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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Jack Austin awarded honorary degree by SFU

Jun 6, 2017

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.

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Beedie undergrad Raymond Zeng wins Governor General’s Silver Medal

Jun 6, 2017

It takes commitment to achieve the highest grades in your graduating class, and commitment is something that Raymond Zeng has in abundance.

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Beedie Professor Gervase Bushe wins award for article in Organizational Development Journal

May 18, 2017

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.

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Beedie student Enoch Weng featured in Vancouver Sun article

May 9, 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 […]

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Beedie student’s hockey analytics company lands first NHL team client

May 8, 2017

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.

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SFU team wins first prize in The Oxford Global Challenge

May 4, 2017

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.

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