University of Calgary

Leighton Wilks

  • Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • Associate Dean (Teach & Learn)
  • Future Fund Learning Fellowshi
  • Faculty [OBHR]


Leighton Wilks is a Senior Instructor and PhD candidate in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources. His research interests include corporate social responsibility, strategic partnerships, cross-cultural management, international human resources management, negotiation, and ethics.

Leighton has a significant consulting background in diverse areas including real estate development, strategic planning, and cross-cultural training.

Leighton has received several academic awards and scholarships, including the Robert A. Wilson Doctoral Management Scholarship, the Human Resources Association of Calgary Graduate Scholarship, the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship and the J. Armand Bombardier Internationalist Fellowship. In 2019 he was inducted into the University of Calgary Students' Union Teaching Excellence Hall of Fame and also received a Calgary Award for Community Achievement in Education.

Leighton holds a MBA (thesis-based) and a BA in Psychology from the University of Calgary. His dissertation research looks at corporate social responsibility within the oil and gas industry, with a specific focus on strategic partnerships that are enacted to achieve social value.

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