Ron Mathison and Dick Haskayne

Generous Supporters

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Helping shape the next generation of Canada’s business leaders

With a growing community came a great need to bring our students closer together. Thanks to the significant philanthropic support from the business community, the Haskayne School of Business was afforded the opportunity to build more capacity with our new building, Mathison Hall. The Haskayne community is incredibly grateful to all who have contributed to our expanded home – a special place that will shape generations of Canada’s business leaders, attract new talent and elevate Calgary’s business landscape.  

Hear from some our remarkable donors who made our big ideas come to life.

Lead Philanthropists

We are grateful for the generosity of our many donors who are helping us transform business education.

Ronald P. Mathison

Ronald P. Mathison

Mathison Hall is named in honour of Calgary business leader and philanthropist Ronald P. Mathison, chairman of MATCO Investments Ltd., who spearheaded the philanthropic funding for the building with a $20 million gift.

“My late father, Ken Mathison, and Richard Haskayne were lifelong friends. This was the genesis of my wanting to make this gift,”

In 2012, Mathison gave a $10-million gift to establish the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education in the Cumming School of Medicine at UCalgary. He is also a member of the Haskayne Founders’ Circle and started the Ronald P. Mathison MBA Fellowship in 2002.

Mathison Hall was named in recognition of Ron’s transformational support of the Haskayne Capital Expansion Project.

Rob Peters

Rob Peters, BA’67

Calgary-based investment firm Peters & Co. Limited has been instrumental in the growth of Canada’s energy industry since the company opened its doors in downtown Calgary in 1971. Its co-founder is now turning his attention to future generations of business leaders who will soon make their own impact in the business community. On March 14, 2019 University of Calgary President Ed McCauley announced a $5 million gift from Rob Peters and family.

“My hope is that this space will offer the students a break from the intense schedule of their studies. Surrounded by a welcoming, sophisticated and comfortable décor, this space will encourage students, faculty and staff to stop, make time to connect, support, refresh and refocus before returning to their studies.”

The Robert G. Peters Floor was named in recognition of Rob’s generous support of Mathison Hall.

Michael Tims

Michael Tims, BComm (Dist.)'76, LLD'09 and Renae Tims, Bed'83

Michael Tims, CM, BComm (Dist.)’76, LLD’09, has an almost five decade history of engagement with the University of Calgary. From student to Business School instructor, from volunteer to valued advisor, Tims is a highly unique alumnus. He and his wife, Renae, BEd’83, have generously supported initiatives across the university, but are true champions for business education. Through their gift to the Haskayne Capital Expansion Project, the construction of Mathison Hall is one important step closer to realization.

Tims added: “This project will be outstanding for students, faculty, the university and the Calgary community. We are delighted to join with Ron Mathison, Dick and Lois Haskayne and so many others; and to further a connection with a University that has played such an important role in our lives so far.”

The Michael J. Tims Lecture Theatre was named in recognition of Mike and Renae’s generous support of Mathison Hall.

Mac and Susan Van Wielingen

Mac and Susan Van Wielingen

Mac and Susan Van Wielingen, through their private family foundation, Viewpoint Foundation, have fueled transformational leadership development initiatives at the University of Calgary since establishing the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in 2012. Their support of the Haskayne Capital Expansion Project builds on their ongoing and passionate commitment to enhance business education and ethics research so that future leaders can transform their business communities and more broadly, business’ role in society. 

“We are very excited to support the Haskayne School of Business in the creation of this new space as we have seen the school’s positive impact over the past eight years training and educating future leaders. Our hope is that this unique space will provide more opportunities for student, faculty, and business leaders to collaborate, engage in open dialogue, and continue to challenge and learn from one other.”

The Viewpoint Circle for Dialogue was named in recognition of Mac and Susan’s generous support of Mathison Hall through the Viewpoint Foundation.

CPA Alberta

Rachel Miller, Chief Executive Officer (left) and Bronwen Webster, Senior Vice President (right) of CPA Alberta

CPA Alberta  

CPA Alberta is proud to continue its long legacy of supporting Haskayne School of Business students and accounting education in the province. Innovation and the accounting profession have always gone hand in hand, and as leaders in business, Chartered Professional Accountants are at the forefront of change and helping Alberta businesses prepare for the future.  

“The CPA Alberta Commons is the perfect grounds for fostering and building the leaders of tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing how the ideas that originate in the CPA Alberta Commons become the future tools and drivers of business and finance,” says CPA Alberta CEO, Rachel Miller. 

CPA Alberta Commons was named in recognition of CPA Alberta’s generous support of Mathison Hall.

