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

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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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Vancouver entrepreneur Andrew Harries appointed to newly created position. 

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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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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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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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A strong sense of moral values passed down from father to son has stood Ryan Beedie in good stead throughout his career. Prioritizing doing the right thing over financial cost has ensured long-term success for the Beedie Group since Ryan’s father, Keith, established it in 1954 – and Ryan has no intention of abandoning these values now.

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Two Beedie School of Business alumni have been awarded fellowship designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

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Developing the mindset of a shrewd investor requires a complex combination of factors, including an appetite for risk, an ability to learn from mistakes, and even luck. Though these factors can largely be taught, it also requires a willingness to make contrarian investments – and it is by resisting the temptation to succumb to the inevitable pressure to follow the herd that brings the greatest returns on investment.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada, has received the Professional Achievement honour at the 2016 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Vega, Charles Chang was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 15th annual BASS Banquet.

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Knack project aims to tap earning potential of low-income people. 

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The prospect of a financial institution being unable to determine whether or not a customer is eligible for a loan is an alien one to Canadian residents. In western society, the population has become used to loans being approved within minutes, often without even speaking to someone face to face.

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Three alumni of SFU’s Beedie School of Business have been appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the position of parliamentary secretaries.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Manny Padda and Raman Randhawa have been ranked among B.C.’s top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in the 2015 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 awards.

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It’s late in the afternoon on a busy day in the office, and hunger pangs are beginning to strike. All too often the only answer is to turn to the usual vending machine options that are salted and high in fat in order to satisfy those cravings. After all, healthy snacking choices are few and far between.

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SFU’s Beedie School of Business offers researchers a way to bring their world-changing thinking to practical applications in the global marketplace.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Haley and Maney Grewal share more than just their looks. The twin brothers also share a passion for entrepreneurial endeavours – one that was nurtured in the Beedie BBA program.

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Beedie School of Business alumna Dora Vanourek is setting her sights high in her latest fund raising adventure.

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Contrary to popular belief, venture capital investment isn’t the Holy Grail in startups. Just ask Greg Malpass, co-founder and CEO of Traction on Demand. In less than a decade, he has built a leading cloud consulting and software development company – without taking one penny of external investment.

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in the Globe and Mail on April 8, 2014.  By Jennifer Lewington, Globe and Mail.

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MBA students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business can now fast track their way to a career in management consultancy thanks to a new partnership with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada).

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A new certificate program from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will teach scientists and engineers the skills necessary to make their inventions a commercial success.

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Beedie School of Business alumna and co-founder of ConceptKicker, Shan Shan Fu, triumphed over 250 cities, 83 countries, and more than 25,000 entrepreneurs to take first place at the world’s largest business startup competition, Global Startup Battle.

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Darrell Burnham, Beedie School of Business alumnus and executive director of Coast Mental Health, has been announced as the winner of the Service to the Community Award in Simon Fraser University’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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Beedie School of Business alumna Dr. Amiee Chan has been named on the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list – the third consecutive year that she has been recognized on this prestigious list.

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The Beedie School of Business has launched the Speakers on Campus program, connecting industry professionals — along with their expertise and experience — with undergraduate and graduate students.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students applied their skills and knowledge to real-world business problems this past month at the annual Peak Performance and Elite case competitions.

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Alan Rugman passed away on the morning of July 8, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer.

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In 2014, the Beedie School of Business introduced a new award honouring its undergraduate alumni for their excellence in leadership and their contributions to the social, educational, and economic well being of current Beedie students or alumni.

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The following story was published by SFU News on June 10, 2014.

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A trio of Beedie School of Business alumni has been elected to the SFU Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2014/15 following the May elections.

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As the largest student-run business case competition in Western Canada, JDC West serves to provide teams of students from top business schools with case competition experience. Yet despite a proud history that had seen the Beedie School of Business crowned School of the Year in the 2007 competition, standards had slipped so far that Beedie teams did not place in a single category in 2012. Clearly, something had to change.

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The Beedie School of Business will this weekend host the inaugural SFU Beedie Net Impact Sustainability Challenge Case Competition.

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Real-time carpooling app go2gether, a client of The Beedie School of Business’ social innovation venture incubator RADIUS, has secured an eight-month pilot contract with Vancity credit union.

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Family that runs B.C.’s largest industrial property developer are also front-rank philanthropists.

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Barbara Dunfield, Chief Financial Officer of Sennen Potash Corporation and a graduate of the Executive MBA at the Beedie School of Business, has been named among the winners of Business in Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business Awards 2014. The BIV Influential Women in Business Awards recognize influential leaders in their industry and the business community at large who have committed time and resources to mentor other women in business and contribute their expertise on corporate […]

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Since launching its on-demand media streaming service in the US in 2007, Netflix has revolutionized the global entertainment industry. Recently named by Fast Company as one of the top five most innovative companies in the world, its annual revenues last year exceeded $4 billion. So how has it achieved its phenomenal success? Kelly Bennett, BBA alumnus, and Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, detailed the company’s remarkable success story – and his own – in a […]

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The Beedie School of Business has achieved a top three finish in the Academic School of the Year category at the prestigious JDC West case competition, held from January 17 to 19 at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. The team achieved the third highest overall score in the competition’s ten academic categories competing against eleven leading Canadian business schools. JDC West is the largest student-run business case competition in Western Canada. This year’s competition featured over 600 […]

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Alan Juristovski, Beedie School of Business Executive MBA alumnus and co-founder of MetroLyrics, the most comprehensive database of music lyrics in the world, passed away on Friday November 22. Under Alan’s leadership, MetroLyrics became the world’s first fully licensed lyrics site, paying artists and rights-holders to display their work. The site now has words to more than 1,000,000 songs, and generates over 25 million unique users a month across the globe, with nearly 12 million […]

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The Beedie School of Business has announced the appointment of three new members to its Dean’s External Advisory Board: Robin Dhir, Elio Luongo, and Stuart Payne. The Dean’s External Advisory Board advises the Dean and faculty on strategy, and assists the school in the accomplishment of its mission and objectives. Its members provide expertise, guidance and direction in support of the school’s commitment to relevant education and research, focused on the changing needs of business […]

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The following story was published by SFU News on October 10, 2013.  When Alain Ndayishimiye collects his Bachelor of Business Administration this week, he can afford a moment to reflect upon the journey that led him to SFU. Growing up in Africa, Ndayishimiye lived in a number of refugee camps in Rwanda, Tanzania and Malawi, although he identifies as Burundian, the country his parents are from. He came to Canada through the World University Services […]

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The following article was published by Business in Vancouver on July 31, 2013. Mark Schnarr is a SFU BBA alumnus. It’s been years since Alpha Technologies CEO Mark Schnarr laced ’em up for the Kelowna Buckaroos, but the lessons he learned and connections he made on the ice continue to influence his corporate career today Hockey’s been good to Mark Schnarr. The game has taught the Alpha Technologies president and CEO about fairness, hard work and the importance […]

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