Unleash your imagination

  • Free Online Learning Self-Paced Badge Certification
  • Become an Imagineur. This free, groundbreaking program gives you the tools to tap into your creativity and unlock your potential. Discover how innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are the foundation for success in the business world and beyond.

Unlock Your Potential

Learn how to think like an entrepreneur. Build confidence and your resume while training your creativity muscle.

Innovate Fearlessly

Develop skills that keep you on the cutting edge of innovation in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business world.

Build Your Entrepreneurial Know-How

Discover how to bring your ideas and entrepreneurial dreams to life.

  • If you’ve ever seen a great idea and thought how’d they do that?!, this course is for you. Our 8 modules teach you about the creative process from idea generation to audience testing, and so much more!

Earn Your Badge

Complete the Imagineur program and you’ll receive a digital badge. Add it to your profile and resume to stand out from the crowd and highlight your newfound expertise.

Learn on Your Timeline

Work through the program’s 8 modules at your own pace. Learn at home, on the bus, or wherever and whenever works for you. Parlez-vous français? Parfait, our program is also available in French.

It’s Available for Free

Our goal is to make learning easy, convenient, and accessible for every aspiring entrepreneur.

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8 course modules designed just for you!

Learn all about the entrepreneurial world from industry-leading instructors.

  • Each module takes about 20 minutes to complete and is jam-packed with information, tools, and transferable skills that employers love.

    We have unique content focused on women and Indigenous entrepreneurship to help amplify these important voices in today’s business environment. This program proudly makes learning easy, accessible, and free for anyone who’s ready to learn.

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What you will learn

The Imagineur program builds a foundation of knowledge and skills that will help you start your entrepreneurial journey. Qualified instructors inspire, motivate, and guide you through 8 comprehensive modules:

  1. Beginning Your Start Up Journey
  2. Creative Problem Solving for Entrepreneurs
  3. Designing Your Product’s Key Features
  4. The Lean Approach to Testing Product Market Fit
  5. Designing a Customer Growth Strategy
  6. Predicting Financial Feasibility
  7. Focusing on Women Entrepreneurship
  8. Indigenous Entrepreneurs: Navigating Distinct Challenges and Multiple Missions

Who It’s For

Anyone who’s looking to think outside the box. This program was designed for aspiring or new entrepreneurs looking to enhance their knowledge and skillset. The modules can help inspire your journey, whether you’re looking to start a business today or someday down the road.
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Instructor Saqib Khan

Dr. Saqib Khan is the Interim Dean of the Hill and Levene Schools of Business. He has been associated with the University of Regina since 2007. He is an Associate Professor of Finance and served as Program Lead-International, Associate Dean – Academic, and Associate Dean – Faculty Relations and Development, for the Hill and Levene Schools of Business.

Dr. Khan holds a MSc. Chemistry degree from Karachi University, MSc. Engineering from Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, MBA from Institute of Business Administration-Karachi, and PhD in Finance from Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Khan has experience working in both public and private sector organizations.

In addition to the University of Regina, Dr. Khan has taught at the Ivey Business School, Brescia University College, and Institute of Business Administration-Karachi. He is also involved in executive education through the Center for Experiential and Executive Learning at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business. Dr. Khan’s research interests are in the areas of Derivatives and Risk Management, Corporate Finance, and Agricultural Finance. He was the holder of Agribusiness Research Scholar. He has co-authored several papers in top tier finance journals. He has also coauthored several business cases.

Dr. Khan has demonstrated leadership in a wide range of service areas within the University as well as the business and broader community of Regina. He has served on the Labour Market Council and Investment and Growth Committee of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of several community organizations.

Instructor Emily McNair

Emily McNair holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designations, has a Master of Administration degree in Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in entrepreneurship and marketing. She is also a certified facilitator in ColourSpectrums™ self-awareness, personal development, team building and stress management modules as well as a certified facilitator for EQi 2.0 and EQ360 emotional awareness assessment tools.

Emily currently serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina as well as Lecturer in the areas of Marketing, Project Management and Organizational Behaviour.

Emily has a passion for leadership, team development and marketing. Every day she wakes up with the intention to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone around her, provide coaching to enable others to achieve greatness and inspire others to surpass their own expectations.

Instructor Peter Moroz

Dr. Moroz’s research interests include the study of the entrepreneurial process and cognitive behavior/decision making across several different contexts: social venturing, digital technology start-ups within accelerator/incubators, and Indigenous entrepreneurship. Professor Moroz has published in Financial Times to 50 Journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. He also has several international publications in A journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Business Research and Academy of Management Annals. Dr. Moroz reviews for Organization Science, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Enterprising Communities, and the Journal of Business Venturing.

