SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection client Orello Hearing Technologies took home first place at the 2017 Hong Kong-Canada Investment Pitch Competition held earlier this month. In all, four SFU-affiliated companies made the prestigious top-six final. The competition is part of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) National Conference. Orello won a $10,000 cash prize, $5,000 in legal assistance and a trip for two to Hong Kong to attend HKCBA’s annual flagship event in December. Orello is a socially-driven technology company whose […]
The Hon. Jacob (Jack) Austin, retired Canadian senator and former federal cabinet minister, was presented with an honorary degree by Simon Fraser University at the summer convocation ceremony, held on June 6, 2017. He received a Doctor of Laws degree from the Beedie School of Business.
Members of the International Society for Organization Development and Change have voted to name an article co-authored by Beedie Professor Gervase Bushe as the best article published in the Organizational Development Journal during 2016. The award was presented at the society’s conference on May 17, 2017.
Enoch Weng, who will graduate with a BBA this summer, has been featured in a Vancouver Sun article about students who are the first members of their families to attain a university degree. In the article, Weng talks about his experiences and the personal challenges he has faced. Weng overcame those challenges and has gone on to achieve an extraordinary amount during his time as a Beedie undergraduate. At this year’s BASS Banquet, he was presented with […]
The NHL playoffs are in full swing and as the players focus on the Stanley Cup, SFU Beedie student Cole Gawenda is already looking ahead to next season, and how statistics on American Hockey League (AHL) players might impact the better-known NHL—including its first NHL client team, the Washington Capitals.
An interdisciplinary team of SFU undergraduates has won first place overall in The Oxford Global Challenge, an international competition for students to explore and present ideas around social and environmental change. The global finals of the competition took place in Oxford, UK, on April 30 and May 1, 2017.
A total of 15 students and alumni of Simon Fraser University, including 12 from the Beedie School of Business, were named among the Surrey Board of Trade’s 25 Under 25 at a ceremony at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on April 20, 2017. At the event, the Surrey Board of Trade recognizes business and community minded people under the age of 25, either working in Surrey or working on a business or community related project […]
A team of students from the MSc in Finance program at the Beedie School of Business is on its way to the global finals of the PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) Risk Management Challenge, after coming out on top in the regional round. Shujin (Stanley) Zhang, Yi (Helen) Li, Tianyu (Tracy) Li, and Chenyi (Aleck) An will now travel to compete in the International Challenge in London, England, where they will go head-to-head with […]
A team of two Beedie undergraduate students was awarded third place in the first ever BTM Student Case Competition, organized by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) in partnership with IT World Canada. The competition asked student teams from Business Technology Management (BTM) programs across the country to perform a case study analyzing recommendations for smarter web analytics product offerings for a high-end, invite-only digital branding firm. The competition challenged students to apply their IT and business […]