Thursday, November 30, 2006

News Highlights from Queen's School of Business: November 2006

From the Newsletter

* Queen's MBA does it again! Ranked #1 for the second time running by BusinessWeek magazine's influential biannual rating of MBA programs outside the United States, Queen's has proven once again to be the best in class. [ more ]

* Queen's School of Business recently hosted its first Women and the MBA event in downtown Toronto. Attendees gathered with QSB faculty, staff and alumni to hear from a panel of women who have successfully completed their MBAs on how they balanced their personal and professional obligations. According to a recent survey of Canadian business leaders, the majority of women in senior positions believe many barriers stand in the way of women who want to pursue an MBA. [ more ]

* Queen's School of Business has announced a new annual bursary for students with financial needs following a generous donation by Andy Gross (BCom'79) and Nora Connolly Gross (BA'82). The Edwin C. Connolly Award will be given to an Ottawa student entering the Commerce program who demonstrates academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities, particularly sports. [ more ]

* Queen's School of Business professor Steve Salterio was recently one of 88 Ontario Chartered Accountants to receive the Fellows of the Institute distinction. Professor Salterio, who is also the PricewaterhouseCoopers/Tom O'Neill Faculty Research Fellow in Accounting, was honoured and astounded by receiving the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario's (ICAO) highest designation. [ more ]

* This past September, The Bank of Nova Scotia generously donated $1 million to create the first bursary dedicated to students with disabilities as well to help expand the Queen's School of Business International Exchange Scholarship and Bursary program. [ more ]

* Another major gift was presented to Queen's School of Business in September when President Tim Penner of Procter & Gamble Canada announced a donation of $250,000 in support of three important initiatives at Queen's University. The gift will provide lead support in the development of the Masters of Global Management degree, as well as funding for the School's Corporate Social Responsibility weekend and support for the activities of the annual IMPACT Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Society Conference. [ more ]


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