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.

Fellows 2021/22 – Heather Culbert and Patrick Lor

Heather Culbert

Former Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at Enerplus – Fellow 2021 – 2022

Heather Culbert is an independent businesswoman and active philanthropist with executive expertise in IT, HR and M&A in the energy sector. Ms. Culbert currently serves as the Vice Chair of Export Development Canada (EDC), as a Director on the Board of Whitecap Resources, Co-Founder of Board Ready Women and Axis Connects (Calgary), Board Chair of the United Way World Leadership Council and as a director on the board of The Fraser Institute. With over 27 years of experience in the energy sector, Ms. Culbert was the former Senior Vice President of Corporate Services with Enerplus Corporation. Prior thereto, she held senior management positions at Cody Energy, Suncor Energy and her own IT management consulting firm.

 

Heather Culbert

Patrick Lor

Managing Partner, Panache Ventures – Fellow 2021 – 2022

Patrick Lor is Managing Partner at Panache Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm that has invested in over 95 startups. He is also partner at 500 Startups Canada, and has been recognized by University of British Columbia’s Creative Destruction Lab as Associate of the Year in 2019, and by the University of Calgary with its inaugural Big Ideas Bold Leaders Alumni Award.  Previously, Patrick was co-founder of iStockphoto, which was sold to Getty Images in 2006. He was also head of North American operations for Fotolia, which was acquired by Adobe in 2014. Patrick holds a BA in Sociology and an MBA, both from the University of Calgary, and is also an active angel investor and LP in several venture capital funds including iNovia Capital, Version One Ventures, and Garage Ventures. In addition, he is an advisor and mentor at several technology incubator programs, and is a charter member of thea100.org and thec100.org.

Patrick Lor

2020/21
Heather Culbert, Former Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, Enerplus
Arthur Korpach, Former Vice Chairman Investment Banking of CIBC World Markets Inc.
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2019/20
Catherine Bell, Founder, Awakened Company and Consultant, DHR International
Arthur Korpach, Former Vice Chairman Investment Banking of CIBC World Markets Inc.
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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 Sendall, former VP, Petro Canada North American conventional oil and gas exploration
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2012/13 – 2013/14
Colin Jackson, former 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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