Ms. Patricia Elemans (on leave)

Ms. Patricia Elemans (on leave)
Assistant Dean, External


BMgt, University of Lethbridge; MBA, York University

Office: BEC 234


• Presentation skills
• Public speaking
• Time and priority management
• Program management

Pat Elemans is Assistant Dean of the Gustavson School of Business and oversees the school’s external relations team, which includes responsibility for development, community and corporate relations, communications and public relations, marketing, branding, and alumni relations. Additionally, she teaches in the MBA and Master of Global Business (MGB) programs.

Pat is the school's primary contact for the Gustavson international advisory board and with the business community. She plays a key role in organizing and serving as master of ceremonies for the school’s annual Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award gala, a premier business event that connects the university and the business school with the global business community.

She has more than 20 years teaching, administrative and training experience having served as the Director of MBA Programs at UVic, Assistant Dean External, University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs where she oversaw the operations of the faculty’s campuses in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton.

Prior to her administrative responsibilities, Pat taught full time in the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management in the areas of managerial skill development, small business management, and introduction to management. She also taught Canadian studies at Hokkai-Gakuen University in Sapporo Japan.

Pat has published in the areas of Aboriginal Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

  • Gustavson School of Business “Gustavson Award” 2012, 2013
  • Office of the Vice-President and Provost Single Year Award to recognize substantial contributions to the objectives and activities of the University that are above and beyond a member’s regular responsibilities, 2010, 2011
  • Gustavson School of Business, Award of Excellence Service, 2011
  • Gustavson School of Business, Innovation Award, 2010
  • UVic, Faculty of Business, Innovation Award, 2009
  • UVic, Nominated for the 2009 President’s Distinguished Service Award for first five years of outstanding contributions
  • Lethbridge YWCA Woman of Distinction, 2003
Courses Taught 
  • Essentials of Business and Leadership (MBA)
  • Time Management and Time & Energy Management ( MBA & MGB Programs)
  • Integrative Management Exercise (MBA)
  • Effective on-line presentations
  • Managing priorities, creating time for your team