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

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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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The Beedie School of Business is delighted to welcome its new dean, Professor Ali Dastmalchian. While Monday, January 4 kicks off his first week in a new role, Beedie is most certainly in wise and experienced hands. Professor Dastmalchian served as dean at the Gustavson School of Business, at the University of Victoria, for 10 years.

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One of the hottest topics in research on leadership these days is the revelation that contrary to conventional wisdom, introverts can thrive as leaders of large organizations – and indeed have a multitude of personality traits that can bring success to their role that extroverts cannot offer.

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Professor Blaize Horner Reich, Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner.

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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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For many students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, the chance to learn from experienced industry professionals is an invaluable opportunity. Such mentorship can often make a significant difference to a fledgling career.

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Some of Canada’s most respected leaders of extractive resource companies and First Nations communities attended the Beedie School of Business on September 29 to impart leadership insights upon the students of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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Tremendous progress has been made in the last few decades in improving relations between Aboriginal peoples and resource development, caused by what can be described as, “A seismic shift in attitudes from both sides.” And though the future is clouded in uncertainty, there is cause for hope that this trend will continue.

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The next generation of budding entrepreneurs from faculties across Simon Fraser University gathered at Surrey City Hall, all with one goal: to become a member of the 2015 cohort of The Next 36.

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Simon Fraser University has appointed Professor Ali Dastmalchian as dean of the Beedie School of Business, effective January 1, 2016.

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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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The following article was published by the Vancouver Sun on June 5. By Tracey Sherlock.

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Beedie School of Business students again featured prominently in this year’s Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate student Jessica Gutierrez has been honoured with the 2014 Dean’s Student Service Award for her exceptional contribution to the Beedie community through extra-curricular participation in student initiatives.

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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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An unquenchable desire to initiate change in the building industry – an industry he believed was “broken” – spurred Jeff Booth to co-found BuildDirect. And by simplifying the entire process and focusing on customer requirements, Booth has succeeded in changing the entire industry for the better.

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At family-run concrete solutions provider Kryton International, there can be no accusations of nepotism. Despite having succeeded her father as CEO, Kari Yuers was once fired from the company by the same man – and indeed, would years later make her own mother one of the first people she herself would fire as CEO.

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Ian McCarthy, associate dean of graduate programs at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has for the second year in a row been included on a prestigious list of the top 50 professors using Twitter.  

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University will this fall welcome back Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to the Segal Graduate School to garner leadership insights from some of BC’s top CEOs in the Leadership Talks Series.

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Two Beedie School of Business undergraduate students have been selected as recipients of a prestigious international business scholarship in recognition of their commitment to building an international business career.

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On the same day that Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned speech in Vancouver about the role of women in business, five Beedie School of Business students were honoured by the Vancouver Board of Trade (VBOT) for their contributions as female leaders in the community.

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The fall 2013 series of “The Chief Executives” concluded with Charles Jeannes, President & CEO of Goldcorp, discussing the significant impact the extractive sector has on the Canadian economy, which has resulted in gold becoming Canada’s number one export – totaling some $14.5 billion a year. Jeannes was speaking with Bill Good as part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News […]

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In the wake of the global financial crisis, the need for strong leadership to steer organizations through troubled waters was never greater. Realizing this, Launi Skinner, CEO of one of Canada’s largest credit unions, First West Credit Union, made a conscious decision to develop her own leadership strategy – what she refers to as her “brand of leadership”. Skinner discussed this strategy and more with Bill Good on “The Chief Executives”, as part of an […]

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The fall 2013 series of CKNW’s “The Chief Executives’ continued as Ashley Cooper, President and CEO of Paladin Security, revealed how he has successfully blended the latest technology with cutting-edge training to place his organization at the forefront of the security industry. Cooper was speaking with respected CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School, as part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business at […]

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In the midst of the global financial crisis, many investors shied away from problematic sectors. However Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO and founder of Fortress Paper, and a 2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, has a talent for seeing the potential in businesses that send other investors running – and has used it as the foundation for a remarkable career. Wasilenkoff discussed this and more with CKNW host Bill Good as part of the Chief […]

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Companies and the CEO’s who helm them often follow similar paths, and that could well be said of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and its CEO-leader, David Labistour. From a simple start – providing mountain climbing equipment via a $5 co-op membership with $65 in operating capital – MEC now has 3.9 million shareholders, 1,500 employees in 210 offices, and annual sales exceeding $260 million. Today, MEC’s products and logo are known around the world. How […]

