Release Date: May 20, 2010
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University of Regina to host Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference

Business professors from across Canada will be attending Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference in Regina from May 22 to 25, 2010. About 350 professors and doctoral candidates from 23 universities across the country will attend the conference, where they will share the results of their research in various areas of business, including finance, marketing, information systems, human resource management, entrepreneurship and women in management. The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada was formed in 1972, and this is the first time the annual conference has been held in Regina.

"We're very proud that the University of Regina is the host this year for this important national conference," says Dr. Anne Lavack, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina. "We're especially proud that four of our professors will be receiving the Best Paper Award in their disciplines."

The four U of R professors being honoured are Robert Anderson and Aldene Meis Mason in Entrepreneurship and Family Business; Morina Rennie in Business History; and Joe Zhang in Finance.

Distinguished speakers include Robert Philips from the University of Richmond in Virginia, who will speak about social responsibility; Judith Pringle, a professor of Organization Studies at the Auckland University of Technology in Australia, who will speak about women's experiences in organizations; and Peter Todd, the dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, who will speak about information systems. All events will be held at the Delta Hotel in Regina.