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On February 6, a wine and cheese gathering was held to get our teachers involved in creating a vision for the Beedie School’s new Teaching and Learning Group. There was a great turnout, with 22 people in attendance. Shauna Jones, Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Group, gathered input on the following questions: 1. What would you envision for the Beedie School’s Teaching Group for the next three years? 2. What do you want from […]

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“Beedie will be well-represented at this year’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning, which takes place at SFU Burnaby on May 16-17. The theme of this year’s conference is Leading Change @ SFU, and sessions will explore ways to improve student learning experiences in courses and programs. Several sessions will cover topics of interest to Beedie faculty members and staff”

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“SFU Mobile will emphasize the skills students have learned in their respective disciplines, demanding that they coordinate their talents with other specialists in service of a larger goal”

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For many people, the notion of investing in a business involves an eventual return of capital and ultimate profitability. However, financial gain was the last thing on the mind of Beedie School of Business lecturer and PhD student Adam Mills when he made his latest investment in BBA student projects – ultimately leading to funds raised for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. In his Business 478 strategy class, Mills tasked his students with starting […]

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New marketing research from SFU professor Leyland Pitt, focused on the relationship between luxury wine branding and social media, has been awarded the Outstanding Paper prize for 2012 by the Emerald Literati Network.

The article, entitled “Luxury wine brand visibility in social media:  An exploratory study” and published in International Journal of Wine Business Research, garnered the top billing as part of the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.

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A Beedie School Teaching and Learning Group Event Would you like to learn more about interactive polling and ways to use classroom response systems to engage with your students and to informally assess their learning? Are you curious about Poll Everywhere and how colleagues at Beedie have been experimenting with it over the last year? Shauna Jones, Andrew Gemino and David Rubeli will be co-hosting a session on May 24 (from 2:30-4:30pm) to explore best […]

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A pair of students at Simon Fraser University has cooked up an idea that may help more immigrant women land jobs – and give profile to their cultural cuisine. Fusion Kitchen’s goal is to develop the transferable skill sets, work experience and self-confidence of recent female immigrants through teaching ethnic cooking classes focused on dishes from their culture. Chantelle Buffie and Sonam Swarup, both actively involved with Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Simon Fraser, decided […]

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A ranking of international business schools has rated the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University as among the best in the world for business and management research. The measure, published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading repository of business academic papers, shows that based on article downloads by institution, Beedie ranks 54th in the world out of more than 1000 business schools included in the survey.

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Submitted by Salina Siu, National Director of Communications, AIESEC Canada VANCOUVER– Students around the world will be putting business theories into practice during AIESEC’s Global Public Relations Conference held on April 23 to 26, 2012. The international conference will be hosted in eight different countries, with AIESEC SFU being the host for North America. The event takes place in downtown Vancouver at SFU’s Segal Graduate School, sponsored by the Beedie School of Business at Simon […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is hosting some of the world’s foremost experts in the areas of entrepreneurship and social capital at the Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver this week at a special academic conference.

Entitled Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: Catalyst or Retardant?, the two-day event takes place on April 20 and 21, bringing together outstanding international and Canadian scholars. They will workshop a series of interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed manuscripts on the relationship between various form of social capital and entrepreneurial activity in commercial, social and cultural contexts.

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    A hot tub water care system, an employee wellness solution for companies and a sustainable recycling initiative aimed at helping Vancouver achieve its goal of zero waste for 2020 were the big winners at a Beedie School of Business social entrepreneurship competition. Opportunity Fest 2012 gave SFU business undergrads the opportunity to showcase their class-produced ventures to judges from industry, academia and the wider business community. Held at SFU’s Surrey campus on April 11, […]

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The following article was published by BC Business Magazine on April 2, 2012 as part of their MBA guide. BY KRISTEN HILDERMAN, BC BUSINESS MAGAZINE Craig Ryomoto, Director, Online Customer Acquisition | HootSuite Media, Inc. @craigryomoto hootsuite.com Where did you get your MBA? SFU Beedie School of Business What year did you graduate? 2010 Why did you want to get your MBA? I chose to pursue an MBA because I was looking for a career […]

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The following article was submitted by Beedie School of Business graduate Esther Chang: As you learn in any introduction to economics course, life has a lot of tradeoffs. So if your goals are to travel around the world to get a deeper appreciation of life and culture, you will most likely have to trade off a lot time from developing your career. By participating in an international internship with AIESEC, however, you can make the […]

