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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Is workaholism bad for your health? It depends how engaged you are in your job, finds SFU Beedie study

Aug 31, 2017

A new study investigating the phenomenon of ‘workaholism’, whose sufferers feel compulsively driven to work long hours and feel guilty when they are not working, has found that – as might be expected – it can have negative impacts on both mental and physical health. What is more surprising, however, is that these health issues are correlated to workaholism only when a person has low engagement in their work; for those who feel highly engaged […]


Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Class of 2017 makes final presentations

Aug 24, 2017

In front of a sellout audience of 200 business experts, investors, instructors, students and alumni at the Westminster Savings Theatre at SFU’s Surrey Campus on August 3, students in the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU (tech e@sfu) 2016/2017 cohort made their final presentations of the business ideas they have been developing over the past year. Tech e@SFU is a high-tech entrepreneurship program, funded by BCIC and the SpencerCreo Foundation, offering students hands-on training and support as they go […]


SFU Beedie Alumnus Matias Marquez named in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Jul 27, 2017

Beedie Alumnus and founder and COO of Buyatab Online Inc, Matias Marquez, has been named in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® list for 2017, which recognizes outstanding young innovators making significant impacts on their organizations and in their communities. Buyatab is a leading provider of advanced online gift card infrastructure solutions for medium- and large-sized businesses. “This is a wonderful accolade. It’s gratifying to be recognized alongside so many respected and experienced individuals who are […]


Joseph Caron appointed to Advisory Council of the Jack Austin Centre

Jul 19, 2017

Former ambassador and experienced business leader Joseph Caron has been appointed to sit on the Advisory Council of the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. Joseph Caron has more than 40 years’ experience in connecting Canada with Asia, serving at the highest levels of government and business. Mr. Caron has served as Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Canada’s Ambassador to Japan, and High Commissioner to the Republic of India. Following […]


SFU Beedie Names Inaugural Ryan Beedie Chair in Finance

Jul 6, 2017

Dr. Eduardo Schwartz has been appointed to the newly created position of Ryan Beedie Chair in Finance at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Schwartz is a highly-respected academic who has held positions in several of the world’s leading universities, including University of California (UCLA), the University of British Columbia, and the London Business School. He has an Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters and Ph.D. in Finance from the […]


Beedie’s David Hannah honoured for contribution to management education

Jun 28, 2017

A case study co-authored by David Hannah, Associate Professor of Management and Organization Studies at Beedie School of Business, has won Management Teaching Review’s 2016 Best Paper Award. The Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and Management Teaching Review selected the paper, “Jarvis Manufacturing: An Experiential Exercise for Teaching the Fundamentals of Teamwork”, in recognition of the “significant impact” it had made on management education. “We were delighted to be chosen for this award,” says Hannah. “It […]


SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection client Orello takes first prize at Hong Kong-Canada pitch competition

Jun 20, 2017

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 […]