Haskayne COVID-19 Business Resources

Research, webinars and programs for the business community

Big ideas in business research

The business world is rapidly changing, and Haskayne experts share their insight on this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty. Read their perspectives on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business and the economy.

Working from home through COVID-19? Take micro-breaks and perform better, UCalgary expert says

Behaviour research and Scandinavian experience teach that breaks improve wellness, boost productivity, reduce errors and more


Haskayne Connects

Haskayne Connects is a collection of webinars and podcasts designed to help you and your business navigate through these uncertain times with ideas and insights to keep you moving forward. These webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in attending. Register for an upcoming event or visit our archives to view past events or podcasts.

Upcoming webinars and podcasts

Hot topic: Social Enterprises – The Ethical Challenges webinar

Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre presents: Hot topic: Social Enterprises – The Ethical Challenges webinar

Date: June 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm MDT

What motivates a social entrepreneur’s desire to have a positive impact on society? Join us for an objective discussion on Social Enterprises, where John Vincent, entrepreneur, Angel VC and mentor will discuss Social Enterprises from an ethical point of view.

Brush up on your Ayn Rand and philosophies of objectivism and altruism for what will be a scintillating debate.

Webinar | Sustainable Finance in a Post-Pandemic World

Webinar | Sustainable Finance in a Post-Pandemic World

Hosted by: Centre of Corporate Sustainability
Date: July 7
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the Haskayne School of Business Centre for Corporate Sustainability for a free webinar on sustainable finance. Prior to COVID-19, green investment was accelerating, but how will the trend change now? Three panellists will debate the big questions, including: Will investor appetite for ESG change? Could corporations rethink their aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction goals? Does COVID-19 change the pace of energy transition? How will sustainable projects be financed?

Haskayne Connects: Podcast

Episode 26: Fake News Detector

"Fake news" has been an issue of public interest for years, with the Internet flooded with blatantly false information that gets widely shared using social media. We talk to Dr. Ray Patterson, PhD, a professor of business technology management. Ray and a team of fellow scholars have discovered a method to detect fake news sites by analyzing their digital supply chains.

For more information on upcoming Haskayne Connects Webinars and Podcasts and to view past recordings click here.


Creative Destruction Lab launches rapid response innovation program

CDL Recovery is a program designed for individuals and teams developing innovations that directly address critical health or economic recovery challenges created by the global COVID-19 crisis.

Applications for the program are now open. All types of innovative teams may apply – startups, corporations, informal collaborations, sole inventors, social impact ventures and not-for-profit initiatives.

Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies at the Haskayne School of Business is one of eight sites across four countries taking part.

For more information visit: https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/program/recovery/

CDL Recovery

Haskayne students helping local businesses

Haskayne students helping local business

Are you interested in supporting the local business community? Do you want to gain real-world work experience and refine your problem-solving skills?

We have partnered with Calgary Economic Development, the City of Calgary, Calgary Chamber, Tourism Calgary and the Business Council of Alberta to facilitate matching students to volunteer opportunities with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who are facing business challenges. Students who are interested in seeking volunteer opportunities can visit YYC Student Connection to be potentially matched with an organization.

Volunteering in the community may qualify students for financial assistance under federal student aid programs, like the Canada Student Services Grant.