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2017-2018 ANNUAL REPORT
REMARKS Welcome to the 2017-18 Dean’s Circle Annual Report! From modest beginnings ﬁve years ago, the Edwards School of Business Dean’s Circle has become a remarkable example of phenomenal philanthropy. It enables our School to recruit the best and brightest of student talent. It rewards academic success and enhances educational outcomes. Absent the funding available through Dean’s Circle, our School would be limited in its ability to enrich our student experience. The underlying intention of Dean’s Circle is to give our students the best opportunities. Based on the incredible experiences since its inception, the Dean’s Circle initiative truly merits an A+! Your gifts demonstrate a lasting legacy of giving back, enriching the experiences of others, and paying it forward. Your generosity is a veritable game-changer. Without your valuable contributions, I ﬁrmly believe that the Edwards School of Business would be hindered in its ability to reward student success and enhance educational experiences. Truly, your gifts enable our students to accomplish more than could be otherwise achieved. I am delighted to see the continued expansion in Dean’s Circle membership. Currently, our 106 friends hail from a variety of backgrounds. Some are freshly-minted Edwards School of Business alumni, while others have enjoyed their professional careers for decades. We feature members who have deployed entrepreneurial skills in building local businesses, those who have become nationally-recognized authorities, and those who have enjoyed international prominence. Regardless of the academic and professional backgrounds of our Dean’s Circle friends, we are united by an overarching purpose of standing up and standing out, of giving back and paying forward. Previous Dean’s Circle reports have proudly highlighted the tangible outcomes of your generosity. Dean’s Circle donations fund 75 student awards and prizes each year, offer important support for student experiences like the JDC West business case competitions, and permit our students to participate in international study tour classes. Your kindness as Dean’s Circle members has also enabled our School to develop a High School Business Competition Prize to help recruit the next generation of undergraduate talent. These examples, and many others, continue to represent a hallmark of Dean’s Circle accomplishments. Notwithstanding these impressive outcomes, I felt that Dean’s Circle members may be interested to learn of the absolutely vital – but perhaps not as visible – signs of our successes. I speak of the handwritten notes and thank-you cards that I regularly receive from student award recipients. Uniformly and undoubtedly, these cards capture the essence of Dean’s Circle excellence. The students write of the thrill of receiving award acknowledgement, the reafﬁrming aspect of feeling recognized for one’s accomplishments, and the strengthened resolve to continue working their very best on academic and career aspirations. Although they are addressed to me, these notes reﬂect a recognition of your generosity. We can take deﬁnite satisfaction with the accomplishments of the past. But, what about the future? What initiatives can your generous Dean’s Circle donations help us to achieve? Recently, the U of S launched a bold University Plan. This plan was highlighted by three strategic commitments (courageous curiosity, boundless collaboration and inspired communities) that ollectively enable us to become the University the world needs. In concert with the University Plan, our School developed its own strategic plan. Among other endeavors, our School’s plan seeks to enhance our student experience and pursue program excellence. These two goals are at the core of what we do as a business school. We want to provide the very best learning facilities and technology platforms for our students. I am conﬁdent that Dean’s Circle members can see how their g enerosity would assist us in achieving these outcomes. As we aim to increase our enrolment, we will make productive use of our physical footprint. To this end, we are presently carrying out a Master Planning initiative to identify physical and technological improvements in our teaching and learning spaces. Through helping to fund renovated classrooms and collaborative
meeting rooms, your generosity can superbly assist our School in these forward forward-looking initiatives. Let me conclude with thanking you, each and every one of you, for doing the good that you do. Thank you for answering the call and enabling student success. I am honoured to be considered your friend and fellow Dean’s Circle member! I trust that you will enjoy reading our fourth annual report.
Keith A. Willoughby, Ph.D. Dean and Dean’s Circle member
2017-2018 ANNUAL REPORT
EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE REMARKS & FINANCIALS We would like to recognize and thank Shelley Brown and Scott McCreath for continuing to serve on the Dean’s Circle Approval Committee.
Shelley Brown PARTNER, DELOIT TE & TOUCHE LLP
Scott McCreath SENIOR INVESTMENT ADVISOR, BMO NESBITT BURNS
* Yearly totals run from May 1 - April 30
Dean’s Circle Members Total Dean’s Circle Support received
BUDGETED & ACTUAL SPENDING FOR 2017-18 In 2017-18, $259,566 in Dean’s Circle Funds were disbursed across the following areas: Commitments Student Awards, Prizes & Bursaries Supporting the Student Experience Edwards Centennial Edwards Network Rapid Response Fund Dean’s Circle Risk Reserve Fund Competition Support * May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018
Budgeted 78,000 45,000 35,393 15,000 2,592 114,248 15,000
Actual 74,000 44,432 13,872 2,592 114,248 10,422
Explanation of variance
(Achieved balance of $40,000) (Risk Reserve Fund balance is $244,032, goal is $300,000)
APPROVED SPENDING FOR 2018-19 For 2018-19, $441,174 have been allocated from the Dean’s Circle Fund to the following areas: RISK RESERVE FUND
STUDENT AWARDS, PRIZES & BURSARIES
THE EDWARDS NETWORK
STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
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SUPPORTING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE Financial aid for students attending international workshops, competitions, inter-university relationship-building seminars, the JDC West Competition & more. Students can apply to this fund and if the criteria is met, they are reimbursed for their expenses.
