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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.