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SFU launches new downtown graduate residences and innovation centre

Sep 27, 2016

  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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Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business.

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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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Beedie School of Business Professor Avi Bick.

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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, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University.

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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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BBA alumnus Elio Luongo, CEO of KPMG Canada.

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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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Avi Bick and Sarah Lubik are the 2016 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award winners.

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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 at the Beedie School of Business.

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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.

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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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Beedie’s Co-Laboratorio Peru initiative hosted a series of working sessions in Peru attended by government officials, community leaders, academics, and NGOs.

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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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Beedie School of Business professors Jan Kietzmann (left) and Ian McCarthy.

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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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Bocconi and Beedie students tour Holt Renfrew.

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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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Dr. Bo Chen, Professor of Finance and Economics at Shanghai University.

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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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Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri is the founder of the 25toLifeproject, an experiential learning project that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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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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Ben Britton is a member of of the first cohort of students in the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at the Beedie School of Business.

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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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Beedie School of Business professor Andrey Pavlov says that new measures being implemented in BC will not dent Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis.

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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.

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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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From left to right: Jon Lutz, VP, Financial Planning & Strategy at Electronic Arts (EA), Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager of Relic Entertainment, and Josh Nilson, CEO & Co-Founder of East Side Games.

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Vancouver is home to some global-leading organizations in thriving industries: visual effects, performance apparel, and information and communications technology to name but a few. Yet perhaps somewhat surprisingly, given the prominence of the great outdoors in Vancouver’s identity, one industry in which the city is a true global leader is gaming.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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The following is an excerpt from an article published by the Globe and Mail in the Business Education section on June 23. By Jennifer Lewington. 

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Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling's research indicates that the success or failure of NHL teams' draft picks is largely random.

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On the heels of the NHL draft, research from SFU Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling suggests that the draft tactics of NHL teams are often no better than randomly assigning players across the entire draft.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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A historic gift from SFU Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang underscores the School’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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Vega founder Charles Chang makes one of the largest gifts in SFU history.

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First year Beedie School of Business "twins" Stefanie Huffman (left) and Kimberley Venn (right).

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  First year Beedie School of Business undergraduate students Stefanie Huffman and Kimberley Venn could pass for twin sisters. The pair not only share an uncanny resemblance, but also an inherent ability to think alike and work together – one that made them a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Enactus National Exposition.

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Beedie School of Business alumni enjoyed success at the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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Keith Beedie (right) and son Ryan's $22 million gift established the Beedie School of Business.

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Keith Beedie, founder and former president of the Beedie Development Group, was honoured by Simon Fraser University with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the summer convocation ceremony, held on June 7 at the SFU Burnaby campus.

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BBA graduate Naqib Azad leaves behind a legacy in social entrepreneurship.

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When Naqib Azad graduates from the BBA program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business today, he leaves behind a legacy in empowering students to benefit society through social entrepreneurship.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students have enjoyed success in case competitions across the globe in 2016.

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Business education in action takes to world stage.

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Beedie School of Business students and faculty celebrate their success at the 2016 Surrey 25 Under 25 Awards.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students comprised almost one third of the recipients at the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.

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The MOT MBA 15th anniversary celebration featured a panel discussion on how to build national champions within the tech industry in Vancouver. From left to right (in foreground): Greg Caws, President & CEO of BC Innovation Council; Ben Sparrow, CEO and co-founder of Saltworks; and Ian McCarthy, associate dean of graduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

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The Beedie School of Business has for many years positioned itself as a pioneer in its field, with innovative research and programs. One such pioneering program is the Management of Technology MBA (MOT MBA), the first program of its kind in Canada, which this year celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

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Students in the Bus 343 class participated in a mock networking event with Beedie alumni and industry professionals as part of the Business Career Passport.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business are learning how to market the most valuable commodity of all: themselves.

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From left to right: Edoardo De Martin, Director, Microsoft Canada Center of Excellence, Kirsten Sutton, VP and Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada, and Yuen Pau Woo, President of HQ Vancouver.