“The funding for this event is very meaningful to me. This will give me the chance to increase and improve my business knowledge with real world relevance, at a conference that wil help me build connections and improve my professional developmetn in numerous aspects.” Lucas Morin Received funding to attend the Ted Rogers Management Conference
“While I have been at Edwards, I have received the highest of education in the business world inside the classroom. Having Edwards support me in my academic ventures has been a dream come true.”
Received funding to attend the Ted Rogers Management Conference
“It is my honour to have been selected to receive funding from the Dean’s Circle to pursue my co-curricular participation with AIESEC. Your commitment to investing in young, aspiring students, like myself, shows us that our hardwork and dedication is being recognized and rewarded.”
“Funding from the Dean’s Circle is exponentially meaningful as it gave the Enactus U of S Team the opportunity to travel internationally, network with business executives, and gain valuable skills necessary to be future bation builders.”
Received funding to attend AIESEC Western Regional Conference and National Congress
Received funding to attend the Enactus World Cup
In the 2017-18 academic year, the Edwards Dean’s Circle provided $24,432 in co-curricular funding to deserving undergraduate and graduate business students from a variety of backgrounds and majors. They participated in a wide range of professional development events, competitions, professional associations and designation-related activities.
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THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TIME, TREASURE, AND TALENT “The funding was meaningful because it was the tipping point for the competition. I was already considering if the competition was worth it or not because I had to miss a week of classes. Adding on expenses was a big factor because I am the sole provider for my education funds. This was the ﬁnal push I needed to fully commit.” Brandon Johnson Received funding to attend the Alberta Not-For-Proﬁt Conference
“Everyone follows a leader who cleans the toilets ﬁrst” Gord Haddock B.Comm. 1972 Dean’s Circle Member
“Study hard but don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep the night before a ﬁnal” Chris Hengen-Braun B.Comm. 2011 Dean’s Circle Member
Thank you to the following Dean’s Circle members for giving their time to judge the 2017 Comm 119 Case Competition: Dwayne Dahl Gord Haddock Chris Hengen-Braun
Russel Marcoux Wally Mah Colleen Mah
Words of encouragement shared with students studying for ﬁnals during the 2017 “Take a Break” program.
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STUDENT AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES The students who received support from the Dean’s Circle fund say THANK YOU! These awards, scholarships, bursaries, and prizes are to recruit, retain, and reward high performing students.
"The knowledge and experience I have gained in my ﬁrst year of university have me very excited for the next three years. I look forward to all that Edwards has to offer me, and I plan to take it all in with an open mind and readiness to learn. I look forward to developing my presentation and public speaking skills, as well as all the qualities it takes to be a successful business person. Jordon Glasman Recipient of a Dean’s Undergraduate Scholarship and the Edwards Dean’s Circle Saskatchewan High School Business Competition Prize.
2017 Edwards Awards Reception “The support you have given me through this scholarship allows me to focus on the most important aspect of my post-secondary career, learning. This award will help me learn and grow in both the traditional classroom-style manner and through my involvement with a variety of groups across campus. I hope to one day model your generosity by assisting future students with their goals of higher education just as you have helped me.”
2017 COMM 119 Case Competition winners
Recipient of Dean’s Circle Saskatchewan High School Business Competition Prize
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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS The All Years Reunion marked the conclusion of the Edwards School of Business’ centennial year of celebrations. Thank you for joining us at the many events held across the country to commemorate 100 years of excellence. From Vancouver to Toronto, Edmonton to Swift Current and back to Saskatoon, you have shown us that commerce pride is everywhere you are!
Centennial All Years Reunion Sept 20-22 Over 300 alumni and friends came back to campus to join in the festivities.
Team “C’s get Degrees” Class of 1968-1972 Reunion
Lunch & Learn: Reconciliation and the Business World Gala & Cabaret: A toast from N. Murray Edwards
Event lineup from the Edwards All Years Reunion: Golf Tournament Dean’s Speaker Symposium Tailgate in the Bowl Class Reunions Huskie Football Game Campus Tours BBQ in the Bowl Pinning Ceremony Centennial Gala & Cabaret
Next page: FEELING NOSTALGIC ... Reminisce on what life as a commerce student was like 55 years ago with the November 1963 edition of The Cat’s Ask.
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