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Novel, inexpensive hearing aid wins SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize

Feb 17, 2017

A Simon Fraser University venture that is poised to disrupt the global hearing aid market has taken the best overall $30,000 prize at the University’s annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition.

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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Traction on Demand, Greg Malpass was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 16th annual BASS Banquet.

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Timing is essential when it comes to achieving commercial success for science-based companies according to a new research paper by faculty at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The study, published in leading journal Nature Nanotechnology is part of a broader multi-year project on the global nanobiotechnology industry led by Professor Elicia Maine and Dr. Jon Thomas.

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, like other faculties and universities around the world, is deeply concerned by the travel restrictions currently in effect in the United States. We express our solidarity with those individuals, particularly students and faculty members, affected by the executive order. Like fellow institutions of higher education in the United States and elsewhere, we condemn the denial of freedoms by these arbitrary measures, which risk breaking […]

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This morning, Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU and a lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, took part in an interview on the Business in Vancouver show on Roundhouse Radio. In the interview, Lubik discusses the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, and her role as one of Canada’s ten Innovation Leaders who are helping the federal government develop Canada’s Innovation Agenda. To hear the interview in full, listen to the show on the […]

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Earlier this month, leading sustainability professionals from across North America met in Vancouver to share their successes, challenges and insights at the Embedding Project’s North American Peer-to-Peer Network event. Over the two-day session, members engaged in facilitated peer-coaching sessions, reflected on their past year as Change Agents and piloted new research and new resources. Highlights included research insights on workplace sustainability-oriented initiatives by Beedie PhD student, Simon Pek, and new research coming out of the […]

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A team of undergraduates at the Beedie School of Business produced a series of outstanding performances at this year’s JDC West case competition, winning three gold medals and securing podium finishes in three further categories. The team won first place in the Human Resources, Not-for-Profit, and Skit categories; second place in Taxation; and third place in both the Entrepreneurship and Intro Video competitions.

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A group of Beedie students raised $25,800 for the Canadian Cancer Society last semester, in an initiative run as part of a project management class at the school.

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Against a global backdrop of reduced economic growth, multinational companies are increasingly seeking profits in “low-income, high-risk countries”, according to an article co-authored by Beedie professor Eric Werker. Published in the Harvard Business Review, Mapping Frontier Economies identifies 19 “frontier countries”, characterized by political and legal uncertainty, and low per capita income – but potential for high growth.

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The following article was published by the Georgia Straight on November 9, 2016. By Charlie Smith. Shawn Smith didn’t follow a conventional path to becoming a business-education innovator. Growing up in White Rock, he took the B.C. secondary-school curriculum by correspondence while working full-time, starting at the age of 15. “The original intention was to sort of Doogie Howser it and finish it all very early,” Smith told the Georgia Straight by phone. “I made […]

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Canada has earned a reputation as offering a great environment for entrepreneurs taking their first steps into the world of enterprise. But how do you take a successful start-up business to the next level and grow it into a major, multi-million dollar company? That was the question behind Scaling Up: Growing Multi-Million Dollar Companies in Vancouver, an event presented by Discovery Foundation’s Mentoring and Catalyst Program, and hosted by Venture Connection in partnership with SFU’s […]

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on December 16, 2016. By Andrey Pavlov.  The B.C. government announced Thursday their new program designed to help address the housing affordability crisis that has spread across many parts of our province.

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3D printing arrived in the public consciousness in a blaze of media attention around 2012, with stories focusing on sensational aspects, such as the perceived danger of 3D printed guns or the opportunity to print your own Stradivarius violin. A Financial Times article from the time claimed it would be “bigger than the internet”, and President Obama even referred to 3D printing in his 2013 State of the Union Address, saying it had “the potential […]

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Two Beedie School of Business students reached the final three in the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Regional Competition in Vancouver.

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Beedie School of Business PhD student Simon Pek has recently returned from the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy, where work done by Democracy in Practice, the non-profit organization he co-founded, earned them a place as one of three finalists in the Democracy Innovation Award.

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The centuries-old practice of mindfulness offers significant benefits to individuals and businesses involved in customer service, according to a new article co-authored by professors at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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By Ian Bryce A $500,000 gift from Simon Fraser University alumnus Ryan Beedie will support 25 new undergraduate awards for students in SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The generous gift marks five years since he and his family bestowed $22 million—the largest gift in SFU’s history—to establish the Beedie School of Business. “This wonderful gift will strengthen SFU’s commitment to engage the world,” says SFU President Andrew Petter. “These awards benefit the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow and […]

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Beedie School of Business alumnus, Parry Malm received Tech Entrepreneur of the Year and Best New Business at the inaugural UK Business awards on November 11 in London, UK. Malm is co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence marketing technology company, Phrasee. Launched in 2015, Phrasee uses artificial intelligence to write marketing language by combining natural language generation and machine learning. In July 2016, Phrasee closed a £1m seed funding round, led by Next 15 PLC. It was the […]

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British Columbia’s newest independent senator is Yuen Pau Woo, a senior resident fellow at the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies at SFU.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment this fall. Woo has more than 25 years of experience in strategy and policy for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He is widely recognized as a leading thinker on Asian economic issues and Canada-Asia relations, and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond […]

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A team of Beedie School of Business undergraduate students took home the silver at the 14th annual Eller Collegiate Ethics Case Competition, held at the University of Arizona from October 20-22.

