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The following article about Beedie School of Business full-time MBA graduates Colin Stansfield and Anna Migicovsky was published in the Vancouver Sun on May 5. By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun.

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The 2016 SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge organizing committee. From left to right: Rylan Dobson, Jacqueline Norris, Grace Potma, Spencer Westlake, Harshil Cherukuri, and Saman Moradi-Monfared.

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Graduate students at the Beedie School of Business savoured success in the field of sustainability, as they both hosted and competed at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada, has received the Professional Achievement honour at the 2016 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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Knack project aims to tap earning potential of low-income people. 

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Ian Campbell, hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation, was a member of the first cohort of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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The following article was published by Business In Vancouver on January 15. By Nelson Bennett.

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From left to right: Beedie School of Business graduate students Vladimir Baydin, Mahad Farrukh, Ahmed Sallaam and Grace Potma.

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A team of Beedie School of Business graduate students has qualified from a field of over 25,000 applicants for the prestigious Hult Prize, the largest student competition in the world.

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A class project in the MBA program has strengthened donor relations at the symphony orchestra in which the student performs.

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Symphony musicians, to their audience, would appear to have a simple job: in black and white uniforms, arrive with their instruments, play with passion and perfection, receive applause, then leave for home.

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It’s late in the afternoon on a busy day in the office, and hunger pangs are beginning to strike. All too often the only answer is to turn to the usual vending machine options that are salted and high in fat in order to satisfy those cravings. After all, healthy snacking choices are few and far between.

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Two sustainability-related initiatives with their roots in the Beedie School of Business have been named among Canada’s top 15 sustainability projects for 2016.

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New MBA is geared towards Northwest BC Industries.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on May 29.

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Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is launching an MBA specifically addressing the industry issues of BC’s northwest.

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Beedie School of Business alumna Dora Vanourek is setting her sights high in her latest fund raising adventure.

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The 2015 SFU Net Impact Executive Team. From left to right:  Anna Migicovsky, Margaret Ross, Shannen McDonald, Rosanna Wilbur, and Deepak Bhatia.

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Beedie School of Business MBA students turned their attention to sustainability-related topics last weekend, as they hosted and competed in the 2nd annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Case Competition.

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Western Canada’s most sustainability-conscious MBA students will return to the Beedie School of Business in April to compete in the second annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Case Competition.

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MBA students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business can now fast track their way to a career in management consultancy thanks to a new partnership with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada).

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A team of MBA students from the Beedie School of Business showcased their knowledge of sustainability at the 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, earning the silver medal at the Business for a Better World case competition.

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Business for a Better World Case Competition

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A team of MBA students from the Beedie School of Business has progressed to the final round of the prestigious Business for a Better World Case Competition, where they will take the stage at the 2015 World Economic Forum.

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Darrell Burnham, Beedie School of Business alumnus and executive director of Coast Mental Health, has been announced as the winner of the Service to the Community Award in Simon Fraser University’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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New Beedie School of Business Dean Blaize Reich welcomed the new cohorts of graduate students at the Segal Graduate School.

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As the first day of the new academic year heralds the start of a journey for students beginning their programs, this year also marks a landmark for the Beedie School of Business, as it finds itself under the tutelage of a new Dean.    

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Daniel Shapiro, dean of the Beedie School of Business, teaching the Americas MBA for Executives cohort.

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in 24 Hours Toronto on August 11, 2014, and features comment from Beedie School of Business associate dean Ian McCarthy.

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From left to right: Jasmine Cumberland, Ian Klassen, Pamela Hernandez

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A trio of Beedie School of Business alumni has been elected to the SFU Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2014/15 following the May elections.

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The Beedie School of Business will this weekend host the inaugural SFU Beedie Net Impact Sustainability Challenge Case Competition.

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Alice Longhurst (left) and Alannah Cervenko founded the Graduate Women’s Business Council at the Beedie School of Business in 2011 while studying on the MBA program.

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in the Globe and Mail on May 23, 2014.

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MBA students at the Beedie School of Business have introduced a series of lunchtime lectures to learn about their peers' personal work experience in a wide range of industries.

