REGINA Enterprising Our World Sustainable Business in Action Un by Larkvorhees

VIEWS: 7 PAGES: 16

									   REGINA 2010
 Enterprising Our World. Sustainable Business in Action.
Un mode entrepreneurial. Development durable en action




        Proposal to Host the
       ASAC 2010 Conference


      Faculty of Business Administration
             University of Regina
                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.   SUMMARY ....................................................................................................................... 3

2.   Overview of proposed conference city............................................................................... 4
     2.1 History of the City ....................................................................................................... 5
     2.2 Attractions ................................................................................................................... 6
     2.3 Travel Accessibility..................................................................................................... 8

3.   OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED INSTITUTION ........................................................ 9
     3.1 The University......................................................................................................... 9
     3.2 The Business School ............................................................................................. 10

4.   PROPOSED CONFERENCE CHAIR .................................................................................

5.   INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR CONFERENCE ..................................................... 12
     5.1  Financial................................................................................................................ 12
     5.2  Faculty Involvement.............................................................................................. 12
     5.3  Fundraising Commitments ................................................................................... 14

6.   PROPOSED CONFERENCE FACILITIES .................................................................... 15
     6.1 Features of Proposed Site...................................................................................... 15
     6.2 Accommodations................................................................................................... 18
     6.3 Event Venues ........................................................................................................ 20

7.   CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................ 21

8.   APPENDICES .................................................................................................................. 22
     8.1  C.V.s of Co-Chairs................................................................................................ 23
     8.2  Letters of Support ................................................................................................. 47
     8.3  Proposed Conference Schedule............................................................................. 51
     8.4  Proposed Conference Budget................................................................................ 52




                                                                                                                                        2
                    1.      SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSAL

1.1    Summary
The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) is seeking a host city and host
institution for the 2010 ASAC Conference.

The University of Regina’s Faculty of Business Administration is submitting this proposal to
host the 2010 ASAC Conference. The Regina 2010 Committee is excited about the opportunity
to showcase the university and the city. All delegates are sure to experience the warmth of a
Saskatchewan welcome!

Enclosed in the proposal are the key elements for the conference, including the Conference
Committee team, hotel, travel, and destination information about Regina and surrounding areas.




1.2    Proposed Theme
The Regina 2010 Committee has tentatively created a theme: Enterprising Our World,
Sustainable Business in Action. Its French translation is Un mode entrepreneurial, Development
durable en action.

What’s in the theme? The first part, Enterprising Our World sets a vision. It contains two key
concepts. First, Canada and Canadian business must be relevant to the global society, and
Canadian business schools have a role to play in this focus. Enterprising refers to business as a
powerful mechanism to transform regions and countries into stronger societies.

The theme’s second part, Sustainable Business in Action, is how the vision gets implemented. A
theme of business sustainability is increasingly a key focus in Canadian business schools. The
theme builds on the role of corporate social responsibility and ethics that is increasingly being
incorporated within business schools and appearing in business research.

ASAC does not have to commit to this theme, but the Regina 2010 Committee has used it to
build the present proposal.


                                                                                                    3
           2.     Overview of the Proposed Conference City

Why Regina?

Come hear what the buzz is all about!
This is an exciting time for Regina and Saskatchewan. Regina is booming, a result of a
diversified economy and a growing population. It one of Canada’s most rapidly growing
economies and has the hottest housing market. Yet, Regina has not lost its fun and friendly
small-town charm.

The University of Regina is a growing institution with numerous new program offerings. Its new
buildings are continuously changing the campus skyline. Always an outstanding teaching
institution, the University of Regina has been rapidly increasing its research capability and
research funding. Academic staff are now strong leaders in research and academic excellence.
This is especially true with the Faculty of Business Administration, where published research
and research support is at an all-time high.

It’s about time!
ASAC needs a new venue. Regina has not hosted the ASAC conference before, and therefore
invites ASAC to visit Canada’s Queen City

The University has held similar events of comparable sizes. The Faculty of Business
Administration itself has significant conference organizing experience, including hosting the
2005 Institute for Public Administration of Canada (350 delegates) and the 2004 Canadian
Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (250 delegates).

