number one benefit were: recruiting talent, gaining a deeper understanding of their customers, getting new business/ growth and networking.

“Too many organizations are using social media to amass shallow acquaintances, when the goal should be to develop fewer, more meaningful friendships,” said Neil Bearse, who leads seminars on social media for Queen’s School of Business. “The fact that so few executives say their companies are using social media to get to know their customers suggests that those who do may be enjoying a significant competitive advantage.”

Other thoughts from the corner office

So much for employee engagement: Only a tiny minority of execs cited retaining top talent (four per cent) or communicating with employees (three per cent) as the top benefit of using social channels.
Execs are practicing what they preach: Eight in ten execs polled (82 per cent) are personally using social media, with LinkedIn as the clear front runner among the channels.
Time to update the resume: When considering a new employee, one third of execs view social media experience at least as important as speaking a second language or having international work experience, and one quarter view social media experience as just as important as years of overall experience or industry experience.
What Boomers can learn from Gen Y: 51 per cent of execs “strongly agree” and a further 28 per cent “agree” that social media is making it harder for older employees to compete in the workforce
Investing in social media makes cents: Seven in ten execs (72 per cent) report a greater or equal investment in social media efforts this year compared to 2011.

Join the discussion on Twitter by following @QueensMBA. Download a PDF of the findings or sign up for a complimentary 60-minute webinar – The Art of Engagement: Using Social Media to Build Customer Loyalty – on June 20th.

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Bi-annual Queen’s School of Business Executive Study
Focuses on Social Media

KINGSTON, ON, June 12, 2012 — A new poll of 400 Canadian business leaders by Queen’s School of Business reveals decidedly mixed feelings about social media. While four in ten (39 per cent) bosses say social media is something they need to use—whether they want to or not —close to an equal number (35 per cent) say they use it heavily because it’s a good opportunity for the business, with the remaining 24 per cent saying it doesn’t add any value. Despite these divisions, a strong majority of executives (72 per cent) are planning to invest the same or more on social media versus last year.

The survey also reveals that many executives worry about how the use of social media by their employees might affect the company’s reputation. For example, the vast majority of executives (91 per cent) agree that employees should be mindful that even when using social media on their own time they are still representing the company.

“What happens on Twitter doesn’t just stay on Twitter,” said Kate Rowbotham, Professor of Human Resource Management, Queen’s School of Business. “People may feel that their participation in social media is personal but the boss doesn’t necessarily agree that your opinions are just your own. We have seen a number of examples of overexposure on social channels by individuals that has had a negative impact on the overall organization.”

The mic is always on

• Close to nine out of ten business leaders (88 per cent) say that participation in social media after hours can potentially have an “extremely positive or negative” impact on the company’s brand.
• One third (34 per cent) disagree with the notion that what their employees do on their own time is their own business.
• Two in ten bosses (22 per cent) feel social media use by employees outside 9-5 should be monitored.
• Over two thirds of executives (68 per cent) report that their organization has policies on the use of social media at work, while two in ten (18 per cent) forbid social media usage at work.

It’s not what your company can do on social media – but what social media can do for your company

Increasing brand awareness is perceived by executives as the top benefit of using social media, mentioned by four in ten (39 per cent) of respondents. Rounding out the top five responses on the number one benefit were: recruiting talent, gaining a deeper understanding of their customers, getting new business/ growth and networking.

“Too many organizations are using social media to amass shallow acquaintances, when the goal should be to develop fewer, more meaningful friendships,” said Neil Bearse, who leads seminars on social media for Queen’s School of Business. “The fact that so few executives say their companies are using social media to get to know their customers suggests that those who do may be enjoying a significant competitive advantage.”

Other thoughts from the corner office

So much for employee engagement: Only a tiny minority of execs cited retaining top talent (four per cent) or communicating with employees (three per cent) as the top benefit of using social channels.
Execs are practicing what they preach: Eight in ten execs polled (82 per cent) are personally using social media, with LinkedIn as the clear front runner among the channels.
Time to update the resume: When considering a new employee, one third of execs view social media experience at least as important as speaking a second language or having international work experience, and one quarter view social media experience as just as important as years of overall experience or industry experience.
What Boomers can learn from Gen Y: 51 per cent of execs “strongly agree” and a further 28 per cent “agree” that social media is making it harder for older employees to compete in the workforce
Investing in social media makes cents: Seven in ten execs (72 per cent) report a greater or equal investment in social media efforts this year compared to 2011.

Join the discussion on Twitter by following @QueensMBA. Download a PDF of the findings or sign up for a complimentary 60-minute webinar – The Art of Engagement: Using Social Media to Build Customer Loyalty – on June 20th.

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