Jill is a faculty member at the Nova Scotia Community College teaching in the areas of entrepreneurship, marketing, and management. Prior to this she was Associate Director of the Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, responsible for entrepreneurship education and development. Between 2000 and 2004, she coordinated and co-authored a major entrepreneurship research study involving all of the 18 Atlantic Canadian universities.The purpose of the study was to identify the variables that promote and hinder entrepreneurship development and to create a model to encourage and increase entrepreneurial behaviours in university students. She holds a Diploma in Adult Education, a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a Master of Education in Organizational Leadership.  

Bachelor of Business Administration

Master of Education in Organizational Leadership

RVET 651 – Visioning and Entrepreneurial Thinking

2007      Vallerand, J., Hiscock, J., & Berthelot, S. The new economy and Atlantic Canada brain drain: Can we do something about it? The Workplace Review, May, 2007, Vol.4, Issue 1.

2004      Hiscock, J., Berthelot, S., & Hessian, S. Entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canadian university environments: The variables that promote and hinder entrepreneurship development. Published by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

2004      Hiscock, J., Berthelot, S., & Hessian, S. A model and strategy for entrepreneurship development among students. Published by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Entrepreneurship

Women in Leadership

Entrepreneurship Education

2007      Entrepreneurship: A solution to the exodus of youth from the Atlantic Region. Vallerand, Hiscock, & Berthelot.Reimagining the Atlantic Canadian Economy Conference. Mount Allison University.

2005      “Approaches to teaching and personality traits associated with the entrepreneurial student: An empirical study. Berthelot, S., Gasse, Y., & Hiscock, J. Administrative Sciences

Association of Canada Annual Conference”

2004      A model and strategy for entrepreneurship development in university students. Co-presented with Dr. S. Berthelot. Canadian Council on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.

2003      The option in entrepreneurship. Co-presented with Dr. Paul Hobson, Prof. Paul Callaghan, and Ms. Lois Stevenson. Canadian Council on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.

2001      Entrepreenurship: A multidisciplinary Phenomenon. Canadian Council on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.

1998      Student consulting: A community outreach model.C anadian Council on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.

 

2015       RVET-Visioning and Entrepreneurial Thinking-MBA course-Athabasca University, Faculty of Business.  Revisions and updating of teaching materials, assignments, and marking keys.

2013       RVET-Visioning and Entrepreneurial Thinking-MBA course-Athabasca University, Faculty of Business.  Revisions and updating of teaching materials, assignments, and marking keys.

2012       Wrote course material including student study guide, identified required readings, developed course assignments and markeing keys/rubrics for RVET-Visioning and Entrepreneurial Thinking-MBA course-Athabasca University, Faculty of Business.

2011-2012 Developed three on-line learning modules (8 week courses) in entrepreneurship for the Leadership and Management Development program, Athabasca University, Centre for Innovative Management.

2009-2013 Vice President Communications and Public Relations. Community College Local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

2003-2005 Communications Editor, Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (included reviewing conference proceedings and presentation proposals.

 

 

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