Regina has also been the site for many major events, such as two Grey Cups, Canada’s largest
annual agricultural event (Agribition), Juno Awards, Royal Red Arabian Horse Show, World
Junior Hockey Championships, 2005 Canada Summer Games, Canadian Country Music Awards,
and the only back-to-back concerts on the most recent Rolling Stones world tour. It is a city
widely known for hosting world-class events.


It’s time well spent!
A compact, efficiently-designed city, Regina offers short commuting distances between the
airport and downtown hotels, as well as between hotels and the university campus. Its residents
are renowned for their friendly and fun-loving manner. The sun shines brightly in Regina and the
living skies are remarkable!




                                                                                                4
2.1    History of the City of Regina
Over 9,500 years ago, Northern Plains Indians inhabited the prairies. The earliest written account
was credited to a Hudson’s Bay Company explorer, Henry Kelsey, in 1690. Before becoming a
province in 1905, Saskatchewan and Alberta were part of the North West Territories. The world-
famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police emerged from a police force that was created to police
this vast area.




Saskatchewan is now home to over 1,000,000 people. Over 650,000 square kilometers in size,
Saskatchewan offers a diverse landscape including a lush boreal forest in the north, rugged
badlands, Aspen parklands, the highest points of land (Cypress Hills) east of the Rockies, rolling
Prairie in the south, and two desert-like regions complete with sand dunes. It is a province with
over 100,000 lakes and rivers. Historically an agriculture-based economy, Saskatchewan is
Canada’s most export-focused province.

A community of about 200,000 people, Regina is a proud city with a progressive attitude and a
history of achievement. The capital of Saskatchewan, Regina is the Latin name for queen, hence,
the moniker “Canada’s Queen City.” Regina is one of Canada’s sunniest cities with over 2300
hours of sunshine




Over 100 years ago, a stretch of Prairie was transformed into an oasis of water and trees. Over
350,000 hand-planted and hand-seeded trees have transformed Regina’s streets and parks into
picturesque landscapes. Regina has one of North America’s largest urban parks with the man-
made Wascana Lake, shared by migratory birds and avid boaters. Wascana comes from the Cree
word Oscana, meaning “pile of bones,” as the surrounding area was used by Indians to dry
buffalo meat and clean and stretch buffalo hides.




                                                                                                 5
2.2    Regina and Area Attractions
There are international attractions and destinations such as:

       •       Home of the RCMP and the RCMP Training Academy, which has trained all
               Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and other national police forces, and the
               brand-new Arthur Erickson-designed RCMP Heritage Centre
       •       Canada’s only aboriginal post-secondary university-college, the First Nations
               University of Canada (affiliated with the University of Regina), located in a
               remarkable Douglas Cardinal-designed building
       •       Casino Regina with over 16 million visitors per year, located in the former Union
               Station
       •       Craven Country Jamboree where country music’s stars are enjoyed by over
               20,000 people
       •       North America’s largest urban park, the 2,300 acre Wascana Centre, housing the
               provincial legislative buildings, provincial museum, Saskatchewan Science
               Centre/IMAX Theatre, and the MacKenzie Art Gallery
       •       Mosiac Stadium and Taylor Field, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders
               Football Club
       •       Qu’Appelle Valley
       •       Regina Symphony, Canada’s oldest continuous symphony
       •       Temple Gardens Mineral Spa and the Prohibition-era Tunnels of Moose Jaw, a
               40-minute drive from Regina
       •       Deer Valley Golf Course with the “Fifth Best Golf Hole in Canada” and one of
               the top three signature holes in the country
       •       Warehouse District nightclub area
       •       Rouleau (a.k.a. Dog River), home of the award-winning Corner Gas television
               comedy
       •       Cathedral Village shopping area on 13th Avenue




                                                                                                6
The city of Regina is very compact and easy to get around. The university location is indicated in
the map below by a red dot.




                                                                                                7
2.3    Travel Accessibility




Near the centre of the country, Regina is easily accessible by air. Regular air service is provided
by Air Canada Jazz, WestJet, and NorthWest Airlines.

The Regina airport recently underwent a $20 million expansion, increasing baggage claim area,
post-security waiting areas, and specialty services. Best of all, the airport is a 10-minute drive
from downtown or approximately a $12 cab fare (only $15 for the stretch limousine!).

