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EDWARDS DEAN’S CIRCLE

2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT


ANNUAL REPORT

Where success comes full circle.

$92,500 $71,750.83

2015-2016

$322,405.88 DEAN’S CIRCLE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR 2016-2017

$52,000

$74,000.00

$63,408

$126,261.85

STUDENT AWARDS, RAPID RESPONSE STUDENT AWARDS, SUPPORT OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES FUND SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENT EXPERIENCE & SPONSORSHIP& BURSARIES

$40,000

$13,416

$35,393.20

$15,000.00

CENTENNIAL

ALUMNI INITIATIVES

SUPPORT OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

CENTENNIAL

Includes initiatives such as the Edwards App, financial aid for students attending international workshops, and interuniversity relationship-building seminars.

We will be launching our Centennial in September 2017. Throughout the 2017-18 academic year we will celebrating with student and alumni events. The year long celebration will lead up to a Centennial reunion party in fall of 2018. For more information, visit www.edwards100.ca.

STUDENT AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND SPONSORSHIP The Dean’s Circle Fund supports 75 student awards, bursaries, and scholarships to recruit and retain students. The fund also sponsors the Saskatchewan High School Business Case Competition.

ALUMNI INITIATIVES The Edwards Network has launched and is reconnecting alumni with each other and the business school. For more information or to join, visit www.edwardsalumni.com

RAPID RESPONSE FUND Used to kick start and leverage support for initiatives that are time sensitive, impact the student experience and fall outside of the regular operating budget. Last year the architectural and design plans were used to leverage a $1.1M renovation project for the Moeller Resource Room and MBA classroom.


EDWARDS DEAN’S CIRCLE

Dean’s Remarks

Welcome to the second Dean’s Circle Annual Report! During this past year, we have witnessed continued evidence of the beneficial impact of your remarkable generosity.


ANNUAL REPORT

We began the year with 36 Dean’s Circle members. Through nominations from our current Dean’s Circle contingent, combined with the tireless efforts of Rae Oleksyn (our Development Officer and fellow member), our group membership has swelled to 78. Your contributions have provided a total of $322,405.88 this year. Of course, statistics like overall membership and total contributions are important. They offer us a metric to assess performance. They give us a

big-picture portrayal of our donations. However, (in the famous words of radio commentator Paul Harvey), the “rest of the story” involves those actual outcomes that are a direct result of your kindness. Did you realize that during the past year, your gifts enhanced the Edwards student experience in the following important ways? 

A total of 75 or $71,500 in Student Awards, Scholarships & Prizes, including the new Comm 119 Business Case Competition prize awarded to the top student team presentation in each section judged by a panel of Dean’s Circle members. The Edwards App was developed in house and has gone live allowing students to book boardrooms, academic advisement, check lab availability, printing balance, RSVP to Edwards events, links to university services and get notifications of important dates/deadlines. Students can apply to receive partial financial support from the co-curricular fund to attend conferences, presentations and other initiatives which provide additional business exposure. Architectural drawings provided the visualization needed to secure funding for the newly renovated Moeller Resource Room, arguably one of the most used student spaces in our building.

I am also thrilled to join you as a Dean’s Circle member. Let me assure you that every penny contributed is earmarked for the primary purpose of enhancing the student experience. Your contributions provide valuable leverage in helping the school recruit extraordinary student talent. Your generosity further supports the school’s mission to develop business professionals to build nations.

2015-2016

I have enjoyed meeting many of you at Dean’s Circle events held in Saskatoon, Calgary and Waskesiu. These events are organized to celebrate the group’s success, to advise the dean on new and existing school initiatives and allow you to connect with one another. I hope that all of you are able to participate in the events planned for this upcoming year. I’m eagerly anticipating the renewing of acquaintances with folks I’ve previously met, as well as making contact with many new-found friends. Dean’s Circle members, I simply want to say… Thank You! Thank you to two Dean’s Circle members (Shelley Brown and Scott McCreath) who serve on our expenditure approvals committee. They help us to certify that every dollar raised is clearly used to support the student experience. Thank you, each and every one of you, for doing the good that you do. Thank you for rising up, standing out, giving back and paying it forward. José Marti, a 19th century writer, penned the following: “Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.” Your generosity is the genius that paves the way to student success. Of this, I have no doubt. I trust that you will enjoy reading our second annual report.

