July 30, 2018

Entrepreneurial thinking panel discussion


Learn from a panel of experts how anyone can leverage the entrepreneurial mindset. Teaching entrepreneurial thinking is about more than just business start-ups. It's about taking initiative, solving problems creatively, being resourceful, persuading others your idea has merit, collaborating with them to make it happen and being able to adjust when things don’t go as planned.

Watch the webinar to understand why entrepreneurial thinking is important across all disciplines. Learn how anyone can leverage the entrepreneurial mindset, whether it’s creative ways of addressing social challenges, designing more sustainable communities, pushing boundaries in the arts, or re-inventing a career or business after an economic downturn.


About the Speakers:

Dr. John Brown, PhD, is dean and a professor of architecture with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design. His research interests include housing, aging-in-place, and architectural entrepreneurship. John is a registered architect and a founding principal of the architectural firm Housebrand. He is a recognized authority on residential practice and collaborates with medical and bio-medical engineering researchers to develop new housing options for an aging population.

Mary Moran joined Calgary Economic Development as the Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Research in 2010 and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2015. She has extensive leadership experience in developing strategy, marketing, stakeholder relations, and fund development with major corporations including TELUS, Delta Hotels, Canadian Airlines and WARDAIR.

Houston Peschl is an instructor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Sustainable Development in UCalgary's Haskayne School of Business. He started his entrepreneurial journey in the town of Canmore, Alberta at the age of 13. Disappointed and frustrated with a summer job as a dishwasher for the local greasy spoon, he decided to start a landscaping company. Seven successful start-ups have followed, along with the passion to solve the world's problems through entrepreneurial thinking.

Drl. Richard Sigurdson, PhD, is the dean of UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts. His research interests lie in political theory, Canadian politics, and the politics of nationalism, specifically on national identity and how it affects public policies on immigration in different countries.