Awards and Accolades - September and October 2022

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Alberta School of Business faculty, students, staff and alumni in September and October 2022.

Faculty Excellence

Congratulations to Runjing Lu, Sarah Moore, Paul Messinger and Angelique Slade Shantz for their successful SSHRC IDG Grant applications!

  • Runjing Lu (PI) — Effects of violent protests on entrepreneurship and firms
  • Sarah Moore (PI) and Paul Messinger (Co-PI) — Artificial or intelligent: how AI agents’ language use affects customer satisfaction 
  • Angelique Slade Shantz (PI) — Occupational Degrowth: Why individuals choose intentional downward occupational transitions

Congratulations to Jennifer Jennings and Trish Reay! Their papers, Gender Gaps in Perceived Start-up Ease: Implications of Sex-based Labor Market Segregation for Entrepreneurship across 22 European Countries and Maintaining Places of Social Inclusion: Ebola and the Emergency Department respectively, were recently included in the Responsible Research in Business and Management Honor Roll.



Congratulations to the following 17 Alberta School of Business Golden Bears and Pandas from the 2021/22 year who were honoured as Academic All-Canadians! A special shout out to Josiah Schakel (Golden Bears Football) who was named the Male UAlberta Academic All-Canadian student-athlete of the year.

  • Jack MacPherson 
  • Jonathan Giustini
  • Peter Kozushka
  • Josiah Schakel
  • Alexander Veer
  • Sean Robertson
  • Dawson Davidson
  • Matthew Fonteyne
  • Owen Murray
  • Julia Strigl
  • Grace Tam
  • Kiera Gratton
  • Patricia McKay
  • Lauren Murphy
  • Georgia Tansley
  • Elizabeth Harper
  • Erin Corbett


Well done to Samantha Gardner, Akanksha Yeola, Kendrea Sicotte and Daniela Carbajal Velez for placing first in the senior division of the BSA EDI Case Competition.


Congratulations to Ayden Schroh, Alyssa Hartford, Kate Yaroslavtseva and Zachary Olsen on their third-place finish at the Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition!


Jake Kim, Yegor Muzechka, Hania Belal and Sarah Nguyen made the finals at the NHH International Case Competition hosted by the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Well done!

Nahid Shaikh, Christopher Otto, Lurdpipat Amatawaet, and Kin Lo finished first at the MBAA Fall International Case Competition. Way to go!





Congratulations to Jackie Rowan (Simon), ’00 BCom, ’05 BEd and Anna Wray (Schnell), ’02 BCom on being inducted into the U of A Sports Wall of Fame at the 2022 Alumni Awards! Jackie is one of the most celebrated players in the history of Canadian women’s basketball and the Pandas all-time leading scorer. Anna helped lead the Pandas Rugby Team to three national titles as team MVP, Canada West All-Star, CIAU All-Canadian and Academic All-Canadian and was named Rugby Canada’s women’s coach of the year in 2016.


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