Jarislowsky Fellowship in Business Management

Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL)

The Jarislowsky Fellowship in Business Management executive in residence program is the result of a $1 million gift by the Jarislowsky Foundation in 2006 to the Haskayne School of Business. This gift was matched by the Government of Alberta’s Access to the Future Fund. The Jarislowsky Fellow in Business Management provides a unique opportunity to enrich Haskayne School of Business students’ experience through engaging successful business, social sector and public sector leaders as role models. It is founded in philanthropist, Stephen Jarislowsky’s belief that by providing students with access to professionals, and their real world successes and failures, the university will increase the depth and breadth of the learning experience.
 
The programming supported by the fellowship is intended to connect Haskayne School of Business students with community leaders to equip students with ‘outside of the classroom’ knowledge that is normally only gained through the benefit of experience. This perspective, Jarislowsky believes, will support students to think critically, adapt and innovate in their careers.
 
Leaders selected as fellows are individuals who bring a perspective made rich through their community involvement and exposure to the arts, international culture, religion, politics, diversity and other worldly knowledge. As an executive in residence at the Haskayne School of Business, Jarislowsky Fellows commit to a limited number of specific duties during their term, and leverages their knowledge and connections to bring a wider range of people and perspectives to students.

The Haskayne School gratefully acknowledges this generous gift provided by The Jarislowsky Foundation.

Fellow 2019/20 – Arthur Korpach and Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Founder, Awakened Company and Consultant, DHR International – Fellow 2019 – 2020

Catherine Bell founded BluEra, a Profit 500 executive search and team transformation company that was acknowledged as a top 200 growing company in Canada and top 10 in Alberta and best workplace. With the sale of BluEra to DHR, Catherine now focuses on awakening the fire within as founder of The Awakened Company. Catherine is author of the revolutionary business book, The Awakened Company, which was awarded the Nautilus Book Awards in Business and Leadership, a best seller one week after its release, a best seller on Amazon, chosen as "8 of The Best Leadership Books of 2015" and recognized as a top book combining business and mindfulness. Catherine has been published in Fortune, HBR, Profit, Conscious Company Magazine, Women of Influence and written for the UN.

Catherine Bell

Arthur Korpach

Former Vice Chairman Investment Banking of CIBC World Markets Inc. – Fellow 2019 – 2020

Arthur Korpach has four years of public company audit and 27 years of investment banking experience, with a focus on the energy sector.  He is a former Vice Chairman Investment Banking of CIBC World Markets where he managed the firm’s global oil and gas business.  His experience includes providing advice on strategy, business plans, capital structure, credit, financing and mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Korpach is a Chartered Business Valuator, a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a past chair of the Accounting Standards Board of the CICA.  He has served on several public (Canadian Oil Sands, Canexus Corporation, Freehold Royalties Ltd., Inter Pipeline Ltd.) and private (HPC Energy Services) company boards and on several not for profit boards (United Way Calgary, Alberta Heart & Stroke).  He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a MBA from Harvard Business School.  Mr. Korpach holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a past chair of the Calgary chapter of the ICD.

Arthur Korpach

2018/19
John Brussa, Partner and Chairman, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BD&P)
Catherine Bell, Founder, Awakened Company and Consultant, DHR International
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2017/18
Debbie Stein, Former VP Finance & CFO, AltaGas
John Brussa, Partner and Chairman, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BD&P)
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2016/17
Bill Sembo, Former Vice Chairman at RBC Capital Markets LLC
Debbie Stein, Former VP Finance & CFO, AltaGas
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2015/16
Brian Felesky, Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking (Canada), Credit Suisse Securities and a founding partner of Felesky Flynn LP
Bill Sembo, Former Vice Chairman at RBC Capital Markets LLC
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2014/15
Brian Felesky, Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking (Canada), Credit Suisse Securities and a founding partner of Felesky Flynn LP

2014/15
Kathy Sendallformer VP, Petro Canada North American conventional oil and gas exploration
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2012/13 – 2013/14
Colin Jacksonformer President and Chief Executive Officer of the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts.

2011/12
John Forzani, Co-founder and former chairman of the Forzani Group.

2010/11
Clive Beddoe, Co-Founder and Former Chairman, WestJet Airlines Ltd.

2009/10
Martin Glynn, Former President & CEO of HSBC Bank Canada and HSBC Bank USA

2008/09
Gwyn Morgan, Founding President and retired CEO of EnCana Corporation

2007/08
Brian MacNeill , Former CEO of Enbridge from 1990 until his retirement in 2001. He served two terms as chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Calgary from 2001 to 2007.

Stephen A. Jarislowsky is the former President and current Chairman of Jarislowsky Fraser, a firm he started 60 years ago. Over that time, he has directed the growth of the company to become one of the largest and most successful investment management firms in Canada. Throughout his career, Mr. Jarislowsky has been a strong advocate for shareholder rights. He has been active in other corporations, participated in educational, cultural and charitable activities of many kinds, endowed twenty-one University S.A. Jarislowsky Chairs and contributes frequently to television, radio, magazines and newspapers. He is the recipient of the International Entrepreneurial Award from the University of Manitoba. Current public board directorships include Goodfellow Inc. where he is a director.

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