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Mark Selman, Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following article was published in the April 2014 issue of SFU’s AQ Magazine. By Diane Luckow. Vancouver-based Taseko Mines has long proposed a $1.5 billion open-pit gold and copper mine in B.C.’s Cariboo. But the company continues to encounter significant opposition from the region’s First Nations, and the project’s future continues to hang in the balance.

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The unique, Northwest coast-inspired crest for the Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver features the wolf, representing intelligence and leadership.

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The following article was published by TopMBA.com on February 27, 2014, and features comment from Ulrike Radermacher, Associate Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business. The welfare and rights of the indigenous people of Canada – or First Nations, as they are collectively referred to – are of pressing concern at a time when many companies wish to develop Canada’s wealth of natural resources. Recent oil […]

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The following article was published in the Globe and Mail on November 5, 2013. It has taken a few detours, but Sheryl Fisher’s 20-year-long dream to earn a master-level business degree is coming true. A member of Squamish First Nation in British Columbia, the 44-year-old has worked since leaving high school and earned several college certificates, but none offered a path to a university degree. That route opened last year when she was accepted into […]

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The following article was published by The Vancouver Sun on October 1, 2013 By Mark Selman, Program Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Beedie School of Business. The biggest challenge and opportunity facing British Columbia is reconciliation, or the development of respectful relationships and equality between Aboriginal Peoples and the rest of British Columbians. This is not only a social and an ethical challenge and opportunity, it is also an economic challenge and opportunity […]

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in The Globe and Mail on August 30, 2013. A professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has been honoured for his work on aboriginal issues. Prof. Mark Selman developed Beedie’s executive MBA in aboriginal business and leadership in consultation with First Nation, Metis and Inuit leaders, with the program`s first class of 25 students scheduled to graduate in spring, 2015. The program, […]

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Italy v Brazil: Group A - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

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With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil less than a year away, reports of social unrest and mass protests among Brazilian citizens may suggest that soccer no longer holds the power to unite the nation to the extent that it once did. However new research from Beedie School of Business professors Jeremy Hall and Stelvia Matos suggests that the social inclusion benefits Brazilian soccer makes possible might provide a light at the end of the […]

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The following article was published by The Georgia Straight on August 21, 2013. When Eldon Yellowhorn attended Simon Fraser University in the early 1990s, he was one of two First Nations graduate students, and he says he was among fewer than a dozen indigenous people enrolled at the institution. Now the chair of the department of First Nations studies at SFU, Yellowhorn notes that a lot has changed since then. The university now has more […]

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The following story was published by SFU News on June 10, 2013. MBA graduate Zain Nayani has dedicated his career to social development — and his SFU education is helping him take this passion to the next level. Originally from Pakistan, Nayani worked in the finance field in his home country before deciding that his career needed a new direction. “I started to devote a lot of my time to working with developmental organizations, and […]

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The Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has been selected to BC Business Magazine’s list of British Columbia’s most innovative companies. Launched in 2012, the EMBA program is the first graduate business degree of its kind in Canada. “B.C.’s aboriginal business community has a big stake in the province’s economic future,” notes BC Business Magazine in its April 2013 issue in referring to SFU’s newest EMBA […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and SFU Public Square hosted Satsan (Herb George), hereditary chief of the Frog Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation on March 1 at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, as he talked about the story behind the Idle No More movement and its relevance to all Canadians today. William Lindsay, director of the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, introduced Satsan, who is also a member of the Advisory Board […]

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