Chief Darcy Bear named Grandey Leadership Honouree by the Edwards School of Business
Release Date : April 25, 2013
As part of the Grandey Leadership Initiative, the Edwards School of Business has designated a special role – the Grandey Leadership Honouree—to highlight the significant accomplishments of a leader in the business community and to offer students the chance to learn from this remarkable individual through various activities throughout the year, such as speaking engagements, guest lectures, and events.
On March 21st, 2013, at the Spring Forward! luncheon held at TCU Place in Saskatoon, the Edwards School of Business proudly announced that the inaugural Grandey Leadership Honouree is Chief Darcy Bear, of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, citing that he embodies the values and characteristics that they wished to celebrate through this initiative—including a focus on partnerships, community, and collaboration.
The Grandey Leadership Initiative
In 2012, Jerry Grandey (retired President and CEO of Cameco Corporation) announced a $1 million dollar gift to the Edwards School of Business to enhance leadership development opportunities for students and to make leadership part of the fabric of the school. The gift—a combined donation from Jerry and Tina Grandey and a legacy gift from Cameco —has already been put into action through student scholarships, supporting students and faculty involved in community leadership projects, “Fireside Chats” with prominent leaders, and much more – including the first annual Spring Forward! luncheon. This year’s sold out event featured a panel of distinguished leaders—Jerry Grandey, Chief Darcy Bear, and Head Coach Corey Chamblin of the Saskatchewan Roughriders—speaking on the topic of “Leading through Adversity.”