Keith A. Willoughby, Ph.D. INTERIM DEAN AND DEAN’S CIRCLE MEMBER


EDWARDS DEAN’S CIRCLE

Member Comments For the second year we have had the responsibility of reviewing management’s recommendations for the projects to be funded from the Dean’s Circle fund as members of the Approval Committee. We spend a considerable amount of time reviewing each project and understanding the nature and benefit to the students. We also confirm with management that each project would not be eligible for funding from some other area of the school’s budget. It is extremely gratifying to see the types of projects that our Dean’s Circle fund is being used for as they significantly enhance our ability to retain and attract students. Every project that has been recommended and approved directly benefits students in a substantive way. With the recent change in leadership we would like to acknowledge and recognize Dean’s Circle founder and member Daphne Taras. Daphne provided six years of leadership and dedication as the Dean of the Edwards School of Business. Daphne’s hands-on attitude was one of the

many attributes that quickly endeared her to the Saskatchewan community. The Dean’s Circle is one example of how an idea became a reality under Daphne’s leadership. Today the Dean’s Circle has an established membership base of 78. Please join us in celebrating and thanking Daphne for all of her hard work over the last six years. During her tenure as dean, Daphne’s fundraising acumen raised over $11.9 million for the student experience. We look forward to seeing Daphne remain on as a contributing member of the Dean’s Circle. We have no doubt she will continue influencing students in the classroom as a tenured professor at Edwards after a well-deserved sabbatical! The Dean’s Circle momentum will continue under Keith’s leadership. As Dean’s Circle members our role is to be ambassadors and advocates of the school. The initiatives funded by the Dean’s Circle rely on consistent expansion of the membership. Nominate someone today!

Shelley Brown PARTNER, DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Scott McCreath SENIOR INVESTMENT ADVISOR, BMO NESBITT BURNS


ANNUAL REPORT

2015-2016

Murray Edwards,

Daphne Taras,

EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS NAMESAKE

DEAN'S CIRCLE FOUNDER, PROFESSOR, FORMER DEAN, EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

PRESIDENT AND OWNER, EDCO FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LTD.

"The lessons I learned at the Edwards School of Business (then the College of Commerce) are the foundation of my business knowledge and the cornerstones of my business success. I’m especially proud to see these lessons and values still being taught today. They have helped me make substantial investments in the global economy. It’s a privilege and an honour to give back to the place that has had such an impact on my business career."

"I am so delighted to continue to be a member of Dean’s Circle. It is a privilege to make a multi-year commitment to high quality education. Dean’s Circle members have a true relationship with the Edwards School of Business. We hear the latest news, meet the faculty, staff and students, and get to know other members of Dean’s Circle. We know our financial support is a wise investment in the future, and that 100 percent of our donations are spent on enhancing learning opportunities at the Edwards School. I am a better ambassador for the University of Saskatchewan because I’m a member of Dean’s Circle."

Karen Stewart, CEO & FOUNDER, FAIRWAY DIVORCE SOLUTIONS

Joy Crawford, "I believe with no uncertainty that my exciting and challenging career is a credit to the foundation I had as an MBA student at the U of S. The launching of a career is a pivotal time in life and it sets the stage for opportunities and door openings that we can hardly imagine. Since education and learning are the keys to that career path, I personally put a high value on ensuring that the younger generation receives that same advantage. Given my positive experience at the U of S , it is an honour to be a part of seeing this tradition being carried on."

GOVERNOR, BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

"Being a member of the Edwards Dean’s Circle lets me help someone else gain a quality education and ensures Edwards remains a popular and respected college. This in turn, comes back to me as the value of my degree also increases."


EDWARDS DEAN’S CIRCLE

Student Engagement IN 2015, THE WORLD MINING COMPETITION HOSTED

FROM

72

ACROSS

11

DELAGATES

4

SCHOOLS

COUNTRIES

The World Mining Competition (WMC) is a multi-disciplinarian strategy competition that brings students together from business, economics, geology, earth sciences, and engineering. Teams must demonstrate their ability to cross-collaborate, communicate, and simulate the problems of a fictitious company within the global mining industry while competing for first place.

