Past Events

At the Beedie School of Business, we create and communicate powerful ideas in order to educate and inspire the founders, leaders, and managers of organizations that are internationally competitive, locally responsive, and sustainable. As such, we host and sponsor events that support our mission. Here you will find a collection of videos of past events. For event photos, please visit our Flickr page. Enjoy!

MOT MBA Tune-Up and Reunion 2012

A memorable evening, which saw our alumni tweeting, catching up with classmates, and sharing laughs. Presenters included: Dr. Michael Parent from the Beedie School of Business, Jennifer Barron from High Road Communications, and Chris Breikss from 6S Marketing. View a copy of the video, where presenters reflect on social media, using real-life industry examples, including dos and don'ts.

Opportunity Quest

In May, the first ever Beedie Opportunity Quest saw SFU's MBA students engage with local businesses in Vancouver's West Hastings Street area in order to help revitalize commercial activity in the area. The event was pioneered by Professor Eric Gedajlovic through a partnership with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA). Before hitting the streets, the students were briefed by Professor Gedajlovic and Ivy Fong, Member Services and Projects Officer, DVBIA, on the retail challenges and opportunities facing the area, and what their expectations of the students were. The cohort of 52 students was split into 12 teams, who were then given two hours to work on their recommendations before presenting to a panel of industry judges. "We wanted the students to tell us what it would take to make West Hastings Street more vibrant," said Ivy Fong. "The quality and variety of recommendations the students presented has been impressive and is testament to the education they received at SFU. They have certainly given us a lot to think about today and hopefully we will see some of their ideas put into practice in the future." View a copy of the video including the students' time out in the field and classroom.

CKNW The Chief Executive Series on The Bill Good Show, Fall 2012

Over an eight-week period, Bill Good interviews top executives, one-one-one, from BC and across Canada. This year, the Chief Executives broadcasted live and on-site at the Beedie School of Business, in front of students, alumni, and various stakeholders. CEOs included Ryan Holmes, HootSuite; Christine Day, lululemon athletica; Jim Treliving, Boston Pizza and more. View the videos of the interviews here.

CMA Innovation Centre – Andrew Hoffman: Climate Change as Culture War

Andrew Hoffman, Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan, has written extensively on the topic of corporate environmental strategy and climate change. On October 23, Andrew gave a talk on "Climate Change as Culture War" to the Beedie School of Business faculty and staff as part of his two-day visit to The CMA Centre for Innovation. The video of his presentation can be found on the CMA Innovation Centre YouTube Page.

SHARE – Investment and Climate Change Dialogue

View the video taken at this event and learn about the implications of climate change and steps that you can take to address climate change as part of the investment management process. You will hear from world-renowned climate change experts on the most recent climate science, implications of climate change for the agriculture sector, and climate policy developments in Canada. Speakers included Dr. Tom Pedersen, Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and Professor at the University of Victoria; Dr. Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Simon Donner, University of British Columbia; and Jennifer Coulson, Manager of Shareholder Engagement, bcIMC.