Other Generous Supporters

Dave Duckett

Dave Duckett, BComm’78

W. David Duckett, BComm’78, is a distinguished entrepreneur who is passionate about education and creating a space where communities come together to learn and collaborate. He has generously supported the Haskayne Capital Expansion Project and Next Up: The W. David Duckett Speaker Series and contributed to the growth of the Haskayne School’s supply chain management program.

“Education empowers people and provides opportunities for everyone to flourish. I’m delighted to support Mathison Hall where future generations of leaders and innovators hatch their next big ideas and develop relationships to create a better world.”

W. David Duckett Theatre was named in recognition of David’s generous support of Mathison Hall.

Founder of Coril Holdings, Ron and Diane Mannix

Diane Mannix (left) and Ron Mannix, Founder of Coril Holdings (right)

Coril Holdings

Coril Holdings Ltd. and its predecessors have been a leading example of responsible corporate growth and community investment since 1898. With their generous support of the Mathison Hall project, they hope to help ignite curiosity in generations of leaders to come and facilitate the advancement of entrepreneurship and innovation globally.

“Coril is excited to partner with the Haskayne School of Business on the Mathison Hall Project, recognizing the importance of investing in our young leaders of tomorrow and providing innovative spaces for them to learn, collaborate and unleash their creativity,” says Deanna L. Zumwalt, Coril’s President and CEO.

Coril Classroom was named in recognition of Coril’s generous support of Mathison Hall.

Graduate Student Lounge presented by CDL-Rockies Mentors was named in recognition of their contribution.

Graduate Student Lounge presented by CDL-Rockies Mentors were named in recognition of their contribution.

CDL-Rockies Mentors

Mentors of the Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies came together to generously fund the Mathison Hall Project. The donations were made by: Susan Anderson; Carol & Douglas Beach; Begin Family Foundation; Michael & Jacqueline Broadfoot; Kevin Campbell; M. Elizabeth Cannon; Vincent Chahley; Michael & Heather Culbert; Jim Davidson; The Drake Family; Dr. Chen Fong; Gary Griffiths; Kanovsky Family Foundation; Lorraine Mitchelmore; Scott Saxberg & Jenna Kaye; Tamaratt Fund at the Calgary Foundation; and Peter Tertzakian.

Al and Laurie Monaco

Al Monaco, MBA’97 and Laurie Monaco

Al Monaco, MBA’97 and Laurie Monaco are dedicated to making a positive impact in their community. Al is a visionary leader with more than 40 years of industry experience and the recipient of the 2020 Haskayne Alumni Award for Management Alumni Excellence. Al and Laurie are strong believers in the power of education.

They added: “We all have a responsibility to equip the next generations of business leaders with the skills needed to advance our economy and better our communities. Laurie and I hope the Monaco Family Classroom will be a place where students can thrive and reach their full potential.”

Monaco Family Classroom was named in recognition of Al and Laurie’s generous support of Mathison Hall.


From left to right: John Gordon, Scott Olsson, Danielle Wong, Brad Robertson, Chris Marra from KPMG (current and former partners)

KPMG in Canada

KPMG in Canada is dedicated to playing an active role in bettering communities across Canada. Their support of the Haskayne Capital Expansion Project builds on their ongoing and passionate commitment to inspiring confidence, empowering change, and driving innovation.  

Murray Suey, Calgary Managing Partner added: “The KPMG Collaboration Zone will allow future leaders to collaborate, engage in open dialogue and generate new ideas. Together we are focused on uncovering a world of opportunity.” 

KPMG Collaboration Zone was named in recognition of KPMG’s generous support of Mathison Hall.



Deloitte has long propelled student success and innovation at UCalgary through scholarship and program funding particularly at the Haskayne School of Business. Their investment into Mathison Hall reflects the corporate culture that upholds collaboration, inclusivity and innovation.

“We are delighted to contribute to the Mathison Hall Project and see the creation of the Deloitte Student Club Room. We want the space to inspire the next generation of leaders to take initiative, collaborate across disciplines and develop creative solutions to the world’s challenges,” added Nicole Torgrimson, Managing Partner, Prairie Region of Deloitte Canada.

Deloitte Student Club Room was named in recognition of Deloitte’s generous support of Mathison Hall.

Long View

Brent Allison (CEO; right) and Michael D. Kochorek (VP, Marketing & Business Development; left) from Long View

Long View

Long View, as one of the largest privately-owned technology companies in North America, has its roots firmly planted in Calgary and knows the value of supporting students and future alumni of the Haskayne School of Business.

Long View’s founder and executive chairman, Don Bialik, MBA’89, comments: “As a people-centric organization, Long View invests in graduates today for the careers of tomorrow. We are happy to lend our support to Mathison Hall, where students gain the skills they need to create a better, kinder, smarter future for all of us.”

Long View Room was named in recognition of Long View’s generous support of Mathison Hall.