Paul J. Hill School of Business unveiled

    REGINA, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - A $10 million gift, the largest gift ever received
by the University of Regina, has led to the naming of the Paul J. Hill School
of Business and created a unique relationship with Canada's leading business
    "The Hill School of Business and its approach to education will excel in
the development of quality graduates who will contribute both economically and
personally to creating a strong and prosperous future both nationally and
internationally," said Paul Hill, president and CEO of the Hill Companies and
Harvard Developments.
    The Hill School, focusing on undergraduate business education, is an
important addition to the programs and research focus of the Faculty of
Business Administration at the U of R.
    "Paul Hill's vision, backed by this investment, will create tremendous
opportunity on our campus," said U of R President Jim Tomkins, "As we move
forward, we will look for additional ways for alumni, government and the
business community to contribute and reap the benefits of this important
    Hill's investment establishes the school's new identity and also creates
a unique $2.5 million relationship with the Richard Ivey School of Business,
located at The University of Western Ontario, Canada's premier business
school. It will focus on the "business case study" approach to education for
which Ivey has become internationally recognized.
    "This unique relationship with the Ivey Business School firmly
establishes the U of R as home to one of western Canada's leading business
schools," said Garnet Garven, Dean of Business at the U of R. "The Ivey
reputation is well earned and well respected by Canada's top business
    In addition to advancing the reputation and expertise of the Paul J. Hill
School of Business, Hill is establishing a set of scholarships to help
students excel. A $612,000 donation will create the Hill Scholarships in
Business Ethics. An additional $587,000 has been donated to Campion College,
to establish the Paul and Carol Hill Scholars in Catholic Studies. Campion
College is a Jesuit liberal arts college federated with the U of R.


                      Hill-Ivey Partnership Established

    The Paul J. Hill School of Business results from a $10 million gift to
the University of Regina. It is the largest gift ever received by the U of R.
It establishes a $7 million investment in the Hill School, and $2.5 million in
the development of a partnership with the Richard Ivey School of Business.
    This new relationship between the Paul J. Hill School of Business and the
Richard Ivey School of Business will benefit both schools in several ways.
With campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong, the existing reach
and depth of Ivey's worldwide business expertise will offer new opportunities
to students at the Hill School of Business, including top Hill undergraduate
students who will be able to study at Ivey, supported by generous
scholarships. Through this affiliation, Ivey will be involved in rapidly
expanding opportunities in Canada's western provinces and faculty members at
both schools will be supported to work together to develop new business case
    Ivey is a leader in business case study, second only to the Harvard
Business School worldwide. The Hill-Ivey Case Series is a research and
business case project that will involve the creation of over 20 new business
case studies, including studies particularly related to the growing business
economy in western Canada. The case study approach employed by the Ivey
Business School will make the Paul J. Hill business program a leader among
business schools in western Canada.
    As part of the investment with Ivey, the Hill gift also results in the
creation of $1.2 million in new scholarships. Over the next five years, the
Hill-Ivey scholarships will result in 30 students receiving $40,000 each to
support their business education. In addition, $200,000 will create doctoral
awards to support doctoral candidates through the Ivey Business School. The
remaining funds will be allotted to support visiting professors at both the
Ivey and Hill schools of business.
    More information about the U of R's Faculty of Business Administration is
available at: More information about the Ivey
School of Business is available at:

                             Paul Hill Biography

    The Hill Companies have been instrumental in the creation of the City of
Regina. Spanning a 100-plus year history, the company, which was originally
founded as the McCallum Hill & Company in February 1903 by E. A. McCallum and
Walter H. A. Hill, was established when the pair bought a farm where today we
find the provincial Legislative Buildings.
    Since that time, the Hill Companies have been consistently expanding and
celebrating ventures in real estate, insurance, surety bonding, oil and gas
exploration and production, TV and radio broadcasting, and specialized
manufacturing. The Hill Companies include such associated enterprises as
Harvard Developments Inc., Harvard Energy, Harvard Broadcasting, Western
Surety Company and UFR Urban Forest Recyclers Inc. to name a few.
    The Hill Companies have been handed down through the Hill family from
Walter H. A. Hill to Frederick Walter Hill and then to Paul James Hill.
    Paul Hill graduated from Campion College (Regina), Georgetown University
(Washington, D.C.) and the Richard Ivey School of Business MBA program. In
1978, the year of the Hill Company's 75th anniversary, he became president of
the Hill Companies and was extensively involved in developing the residential
areas of Gryphons Walk, Hillsdale, Normanview and Westhill Park as well as
Regina's downtown "twin towers" in the 1980's. The Hill Companies also
developed the Bank of Montreal building, the Farm Credit Canada tower, Century
Plaza, the Crown Life building (now Canada Life) and currently co-own and
manage the Conexus Plaza.
    Paul Hill is on the board of several influential public policy
organizations including the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the
Conference Board of Canada, the C. D. Howe Institute and the Fraser Institute.
He is a past board member of the Canadian Forces Liaison Committee and the
Asia Pacific Foundation. He currently serves on the board of Environmental
Support Systems (ESS), Americas Card, the Canada Arizona Business Council, the
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club,
Georgetown University Graduate School of Business and the Richard Ivey School
of Business. He was Chairman of the Crown Life Insurance Company and Boardwalk
Real Estate Investment Trust. He is a past director of several Canadian and
U.S. corporations including Canada Trust, North Canadian Oils Ltd., and U.S. Forest Industries. He is a member of the World
Presidents Organization and the Chief Executives Organization.
    Paul was honoured as the outstanding student by the Society for the
Advancement of Management (SAM), Washington, DC., and honorary colonel,
Saskatchewan Service 16th Battalion and has also received the Canada 125
    Paul and his wife, Carol, have five children and eight grandchildren.

For further information:

For further information: University of Regina: Stephen King, External
Relations, Phone: (306) 585-5439, Fax: (306) 585-4997, Cell: (306) 536-4312,
E-mail:; Richard Ivey School of Business: Mary Weil,
Phone: (416) 203-0664, Cell: (416) 970-1906, Email:

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