Hansom was in the right place at the right time when RBC Foundation funded at SFU the new RBC First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator. Hansom was tapped to be research lead on the accelerator’s first major project, called the Stó:lō Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Project, an 8-month endeavour that people knew would be a perfect fit.
When Simon Fraser University launched its second Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership cohort in 2014, Trevor Gladue saw this as an opportunity to attain a formal degree that would enhance his professional growth within industry.
As Manitoba’s Deputy Minister of Family Services, Joy Cramer proved she could reach the top level of civil service. She had a successful 15-year track record working in government portfolios that included housing, community development and family services.
Samuel Minde is the first person from the Ermineskin Cree Nation to obtain an MBA and this brings a certain level of responsibility. Minde feels compelled to help create more Nation-owned businesses by promoting business and entrepreneurship skills in his central Alberta community.