Creating a Legacy through a Leadership Gift
There are opportunities for donors to provide transformative support through a Leadership Gift that will serve as the catalyst for programing, initiatives, or areas of need. Projects and opportunities for support exist throughout the School, including the four priority areas listed below:
Entrepreneurship@UAlberta is a cross-faculty, student-focused initiative, led by the Alberta School of Business working in partnership with stakeholders like Startup Edmonton, TEC Edmonton and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. The spirit of the initiative is to catalyze and sustain an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. This is achieved through student development at all levels by combining good business fundamentals with a rich, mentored learning environment and strong partnership networks. Our vision is to leverage our internationally recognized faculty and staff in entrepreneurship, our experience in entrepreneurship programming and our established external networks to create an infrastructure for continuous support of entrepreneurship and innovation.
While reflecting on the global nature of Alberta’s economy and the interconnectedness of international markets, the school recognizes the strategic importance of international business as an area of focus. In addition to research that connects Alberta and global markets to relevant practices across all business functions, students benefit immensely from consistent exposure to the understanding of international markets and issues during their years of study.
Energy and the Environment
Our world faces significant challenges in meeting its energy needs and the resulting demands on the energy and environmental sectors are complex and multidisciplinary. Leaders in these sectors need to leverage ways in which they can add value, while operating within an intricate and interwoven landscape of competing opportunities and challenges. Informed policy and strategic decision-making, as well as a bright and talented workforce, are crucial for sustainable growth. Building on Alberta’s economic and geographic strengths, the resource base of Alberta, Canada and North America, and its strong legacy of teaching and academic excellence, energy and the environment is a central focus at the Alberta School of Business.
The Alberta School of Business embodies a long heritage and commitment to leadership—a foundation that speaks to our vision: Leaders from Alberta for the World. As such, the school strives to holistically incorporate ‘leadership’—and its suite of associated skills—throughout our programs, competitions and events. Focused offerings such as our undergraduate embedded Certificate in Leadership embrace the school’s vision and enhance the school’s leadership presence beyond its core programming. Our faculty, students and alumni continue this consonant legacy within the role of business education and out into the broader community.
Contact us to learn more about how a major gift today or bequest for the future can have a powerful, lasting impact.