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Name: Chris Palmer

Faculty: Haskayne School of Business

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April 2011 Monthly Report

1. Student Legislative Council Meetings

SLC 68/35 April 5, 2011

• Short meeting, as is quite often the case this time of year
• SU President Lauren Webber announced, on behalf of Kay She, that the
University of Calgary has been re-added to the list of accredited
Universities in China.

SLC 68/36 April 12, 2011

• Yet another short meeting
• Council discussed the 2011 Report to the Community, which can be read
online at:
• Council had a discussion regarding what worked well for the 68th SLC and
what improvements could potentially be made. I noted that it’s important
that we encourage notable weekly reports by faculty reps to ensure that
reps are remaining active within their faculties.

2. Faculty Work (and connecting with constituents)

• I continue to have meaningful dialogue about a number of issues with
Haskayne students on twitter (@ChrisMPalmer)
• As a member of the committee, I have been the leading contributor to the
online discussion board regarding the 2011 Haskayne Strategic Plan.

3. Committee Work
Haskayne Strategic Planning Committee (April 19th, 2011):
• Daniela Montgomery was unable to attend this meeting, so I acted as the
sole student representation, with Nick Meehan primarily representing
Haskayne Alumni.
• In its current form, the document is significantly better than the original
draft. Teaching is still somewhat underplayed, but there has been some
significant progress for undergraduates.
• A town hall was held during the final week of April. I was in an exam so
unable to attend, but the feedback is being incorporated.
• A final meeting is to be held on may 2nd, with the plan going to Haskayne
faculty council on may 6th for approval
Teaching Excellence Awards (Selection Meeting: April 17th, 2011):
• The committee selected a pair of professors from the Haskayne School of
Business for Awards, with Wayne Irvine being sent into the TEA hall of
fame as well. Those two professors were:
o Dr. Teri Bryant – I personally administered the review forms for
Teri’s classes. Having been nominated by her class in both
semesters, the reviews were numerous, but all very positive. This
was a very easy choice.
o Dr. Robert Schulz – As many are aware, I am on the Haskayne
ICBC team and thus Bob has had an incredible impact on my own
life, but that same impact can be seen on behalf of all Bob’s
students. He is a past winner, and well respected around campus.

4. Other
Teaching Excellence Awards Gala (April 26th, 2011):
• I had the distinct privilege of presenting Dr. Bob and Teri Bryant with their
respective awards. One of the highlights on my year with the SU.
• I worked to provide Haskayne communications and marketing with details
regarding the winners, as well as a photo taken by the SU’s Gene Baines
(To read the article check out:

Clubs Awards Gala (April 13th, 2011):

• After a lengthy final Clubs Committee meeting, the clubs committee
selected two clubs with significant influence in Haskayne:
o CUS – 2010/11 Leadership Award
o ISEEESA – 2010/11 SU Club of the Year
• I had the honor of presenting these awards to the Commerce
Undergraduate Society and ISEEESA. Both are run by incredible young
people. I’m honored to have been able to work with both organizations.

5. Goals
Clubs trailer project (Executive Lead – James Delaney):
• This project is stalled until the summer. The sponsorship package is on
track to be completed and updated, and the potential exists that we will be
moving this project to a quality money proposal in the fall due to the
difficulty faced raising this volume of funding.
6. 2011/12 Summer Goals
I figure there is no better place than here to give you an idea of what I have on
my timeline this summer. I have not paired with Executive Leads on these yet.

2011 Haskayne Student Survey (May 2011 – July 2011)

• One of my 2010 platform points was communication. This year I intend on
taking that one step further. Starting this spring semester, students will be
invited to take part in a survey so your SU Representatives can ensure we
are taking on the issues important to you.

Completion of the Haskayne Strategic Plan (May 2011)

• This is a document that is essentially ready to go, but I have been involved
every step of the way and will continue to do so
• The BComm review is an outcome of the Strategic Plan, and I fully intend
to be a part of that process this summer as well

Clubs Trailer Project (Ongoing)

• This is a project now going back two terms. For it to take another year
would be unacceptable. I plan on striking a small team this summer to
ensure that the project comes to completion, whether via sponsor dollars,
or further SU funding.

7. Final Notes
My time with the 68th SLC was one of the most incredible years of my life. I owe
that to my fellow elected officials, amazing SU staff (especially Susan Judd and
Brenda Dore), incredible executive team (Lauren Webber, Hardave Birk, James
Delaney, Alyssa Stacy, and Jen Abbott), and of course to the students of the
Haskayne School of Business.

While I will be around another year, I want to, officially/on the record, thank you
all for making this one so great. So, with that, Thank You.