March 18,1998

Appelbaum wins national award

Congratulations to Management Professor Steven Appelbaum, one of only four Canadian business academics to receive a Leaders in Management Education Award.

Appelbaum, a former Dean of Commerce and Administration, was nominated by his Faculty, and will be featured in an advertisement this week in the national-circulation Financial Post. The award is sponsored by the Financial Post and Bell Canada, and is given to one academic in each of four regions, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada.

Appelbaum joined the Management Department in 1979, and is now a full professor. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes, and his teaching evaluations rank consistently in the 90th percentile for the Faculty, which gave him an Outstanding Teaching Award in 1994.

In the 1993 Guide to MBA Schools in Canada, he was ranked as the graduate professor with the strongest teaching skills.

When he was dean, from 1983 to 1990, a number of innovative programs were introduced in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration which are still flourishing, including the Executive MBA program, the Awards of Distinction and the International MBA Case Competition.

He was the chief architect for Concordia in a CIDA-sponsored China-Canada university exchange that lasted from 1983 to 1991, and started the Centre for Management Studies, a for-profit unit that provides on-site executive education.

Appelbaum's expertise is frequently sought by companies and institutions, and his insights often appear in the press. He has received a number of professional honours, and is on the board of trustees of the U.S. Public Broadcasting System. He has published more than 95 refereed papers, as well as articles in journals and professional publications.

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