Bissett Profile Photo Victoria Calvert

Victoria Calvert

International Business
Office:  EB3024
Phone: 403.440.7015
Email: vcalvert@mtroyal.ca

BCom Honours Queen’s University 1978
MBA Western University 1980


Victoria Calvert is the Community Service Learning (CSL) Facilitator for Mount Royal University. She has taught entrepreneurship and international courses, served as initial Chair of the Entrepreneurship Applied Degree, and has taught CSL based courses since 1994 with her students contributing over 77,000 hours to community partners.

Victoria is engaged in CSL research at the national and international levels through CACSL and IARSLCE, and has served as Academic Chair and Conference Chair for the national CSL conferences. While her research focused on entrepreneurship for almost twenty years, her research since 2008 pertains to CSL with regards to partnership relationships, Global Service Learning, and strategies to optimize impact for both student learning and community organizations. She is a frequent keynote speaker regarding CSL, and is pursuing multi-institutional initiatives. Victoria has also consulted Alberta based SMEs through her practice since 1982.


Recognition and Awards
Conference Chair for the National Conference for Community Service Learning (CACSL) 2016
Co-Conference Chair Canadian Council for Small Medium Enterprises (CCSBE) 2010
Distinguished Faculty Award for MRU 2012
Excellence in Teaching Award from Students Association MRU
Best in Track Academic Papers ABEAI Conferences 2008, 2009, 2011
Most Innovative Entrepreneurship Program Award from CCSBE

Main Courses and Workshops
International Marketing
CSL Curriculum, Assessment, and Research workshops


Current Projects
Lead author Global Service Learning: Enhancing Humility chapter for Wiley publication: Handbook of Service-­‐Learning for Social Justice
Co-Editor for Community Service-Learning (CSL) and Community Engagement (CE) in Canada: Exemplars in Research, Curriculum Delivery, and Partnership Models to be published by University of Regina Press in 2018

Sample Publications and Major Contributions
2017 Canadian Community Service Learning: Impact for Change, Community Service Learning: Why Can't Canada be More Like Mexico
2016 Building Bridges from the Decoding Interview to Teaching Practice
2016 Decoding Ourselves: An Inquiry into Faculty Learning About Reciprocity in Service-Learning
2015 Accountability of Venture Support Agencies: Do They Really Help?
2014 Enhancing Entrepreneurship Education through Memletic Learning Theory
2013 Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations Through Service    Learning
2012 Developing Leaders through Service-Learning: a Canadian Experience
2012 Service Learning for Managerial Accounting Students: Developing the Soft Skills
2012 Building Sustainable Communities through Service Learning
Full list of papers available upon request
2003, 2206, and 2009 editions of Small Business Management Launching and Growing New Ventures
Research Grants
Co-Principal investigator for $170,000 grant for Revitalization of Rural Alberta: Business Retention and Expansion Project from Alberta Agriculture and Alberta Rural Development
Funding for conferences, development of new International Field School in the Cook Islands, CSL Symposium, CSL Showcase, CSL CACSL conference, sabbaticals, and numerous international and national conference presentations.

Community and University Service
Steering Committee for CACSL
Member of MRU Faculty Council for many years
Academic Chair and Division Chair for Management Education Division of ASAC
Board Member for CCSBE
Board Member Heritage Park Society
Board Member Calgary Business Information Centre