Business of Design students launch makerspace at SFU Surrey

Mar 14, 2018

Students in SFU’s Business of Design program, an interdisciplinary collaboration created by the Beedie School of Business and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, have created _space, an 1,800 sq ft prototype makerspace located at SFU’s Surrey Campus. _space offers students the opportunity to use a variety of equipment including a sewing machine, electronic and woodworking tools, as well as share knowledge with others across disciplines. _space is currently available for students and clubs […]


SFU Beedie to host Indigenous governance program

Feb 28, 2018

SFU’s Beedie School of Business is partnering with the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona to host June in Vancouver (JiV), a new program in Indigenous governance, economic development and business. The two-week interactive program offers a series of eight non-credit courses, running from June 4 to 16, 2018, at SFU Beedie’s Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver. Students who complete six courses in either program are eligible for a non-credit certificate from […]


Zennea Technologies takes top prize at SFU’s largest entrepreneurship competition

Feb 21, 2018

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. Co-CEO of the company, Rachel Chase, is student at the Beedie School of Business and is completing the Charles Change Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “We’re incredibly grateful for the mentorship, support, and resources that we’ve received from […]


BMO donates $500,000 to SFU Beedie to support Indigenous business education

Feb 8, 2018

BMO Financial Group has made a commitment of $500,000 to support Indigenous business education at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. SFU Beedie will use the gift to fund new research and education materials at the school, as well as creating a new permanent award of $10,000 for a student taking the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership each year. BMO made the donation in honour of the organization’s former Vice-Chairman and Honorary […]


Case competition success for SFU Beedie undergraduates

Feb 8, 2018

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business won a total of eight podium places in this year’s JDC West case competition. JDC West is Western Canada’s largest business case competition, hosting almost 600 undergraduate delegates from twelve of Western Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions. Delegates compete in a number of disciplines, including academics, debate and athletics. This year’s competition took place over the span of three days from January 12 to 14, 2018, at the University […]


SFU Beedie hosts Nobel Peace Prize winner

Feb 7, 2018

Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed an audience of more than 300 people at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business at a special event on February 5, 2018. Professor Yunus, who founded microfinance organization Grameen Bank, is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, among many other international honours and awards, for his pioneering work in developing microfinance to help people lift themselves from poverty. SFU Beedie hosted the event at the Segal […]


SFU Beedie student selected for entrepreneurial leadership initiative

Feb 2, 2018

Rachel Chase, an undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, is among three SFU students to be selected for the 2018 cohort of The Next 36 a national initiative aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising post-secondary student innovators into leading entrepreneurs. Rachel was selected alongside Ardalan Benam,a recent MSc graduate from the School of Computing Science, and Nell Du,  an undergraduate in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering. With three students accepted, SFU has more students […]


SFU Beedie appoints Joy Cramer to lead Indigenous programs

Jan 16, 2018

SFU’s Beedie School of Business has appointed Joy Cramer, a former Deputy Minister with the Province of Manitoba, to the newly created position of director, Indigenous Programs. In her new role, Cramer will lead the school’s strategy to grow Indigenous programming, integrate Indigenous learning into the mainstream curriculum, and increase engagement with Indigenous communities.  To reach these goals, Cramer has several priorities. She aims to attract investment from corporate donors to support new research and […]


Beedie partnership in Peru promotes community engagement for social change and globally responsible leadership

Jan 9, 2018

Beedie faculty June Francis and Kristina Henriksson have launched the new Co-Laboratorio AQP program in partnership with Universidad Catolica San Pablo in Arequipa Peru (UCSP), sharing Beedie’s philosophy of experiential learning and promoting socially responsible business on a global platform. The first class of 36 students, drawn from across UCSP, recently completed the 20-week, innovative design “lab course” embedded in UCSP’s undergraduate curriculum. Through the program, students worked closely with community stakeholders to develop sustainable […]


Beedie’s Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership featured in Globe and Mail

Nov 16, 2017

The Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program at the Beedie School of Business, the first of its kind in Canada, has been featured in an article in the Globe and Mail. Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program, Mark Selman, discusses how the launch of the program in 2012 came after years of consultation with Indigenous communities. Click here to read the article in full at the Globe and […]