S A S K AT O O N OCTOBER 27 – 30, 2016

The Wilson Centre provides inspiration and tools to generate and build bold new ideas in an interactive and lively collaboration space. One of the annual events, Pitch Party, celebrates the successes of local entrepreneurs with a night of great food, networking opportunities, pitches from up-and-coming startups, and a keynote by dynamic speaker Mr. W. Brett Wilson.

PITCH PARTY S A S K AT O O N

THEME: DIVERSITY IN BALANCE

NOVEMBER 14, 2016

IN 2016, JDC WEST TEAMS RAISED

252,828 DOLLARS

10,528

CHARITABLE HOURS

JDC West is the largest business competition in Western Canada and is a three-day event that showcases academics, athletics, debate, and an out-of-the-box social competition. Over 600 students from 12 of Western Canada’s top universities unite annually to compete. The community involvement section of the competition encourages school teams to log volunteer hours and raise money for charitable organizations by working with external organizations and through the annual Chillin’ For Charity event.

EDMONTON JANUARY 23 - 25, 2017

EDWARDS SENDS THE SECOND LARGEST GROUP OF STUDENTS ABROAD FROM THE U OF S. The Hanlon Centre’s mission is to prepare Edwards students for an increasingly globalized business world. One of the goals of the Hanlon Centre is to offer enriched international business opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to Edwards students.


ANNUAL REPORT

2015-2016

and Opportunities DEMBROSKI

CO-OPERATIVE

STUDENT MANAGED PORTFOLIO TRUST

EDUCATION PROGRAM

CO-OP/INTERN STUDENTS APPLY IN SEPTEMBER FOR POSITIONS THAT START IN JANUARY FOR FOUR TO EIGHT MONTHS. Supported by Federated Co-operatives Limited, Edwards co-op/internship opportunities provide real-life experiential work experiences to enhance classroom instruction. Businesses that participate get well-educated, motivated and dependable employees. Ultimately, the students benefit the most as they graduate with what it takes to have a head start in an increasingly competitive job market. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.EDWARDSCAREERS.CA

$500K $740K $1.41M INVESTED ON APRIL 1, 2012

GROWTH OF SMPT AUGUST 1, 2016

TOTAL FUND VALUE AUGUST 1, 2016

Since inception in 2012, the Dembroski Student Managed Portfolio Trust has delivered significant experiential learning opportunities to all B.Comm. students. Real-life exposure to the discipline of trading stocks and bonds in the SMPT classes in addition to other donations has grown the portfolio to a value of just over $1.41 million dollars.

RAWLINSON

CENTRE FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS STUDENTS

GRANDEY

LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE THE NUMBER OF SELF-DECLARED ABORIGINAL STUDENTS IN UNDERGRADUATE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS HAS DOUBLED OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INCUBATOR, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT AN ESSAY RESPONSE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SPONSORED SEAT. Students understanding and development of leadership skills are supported by the Grandey Leadership Initiative through the facilitation of an annual two-day Student Leadership Incubator to provide the tools and skills to become better leaders. Students also have the opportunity to attend a Leadership Speaker Series throughout the year.

The Edwards School of Business strives to be a leader in providing dedicated support and services unique to Aboriginal business students amongst business schools across Canada. The Rawlinson Centre provides student study space as well as access to resources such as scholarships, emergency funding, tutoring assistance, math bridging and more.


EDWARDS DEAN’S CIRCLE

COMM 119 Case Competition COMM 119 is a mandatory first year course that prepares students for a case presentation competition at the end of Term 1. The course integrates basic computer skills and case research. Mentorship plays a key role, primarily from experienced fourth year students who help prepare teams of students throughout the term. The top five groups from each of the three class sections are voted on by classmates and mentors to present to a panel of Dean’s Circle judges on December 2, 2016. The winning team of each section is awarded $1,000. Volunteer Judges are needed for each section: Section 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Section 2: 10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Section 3: 12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Comment from a Dean's Circle Judge: "As a Dean’s Circle member, I was asked to serve as a judge for the COMM 119 Business Case Competition. I was completely impressed with the quality of the presentations by the students. It was hard to believe they are first year students. It was motivational for me to experience firsthand the excitement, anticipation, and more importantly the energy level within in the building. Congratulations to all the participants on a job well done!" - Neil Evans, Pillar Properties Corp.

