SFU Beedie to host Indigenous governance program

Feb 28, 2018


SFU’s Beedie School of Business will host Indigenous governance program June in Vancouver at its Downtown Vancouver campus

SFU’s Beedie School of Business is partnering with the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona to host June in Vancouver (JiV), a new program in Indigenous governance, economic development and business.

The two-week interactive program offers a series of eight non-credit courses, running from June 4 to 16, 2018, at SFU Beedie’s Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver. Students who complete six courses in either program are eligible for a non-credit certificate from the Native Nations Institute.

The JiV program provides professional development opportunities for Indigenous leaders and those working in the area of Indigenous affairs, informed by the best available research and the deep experience of the course instructors. JiV is not only a venue for the dissemination of best practices in Indigenous governance and business, it will also provide an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to engage in thoughtful discourse.

“We are excited to partner with the Native Nations Institute to launch this new program, building on the great success of their January in Tucson events,” says Joy Cramer, director, Indigenous Programs at SFU Beedie. “We believe that Vancouver is the perfect location to gather for this important initiative, as we seek to advance Indigenous governance and business in Canada, and we are proud to host the sessions at SFU Beedie.

“This represents another important step towards our school’s goal of developing a world-class offering in Indigenous business education.”

An early bird discount of 10% is available on registrations made before April 30, 2018.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the program is invited to participate in an online information session, which are scheduled to take place at:

  • 5pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • 5pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Follow this link for full details of the webinars.