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Long-time SFU friends Joe and Rosalie Segal honoured for lifetime of leadership

Nov 16, 2017

Joseph (Joe) and Rosalie Segal are legendary philanthropists whose generosity has touched countless lives and organizations—and had a transformative impact on Simon Fraser University. In honour of National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15), the distinguished couple is being honoured for their extraordinary community leadership by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Chapter and its first Giving Hearts Lifetime Achievement Award. The recognition does not stop there. Joe and Rosalie have fostered the same spirit of giving […]

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Beedie professor elected to Vancouver School Board

Oct 23, 2017

Judy Zaichkowsky, University Professor of Marketing at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has won election to the Vancouver School Board. Zaichkowsky, representing the Green Party, secured a seat on the nine-strong board at Vancouver’s byelection on October 14, 2017, after receiving the second highest number of votes among the 19 candidates. Zaichkowsky received 23,383 votes, representing 7.14% of total votes cast. “This foray into politics was a very gratifying experience, as I got to connect […]

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Inaugural recipients of Ryan Beedie Leadership Awards named

Oct 13, 2017

The first five students to receive the new Ryan Beedie Leadership Awards have been named. Mia Dommann, Musa Fortin, Katie Low, Bradley Ma and Kirsten Milic will each receive support of $20,000 over four years, in recognition of their commitment to leadership while at high school. Each of the recipients has demonstrated leadership through remarkable achievements, both academic and extracurricular, prior to joining the Beedie School of Business. Mia Dommann, who attended Sentinel Secondary in […]

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Wearable tech and carbon capture companies win SFU science and tech start-up competition

Oct 12, 2017

Start-up companies FlexiPatchR, which makes wearable technology to monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms, and Flow-Through Solutions, which helps mining companies capture CO2 emissions, were the winners in their respective categories at the second annual “Invention to Innovation” venture pitch competition. The event, which took place on October 11, 2017, brought together six scientist-entrepreneurship students in the second cohort of the i2I program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. This Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization […]

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Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania earn 2017 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards

Oct 5, 2017

Beedie School of Business faculty members Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania have been named winners of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award for 2017. This award is the highest teaching honour of its kind at the Beedie School. Every year, students, faculty, and alumni of the Beedie School of Business nominate instructors teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs for this prestigious award. Up to two awards are presented each year to instructors based […]

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Gervase Bushe named one of HR’s Most Influential Thinkers

Sep 28, 2017

Beedie School of Business professor Gervase Bushe has made the list of the 30 Most Influential Thinkers in the field of Human Resources for the second year in a row, after being named at number seven in the 2017 rankings. Britain’s HR Magazine has published its annual HR Most Influential Rankings for the past 12 years recognizing some of the top practitioners and thinkers in HR. This list draws attention to individuals whose ideas and […]

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Sustainability network aims to advance globally with $2.45 million SSHRC Partnership Grant

Sep 26, 2017

The Embedding Project, a global sustainability initiative founded by Stephanie Bertels, an SFU Beedie School of Business professor, has received a $2.45-million, seven-year Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The project will use the funding to further its work in developing a new global forum for knowledge-sharing and dialogue on sustainability. The goal: to become a globally recognized knowledge resource for organizations seeking to advance their sustainability performance. The Embedding Project […]

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Remembering Keith Beedie (1926-2017)

Sep 25, 2017

Statement from Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the Beedie School of Business, on the passing of Keith Beedie, business and community leader and benefactor It is with deep sadness and a great sense of loss that we announce the death of Keith Beedie (Doctor of Laws, honoris causa), a chief benefactor of the Beedie School of Business and a dear friend of Simon Fraser University. Keith passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday, September 20. He will […]

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SFU alumnus Frode Strand-Nielsen delivers presentation on digital disruption

Sep 18, 2017

One of SFU’s most successful alumni, Frode Strand-Nielsen, delivered a presentation to students, faculty and other guests at the Beedie School of Business on September 8, 2017. Strand-Nielsen is the Managing Partner of FSN Capital, a leading Nordic private equity investment company, which he founded in 1999 and has successfully grown into a firm with over €2 billion of assets under management. The presentation, entitled Digital Innovation and Disruption in Mature Industries, focused on the […]

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SFU Beedie partners with Bank of Canada and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to host conference

Sep 7, 2017

Senior central bankers and leading academic researchers in finance from around the world congregated at the SFU Beedie School of Business’s Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver on August 17 and 18, to participate in a conference examining Advances in Fixed Income and Macro-Finance Research. SFU Beedie hosted the conference in partnership with the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and welcomed several senior figures from those institutions, including Carolyn […]

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