Pilon School of Business blog – Speaking Biz now at a new location!

March 1, 2015

DSCN5729Check out the new look blog for Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business at http://speakingbiz.sheridancollege.ca/

You’ll find all the news and all the happenings to keep you connected with The Pilon School of Business at Sheridan!

This is what was trending on BrieflySpeakingBiz at Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business in 2014

December 30, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business team takes Gold at OCMC 2014 Blue Mountain Conference Centre

November 22, 2014
Pilon School Of Business Gold winning team

Pilon School Of Business Gold winning team

Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business OCMC 2014 includes Quiz Bowl members –  Melynnda O’Donnell, Tonia Ranieri, Igor Khlebnikov, Nicolas Mazur, coached by Professor Lorraine Cipparrone and OCMC and Vanier BDC winner Shannon Crisp.

OCMC 2014 Quiz Bowl Team with coaches Lorraine Cipparone and Shannon Crisp

OCMC 2014 Quiz Bowl Team with coaches Lorraine Cipparone and Shannon Crisp

Job Interview Event – First place, Sunaynna Venkatesh, coached by Associate Dean, Lori Elliott and Student Engagement Manager, Crystal Bennett.Elliot Bennett

Sales Presentation Event –  First place, Brody Langley, coached by Professor Keith Barnwell. Entrepreneurship Event – Second place, Ruben Clavell and Victoria Houang, coached by Professors Doug Greenwood and Michelle Guile.

Direct Marketing Event – Fourth place, Humza Imran and Aidan Hodge, coached by Professor John Cooper. International Marketing Case – First place, Neal Chauhan and Stephen Kostuk, coached by Professor Carol Bureau. Marketing Management Event – Shamelle Sutton and Liz May, coached by Professor Georgia Mello.

Marketing Research Event – Hilary Brock and Farrah Viudez, coached by Professor Stacey Sheehy. Retailing Event – Pam Cooper, Melissa Colella, coached by Professor Allan Linklater. Prospect Pitching Case – First place, Caitlin Vollum and Troy Zaffino, coached by Professor Karen Booth. Integrated Marketing Communications – Brad Meyers and Sean Lundy, coached by Professor Peggy Barnwell.

“All the coaches are proud of each and every student competitor – they competed well against many talented students from Ontario colleges,” said Karen Booth, Professor, Pilon School of Business and head coach.

In addition, Pilon School of Business Professor Keith Barnwell was awarded the OCMC 2014 Award of Excellence in recognition of his selfless and creative contributions to the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition.

OCMC 2014 is hosted by Georgian College at Blue Mountain Resorts in Collingwood.

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Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business students take fourth in The Quiz Bowl OCMC 2014

November 21, 2014
OCMC 2014 Quiz Bowl Team with coaches Lorraine Cipparone and Shannon Crisp

OCMC 2014 Quiz Bowl Team with coaches Lorraine Cipparrone and Shannon Crisp

Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business students take fourth place in the highly exciting, adrenaline-fueled Quiz Bowl Event at Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition 2014.  Melynnda O’Donnell, Tonia Ranieri, Igor Khlebnikov and Nicholas Mazur answered quick-fire questions in the intensely popular event that marks the beginning of every OCMC. Sixty-two students from 13 Ontario colleges are mixed together in teams of four to answer lightning quick marketing questions pulled from textbooks, magazines and teaching material for marketing students.

This year’s Pilon School of Business Quiz Bowl entrants were again ably coached by Professor Lorraine Cipparrone and former OCMC Quiz Bowl and Vanier BDC Case winner Shannon Crisp. The Twitter-verse was literally crackling with electricity as Sheridan coaches and students alike tweeted the raucous events in real-time at #bestinblue.

In the second day of OCMC events 18 Sheridan students will compete in ten separate closed door case-solving competitions including The Sales Presentation, Integrated Marketing Communications, International Marketing Cases, and a new OCMC event titled The Prospect Pitching Case. Stay close to your Twitter feed #bestinblue as the day progresses and results are finally unveiled at the OCMC 2014 gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Blue Mountain Resort Conference Centre in Collingwood Ontario.

