MacEwan University celebrates the good news of our staff and faculty. Here are a few recent accomplishments.
1. On November 9, Michelle Plouffe will be receiving a Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Award in the category of In-House Counsel. Every year, the WILL Awards are presented to female legal professionals in Alberta.
Michelle is being recognized for going above and beyond in her role as MacEwan’s vice-president, general counsel and compliance officer. In a few short years, she has demonstrated strategic leadership, strong management skills, and a tireless commitment to making the MacEwan community a better place by championing equity, diversity and safe space creation for students and employees. Among her many achievements are the establishment of the university’s sexual violence policy and Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education.
2. It’s November, so that means Avenue Edmonton has released the names of its Top 40 Under 40. Congratulations to Jill Green, a registered psychologist with Wellness and Psychological Services, and Assistant Professor Dr. Junaid Jahangir, economics, (pictured right) for being recognized among the Top 40 Under 40 for 2017.
Jill was recognized for her work at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, which led to her role in establishing MacEwan’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee, and Junaid for his activism in the Muslim LGBTQ community.
Theatre Arts alum and sessional instructor Ryan Parker also made the list for the many hats he wears in Edmonton’s performing arts industry. Read his story at MacEwan.ca/Ryan.
Related: Junaid Jahangir harnesses the power of hope
3. Dr. Albena Pergelova, associate professor in the School of Business, brought home the Best Paper Award from the Diana International Research Conference 2017. Albena’s award-winning paper, “Democratizing Entrepreneurship? Digital Capability, Gender, and the Internationalization of Emerging Markets SMEs,” is a collaborative project with researchers from Bentley University and Sofia University.
The Diana Research Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures and contexts. Through the years, Diana conferences have brought together scholars from many countries, providing a platform to share a global research agenda dedicated to women entrepreneurs and their growth-oriented businesses.
Related: Albena Pergelova: Trust your instincts to take you to great places
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