Sanjay Sharma appointed dean of UVM’s School of Business Administration

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Sanjay Sharma, dean of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, has been appointed dean of the School of Business Administration at The University of Vermont, effective July 1, 2011.Dr Sharma comes to UVM with a unique background in both the private sector and academia including 16 years of senior management experience with international corporations and more than a decade of proven leadership within higher education. During his four-year tenure at Concordia, the sixth largest university in Canada with more than 45,000 students, JMSB established itself as one of the top business schools globally with its MBA program ranked among the top 100 in the world by The Economist and its EMBA program ranked amongst the top 100 by the Financial Times. He facilitated a strategic focus at JMSB on educating managers with excellence in traditional knowledge and an ability to manage for the future in a global, complex, multi-stakeholder and sustainable business environments. This focus was recognized by JMSB’s ranking as 34th in the world in the Beyond Gray Pinstripes Survey by the Aspen Institute in 2010 and the school’s inclusion amongst the top 300 business schools out of 13,100 globally by the Princeton Review. Sanjay enhanced the research profile of JMSB via external fundraising for research centers (including the David O’Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise), several research chairs and professorships, and increased external research grants.‘We are extremely fortunate to have one of the most respected business school leaders in North America bring his expertise to the University of Vermont,’ said Jane E. Knodell, Provost and Senior Vice President.  ‘Dr. Sharma’s rare combination of practical experience, extensive research and leadership skills within higher education was extremely compelling and should serve UVM’s School of Business well as it continues to establish itself as one of the top small business school programs in the northeast.’UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel also noted that, ‘Dr. Sharma’s scholarly record and leadership achievements will help us further strengthen our quality and reputation, not only in the School of Business Administration, but across the University as a whole.  I could not be more pleased that he has agreed to help us fulfill our vision as one of the nation’s premier small research universities.’Prior to his arrival at JMSB, the largest English language business school in Canada with more than 8,500 students and 350 full time and part time faculty, Sharma held the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability and was professor of policy in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He also conceived and served as the first director of the Certified Management Accountant’s Centre for Responsible Organizations, an interdisciplinary center focusing on research and practice in the areas of organizational sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethics, environmental management, social issues, and corporate governance.A 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar, Sharma has won several research grants and has expertise in corporate environmental strategy, corporate sustainability, competitive strategy, stakeholder engagement and organizational innovation. His research has been widely published in top management journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing, among others. He has co-edited six books on corporate environmental management and sustainability.Sharma began his academic career as an associate professor and director of the Executive MBA Programs at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax where he improved the national ranking of the EMBA program in Canadian Business from a ranking of tenth to third-place. Sharma earned his Ph.D in management in 1996 from the University of Calgary and his MBA in 1976 from Panjab University, India, where he received the University Gold Medal. He completed his undergraduate work in 1974 at the University of Delhi.‘I welcome the opportunity to work with the leadership team at UVM and the BSAD faculty and staff to build on the strengths of the school and realize its potential as a globally recognized unique destination for excellence in management education and research,’ Sharma said. ‘I also look forward to actively engaging the BSAD alumni and the Vermont business community in achieving this mission, attracting new resources, and helping to strengthen the economic vitality of the state.  I could not be more excited at the prospect of joining such a vibrant academic community, and I deeply appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me by the University.  Be assured that I will do my utmost to ensure that this confidence is well placed.’Prior to his academic career, Sharma was a senior level manager at multiple international corporations. He served as managing director of Chanrai International Plc. UK (1986-1992); chief executive officer of Sanraj Group Ltd. in India (1981-1986); financial controller of Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Ltd. in India (1979-1981); and assistant manager (finance) of J.K. Synthetics Ltd. in India (1976-1979).                                                                              ###last_img read more