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A Sheridan First – The Pilon School of Business is created in honor of the Pilon family

October 24, 2014

Centre, Randy and Catherine Pilon and family with Dr. Jeff Zabudsky

On a historic day for Sheridan, business leader and Sheridan alumnus Randy Pilon and family lend their name to the newly branded Pilon School of Business.

Earlier this morning, Sheridan celebrated the groundbreaking of our new building in Mississauga at our Hazel McCallion Campus. The new 220,000 square foot facility will allow Sheridan to enroll 5,600 students in program clusters that include: architecture, interior design and interior decorating; advertising, merchandising and retail; applied computing; business; creativity and communications; humanities and social sciences; and human services.

As part of this occasion, Sheridan launched a $9 million fundraising campaign to support the expansion in Mississauga and announced our lead gift from Sheridan alumnus Randy Pilon and his wife Catherine. Their gift of $2.5 million is the largest personal gift in Sheridan’s history.

Randy is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader. A 1982 graduate of our business program, Pilon credits his time at Sheridan with laying the foundation for his success in both the corporate world and later as an entrepreneur. In 1998, he founded Virox Technologies Inc., recognized today as a global leader in hydrogen peroxide-based infection control products.

Randy Pilon cares deeply about the future of Sheridan and sponsors The Virox Future Forum for budding student entrepreneurs for the past eight years, lent his name to two lecture theatres on Sheridan campuses, has delivered numerous lectures at Sheridan and has served on our Sheridan Board of Governors.

“In recognition of the generosity of Randy and his family, we are proud to name our Faculty of Business: The Pilon School of Business,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO of Sheridan.

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Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky unveils Sheridan Sculpture for HMC

September 25, 2014
Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky and designer Pierre Poussin

Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky and artist Pierre Poussin

Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky recently unveiled the Sheridan “S” sculpture for Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga during a reception for students, staff and faculty. Designed by Sheridan alumni Pierre Poussin, the Sheridan sculpture is resident on each of Sheridan’s campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga and represents and brands the Sheridan creative journey.

Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion campus, located next to Mississauga City Centre, features and is home to many of the Sheridan Faculty of Business undergraduate, graduate certificate and Bachelor of Business Administration programs.

On October 24th, Mayor Hazel McCallion will place the first shovel in the ground marking the beginning of construction on phase 2 of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus which will expand the current facility to accommodate Sheridan’s growth.

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Faculty of Business Dean, Sylvia Lowndes welcomes back faculty and students Fall 2014

September 2, 2014

VRlThis September, we have the privilege of greeting more than 1590 first year students from more than 25 countries and into 20 different programs.  Each student is drawn to Sheridan’s Faculty of Business by our innovative programs, our outstanding professors and staff, our top-notch facilities and, our stellar reputation in business education.

Today, we will also have the honor of welcoming more than 140 new BBA students who will ‘learn to learn’ differently as we introduce our Faculty of Business innovative model of whole-learner development.  We will co-mingle critical 21st century competencies of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and dealing with ambiguity, into the rich technical curricula of the respective disciplines within Sheridan’s Faculty of Business BBA suite of programs. This is a novel approach and we are thrilled with the range of possible developmental outcomes for our students. Thank you to all those involved in the design and development of our unique Sheridan Faculty of Business BBA experience!Enactus Group

September is a time for ‘fresh beginnings’ and ‘infinite opportunities’. As our students enter our classrooms over the next week I reflect upon the full range of ‘what is possible’ for those students who choose Sheridan’s Faculty of Business to explore, experience and expand their horizons.

I believe we have the good fortune to come together in a unique learning community. This fall we are proud to welcome many new professors, a new librarian and, many new support staff to our community – all with the goal of supporting an exceptional learning experience for our students. I am certain that you will come to recognize that just like our students, our Faculty of Business is primed for growth and transformation. These are exciting times. Thank you for all you do in support of our students. I trust you will all have an exceptional year!


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