IME 2018-2019

Michael Madore    Position:  Director IME   What do you like about being the IME Director?  Having the opportunity to expose students to experiential learning. To apply the concepts students acquire in their coursework. Also, the chance to help a local non-profit entity by increasing their profile in the community and raise some funds for them as well.   Something Interesting about you?  I am an avid golfer and had my first hole in one this past summer (May 2018) at Paradise Golf Course (which I’m a member of). I’m also a die-hard Maple Leaf fan and have been my entire life.   What is your vision for IME in 5-10 years?  To continue to enhance the program, meeting the needs of students and community stakeholders

Michael Madore

Position: Director IME

What do you like about being the IME Director? Having the opportunity to expose students to experiential learning. To apply the concepts students acquire in their coursework. Also, the chance to help a local non-profit entity by increasing their profile in the community and raise some funds for them as well.

Something Interesting about you? I am an avid golfer and had my first hole in one this past summer (May 2018) at Paradise Golf Course (which I’m a member of). I’m also a die-hard Maple Leaf fan and have been my entire life.

What is your vision for IME in 5-10 years? To continue to enhance the program, meeting the needs of students and community stakeholders

John Usher    Position:  Professor of Organization Theory & Strategy   What do you like about teaching the IME students?  Small class, engaged students, cohort model, dedicated to support of non-profits and social change   Something interesting about you?  Although I was born in England, after living for six years in Edmonton, seven years in St. John’s and 17 years in Lethbridge, I no longer mind the cold ( or the wind).   How do you think MRGE will benefit the IME students?  I believe that Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment has the ideal mix of  topics (CSR, stakeholder management, ethics & globalization),  examples  (GMOs, Climate change, Animal rights, Social entrepreneurship, Organic food, Fair trade & Sweatshops), and  pedagogy  (weekly debates) to support the vision and values of IME. And hey… thebook is a $0 open-source text! Talk about a win-win-win…

John Usher

Position: Professor of Organization Theory & Strategy

What do you like about teaching the IME students? Small class, engaged students, cohort model, dedicated to support of non-profits and social change

Something interesting about you? Although I was born in England, after living for six years in Edmonton, seven years in St. John’s and 17 years in Lethbridge, I no longer mind the cold (orthe wind).

How do you think MRGE will benefit the IME students? I believe that Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment has the ideal mix of topics(CSR, stakeholder management, ethics & globalization), examples (GMOs, Climate change, Animal rights, Social entrepreneurship, Organic food, Fair trade & Sweatshops), and pedagogy (weekly debates) to support the vision and values of IME. And hey… thebook is a $0 open-source text! Talk about a win-win-win…

Andrea Amelinckx    Position:  Chair and Director, Indigenous Governance and Business Management Program Area, Instructor, International Management Area   What do you like about teaching the IME students?  IME students are keen learners that actively participate in the learning process and are highly engaged in both academic and social responsibility issues   Something interesting about you?  I have traveled to 31 countries and worked in four countries; I have worked for five non-profit organizations and volunteered for five others.   How do you think International Management will benefit the IME students?  It is important for IME students to understand the global environment as both students and graduates today operate in more complex, multicultural and diverse environment and as Canadians, global business is vital to the economy which is heavily geared to exports and reliant on MNE investment.

Andrea Amelinckx

Position: Chair and Director, Indigenous Governance and Business Management Program Area, Instructor, International Management Area

What do you like about teaching the IME students? IME students are keen learners that actively participate in the learning process and are highly engaged in both academic and social responsibility issues

Something interesting about you? I have traveled to 31 countries and worked in four countries; I have worked for five non-profit organizations and volunteered for five others.

How do you think International Management will benefit the IME students? It is important for IME students to understand the global environment as both students and graduates today operate in more complex, multicultural and diverse environment and as Canadians, global business is vital to the economy which is heavily geared to exports and reliant on MNE investment.

Alireza Tajbakhsh    Position:  Assistant Professor - IME Project Management   What do you like about teaching the IME students?  I believe that our IME students have a grand passion to help the community grow while getting the least academic credit for what they are expected to do. Genuinely, they are role models at Dhillon School of Business living their social responsibility dreams and at the same time pursuing the school's vision, "Best Management Experience"   Something interesting about you?  Training for my first marathon before I turn 40 (I planned this personal "project" during the summer using project management techniques that I discuss in my IME classes)   How do you think Project Management will benefit the IME students?  I designed my IME section in such a way that the IME students (1) use the course materials in planning their fund raising projects using the best practices applied to service/product projects by managers and practitioners; (2) apply the discussed PM techniques in their workplace and professional experiences to efficiently manage different aspects of projects they will be involved in; and (3) pursue professional certificates in future independently through self-study at their own convenience and personal pace.

Alireza Tajbakhsh

Position: Assistant Professor - IME Project Management

What do you like about teaching the IME students? I believe that our IME students have a grand passion to help the community grow while getting the least academic credit for what they are expected to do. Genuinely, they are role models at Dhillon School of Business living their social responsibility dreams and at the same time pursuing the school's vision, "Best Management Experience"

Something interesting about you? Training for my first marathon before I turn 40 (I planned this personal "project" during the summer using project management techniques that I discuss in my IME classes)

How do you think Project Management will benefit the IME students? I designed my IME section in such a way that the IME students (1) use the course materials in planning their fund raising projects using the best practices applied to service/product projects by managers and practitioners; (2) apply the discussed PM techniques in their workplace and professional experiences to efficiently manage different aspects of projects they will be involved in; and (3) pursue professional certificates in future independently through self-study at their own convenience and personal pace.

Jason Copping    Position:  Instructor - IME Human Resource Management   What do you like about teaching the IME students?  I like the fact that they are exposed to learning through simulations and interactive conversations.   Something interesting about you?  I love conflict resolution   How do you think H/R Management will benefit the IME students?  I believe the course teaches the students how to become strong managers as well as understand great HR practices. To manage is to lead through others.

Jason Copping

Position: Instructor - IME Human Resource Management

What do you like about teaching the IME students? I like the fact that they are exposed to learning through simulations and interactive conversations.

Something interesting about you? I love conflict resolution

How do you think H/R Management will benefit the IME students? I believe the course teaches the students how to become strong managers as well as understand great HR practices. To manage is to lead through others.