April 2018 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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April 2018 Edition

Featured Story
Joy Cramer
SFU alumnae launch station-less bikeshare service in BC
A trio of SFU alumnae including Angel Fu (BBA 2008) launched U-bicycle North America, the first dock-less bikeshare program in Western Canada
SFU Beedie News
Professor Elected
SFU Beedie to host Indigenous governance program
SFU Beedie School of Business is partnering with the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona to host June in Vancouver, a new program in Indigenous governance, economic development, and business.
Distiguished Teaching Awards
Zennea Technologies take top prize as SFU's largest entrepreneurship competition
Zennea Technologies, a Simon Fraser University student venture aiming to improve sleep quality for those with sleep apnea, has taken the best overall venture prize valued at $35,000 at the annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition.
Events & Educational Opportunities
SFU Beedie All Alumni Social
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Come celebrate for an evening of great food, interesting people and captivating conversation at the SFU Surrey Campus. This event is open to all alumni from SFU Beedie graduate and undergraduate programs, and is an excellent opportunity to get together and network with other alumni and Beedie staff and faculty.

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Central City Brewing, 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: $10.00 registration fee for alumni, which includes a drink ticket and a selection of appetizers.
Registration: Click here
Inquiries: busalumn@sfu.ca


Conduct a Mock Interview
Thursday, May 10: 9:00 am to 12:15 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Friday, May 11: 9:00 am to 12:15 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm

We are seeking volunteers who are willing to spend a day (or half day) conducting mock interviews with our MBA and MSc Finance students. By giving students a safe and supportive environment in which to talk about their accomplishments and by providing feedback on their style and content, you will help prepare them for future interviews in their job search. All mock interviews will take place at the Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver.

Let us know which dates and times you are available at clayton_bergquist@sfu.ca.

Involvement Opportunities
Hey EMBA Alumni! We want to hear from you

The Executive MBA at SFU's Beedie School of Business is turning 50 years old and we'd like you to join in on the celebration!

A special celebratory reception and speaker series are being planned for the fall to commemorate the anniversary, featuring speaking topics around SFU Beedie's strategic themes of global, innovation, and sustainability. Help us to shape the program of events by filling out this short survey (it should only take a few minutes, we promise!) Keep an eye on your inbox for your official event invitation in the next few months.


Volunteer as a Competing Team Coach for JDC West 2019

Join our network of alumni coaches who support the next generation of SFU Beedie competitors. SFU Beedie Alumni have volunteered over 3,000 hours to coaching students across 10 academic disciplines. The academic disciplines include Accounting, Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Non-For-Profit Strategy, and, new this year, Operations Management. Share your expertise and experience and help our students bring home School of Year on home turf. Contact Paula Broderick (seosl@sfu.ca) for more information and to get involved.

Alumni Spotlight

Helena Gottschling (BBA 1985)

Helena Gottschling, Chief HR Officer at RBC, returned to campus earlier this month to address the Graduate Women's Business Council Breakfast and also spoke to a class of current students about her career experiences. Read more about Helena here.


Philip Grant (MBA 2011)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Marketing

What is the most rewarding part about teaching at SFU's Beedie School of Business?

Teaching at SFU has given me the opportunity to learn and practice our craft while reaping the rewards of contributing to the development of our students. With the support and mentorship of our wonderful colleagues at SFU Beedie, I continue to become a better teacher, and thus, can continue to make a bigger impact on the lives of our students. This gives my life purpose and meaning.

Join the SFU Beedie Faculty

The Beedie School of Business is looking for professors, lecturers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, subject experts and alumni to enhance student experience by teaching part-time in our programs. If you are interested in joining our team, visit our Work for Us page for more information

Hot Jobs
Title Job ID Company Apply by
Chief Technology Officer 17162 UHOBOR April 10
Business Analyst, Application Services 17108 BCI April 15
Portfolio Administrator 17039 Connor, Clark, & Lunn Financial Group April 15
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis 17127 GCT Canada April 16
Investment Counsellor Group Associate 17152 Orbis Investments April 22
Want to receive jobs like these as they're posted? Log into Beedie Community as a Beedie alumni. Click on "Jobs/Interviews" on left side menu. Create your search and save it for overnight updates of new postings in the system.
Upcoming Info Sessions
The 360° MBA Experience: Alumni Share Their Career Success Stories
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

One of the top reasons people take an MBA is to gain skills to advance their careers. While business studies are the foundation of an MBA, it's those who take advantage of a program's leadership opportunities outside of class who reap the greatest rewards, both personally and professionally.

Join our free webinar and meet two SFU Beedie MBA alumni who took every opportunity to enrich their MBA experience

To Register: Click here


Management of Technology MBA Info Session
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SFU Beedie's Management of Technology part-time MBA combines the broad-based business education of an MBA with a sharp focus on technology management, problem solving, and leadership. Join a small group of working professionals with diverse resumes, but a shared passion for technology.

To Register: Click here


June in Vancouver Webinar
Thursday, April 19, 2018

June in Vancouver is a two-week interactive program offering a series of eight mini, non-credit courses in the area of Indigenous governance, economic development, and business. Join us at this webinar to find out how this program provides professional development opportunities for Indigenous leaders and those working in the area of Indigenous affairs

To Register: Click here


Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership Webinar
Wednesday, April 26, 2018

SFU's Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership is the only accredited MBA program in North America with a focus on Indigenous business. Designed for mid-career Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals, participants are proven leaders who share a concern for economic development, Nation building and self-determination

To Register: Click here


Executive MBA Information Session
Wednesday, April 26, 2018

Find out how the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of mid-senior level career professionals who wish to think strategically and thrive in their careers. Faculty, staff and alumni will provide insight into the classroom experience and one-on-one advising will be available.

To Register: Click here

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Rakshak Anand (MBA 2011)
HSSE Operations Manager at Shell
Guy Calb, Adam King, Peter Latta, and J. Jay Nichol, (EMBA 2015)
launched Not So Gentle Tea Company www.notsogentletea.com
Alex Juy, (BBA 2011)
Product Manager at Vision Critical
Monique Morden (MBA 1993)
was appointed to Board of Directors of Mezzi Holdings, Inc.
Maria Szymczak, (MBA 2013)
Executive Director, Graduate Programs at SFU Beedie School of Business
Dasha Taikh (MBA 2017)
Business Analyst at Provincial Health Services Authority
Charlie Wang, (BBA 2013)
Business Development Manager, RentMoola
Louis-Pierre Côté (MBA 2010)
Director of Product Engineering at SBI - Stove Builder International
Geordan Hankinson, (MBA 2013)
Principal at Renewal Funds
Andrew McKinlay (BBA 2012)
Territory Manager at Techtronic Industries - TTI

If you have any news, such as promotions, awards, or honours, you would like to share with Beedie's alumni community, please let us know! You can send a note with your name, program, and graduation year to Beedie_alumni@sfu.ca.

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