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By Tako Young. On a typical weekday lunchtime, one can expect waves of MBA students at the Beedie School of Business to flood out of the lecture room to take a well-deserved lunch break. Recently, however, scores of eager students have stayed put in the classroom to continue their learning experience – this time to glean knowledge from their own classmates.

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The Beedie School of Business HEC Montréal Sustainability Challenge 2014 team. From left to right: Shaun McPhee, Michelle Martin, Anca Jelescu and Adrian Mitescu.

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A team of Beedie School of Business MBA students has earned a top three finish at the prestigious HEC Montréal Sustainability Challenge 2014 case competition.

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Female registration for the Beedie School of Business MBA program is 52%­­ this year – more than 15% higher than the average for AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited business schools.

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Think of a typical MBA class. Does your mind’s eye see a class of smart, intense men? Well, you’d be wrong – if you were at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. This year, the full-time MBA program – that classroom you were thinking of – is comprised, more than half, of females. (Who are equally smart and equally intense.)

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The Beedie School of Business is pleased to welcome the first cohort of students to its newest graduate program, the part-time MBA at Surrey. The new cohort was welcomed to the school at an opening reception and orientation at the SFU Surrey campus on January 10, with classes beginning the following week. “We are very pleased by the caliber of students in the program, as well as their enthusiasm and commitment to this opportunity,” said […]

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MBA programs at the Beedie School of Business have been recognized in a new ranking of the top ten MBA programs across Canada. The Canadian Business MBA rankings focus on programs that provide students with value for money. They identify programs providing good classroom experiences that do not remove participants from the workforce for an extended period, while also producing an increase in salary in comparison to tuition. The Beedie School of Business was recognized […]

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The following article was published in the Financial Post on September 25, 2013. Colleen Collins likes to illustrate the difference between men and women moving up the executive ranks with an anecdote. “If a woman sees a job with 12 requirements, and she can meet 10 of them, she won’t think she’s qualified to apply. But a man with only two of [the 12] skills believes he is,” says the former associate dean for Simon […]

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The following article was published by BC Business on September 3, 2013. The Surrey campus opens its doors to the city’s first graduate business program. After years of asking for more local business programs, Surrey will see its first MBA program launch in January. The part-time degree was created for SFU’s Surrey campus after years of consulting with local business organizations and businesses themselves, according to Colleen Collins, associate dean of the Segal Graduate School […]

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Anthony Chan’s long-term affiliation with the Beedie School of Business has given him a unique insight into the needs of the students – one that not only benefits those he teaches, but as the winner of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award for 2013, has undoubtedly benefited him too. Chan, a lecturer in Beedie’s Management Information Systems (MIS) area, actually studied for his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser, where he majored in MIS. After […]

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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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Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has announced another first with its MBA program at Surrey, one of Canada’s fastest-growing major cities and an important economic hub for the south Fraser region and British Columbia. The part-time Surrey MBA program will meet the needs of a growing number of managers, entrepreneurs and business leaders seeking to enhance their business skillset without skipping a beat in their professional careers. Featuring the same curriculum as SFU’s […]

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A team of MBA students from the Beedie School of business has dominated the field at the prestigious Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), taking first place in the 10-minute presentation and winning silver in the 30-minute presentation. The team, consisting of SFU MBA students Sophie Collins, Negar Hadavi, Laura Anderson and Erin Lane, and Management of Technology MBA student Winnie So, emerged victorious from a strong field of 25 competing teams from across the […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” concluded with Brian Hill, CEO and co-founder of fashion retailer Aritzia, discussing his hands-on approach to the fashion retail industry with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from […]

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on April 30, 2013. Business education has an important role to play in boosting Canada’s edge in the digital age by combining masters of business administration (MBA) programs with technology management skills, industry experts say. Released in April, the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index ranked Canada 12th out of 144 countries, down three spots from the previous year. The point of the index is to illustrate […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued with Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO of Canadian airline WestJet, sharing his vision for employee engagement with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from some of Canada’s […]