The following chart indicates the number of connecting and direct flight options available
DAILY to Regina (subject to change by Regina Airport Authority):

        City                          Arrivals into Regina             Departures from Regina
        Toronto                           17 (3 direct)                     15 (3 direct)
        Vancouver                         24 (2 direct)                     12 (2 direct)
        Calgary                           12 (9 direct)                     12 (9 direct)
        Edmonton                          20 (3 direct)                      9 (3 direct)
        Winnipeg                            4 direct                           4 direct
        Saskatoon                           5 direct                           5 direct
        Minneapolis                         2 direct                           2 direct
       (Source: Tourism Regina)




                                                                                                      8
       3.     Overview of the Proposed Conference Institution

3.1    The University

The University of Regina opened in 1911 as a residential high school named Regina College,
which at that time only had a population of twenty-seven students. Since then, the University has
grown to a junior college, then a second University of Saskatchewan campus, and finally to
become an independent institution in 1974. The University has two campuses – the original
College Avenue downtown campus and the 930-acre Main Campus.

The University of Regina is home to nine faculties, twenty-five academic departments, and
sixteen research institutes and centres. The University offers many specializations such as
journalism, social work, media production and studies, health studies, public policy, actuarial
studies, software systems, petroleum engineering, fine arts, education, and police studies. The
University of Regina was the first University in Western Canada to integrate the Co-op Program
into many of its faculties. This allows students to gain relevant work experience to add to their
education while attending the University.

The University of Regina is affiliated with three federated colleges. These include:

   •   Campion College, a Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts college
   •   Luther College, home of many arts, fine arts and science courses available to students
   •    First Nations University of Canada, the only campus is located here and focuses on
        providing an education in exploring the history, language, culture and artistic heritage of
        First Nations




The University is uniquely situated in Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North
America. This allows for an enjoyable environment for students and staff within walking
distance from Wascana Park, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and
the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

Just over ten years ago, the University of Regina experienced its largest physical growth since
the opening of the original seven buildings on the main campus in the 1960’s. Recently, the
University added the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport building, two 700-bed residences
(raising on-campus accommodation to 10% of total students), and a new Laboratory Building.
The new fine arts building – the Riddell Centre and its Shumiacher Theatre are used by
community groups such as Regina Summer Stage and Regina Light Lyric Opera.


                                                                                                  9
Today, the student population of the Campus has reached over 12,000. As well, the University
employs over 1,250 full-time faculty and staff.

In 2006-07, the University completed its Building Dreams and Futures fundraising campaign,
raising $82 million and exceeding the $75 million goal.



3.2    The Business School
The Faculty of Business Administration has three operating units: the Kenneth Levene Graduate
School of Business, the Paul J. Hill School of Business, and the Centre for Management
Development. There are 1,600 undergraduate and 150 graduate students,

                  Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business
                  In May 2005, the graduate program was named the Kenneth Levene Graduate
                  School of Business, after the receipt of a $4 million gift from Ken Levene, the
                  third-generation owner of a family furniture business in Regina and Moose
                  Jaw. The graduate school offers a Master of Business Administration degree,
                  an Executive MBA degree, a Master of Human Resource Management degree,
                  and Master’s Certificates in Human Resource Management and Leadership.



                  Paul J. Hill School of Business
                  In November 2007, the University received a $10 million gift and named the
                  undergraduate school the Paul J. Hill School of Business. The Hill family has
                  operated a diversified real estate, broadcasting, and energy business for over
                  100 years. The unique donation created a partnership with the Richard Ivey
                  School of Business.




                    Centre for Management Development
                    The Centre for Management Development opened in 2005 and moved into
                    new physical space in August 2007. The Centre provides student and faculty
                    business advisory services, executive leadership programs and training, and
                    publishing of applied research. The Centre works with all sizes of clients in
                    the business, public, and not-for-profit sectors. In Spring 2008, a new
business journal, the SMEE Review, will be launched focusing on practical research aimed at
small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurs.




