As we near the end of another year, it’s natural to reflect upon all that’s transpired in these last 12 months. 2017 may have been one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, from the economic uncertainties that face our province, to questions of global trade and international relations. But at the Alberta School of Business, our vision remains as true as it ever has. We continue to create leaders to guide us through whatever challenges the world may face, bringing a homegrown Alberta vision to the rest of the world.
This year, your School of Business entered its second century as one of Canada’s oldest business schools, and the first and longest continually accredited by the AACSB. We’ve launched new initiatives focused on building our competitive edge, and empowering our most important resource: the people that make up our community.
I’ll always believe in the students, staff, and community partners that make up your School of Business. You are the forces that drive the spirit of innovation and excellence within our walls, and beyond. Together, we’re working to ensure that no matter what adversity we may face in the world’s markets and political realms, our optimism and ingenuity will help us achieve our fullest potential.
With a new year and a new school term on the horizon, I invite you to reflect on your own strengths and inspirations, embracing the spirit of leadership that exists within each of us. I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season, and I look forward to taking on the challenges of the new year together.
Stanley A. Milner Professor and Dean,
Alberta School of Business