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A team of MBA students from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business have captured first place at the HEC Montréal MBA Sustainability Challenge case competition. The team, consisting of MBA students Erin Lane, Geordan Hankinson, Colin Knudsen, and Andrew Lee, emerged victorious from a field of 12 competing universities from across Canada, the US and Denmark. The competition, held at HEC Montréal in Québec on March 16, seeks to demonstrate the relevance of addressing […]

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on March 13. Not every student who shows up for an undergraduate business degree or an MBA wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. But a whole lot of them do. That’s why business schools are increasingly offering courses and programs that teach innovation – both in an entrepreneurial context and as an approach to business in general. They do so in the face of […]

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on March 12. Nanotechnology (the manipulation of matter on a molecular or smaller scale) and biotechnology (the manipulation of living matter) are both hot fields of innovation. Combine the two, and you have a whole new business sector, according to a new study led by a Simon Fraser University researcher. From stem cell medicine to biological computers, this combination is a rich breeding ground for […]

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A team of Beedie School of Business MBA students will travel to Syracuse University, New York, on March 22 to compete in the finals of the prestigious Whitman Case Competition. The team earned their spot after their preliminary executive summary placed them in the top six from almost 30 teams. The annual competition, run by the Whitman School of Management, draws teams from invited schools across North America. Competing teams have only a short time […]

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The following article was published by The Globe and Mail on March 8, 2013. By David Dunne, Adjunct Senior Fellow at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. On the afternoon of March 6, 2012, five men drove their snowmobiles to Grizzly Lake, in the Powder Mountain area south of Whistler, B.C. The weather was clear, fresh and calm, and the snow-covered mountains spread invitingly before them. Though there had been some avalanches in the […]

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The following article was published by The Vancouver Courier by Stanley Tromp, contributing writer.   A group of business students has created a social media plan to reduce the isolation of seniors living alone in Marpole. Last week, the students designed a “web” of coloured yarn in front of Marpole library on Granville Street near 70th Avenue, to symbolize both physical community connections and the Internet’s interconnected web. Passersby wrote their names on papers hung onto […]

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The following article was published by The Vancouver Sun on February 14, 2013 Modern technology means workers must learn to cope — and thrive — under an an avalanche of data coming from all sides By Vivian Luk, Special to The Sun    The working world as we know it is changing fast. And the graduates of today better be prepared for it. Graham Dodd knows that just by watching his children do their homework […]

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Students and alumni from the Beedie School of Business will put their business development skills to the test as they compete for $5000 of cash prizes in the annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition. The Beedie School of Business will once again be strongly represented in the competition, which is open to the public and will be held from 2 – 5pm on February 13 in room 4600 of the Segal Graduate School, with […]

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The following article was published by the Province on January 17, 2013 BY SAM COOPER, THE PROVINCE Firm’s desalination process making a splash A unique contest for tech startups in B.C. is getting credit for fostering innovation and catalyzing some major success stories. The BCIC New Ventures Competition runs annually from April to September, giving entrants a chance to move through stages to meet a final jury that somewhat resembles the panel of venture capitalists in […]

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A group of middle school students engaged with leading business professors from the Beedie School of Business this week to showcase some innovative new products – made entirely from duct tape, paper clips and popsicle sticks. The students – from Citadel Middle School in Coquitlam’s Middle Age Cluster Class program – visited SFU’s Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver to pitch their creations to a panel of guest judges, including Beedie professor Eric Gedajlovic and […]

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MBA students from the Beedie School of Business put their studies on hold in favour of some street hockey recently, at the SFU MBA Five Hole for Food charity street hockey event. The event was organized by SFU’s full-time and Management of Technology MBA students in partnership with Five Hole for Food, and took place at the Jack Poole Plaza (near the Olympic cauldron) in downtown Vancouver on 15 December. Five Hole for Food is […]

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A team of Beedie School of Business students today captured silver in one of Asia’s most rigorous case competitions, the International Institute for Business Development (IIBD) Case Competition. The team, consisting of BBA students Iris Luong, Renee Chau, and Stefanie Klein, along with MBA student Rob Graham, was one of six teams selected to compete in the final from an initial field of 28 entrants from 12 different countries worldwide. The team was awarded a […]

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