Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

StFX student research presented at Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

October 2nd, 2017
Megan Thompson and Melissa Gottschall

Undergraduate research conducted by students in StFX’s Gerald Schwartz School of Business was the focus of two presentations at the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference held from September 29-October 1 in Wolfville, NS.

Megan Thompson and Melissa Gottschall, now alumni, presented research from their undergraduate StFX BBA honours theses at the Atlantic conference.

Ms. Gottschall’s paper, with Meghan Kells and Dr. Ken MacAulay, summarized her undergraduate thesis research into the determinants of financial literacy of university students. Her research identified several demographic valuables with significant impact and highlighted that attitudes, perhaps more so than knowledge, positively impacted financially literate behaviours. Ms. Gottschall earned her business degree with first class honours at StFX and has since completed her MBA, during which time she continued to investigate questions of financial literacy. She now lives and works in New Brunswick.

Melissa Gottschall

Megan Thompson 

Ms. Thompson’s paper, with Dr. Brad Long, summarized her undergraduate thesis research into a leadership development initiative introduced into several L’Arche communities in Atlantic Canada. Her research was based on data gathered from two months of full-time participant observation, supported by the StFX Centre for Regional Studies, in which she sought to understand how employees ascribed meaning to their experiences with this new initiative. Ms. Thompson also earned her StFX BBA with first class honours and recently commenced her studies at Dalhousie Law School. 

This research is, in part, made possible by the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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