Instructor Grant A Wilson

Dr. Grant A. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Hill and Levene School of Business. His research focuses on marketing, strategy, and innovation. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in top management journals including Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Journal of Small Business Management, Research-Technology Management, and Journal of Business Strategy. His research has been featured in The Globe & Mail, National Post, and by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Wilson teaches introductory marketing, digital marketing, B2B marketing and sales, and management research courses. He also has a research and strategy consulting firm with over 10 years of experience servicing clients in Canada and the U.S.

Instructor Abiodun (Abi) Isiaka

Dr. Abiodun (Abi) Isiaka, was awarded her PhD in Management (Accounting) at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Ontario, Canada. Abi also has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Houston-Victoria and M.A in Economics from University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is currently an Assistant Professor of accounting at the University of Regina, teaching financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, and auditing. Prior to academia, she worked in public accounting and in the oil and gas industry. Dr. Isiaka is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CGA), UK Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), and Nigeria Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA).

Dr. Isiaka’s research interests lie primarily in financial reporting and disclosure, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. Her research has been published in accounting perspectives, corporate governance and sustainability review, IGI Global and Palgrave. The findings from her research are targeted towards informing regulators, standard setters, and managers.

Instructor Gina Grandy

Dr. Gina Grandy is Professor and Dean for the Haskayne School of Business at University of Calgary. Previous to her current role she served as the Dean for the Hill and Levene Schools of Business at University of Regina. She has also been Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs and the RBC Women in Leadership Scholar at Hill and Levene Schools of Business. Gina was the lead for the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) in Saskatchewan – a national network coordinated by Toronto Metropolitan University. She is actively engaged with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in a variety of ways. She is the co-editor of two books and her research on leadership, gender and women’s experiences at work, and stigmatized work has been published widely, including in the Financial Times top 50 journals. She currently serves on the board of several local and national organizations and is active in the community with various initiatives and bodies that work to advance opportunities for equity deserving groups.

Instructor Edmund Bellegarde

Edmund Bellegarde is the Founder & CEO of Kihew Consulting & Research Inc. Edmund is also the CEO of FHQ eCommerce Ltd, a wholly owned File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council company that pursues opportunities in the international banking and iGaming sectors.

Edmund is a recognized leader in Indigenous development and an influential bridge builder focused on reconciliation. He possesses more than twenty years of practical expertise in Indigenous governance, corporate governance, strategy, international and domestic diplomacy, intergovernmental relations, business development, duty to consult, impact benefit agreements, negotiations, community engagement, partnerships, organizational design, internal controls, operations and capital finance. Mr. Bellegarde is an accomplished executive with broad leadership experience and an extensive network in all levels of government, economic development, e-commerce, public healthcare, education, retail banking, commercial gaming, affordable housing and public policy. He is committed to strengthening public policy and rebuilding Indigenous nations.

Instructor Miriam Johnson

As the Chief Executive Officer of WESK (Women Entrepreneurs Saskatchewan), Miriam has a strong passion and commitment to enabling Saskatchewan to flourish. Equipped with a growth-focused mindset and diverse experience across multiple sectors, she is well-positioned to lead WESK’s team towards achieving their mission of closing the gender entrepreneurial gap.

If you ask Miriam what she is most excited about regarding the future of WESK, she will share how inspiring it is to be part of an organization driving for and seeing progressive change. She recognizes the demands and challenges entrepreneurs face every day. She is inspired to strategically address gaps and barriers and identify opportunities to foster a strong community of women entrepreneurs. She believes that supporting women is integral to building a strong Saskatchewan.

During her recent tenure at the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Miriam was fundamental in securing the bid for the upcoming Grey Cup, launching the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation, and developing many successful programs addressing opportunities around the fan experience. Her work leading the Marketing and Community Relations portfolio connected to Riders with fans across the province through community programs such as Cameco Touchdown for Dreams to the game-day fan experience at Mosaic Stadium. Miriam’s community-minded leadership approach will continue to grow and develop the impact WESK makes across Saskatchewan.

Miriam has a strong penchant for giving back. She is currently the Co-Chair of Communications for the Grey Cup Volunteer Host Organizing Committee, successfully seeing the process in its entirety from bid to execution. She also held the Vice-Chair Sponsorship position for the2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games.

When Miriam isn’t around the WESK offices, you will most likely find her in the comfort of her home being a short-order cook for her family or in an ice rink around Regina, watching her three children, Eili, Eden, and Emerson, play the sport they all love, hockey.

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Complete the Imagineur program and you’ll receive a digital badge. Add it to your preferred social media profile and resume to stand out for employers and highlight your newfound skillset and expertise.

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