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The design of a website could be just as influential as the message it conveys, according to new research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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Travel businesses locating – and growing – here offer a state-of-the-art blend of options. 

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The Beedie School of Business has been ranked as one of the top 25 graduate business schools in the world for its dedication to integrating sustainability into the education of future business leaders.

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Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, has been named to the 2016 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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A portable DUI-testing headset, a revolutionary clean tech membrane, and a home diagnostic for chemotherapy patients were just some of the pioneering ventures pitched to a panel of guest judges at SFU’s Invention to Innovation Venture Pitch competition.

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The first students to complete the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business are preparing to transform their game-changing technology inventions into viable, commercialized innovations.

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Taylor Ward’s student experience has been tailor-made for success.

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How personality testing could help financial inclusion.

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In the second part of a two-part interview, SFU Director of Entrepreneurship Sarah Lubik talks about the path her new role has led her on, why  entrepreneurship skills are so important today, and why SFU’s approach to teaching entrepreneurship is both empowering and unique.

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A trio of Beedie School of Business alumni have been named on Business in Vancouver’s (BIV) prestigious 2016 Top 40 Under 40 list.

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The following is an extract from an article published by The Province on September 30. By Randy Shore. 

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  Simon Fraser University has opened the Charles Chang Innovation Centre, a new graduate student residence and innovation facility in downtown Vancouver.

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Beedie School of Business professor Gervase Bushe has been named to a prestigious list of the 30 Most Influential Thinkers in the field of Human Resources.

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As a two-time winner of the Beedie School of Business’ highest teaching honour, the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award, professor Avi Bick is clearly not content to rest on his laurels.

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  Sarah Lubik is in the business of creating entrepreneurs.

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Beedie School of Business Management of Technology (MOT) MBA alumnus Rick Colbourne has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus and Dean’s External Advisory Board member Elio Luongo has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Canada.

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Environmentally friendly toothbrushes found to impact energy conservation.

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  Beedie School of Business faculty Sarah Lubik and Avi Bick have been named winners of the 2016 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. The prestigious award is the highest teaching honour of its kind at the Beedie School.

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The following article was published in the Georgia Straight on August 17. By Charlie Smith.

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Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, and former Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has received the prestigious Academic Fellow Award by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) for 2016.

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Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Ebru Ipek was the winner of the “That’s Interesting!” award at the prestigious 2016 Academy of International Business (AIB) conference.

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Series of working sessions discuss collaborative governance in Peruvian natural resources.

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Net Impact has announced the 2016 Gold standings for Net Impact chapters, awarding Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business the prestigious Gold standing. These standings, based on the chapter’s performance this past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network. This year, just 38% of over 300 Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing. “Of our network of over 300 chapters worldwide, Net Impact’s Gold chapters represent the brightest, most […]

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The music industry has Billboard, the business world has Forbes 500. Now, ranking successful academic papers has been made possible by Google Metrics – and Beedie School of Business professors Jan Kietzmann and Ian McCarthy rank as stars in business and management. Kietzmann and McCarthy’s seminal paper, Social Media? Get Serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media, is the highest ranked paper over five years in the Business, Economics and Management category of […]

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The Beedie School of Business continues to build strong ties in international business education through the Bocconi Campus Abroad program. For three weeks in July a cohort of 29 students from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan traveled to Vancouver to take a condensed course in marketing with a select number of Beedie students. The Bocconi Campus Abroad program has been active for nine years, with a different topic being co-taught by two Bocconi […]

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As China’s economy slows to a medium-high growth forecast, the government has revealed plans for structural reforms around State-owned Enterprises (SOEs). Though these reforms offer opportunity for the Chinese economy, they are not without potential pitfalls.

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A dedication to community engagement and a passion for experiential learning have earned Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri a Surrey Leader Community Leaders Award.

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When Ben Britton took the stage at the Hong Kong-Canada National Investment Pitch Competition on June 3 in Calgary, he presented with the confidence of a professional. He knew his product, he knew his market, and he knew he could sway the judges to hand him the $50,000 grand prize – which they did – along with the opportunity to meet investors in Hong Kong.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 4. By Andrey Pavlov and Tsur Somerville. 

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, has been named one of Canada’s ten Innovation Leaders who will help form the nation’s Innovation Agenda.

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