Self-sufficiency the goal of SFU Beedie MBA grad’s work as CEO of Kanaka Bar Indian Band

May 3, 2018

As more communities seek ways to become more sustainable, they might look for inspiration at a small B.C. First Nations band moving towards self-sufficiency, thanks in part to an SFU Beedie School of Business MBA graduate. Zain Nayani is the CEO of economic and business development for the Kanaka Bar Indian Band located near Lytton, northeast of Vancouver. The band has about 200 members, with 60 or so living onsite year-round. “We are trying to prepare the […]


SFU Beedie to host Indigenous governance program

Feb 28, 2018

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 […]


BMO donates $500,000 to SFU Beedie to support Indigenous business education

Feb 8, 2018

BMO Financial Group has made a commitment of $500,000 to support Indigenous business education at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. SFU Beedie will use the gift to fund new research and education materials at the school, as well as creating a new permanent award of $10,000 for a student taking the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership each year. BMO made the donation in honour of the organization’s former Vice-Chairman and Honorary […]


SFU Beedie appoints Joy Cramer to lead Indigenous programs

Jan 16, 2018

SFU’s Beedie School of Business has appointed Joy Cramer, a former Deputy Minister with the Province of Manitoba, to the newly created position of director, Indigenous Programs. In her new role, Cramer will lead the school’s strategy to grow Indigenous programming, integrate Indigenous learning into the mainstream curriculum, and increase engagement with Indigenous communities.  To reach these goals, Cramer has several priorities. She aims to attract investment from corporate donors to support new research and […]


Crossing global Indigenous borders

May 3, 2016

Beedie’s EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership facilitates international Indigenous connections.


EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership facilitates international Indigenous connections

May 2, 2016

At Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, students in the pioneering Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program are set to benefit from a new partnership – one that will expose them to some of the world’s top research in Indigenous governance and economic issues.


PhD Bryan Gallagher earns finalist spot in SSHRC Storyteller competition

Apr 7, 2015

Beedie School of Business PhD student Bryan Gallagher has been selected as a Top 25 Finalist in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Storyteller competition.


Top MBA: The First Nations and Business in Canada

Feb 27, 2014

The following article was published by on February 27, 2014, and features comment from Ulrike Radermacher, Associate Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business. The welfare and rights of the indigenous people of Canada – or First Nations, as they are collectively referred to – are of pressing concern at a time when many companies wish to develop Canada’s wealth of natural resources. Recent oil […]