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The following article was published by BC Business Magazine on April 2, 2012 as part of their MBA guide. BY KRISTEN HILDERMAN, BC BUSINESS MAGAZINE Mike Underell, Account Manager | 6S Marketing @mikeunderell 6smarketing.com Where did you get your MBA? SFU Beedie School of Business What year did you graduate? 2009 Why did you want to get your MBA? To better prepare myself for more demanding job roles and/or higher responsibility. What do you think […]

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by Joanne Leung “Uh huh, you know what it is. Simon Fraser, Simon Fraser, Simon Fraser, Simon Fraser.” It’s the mantra that has morphed into Simon Fraser University’s unofficial and irreverent refrain over the past two months. And right along with it, Beedie School of Business undergraduate student Matthew Tse, one of the creators of the immensely popular “Sh*t SFU Says” video, has been along for the viral video ride. His YouTube video garnered 50,000 […]

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The following article was published by BC Business Magazine on April 2, 2012 as part of their MBA guide. BY  LANA MADOR, BC BUSINESS MAGAZINE The compelling tweets of SFU MBA professor Ian McCarthy earned him a spot on OnlineMBA’s international list: “50 Business Professors You Should Follow on Twitter.” Business professor Ian McCarthy started out as a techie, working for several years as a manufacturing engineer before earning a PhD in operations strategy from […]

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The following article was published by BC Business Magazine on April 2, 2012 as part of their MBA guide. BY KRISTEN HILDERMAN, BC BUSINESS MAGAZINE Jessica Oman, Owner | Write Ahead Consulting @writeahead writeahead.ca Where did you get your MBA? SFU Beedie School of Business What year did you graduate? 2009 Why did you want to get your MBA? I felt I needed a graduate degree to move my career forward. I had been working […]

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The following article was published by BC Business Magazine on April 2, 2012 as part of their MBA guide. BY REBECCA TAY, BC BUSINESS MAGAZINE Local schools broaden their international focus to include Brazil, Russia, India and China. Say “BRIC” to any economist, analyst or politician and the response will almost invariably be that the countries represented by the acronym – Brazil, Russia, India and China – will dominate the global economic landscape in coming […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that it has maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for a period of five years. The business school, with campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver, is home to Canada’s first Executive MBA program and one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs. It was first accredited by AACSB in 2006. Since that time, it has continued to grow its reputation as one of the country’s leading teaching and learning settings, and for producing global-class research for the knowledge economy.

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MSc in Finance students from the Beedie School of Business have won a major award at the prestigious RISE investment competition hosted at Dayton University, Ohio. The students won first place in the Balanced Investment Style category for their work on the Student Investment Advisory Service (SIAS) fund, the student-run investment fund which sees Beedie students managing over $10 million of the university’s endowment portfolio. Bill Dennis, Jared Wolk, Mehdi Saedi and Jon Lo attended […]

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A course that was launched less than a year ago at SFU’s Beedie School of Business has provided students with unprecedented focus on analyzing and optimizing the value of social media for organizations and businesses. Through community-building projects, undergrad students applied the social media lessons of the course to new and established not-for-profits and social agencies on a wide range of issues, from life-saving transplants to disability in sport. The course, Social Media & Business, was taught at SFU’s Surrey campus by assistant professor Jan Kietzmann and instructor Ashish Gurung. Students used Facebook and the Twitter hashtag #BUS450 to engage with each other and their teachers, and to collaborate on assigned projects and readings. Throughout the semester, Kietmann and Gurung invited industry thoughts leaders, entrepreneurs and businesses to share their insights and expertise in social media.

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A group of undergrad students from the Beedie School of Business have taken it upon themselves to feed their fellow students – with a focus on healthy eating. The Fruit Dealers are providing hungry staff and students with healthy and nutritious fruit cups delivered throughout SFU. Each fruit cup is priced at $4, contains three portions of fruit, and is made with the team’s special secret sauce for added flavour. The team consists of BBA […]

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An upcoming event at Simon Fraser University Surrey and hosted by the Beedie School of Business will enable entrepreneurially-minded students to present their venture ideas to industry experts. The second annual Opportunity Fest will be held on Wednesday April 11 from 6pm to 9pm in the Mezzanine of SFU’s Surrey Campus. Building on the success of last year’s event, over 100 students from seven different Beedie School of Business classes will participate in the marketplace-style […]

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Rik Crutzen, a researcher from the Department of Health Promotion at the CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care in the Netherlands, is a visiting scholar at the Beedie School of Business this year. He is working with award-winning Beedie School of Business faculty member Dianne Cyr on e-loyalty and website content issues in the context of health care and health promotion and marketing.

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