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Why would a leading insurance organization look to McDonalds, Starbucks and Ikea for potential employees? Tina Osen, President and CEO of global insurance brokerage HUB International revealed the answer, along with other fascinating management insights, in the first interview of the fall 2013 series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives”. The event is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University will this fall team once again with prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring management and entrepreneurship insights from some of Canada’s leading business minds to the SFU community. “The Chief Executives” program will bring a selection of the country’s top executives – ranging from outdoor equipment retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op to international gold extraction giant Goldcorp – to SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus […]

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in The Globe and Mail on August 2, 2013. Building on an established relationship with those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) – and others who are their advocates – HSBC Bank Canada has established new scholarships at four Canadian business schools worth $80,000 and potential employment over the next four years. The announcement comes on the eve of the Vancouver […]

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Ian McCarthy, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology & Operations Management at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has been named to a prestigious list of the Top 50 Professors on Twitter, ranking him as one of the most influential academics using social media in the fields of leadership, innovation and strategy. The LDRLB list recognizes those professors who consistently build upon their body of knowledge and further the goal of evidence-based leadership through the use […]

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Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business, recently touched down in Seoul, Korea for a series of talks and seminars on leadership and organizational change. Bushe spoke to some of Korea’s most prominent academic and business leaders, delivering lectures and workshops at Kyung Hee University and to the Korean CEO’s Association of Multinational Corporations, as well as the leadership team of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Korea. Attendees […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” concluded with Brian Hill, CEO and co-founder of fashion retailer Aritzia, discussing his hands-on approach to the fashion retail industry with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued with Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO of Canadian airline WestJet, sharing his vision for employee engagement with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from some of Canada’s […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued with Tracy Redies, President and CEO of credit union Coast Capital Savings, discussing her journey from selling shoes to leading of one of the country’s largest credit unions with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued with John Walker, CEO of energy provider FortisBC, sharing his vision for the future of Canada’s energy industry with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from some […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued with Jonathan Whitworth, CEO of marine services organization Seaspan, describing his remarkable career path to CKNW host Bill Good, as well as offering his opinion on BC’s promising economy in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring […]

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The head of the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer and a global provider of industrial equipment took centre-stage at the CKNW CEO Series held on March 27 at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver. Mike Waites, who was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning International in May of 2008, engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about international business and Canada’s economic prospects with CKNW host Bill Good in front a large audience of Beedie […]

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The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued as Margot Micallef, founder and president of investment firm Oliver Capital Partners, answered CKNW host Bill Good’s questions on business and leadership in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from some of […]

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A group of Beedie school of Business undergraduate students explored how the forthcoming provincial elections will affect issues in public transit at an event held at SFU’s Surrey campus last week. The event, Get On Board SFU, featured guest speakers Gordon Price, Director of the City Program at SFU, former Board Member of Metro Vancouver & Translink, and recent recipient of the SFU President’s Award for 2012; City of Surrey councillor Tom Gill; and Nick […]

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate student Tamara Hombrebueno has been selected as one of 200 top students from across Canada to judge the 2013 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards. The TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards are presented to the employers who best illustrate how to achieve outstanding results in campus recruitment. The awards provide employers who hire Canadian students or recent graduates with student perspective on campus recruitment. Each year TalentEgg selects top […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 are teaming up once more this spring to bring leadership and entrepreneurship insights from some of Canada’s foremost business minds to SFU. “The Chief Executives” program will bring a selection of the country’s top executives – ranging from Canadian airline WestJet to fashion giant Aritzia – to SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus in an exclusive series of interviews. […]

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Sam Thiara, Associate Director of Undergraduate Alumni Engagement at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a special commemorative medal honouring the significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. The award is being given to Thiara in recognition of his outstanding engagement and leadership. Thiara has worked with hundreds of students and alumni since joining SFU’s Beedie School in 2004, and has also volunteered countless hours […]

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The fall series of the Chief Executives at the Beedie School of Business concluded with Karen Flavelle, President and CEO of Purdy’s Chocolates, sharing her experiences as head of Western Canada’s largest chocolate retailer with a live audience at the Segal Graduate School of Business. The event was part of the Beedie School of Business’ partnership with prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW, which sees SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus play host to the series of live […]

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