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Thrive 2022 Dean's Message
Thrive 2022 Dean's Message

Famed scientist Marie Curie declared "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

Thrive asked alumni Michael Nederhoff to author an opinion piece on ethically growing controversial companies.
Notes from a Nation Builder

Thrive asked alumni Michael Nederhoff (B.Comm. 1994) to author an opinion piece on ethically growing controversial companies.

Future Nation Builders
Future Nation Builders

Over the course of their degree, our B.Comm. graduates become Nation Builders. We spoke to some of our student leaders to gain insight on what they have taken from their time at Edwards and what they believe has made them a Nation Builder.

Cover Story

Dembroski student-managed portfolio trust celebrates 10 years

A decade on, the student-managed fund in the Edwards School of Business hits $4.3 million. Here is a then-and-now overview of the growth and asset structure of the portfolio.

Five People, Five Jobs

What can you do with a business education?

Five outstanding Edwards graduates tell us what they love about their jobs.

Alumni

Alumna Sandra Masters: It's not about what we did, it's about what there is still left to do
Alumna Sandra Masters: It's not about what we did, it's about what there is still left to do

Alumna Sandra Masters (B.Comm. 1996) talks about representation following her installment as the 35th mayor of Regina and recognition as the first woman mayor of either of Saskatchewan's major cities.

Brandon Spink, Edwards alumnus, and current USask medicine student wins Joule Innovation Grant
Brandon Spink, Edwards alumnus, and current USask medicine student wins Joule Innovation Grant

Brandon Spink (B.Comm. 2016) received the $10,000 Joule Innovation Grant in the Emerging Physician Innovator category in 2020 following his team's win in the 2019 Med.Hack(+) hackathon competition for his invention, the Nexagon.

Alumna Nicole Li: Giving comes full circle
Alumna Nicole Li: Giving comes full circle

Nicole Li (B.Comm. 2011, MPAcc 2012) helps students realize their road map to success.

Edwards Alumni Achievements
Edwards Alumni Achievements

We are proud to share the accomplishments of our outstanding alumni from across the world.

Around the Bowl

EBSS Indigenous Initiatives: the Process, Updates and Use
EBSS Indigenous Initiatives: the Process, Updates and Use

The Thrive committee sat down with Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Dante Carter, and the Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Lauren Aussant, from the Edwards Business Students Society (EBSS) to discuss the creation and evolution of the Indigenous Initiatives document.

Research aims to understand how policies and decision-making processes impact organizations and workers
Research aims to understand how policies and decision-making processes impact organizations and workers

Professor Dionne Pohler explains how different governance models can affect decision-making and why that matters for building inclusive communities and organizations for more effective problem solving.

Life-mapping in the classroom and beyond: Lee Swanson receives Master Teacher Award
Life-mapping in the classroom and beyond: Lee Swanson receives Master Teacher Award

Described as a 'coach' and 'mentor' by students and colleagues alike, associate professor Dr. Lee Swanson has developed a reputation as an educator.

Wanda Gonda retires
Wanda Gonda retires.

Wanda Gonda retires after an outstanding career spanning two decades.

In The Community

Developing a leadership journey
Developing a Leadership Journey

Leadership looks different for everyone depending on where you are in your career. Learn more about Edwards Executive Education's program offerings.

Donor Roll
Edwards Donor Roll

The Edwards School of Business acknowledges, with gratitude, our many donors who generously support the school and the programs and services offered.

In Memoriam
In Memoriam

The Edwards School of Business regrets the passing of these alumni and friends. In Memoriam includes those who have passed between December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.