Faculty

Bissett Profile Wendeline Fraser

Wendelin Fraser

Associate Professor
Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation

Office:  EB 3022
Phone: 403.440.6842
Email: wfraser@mtroyal.ca
LinkedIn: Wendelin Fraser

Degrees:
BA University of Saskatchewan
MBA Simon Fraser University

 


BIO
Wendelin Fraser completed two terms (11 years) as Dean of the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University.  In summer 2011, she assumed a role as Associate Professor in the School of Business where she teaches entrepreneurship, social innovation and nonprofit management. 

Under her leadership, the Bissett School of Business grew to over 2,100 business students enrolled in across all program areas.  As Dean, she was responsible for the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and all other credit business programs, including the legacy Mount Royal Aviation Program.  She was a champion for the Institute for Nonprofit Studies -- an institute involved in research and education on a national basis.  Just prior to her stepping down as Dean, she has announced the launch of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – an interdisciplinary centre which focuses on the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship.  Since taking on the role of Dean at Mount Royal in 2000, the School of Business has reached several milestones including the naming of the School, the launch of several new programs and degrees, significant growth in faculty and student numbers, construction of a new business building in 2003 and the increase in endowment funding from $400,000 to $16 million.  She was very active on many institution wide committees at Mount Royal as the institution moved from a college to university status.  
Ms. Fraser, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (BA) and Simon Fraser University (MBA), has worked in increasingly senior positions in five western universities over the past 35 years including Simon Fraser University, University of Winnipeg and University of Regina.

Ms. Fraser has been an active director, board and committee member in numerous organizations and currently serves on the Calgary Airport Authority (Chair of the Governance and Communications Committee), Remuneration Committee of the Calgary Board of Education and Portfolio Advisory Committee (United Way of Calgary).

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recognition and Awards
Wendelin Fraser's awards include:  Mount Royal Distinguished Manager of the Year and Most Supportive Dean of the Year at the National Conference of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) in 2004; an Excellence Award presented by the Mount Royal Student Association in 2005 (as well as other nominations from students including one in 2011); a Volunteer of the Year award presented by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and in 2009, Fraser received the National Employer Support Award from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council which was presented to her by Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong during a ceremony at Government House in Edmonton.  In 2012, she was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award recognizing her contribution to community.  In May 2017, she was awarded Enactus Canada Faculty Advisor of the year at the National Enactus Exposition.

Previously, she was also an award recipient of the United States Information Agency Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs International Visitor Program, “Trade and Regional Development Program” February 28 to March 21, 1998, and traveled throughout the United States with seven (7) other Canadians to discuss trade, business issues and regional development with senior policy makers, business leaders and citizens across the USA.

Teaching Experience
Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Experience
Innovation, Society and Enterprise
Growing the Enterprise
Business Plan Development
Agents of Social Change

Community and University Service
Ms. Fraser has been an active director, board and committee member in numerous organizations and currently serves on the Calgary Airport Authority (Chair of the Governance and Communications Committee), Remuneration Committee of the Calgary Board of Education and Portfolio Advisory Committee (United Way of Calgary).

In addition to her current community activities she completed terms with the Association of Canadian College Schools of Business, Calgary Chamber of Commerce (Former Chair, Education and Training Committee and Career Show), Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, Junior Achievement National Board, Government House Foundation (Alberta Chapter), Leadership Vancouver, Design Vancouver, Social Science Federation of Canada, Association of Canadian Publishers, Western Canadian Pictorial Index, Woodsworth House Historical Society, Artspace (Founding Member), Prairie Publishers’ Group (Chair) and the Canadian Periodical Publishers' Association.

She continues to be very active as the Faculty Advisor for Enactus Mount Royal, an international student group that she worked to bring to Mount Royal in 2001.