Thank-you from a COMM 119 student winner: "As a recent winner of the COMM 119 Business Case Competition, I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to the Dean’s Circle for their generous donations and support. The case study provided me with valuable lessons including research, analysis, and presentation experience while working effectively within a team environment. The money awarded to me for winning the competition will be very helpful to my future education. Thank you again for your continued support." - Sarah Garden, student winner

Dean's Golden Tongue Award Students are also eligible to compete for the newly created Dean’s Golden Tongue Award. Created by then-Dean Daphne Taras, the award is believed to be first of its kind in Canadian business schools and garnered national attention from media outlets such as the Globe & Mail and CBC in 2016. Students were challenged to make their oral presentation without reliance on a script while avoiding verbal fillers including um, like, uh, and you know. In the end, 23 students met the challenge and were eligible for additional monetary awards.

EXTRA MONETARY AWARDS FOR STUDENT PRESENTATIONS WITHOUT FILLER WORDS

um...


ANNUAL REPORT

2015-2016

Structure of the Comm 119 Business Case Competition

ENTIRE CLASS UPPER YEAR STUDENTS WILL ALSO GIVE PRESENTATIONS TO THE CLASSES ABOUT EACH MAJOR

4TH YEAR EDWARDS STUDENTS WILL MENTOR STUDENTS

SECTION 1

SECTION 3

SECTION 5

TOP FIVE GROUPS

TOP FIVE GROUPS

TOP FIVE GROUPS

F I V E P R E S E N T AT I O N S

F I V E P R E S E N T AT I O N S

F I V E P R E S E N T AT I O N S

JUDGING

JUDGING

JUDGING

1/2 POINTS DEAN’S CIRCLE MEMBERS

1/2 POINTS EDWARDS STUDENTS

1/2 POINTS DEAN’S CIRCLE MEMBERS

1/2 POINTS EDWARDS STUDENTS

1/2 POINTS DEAN’S CIRCLE MEMBERS

1/2 POINTS EDWARDS STUDENTS

WINNING GROUP

WINNING GROUP

WINNING GROUP

$1,000 REWARD

$1,000 REWARD

$1,000 REWARD


EDWARDS DEAN’S CIRCLE

The Edwards School of Business STUDENTS

1,943 STUDENTS 2 MSC

MARKETING

7

154 54

MSC FINANCE

MBA

1,726

MPACC B.COMM.

EMPLOYMENT

88%*

95 %*

(73% RESPONSE RATE)

(100% RESPONSE RATE)

* OF THOSE LOOKING FOR WORK

SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES, AND AWARDS

$1,048,059

75

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

AWARDS TOTALLING

$241,336

$71,500

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

TOWARDS STUDENTS (2016-2017) FROM DEAN'S CIRCLE FUND


ANNUAL REPORT

2015-2016

$1.32 million $666,955 TOTAL DEAN’S CIRCLE FIVE-YEAR PLEDGE COMMITMENTS AT FISCAL YEAR END (APRIL 30, 2016)

TOTAL SUPPORT RECEIVED FOR THE DEAN’S CIRCLE FUND AT FISCAL YEAR END (APRIL 30, 2016)

APRIL 30, 2014

APRIL 30, 2015

APRIL 30, 2016

23

36

78

MEMBERS TOTAL

MEMBERS TOTAL

MEMBERS TOTAL

17 members with no previous history of giving to the U of S 100

Help us reach members by Edwards Centennial 2017 by nominating others to join.


Events << Past Events October 16, 2015 Huskies vs. Dinos Blackout Game with Dean’s Circle Social December 4, 2015 First Year Business Competencies Course Competition April 13, 2016 Annual appreciation event in Calgary with special guest, Riders CEO and alumnus Craig Reynolds August 22, 2016 Dean’s Circle at Waskesiu September 17, 2016 Saskatoon Dean's Circle Appreciation Event: Prairie Lily Riverboat Dinner Cruise

2016 Upcoming Events >> October 22, 2016 Fall Convocation

October 24, 2016 The Grandey Leadership Speaker Series featuring Murad Al-Katib at the Moeller Resource Room  11:30am - 12:50pm

October 27, 2016 Calgary Dean's Circle Appreciation Event: Cocktails and Live Country Music  4:00pm - 6:00pm