                                                                                               10
                   4.      Proposed Conference Co-Chairs
We are proposing to have two conference Co-Chairs, both of whom are highly esteemed scholars
with strong track records (full CVs are included in the appendix):
                       Co-Chair               Dr. Robert Anderson
                       Co-Chair               Dr. Sylvain Charlebois (fully bi-lingual)

                      Robert B. Anderson
                      Dr. Robert Anderson is a Professor in Entrepreneurship and Management
                      Accounting. Prior to joining the Faculty, Bob spent ten years with the First
                      Nations University of Canada. He has a Ph.D. in regional economic
                      development (geography). Bob also has an MBA and is a Certified
                      Management Accountant. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers
                      and made many conference presentations on economic development and
                      entrepreneurship. He is the author of two books on the subject, co-author of
                      a third and co-editor of a handbook research on indigenous
                      entrepreneurship. More recent work has expanded to include corporate
social responsibility and sustainable development.
Bob is the editor of the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the regional editor for
Canada for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, an associate
editor of the Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, an associate editor of the Journal of
Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, and a founding editor of the Journal of Enterprising
Communities. He is the past president of the Canadian Council for Small Business and
Entrepreneurship and a past Director of the International Council for Small Business. He is also a
member of the Small Business Research Advisory Committee of the Department of Industry and
Commerce Canada.


                    Sylvain Charlebois
                    Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is Associate Dean, Kenneth Levene Graduate School
                    of Business and an Associate Professor in marketing. He teaches
                    international marketing in the Executive MBA program as well as the
                    undergraduate program. Dr. Charlebois has a Doctorate in Business
                    Administration (Marketing) from University of Sherbrooke (2006), an MBA
                    from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2002), and a BCom from the
                    Royal Military College (1992).
                    Dr. Charlebois’s current research interests lie in the broad area of food
                    distribution and food safety. He has an extensive publication list and has
presented his work at numerous conferences including the International Food and Agribusiness
Management Association in Chicago, Illinois in June 2005 and the 9th International Conference
on Marketing and Development (ICMD) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(Thessaloniki, Greece), June 2005.
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois was recently elected to the Editorial Policy Board of the International
Macromarketing Society and was named Track Chair in Agribusiness and Food for the 32nd
Macromarketing conference that will be held in Washington D.C. in June 2007. Dr. Charlebois is
also actively involved with the Agricultural Institute of Management of Saskatchewan.


                                                                                                11
                   Ron Camp
                   Dr. Ron Camp is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management
                   and International Business. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational
                   Behaviour from the University of British Columbia in 2003. He received his
                   Master of Management degree in Financial and International Management
                   in 1992. Dr. Camp has been a professor at the University of Regina since
                   2002. Previously, he worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation,
                   Human Resource Development Unit in Salem, Oregon as a Human
                   Resource Development Strategist. He has experience consulting for the
                   Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot
Division, Saskatchewan Government Relations and Aboriginal Affairs, and Knight Piesold, LP.


                     Lisa Watson
                     Dr. Lisa Watson is Assistant Professor of Marketing. She has a Ph.D. in
                     Marketing from Bond University in Australia (2005). Her marketing
                     expertise lies in the area of consumer psychology and, more specifically, in
                     the areas of emotional influences on consumer decision making and
                     consumer entitlement. She has also carried out research in social marketing,
                     e-commerce, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Watson began teaching
                     undergraduate courses in 1997. She primarily teaches Introduction to
                     Marketing and Management of Promotion. Dr. Watson possesses eight
                     years of marketing-related work experience. Clients have included such
organizations as Bank of Nova Scotia, Conference Board of Canada, Department of Foreign
Affairs and International Trade, Transport Canada, Universal Pictures, and Paramount Pictures.
She has also worked in administration and retail management.


                    David Senkow
                    Dr. David Senkow is Associate Dean (Research and Academic) and an
                    Associate Professor in Accounting. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting
                    from the University of Minnesota in 1992. He received his MBA in General
                    Business from the University of Manitoba in 1974, as well as his BComm.
                    (Hons.) in Accounting from the University of Manitoba in 1973. Dr.
                    Senkow’s teaching experience includes both Financial and Managerial
                    Accounting undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Regina.
                    Before joining the University of Regina, he taught undergraduate and
                    graduate M.B.A. courses at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Senkow has co-authored an introductory management accounting textbook (Hansen, Mowen,
Senkow, & Pollanen, Management Accounting, Canadian Sixth Edition. Toronto, Ontario:
Thomson Nelson, 2004), and he is the author of the accompanying Instructor’s Manual
Instructor’s Solution Manual to Accompany Management Accounting, Canadian Sixth Edition.
Toronto, Ontario: Thomson Nelson).




