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Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL)

Since 2012 the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business has supported the development of leadership education with the endowment of a research chair. Dr. Turner has held the chair since 2017.

Nick Turner

Nick Turner, Distinguished Research Chair in Advanced Business Leadership

Healthy work is the research theme Dr. Nick Turner, PhD, explores as the Distinguished Research Chair in Advanced Business Leadership with the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL). Healthy work is work that promotes psychological well-being and physical safety. Many factors come together to create healthy work, including leadership, work design and occupational health and safety. His recent work focuses on the relationship between leadership and safety, young workers and safety, and the relationship between workplace injuries and mental health. 

An accomplished scholar, Turner published many journal articles. Turner has also published pieces in The Conversation Canada. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, and a member of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health.

Young Adult Development Study

With leadership development as a global priority, the Haskayne School of Business is exploring why, when, and how people emerge as leaders.

Generously supported by Cenovus, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Haskayne Big Ideas Fund, the Young Adult Development Study is a multi-year research project that will be the first of its kind in Canada to follow young people and explore their leadership development.

The study aims to understand the personal and social factors that shape decision-making as youth become young adults. It will be conducted over a period of five years and will examine how different experiences impact youth as they transition into adulthood after leaving high school.

CCAL Leadership Research Grants

Validation of a leadership self-assessment tool for medicine

Recipient: Joshua Bourdage

Year Awarded: 2017


What Guides Corporate Resilience?

Recipient: Mark Anderson

Year Awarded: 2017

Passing the Baton: Opportunity recognition in family businesses – the Alberta Story

Recipient: Alice de Koning

Year Awarded: 2018


Understanding the evolving nature of women in business, women in leadership & women in entrepreneurship: a series of case studies

Recipient: Rosalynn Peschl

Year Awarded: 2018

Poverty and Leadership Role Occupancy: A big data examination of the influences of depression, race and gender

Recipient: Justin Weinhardt, Aidan Dumaisnil

Year Awarded: 2019


A Meta-Analytic Review of Entrepreneurial Leadership Research

Recipient: Mohammad Keyhani, Piers Steel

Year Awarded: 2019

Medical Leadership Changes in Response to a Crisis

Recipient: Jaana Woiceshyn

Year Awarded: 2020


Literary imagination and Leadership: Lessons from the classroom

Recipient: Naor Cohen

Year Awarded: 2020