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Vancouver is home to an undeniably world-class, and growing tech industry. Industry giants such as Microsoft and Amazon have recently set up home here, and the list of homegrown global organizations that have chosen to remain within BC is impressive. Yet, like most industries, Vancouver still falls short of its potential in housing the headquarters of tech organizations. So what can be done to improve this record?

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Vancouver entrepreneur Andrew Harries appointed to newly created position. 

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The Beedie School of Business 2016 APEX Business Global-IT Case Challenge team. From left to right: Sukhwant Rathour, Samantha Chan, and Shadnam Khan.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students continued their impressive form at global case competitions in 2016, earning the gold medal at the prestigious APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge, one of the world’s premier management information systems case competitions.

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The Enactus SFU 2016 National Exposition team.

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Beedie School of Business students’ dedication to social innovation paid off at the Enactus National Exposition, as Enactus SFU took home the Capital One Financial Education Challenge award and reached the semi finals of the overall competition.

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The following article about Beedie School of Business full-time MBA graduates Colin Stansfield and Anna Migicovsky was published in the Vancouver Sun on May 5. By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun.

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SFU Beedie Professor Elicia Maine studies strategies to boost advanced material commercialization. 

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Students in the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership this year participated in a series of courses run by the University of Arizona’s Native Nations Institute, the world’s premier Indigenous governance and economic research institute.

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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.

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Cannabis infused chocolate venture Stolz won “most investable opportunity” at Opportunity Fest 2016. From left to right: Michael Pizzolon, Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU Sarah Lubik, Garrett Downes, Jeff Salzsauler, and Smarth Duggal.

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The following article was published by Burnaby Now on April 28. By Cayley Dobie.

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Society believes that those on social assistance – or “welfare” – should not be paying a premium to purchase ethical goods instead of cheaper alternatives, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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Technology is increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, yet in addition to the positive effects that it is intended to have it can also have negative side effects – one of which is a significant detrimental impact on our attention spans.

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Opportunity Fest 2016

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At the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, a host of Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs are empowering students from a multitude of disciplines to harness their skills in order to create game-changing ventures.

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Beedie Professor Elicia Maine's new research focuses on improving advanced material commercialization.

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Faculty and alumni from the Beedie School of Business are featured prominently in the shortlist for the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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The 2016 SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge organizing committee. From left to right: Rylan Dobson, Jacqueline Norris, Grace Potma, Spencer Westlake, Harshil Cherukuri, and Saman Moradi-Monfared.

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Graduate students at the Beedie School of Business savoured success in the field of sustainability, as they both hosted and competed at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels has been awarded the SFU President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability, recognizing her efforts in advancing the cause of sustainability both within and beyond the University.

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From left to right: Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the Beedie School of Business; 2015 Dean's Student Service Award winner Jordan Schwartz; 2014 Dean's Student Service Award winner Jessica Gutierrez; and Andrew Gemino, Associate Dean, undergraduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

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The 2015 Beedie School of Business Dean’s Student Service Award has been awarded to undergraduate student Jordan Schwartz, in recognition of the extraordinary impact he has made upon the Beedie community.

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The 2016 Beedie UNICC team. From left to right: Natasha Tsoy, team coach Kamal Masri, Rochelle Lee, Madeline Millsip, and Ashley Chiu.

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The Beedie School of Business continued its run of success at case competitions in 2016 with a third place finish at the University of Navarra International Case Competition (UNICC).

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Beedie School of Business alumni Matias Marquez (left) and Bryan Galllagher (right) are among the 2016 BC Business 30 Under 30 winners. Bryan Gallagher photo by Lipman Still Pictures.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Bryan Gallagher and Matias Marquez have been named on BC Business’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.

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The Beedie School of Business 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge at the CME Group Chicago office. From left to right: Mahad Farrukh, Ai Zhang, Chang (Emma) Liu, and Salvatore Moustakas.

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A team of MSc in Finance students captured the silver medal at the prestigious Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Risk Management Challenge finals.

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