                                                                                              13
6.2    Accommodations
Regina is home to many exceptional hotels which will ensure that a delegate’s stay is
comfortable and pleasant. Some of these hotels include the Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan,
the Delta Hotel, the Regina Inn, the Ramada Hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, and the Quality
Hotel, all within a 5-minute walk of the main conference hotel (the Delta Hotel).

Prices, number of rooms, and contact details are shown below.


                                  Delta Hotel
                                  www.deltahotels.com
                                  Rooms Available: 274
                                  Location: 1919 Saskatchewan Drive
                                  Telephone: 306-525-5255
                                  Toll Free: 1-888-890-3222
                                  Single Room: $120.00 Standard
                                  Double Room: $120.00 Standard




                                  Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan
                                  www.hotelsask.com
                                  AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel
                                  Rooms Available: 224 including 26 suites
                                  Location: 2125 Victoria Avenue
                                  Telephone: 306-522-7691
                                  Toll Free: 1-800-333-3333
                                  Single Room: $120.00
                                  Double Room: $120.00


                                  Regina Inn
                                  www.reginainn.com
                                  Rooms Available: 235
                                  Location: 1975 Broad Street
                                  Telephone: 306-525-6767
                                  Toll Free: 1-800-667-8162
                                  Single Room: $114.00
                                  Double Room: $129.00




                                                                                           18
Ramada Hotel
www.saskramada.com
Rooms Available: 232
Location: 1818 Victoria Avenue
Telephone: 306-569-1666
Toll Free: 1-800-667-6500
Single Room: $96.00
Double Room: $96.00




Quality Hotel Regina
www.qualityregina.com
Rooms Available: 126
Location: 1717 Victoria Avenue
Telephone: 569-4656
Toll Free: 1-888-569-1717
Single Room: $90.00
Double Room: $99.00




Holiday Inn Express
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/yqrca
Rooms Available: 78
Location: 1907 11th Avenue
Tlephone: 569-4600
Toll Free: 1-800-667-9922
Single Room: $115.00
Double Room: $115.00




University of Regina – North & South Residence
The University of Regina campus features two residence
towers containing one, two, three and four-bedroom
furnished apartments with full kitchens and living rooms.
Full bathrooms are included within each apartment. Private
dorm rooms with shared bathrooms are also available. All
configurations offer local phone service, high-speed internet
connection, a cable TV port, and access to laundry services.
Cooking and eating utensils are available to rent on a limited
basis.
Single (Private Bedroom)          $47 p/p/night
Double (2 single beds together)   $60 p/couple/night



                                                            19
6.3 Social Events - Venues
Regina has many great locations to host ASAC Conference social events. Buses could be
arranged to bring ASAC Conference attendees to and from these sites. Three of these
possibilities are proposed here:

                              The RCMP Heritage Centre is a
                              recently completed venue that
                              would provide an interesting
                              location for a stand-up reception.
                              It is a 10-minute drive from the
                              downtown hotels.




                               The MacKenzie Art
                               Gallery can host sit-down
                               dinners for up to about 250
                               people. Guests could tour
                               the art collection before
                               dinner. The location is just
                               a 5-minute drive from the
                               downtown hotels.




                                      First Nations University of Canada features room for a
                                      stand-up reception, with a glass tipi as the centerpiece of
                                      the reception area. An exquisite art gallery also adjoins this
                                      space.




The University of Regina’s Riddell Centre is a 250-
seat theatre with an adjoining reception area.




                                                                                               20
7.       CONCLUSION

We hope that we have provided convincing evidence that:

     •   The city of Regina has all the amenities and attractions to be a superior conference
         location for ASAC 2010.
     •   The Paul J. Hill School of Business and Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at
         the University of Regina have the necessary faculty and staff resources to organize a
         superior conference.
We would be pleased to provide more detail on any aspects of this proposal.




                                                                                                21

								
To top