Special Events

2016 Leadership Conference: Building a Culture of Resilience

The Edwards School of Business was pleased to host the 2016 Leadership Conference on Wednesday, March 16th. This was the eighth offering since its inception in 2002, and the second offering hosted by the Edwards School of Business. The conference featured many dynamic speakers and accomplished leaders who spoke to the theme of Building a Culture of Resilience.

The 2016 Leadership Conference featured:

The conference also featured the Spring Forward! Grandey Leadership Luncheon for the second year in a row. The Edwards School of Business proudly announced Murad Al-Katib as the fourth annual Grandey Leadership Honouree. Murad Al-Katib is an entrepreneur who built his own company (AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.) from the ground up to become one of the largest lentil exporters in the world. He provided practical tips from his experiences as an entrepreneur and inspired all those in attendance.

Thank you to all of the people and organizations who contributed to making this event possible, including:

The time and commitment generously given by these groups helped to make the 2016 Leadership Conference: Building a Culture of Resilience a success!

Women of Influence Breakfast

Release Date : December 01, 2015

The 13th annual Women of Influence Breakfast Presentation was held Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Prairieland Park. A sold out crowd of 395 members of the business community and students attended the celebration of women leadership and achievements.

Chief Kimberly Jonathan, First Vice-Chief at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations spoke on “Celebrating and Embracing Diversity”, particularly her journey to her current leadership role. She reminded the audience to remember the cloth you are cut from and find common ground.

Stefanie Lawton, Skip for Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Team spoke about the “Balancing Act”. She discussed successes and challenges faced while balancing family, work and chasing her Olympic dream.  She discovered that happiness is achieved by balancing priorities.

Daphne Taras, Dean at Edwards School of Business shared her story on “Navigating through Chaos”. She captivated the audience with her journey that went from dreams of being a ballerina to academia. She shared her passion for life-long education and reminded the audience that while you are on your journey it is okay to pivot.

The Women of Influence Award, a scholarship intended for business students (male or female) who are making progress towards degree completion, who are single-parents of dependent children, and who are contributing to the support of their family, was awarded to Marsha Janvier, a fourth year Management major, and Nancy Zimmerman, a 4th year Human Resources major.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:  ICR Commercial Real Estate, Global Saskatoon, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Persephone Theatre, Prairieland Park, Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, Rawlco Radio, Select Roses, TCU Place, Trek 2000 Corporation, U of S Bookstore, West Wind ExpressAir, The Willows, Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

Stay tuned for next year's dates!

2015 Sponsors:

  • Edwards MBA Program
  • Global Saskatoon
  • ICR Commercial Real Estate
  • Lia Sophia Jewelry: Megan Lloyd
  • Persephone Theatre
  • Prairieland Park
  • Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
  • Rawlco Radio
  • Select Roses
  • Spell It Photo Art
  • TCU Place
  • Tim Horton's
  • Tony Roma's Restaurants
  • Trek 2000 Corporation
  • U of S Bookstore
  • West Wind ExpressAir
  • Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Past Events:

News article on 2011 Women of Influence Breakfast

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