Awards and Accolades - June 2021

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

Faculty Excellence

Congratulations to Trish Reay, Royston Greenwood and PhD student Milo Wang, on being selected as a Finalist of the 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management, co-sponsored by Fellows of the Academy of Management, and the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management.

The two co-authored pieces, From grace to violence: Stigmatizing the medical profession in China and Maintaining places of social inclusion: Ebola and the emergency department were honoured as their research pays tribute to high quality scientific research that addresses critical issues in business and society. 

Student Success


Kylie Heales, a PhD student from the Alberta School of Business, was among 15 doctoral researchers from across Canada to be selected as a recipient of the 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship. Congratulations, Kylie!



A team of bachelor of commerce students made it to the finals and placed fourth at this year’s HSBC/HKU case competition. Students on the team included: Rachel Rochat, Alexander Voutchkov, Zachary Olsen and Claire Roy. Well done.

Alumni Accomplishments


The University of Alberta announced this year’s Alumni Awards recipients on June 1. Six alumni of the School of Business were recognized. Congratulations to all recipients!

Alumni Honour Award

Recognizes the significant achievements and contributions over a number of years by University of Alberta alumni to their profession and/or their community.

  • Cheryl Cable, '92 BSc, '97 DDS, '04 MBA
  • Melynnie Rizvi, '95 BCom, '99 LLB
  • Alison Schneider, '11 MBA

Alumni Horizon Award

Recognizes the outstanding professional achievements and/or contributions to community of recent graduates. Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger at nomination deadline.

  • Eva Glancy, '10 BA(Hons), '18 MBA

Alumni Service Award

Recognizes alumni who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, dedication and volunteer service to the University of Alberta.

  • Kristina Milke, ’94 BCom

Sports Wall of Fame

Recognizes the contributions of alumni as athletes and builders of University of Alberta sport.

  • Deb Younger, '93 BCom, '98 BEd



Ruth, a woman-owned startup offering a disposable and sustainable alternative to menstrual pads, launched its first product through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and reached its funding goal in less than 48 hours. Ruth is co-founded by Nicole Sanchez (BCom '20). Congratulations!

School News

Several members of our community celebrated significant personal, professional, and educational milestones this year. Congratulations to all on your achievements!

  • Sarah Kowalevsky and Alicsa Timmons recently earned their Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designations
  • Chelsey Robinson and Alesha Starchuk both completed their Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degrees 
  • Alisa Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree

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