Oil Patch Entrepreneur Grant Bartlett Joins Queen's School of Business

    Venture business expert becomes Queen's Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - One of the oil patch's veteran venture
businessmen, Grant Bartlett, has joined Queen's School of Business as
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, bringing with him a wide range of teaching,
research and marketplace experience.
    "A great team never stops adding depth to its roster, and that's our
approach in bringing Grant Bartlett to Queen's School of Business," said Dean
David Saunders. "Grant is a highly experienced and successful entrepreneur
from the nation's hottest sector, and a perfect addition to the venturing team
at Queen's."
    As Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Bartlett will assist students, researchers,
public policy makers and other key decision makers who operate in the business
venturing arena at Queen's. Bartlett has more than 30 years of oil and
gas-related experience in industry, government and academia, most recently as
Managing Director of Maken Capital Corp. and President and CEO of Darian
Resources Ltd., a private oil and gas exploration and production company
operating in Western Canada. From 1970 to 1980, he was a professor in the
Department of Geological Sciences at Queen's University.
    While at Queen's, Bartlett will be a guest lecturer, serve as a resource
to faculty research and participate in a range of conferences and
competitions. He will also be an active contributor to the work of the Queen's
School of Business Centre for Business Venturing, which is committed to being
the definitive source of knowledge and expertise in the creation, leadership
and management of new ventures.
    As part of his role within the Centre for Business Venturing, Bartlett
will be an advisor to the Queen's TriColour Venture Fund that provides capital
to real venture companies, chosen in part by current students. Additionally,
he will mentor students who have received internships through the business
school's innovative Dare to Dream program, which provides critical resources
to help recent graduates launch new ventures.

    About Queen's School of Business

    Queen's School of Business (business.queensu.ca) is one of the world's
premier business schools, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and
non-degree executive education programs. Programs include: Queen's full-time
MBA, ranked No. 1 in the world outside the US by BusinessWeek; Queen's-Cornell
Executive MBA, Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates and Queen's
Executive MBA offered by videoconference in cities across Canada; Queen's
Ottawa Executive MBA; the largest offering of open enrolment executive
development programs in the country, ranked in the top 15 by Financial Times
(UK) and BusinessWeek; Queen's Bachelor of Commerce, renowned for its rigorous
entrance standards; and Queen's MSc and PhD in Management programs, which
produce leading researchers for industry and academe.

For further information:

For further information: Amy Davidson, Environics Communications, (416)
969-2830, adavidson@environicspr.com; Amber Wallace, Queen's School of
Business, (613) 533-3151, awallace@business.queensu.ca

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