Haskayne COVID-19 Business Resources

Research, webinars and programs for the business community

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.

The webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in attending. Register for an upcoming event or visit our archives to view past webinars and 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.

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.

View past webinars and podcasts

Explore insights provided by both neuroscience and emotional intelligence to help leaders keep a realistic perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic, to mitigate the negative impacts of uncertainty, and to build capacity in themselves and those they lead to both survive and thrive in these changing and challenging times.

Hosted by: Haskayne Executive Education
Speakers:

  • Fred Jacques, adjunct associate professor, Haskayne School of Business
  • Beth Reimer-Hack, director, BLG LLP

Rosalynn Peschl, instructor of entrepreneurship and innovation, Haskayne School of Business discusses entrepreneurial thinking, the power of being able to adapt, and how to look past problems to find solutions.

Hosted by: UCalgary COVIDcast
Speaker: Rosalynn Peschl, instructor of entrepreneurship and innovation, Haskayne School of Business

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a major economic crisis, threatening the survival and longevity of almost every business across the Western world. At the same time, the post-COVID reality will create major growth opportunities for Western economies. How can your company find its place in this new world?

Hosted by: Executive Education
Speakers: Dr. Oleksiy Osiyevskyy, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, Haskayne School of Business

Whether it’s Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, emergency loan or private placement, businesses are reaching for lifelines. A lifeline is an escape to safety: but where is safe in a post-COVID world? In this session, we will talk through those challenges and illuminate ways to ensure you are building a bridge to success and not just a pier.

Hosted by: Executive Education
Speakers: Richard May, Haskayne School of Business, Beth Reimer-Heck, BLG LLP

This seminar will leverage a structured approach to enhancing and managing creativity at your firm, using revenue streams as our focus.

Hosted by: Executive Education
Speaker: Phil Davidson, Haskayne School of Business, Catherine Connolly, PhD, MBA, ICD.D., CEO and President, Gist Solutions

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the survival and longevity of almost every business across the western world.  Learn how your company can find its place in this new world.

Hosted by: Centre for Corporate Sustainability
Speakers: Dr. Oleksiy Osiyevskyy, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, Haskayne School of Business

With the coronavirus pandemic, organizations around the world have had to move their work online — and fast. In this episode we hear from two of our experts about learning and working online, some of the challenges people are facing, how to change our mindsets, and how an organization as large and complex as a university can quickly change its entire way of doing things.

Hosted by: UCalgary COVIDcast
Speaker: Mohammad Keyhani, Associate Professor, Haskayne School of Business

Alberta has been a centre for entrepreneurial activity and risk capital for generations. As the province continues to transition to a lower carbon-intense economy, technological innovation will become of increasing importance. The discussion will highlight recent developments and offer advice on how to accelerate this transition.

Hosted by: Haskayne Executive Education

A panel conversation with Social Enterprises from around Calgary about how they are coping with the current COVID-19 situation. Panelists will share how they are finding opportunities to thrive and flourish as small – medium sized businesses during this remarkable time.

Hosted by: Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre

While massive increases in online shopping, communicating, and working behaviours during the pandemic shutdown are unlikely to continue at the same pace, at least some of these changes are likely to persist. Firms that have been most successful during this period have established a strong digital marketing presence and effective digital marketing will be critical as things open back up. In this session, we will examine three key digital marketing insights for firms that will be important as firms begin to adapt to a new reality.

Hosted by: Haskayne Executive Education
Speakers: Scott Radford, Ph.D (Haskayne School of Business), Beth Reimer-Heck (BLG LLP)

Speakers: Dr. Anup Srivastava (Haskayne School of Business) and Whitney Rockley (McRock Capital)
Moderator: Kristen van de Biezenbos (Haskayne School of Business)

We are relaunching Haskayne Hour online! Haskayne Hour pairs faculty with experts in the field, providing interesting perspectives for your business strategy and practice. Join a panel of experts for a lively discussion about the COVID-19 pandemic’s potential to dramatically shift the modern workforce away from in-person and in-place contacts towards digital solutions, robots and remote employment.

Hosted by: Haskayne Executive Education
Speakers:

  • Loren Falkenberg, Ph.D (Haskayne School of Business)
  • Patricia McLeod (Calgary Co-op, Film Centre, Alberta Innovates and the Beverage Container Management Board)
  • Beth Reimer-Heck (BLG LLP)
  • Marilyn Schonberner (New Gold Inc. and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.)

Alberta, along with other parts of Canada, is opening up its economy while there is still risk of COVID-19 transmission. Organizations are having to identify the new normal for operations while stabilizing their working capital. How are they moving forward? In this session you will hear from a panel of directors about what some organizations are doing, how they are managing through this transition and what issues are keeping them up at night.

Speakers: Mac Van Wielingen, Alan Norris, Dawn Farrell, George Brookman, Marcos Lopez, Alison Sunstrum, Joanne Ciulla, PhD, David Dick, PhD, Robert Thirsk
Moderator: Deborah Yedlin

Crises shake us to our core and present unique challenges for the ethical leader. To respond to these unprecedented times, the Haskayne School of Business, the Calgary Chamber and Calgary Foundation invite you to join us for an online summit of distinguished and high-profile leaders. This one-hour virtual media production packs a full-day of content into a highly engaging production featuring three panels that will explore the role of ethical leadership in a crisis, in recovery and in transforming organizations for the future.