Manning School of Business News and Highlights

CaseNet acknowledges support of RBC

Scott Estabrooks, ‎Vice President-Commercial Financial Services with RBC, and Annette LeBlanc, RBC Branch Manager, Wolfville, presented a cheque for $25,000 from the RBC Foundation to Conor Vibert and Michael Sheppard, creators of CaseNet. CaseNet Media Inc. is a cloud-based service that streams video-based multimedia teaching cases for educational and training purposes. CaseNet users will initially access cases created as part of the Acadia International Executive Insight Series. This collection currently hosts over 240 multimedia cases filmed around the world.

L-R: Scott Estabrooks, Conor Vibert, Annette LeBlanc, and Michael Sheppard

RBC is proud to lend its support to this transformational initiative that focuses on evolving how we learn through the use of a digital/multimedia platform, says Estabrooks. Case study content remains a cornerstone in today’s learning environment and CaseNet is creating a model that will innovate how this and the next generation of students will learn. Two universities are already using CaseNet along with three Acadia courses. John Wiley & Sons began selling access to CaseNet in the Canadian higher education sector earlier this year. Conor Vibert is optimistic. We are extremely grateful to benefit from the generosity of the RBC Foundation. These funds offer us a sustainable path to the future and will also allow us to upgrade our platform, continue to create learning content that millennials desire and reach partners, learners and customers around the world.

About the Manning School

Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. Our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.