Awards and Accolades - September/October 2020

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

30 October 2020

Faculty Excellence

School of Business Interior

The Alberta School of Business is 4th overall in this year’s Maclean’s Rankings of Canada’s Top Business Schools. The School is ranked 6th for program reputation, and 4th for research reputation.

Student Success

Undergraduate Case Competition Team

Congratulations to students who competed in the Thammasat University Business Challenge and the Universidad Panamericana BMCC in October. Both teams did the School of Business proud, with the Universidad Panamericana BMCC team finishing 4th amongst seventeen participants.

Navya Baradi

Second-year Business student Navya Baradi was chosen as the single Canadian delegate for this year’s G(irls)20 Global Summit. Since 2010, the summit has provided young women access to world-class leadership training, social enterprise development and mentoring by female leaders in the business and public sectors, as well as the opportunity to develop a Communiqué with recommendations to the G20.

Alumni Accomplishments

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel, '15 BCom, '15 Cert (Leader) is a winner of this year’s University of Alberta Alumni Award of Excellence!⁣ The award recognizes specific, recent accomplishments of University of Alberta graduates. Patel is currently the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate.

RUNWITHIT Synthetics (RWI) is the recipient of a 2020 Alberta Business Award of Distinction. The artificial intelligence company was co-founded by grad Myrna Bittner, '93 MBA, '91 BA.

School Pride

CIBC Run for the Cure Award

The Alberta School of Business has been recognized as the Post-Secondary Team Challenge Award winner for this year’s CIBC Run for the Cure in Edmonton, raising $2,761. The annual walk and run raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), and is the country’s largest single-day, volunteer-led event in support of the breast cancer cause.

Senior MBA Career Advisor Paul Taylor has been named Edmonton’s 2nd best Executive Coach. When not providing mind-blowing, life-altering advice to students, Taylor and his colleagues in the MBA office like to dress up for Halloween and pretend they are members of a news crew.

MBA Careers Team

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