Distinguished business professor’s path – from industrial smelter to some of the world’s most prestigious business faculties – was guided by non-traditional start at SFU.
Will Mitchell didn’t come by his decision to attend business school lightly. As an 18 year old, he was pouring lead slag into a furnace for a living at a lead-zinc smelter in Trail, BC when he decided to heed the call of higher learning – from Simon Fraser University.
Mitchell, whose parents were both teachers, grew up in the scenic West Kootenay communities of Trail and Fruitvale. Geographically, he was hundreds of kilometres from the West Coast and the top of Burnaby Mountain. Psychologically, the distance was even further.
But the lure of SFU was neither dulled nor diminished by distance or geography. Keep reading…
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