Man City boss hits back at ‘jealous’ La Liga president Tebas

first_img Loading… Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hit back at comments from La Liga president Javier Tebas relating to the overturning of the club’s European ban. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed on Monday that the club had been cleared of “disguising equity funds as sponsorship contributions” and would be allowed to enter into European competitions as normal. Back in February, the club had received a two-year ban from playing in the Champions League or Europa League following a lengthy investigation from UEFA – the governing body of European football, but that decision has now been reversed. Read Also: Giroud edges Chelsea closer to Champions League qualification He is a firm believer that these business models are damaging for football generally and also for clubs in Spain’s top flight. Tebas usually courts controversy and is rarely withdrawn in his comments – he is behind the league’s attempts to play a fixture in the United States and has had a long-running feud with the Spanish FA over that issue and several other matters, including fixture scheduling. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tebas said on Monday, as quoted by BBC Sport: “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football. “Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard.” The Spanish league chief has been outspoken in recent years of Manchester City’s ownership and he had welcomed the decision back in February to ban the club from Europe for two seasons, having accused them of ‘financial doping’. However, Guardiola has now responded directly to the comments from Tebas as he told reporters on Tuesday: “Señor Tebas must be so jealous of the Premier League. “He’s an incredible legal expert. Next time I’ll ask him which judges we have to go to. He has to focus on La Liga. He is one of these people: when the sentence goes for him, it’s perfect, it happened many times in Spain.center_img “When the decision goes against him there are problems. Señor Tebas we will be in the Champions League next season.” The outspoken Tebas has been a long-term critic of both City and French champions Paris Saint-Germain –clubs who are owned by individuals with power in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar respectively. Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka Trump11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffitilast_img read more

Selfconfident Mume: I Respect my Team Mates but I Came to Play

first_imgAfter signing the agreement with Everton, Muhamed Bešić spoke for the first time to the journalists following the Toffees at Thailand.“I had offers from many clubs, but I decided to come to Premiership and in Everton. My dream of playing in a big club finally came true.” – said Bešić, and added that his greatest reason to come was Roberto Martinez.“Yes, Roberto Martinez is my greatest reason to come to Everton. I can play at any position the coach tells me to. It’s however sure that I am most comfortable with the middle of the field because here I can make most contact with the ball. I respect my team mates, but I came to Everton to play”. (Source: Sport Centar)last_img read more

BC Wildfire Service invests in research looking at wildland firefighter health

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service has announced that it has provided $305,000 to help fund two research projects.According to the Wildfire Service, the two research projects will benefit wildland firefighters and associated personnel by looking into their health and wellness.The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Alberta are conducting the studies to learn more about how firefighting activities affect the health of fire crews.- Advertisement -The Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Doug Donaldson, says these studies will allow the Government to better support the firefighters’ long-term health and well-being.All research is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020.For more information, you can visit bcwildfire.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kirinya-Jinja SS football club gets new head coach

first_imgJinja SS headmistress Diana Nyago  (left) and team CEO Ahmed Kongola unveil the club new coach Hamza Kalanzi (2nd left). Courtesy photo.Kirinya-Jinja Senior Secondary School Football Club a top division club based in Jinja at Jinja SSS has today Monday appointed Hamza Kalanzi as the new head coach, ahead of the forthcoming Azam Uganda premier league season 2017/2018 that is due September this year.In the presence of the club patron Hon Gume Frederick Ngobi, club president Madam Hope Diana Nyago and the club Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Kongola, the former Villa and Lweza FC tactician has penned a two-year contract with the team until 2019. He will be deputised by Zungu Hassan and Hannington Kalyesubula who will serve as the goal keeping coach.Kalanzi’s predecessor Abey Bogere Kikomeko has been appointed the director of the youth programs of the club.“I am delighted joining one of the best football clubs currently in Uganda with good football structures, can’t wait to get started,” Kalanzi said.“Jinja SS football team has great potential and joining this big club is a dream come true,” Kalanzi added.“Kalanzi is one of the few talented football coaches with vast experience in Ugandan football every team would wish to have as their head coach. We will give him all the necessary support and backing in the execution of his duties at KJSSFC,” Kongola said.Commentslast_img read more