November 10, 2016 Women of Influence Breakfast  7:30am - 9:00am

November 14, 2016 Wilson Centre hosts Pitch Party 2016  5:30pm - 11:30pm

November 18, 2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony  2:00pm  Get involved by emailing: oleksyn@edwards.usask.ca

December 2, 2016 Comm 119 Case Competition Dean’s Circle judging panel  Get involved by emailing: oleksyn@edwards.usask.ca


2017 Upcoming Events >> January 13 - 15, 2017 JDC West Competition hosted in Edmonton, Alberta

January 25 - 26, 2017 Edwards student networking event: join us to be an exhibitor and “Network and Engage” with the next generation of business professionals at no charge 

Get involved by emailing: careers@edwards.usask.ca

January 2017 Resumania: providing Edwards students the opportunity to get assistance in organization and updating their resumes through quick 20 minute one-on-one chats with volunteers 

Get involved by emailing: careers@edwards.usask.ca

TBA (May 2017) Leadership Conference & Annual Spring Forward Luncheon

June 7, 2017 Spring Convocation 

9:00am

July 2017 Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship program: get involved by becoming a mentor or nominating a protégé 

For more information, email: execed@edwards.usask.ca

TBA (August 2017) Annual Waskesiu Dean’s Circle event

One of the recruitment tools supported by the Dean's Circle Fund is the Saskatchewan High School Business Case Competition award. These awards are given to high school students who participate in the competition and become direct-entry students at Edwards. Here is what one student had to say: "I received the Saskatchewan High School Business Competition Prize of $1,000 which was made possible by the Edwards Dean's Circle! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for this recognition! I'm currently a first year student at Edwards and hope to make a difference in my 4 (or 5) years here. I plan to either major in Accounting or HR. Thank you once again and please extend my gratitude to the Dean's Circle." - Mikaila Ortynsky, High School Business Competition winner

EDWARDSDEANSCIRCLE.CA


SASKATOON 46 Members CALGARY 19 Members TORONTO 4 Members EDMONTON 2 Members PRINCE ALBERT 1 Member REGINA 2 Members KELOWNA 1 Member SWIFT CURRENT 1 Member VANCOUVER 1 Member SAN FRANCISCO 1 Member

ZEBA AHMAD DAPHNE ARNASON MANSE BINKLEY SHELLEY BROWN WAYNE BROWNLEE DREW BYERS ROB CONNOLY JOY CRAWFORD DWAYNE DAHL MATT DITLOVE CLAY DOWLING DAVID DUBÃ&#x2030; N. MURRAY EDWARDS NEIL EVANS JAMES ESTEY RON FIOR DON FOX CRAIG FRANCIS BARRY FRANK TIM GITZEL JOHN GORDON JANE GRAHAM RON GRAHAM JERRY GRANDEY GORD HADDOCK MAUREEN HADDOCK

BOB HAMM STEWART HANLON ZANE HANSEN BETTY-ANN HEGGIE CHRIS HENGEN-BRAUN ART KORPACH AARON LORAAS KRISTEN HAMM JOHN HYSHKA GRANT ISAAC WALLY MAH RUSSEL MARCOUX GEORGE MARLATTE BRYAN MCCREA GRIT MCCREATH SCOTT MCCREATH MARGARET MCKENZIE MATT MCMILLAN RANDY MEIDL LARRY MOELLER LARRY MUMFORD BARRY MUNRO JACK NEUMANN RAE OLEKSYN ANNETTE PILIPIAK TOM PINDER

GORDON RAWLINSON TRACY ROBINSON MIKE RUSHBY IRENE SEIFERLING SHERWOOD SHARFE GREG SMITH JAMES SPROULE GORD STEWART KAREN STEWART JOHN STOREY LEE SWANSON DAPHNE TARAS COLIN TAYLOR RYAN TOWNEND SHELLEY THIEL GORD THOMPSON GREG TROTTER JOE VIDAL DAYMOND VOLK BASIL WASLEN CLIFF WIEGERS COLTON WIEGERS KEITH WILLOUGHBY BRETT WILSON LORNE WRIGHT GREG YUEL

CONTACT US EDWARDS DEVELOPMENT TEAM EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 25 CAMPUS DRIVE SASKATOOON, SK

(306) 966-7471 (306) 966-5437 OLEKSYN@EDWARDS.USASK.CA EDWARDS.USASK.CA

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