Come meet Beedie's new dean at the upcoming alumni reunion!
January 2016 Edition
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Meet Beedie's new Dean at the upcoming alumni reunion!
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Join us at the upcoming Beedie Alumni Reunion on January 13 to hear Bailey Klinger share his story about Entrepreneurial Finance Lab, which applies psychometric tools and principles to enable banks & MFIs in emerging markets to lend profitably to business owners and consumers lacking credit history and collateral. This has enabled over $500 million in loans in developing countries to entrepreneurs since inception. This is a rare opportunity to hear the original co-inventor of this technology speak. The reception that follows will provide a great opportunity to catch up or connect with previous classmates and fellow Beedie alumni.

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SFU Beedie News
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Beedie School of Business welcomes new Dean Ali Dastmalchian
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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SFU Beedie alumni trio appointed parliamentary secretaries
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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SFU Beedie School of Business students raise $30k for Canadian Cancer Society
Students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business this semester leveraged a project management class project to raise funds for cancer – and after narrowly failing to reach their ambitious $30,000 target, dipped into their own pockets to make up the shortfall.
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Management Consulting Interview Program parlays student potential into careers
A new student-led initiative at the Beedie School of Business aims to prepare students for the rigours of the management consulting profession hiring process. And after just one cohort, the program boasts an impressive employment success rate in this highly competitive field.
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Beedie Partnership with HQ Vancouver

HQ Vancouver, in partnership with the Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies at Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business, is leading a series of forums to promote the growth of B.C. as a global business hub. The forums are held as part of the HQ Conversation Series.

The primary purpose of the Series is to raise awareness in the local business and thought leadership communities about the existing strengths in the BC business ecosystem that support the growth of headquarters operations. We take a broad definition of headquarters, one that includes both regional and global HQ’s of large companies, but also includes the importance of home-grown headquarters, and the location of high value-added segments of global supply chains. Thus, we see the HQ question as involving an ecosystem of different types of firms and activities. We hope to make these sessions relatively informal in order to promote frank and open dialogue, and thus restrict the audience to about 50-100 invitees as well as media.

The Series will feature a particular sector or ‘anchor tenant’ operating in BC and, through a conversation facilitated by a moderator we will learn about what assets and strengths BC has to offer and what challenges exist to maintain and grow HQ functions in that sector. As well, the conversation will highlight what opportunities exist to expand and grow the existing clusters to increase the province’s capacity and reputation as a hub for business seeking to expand into North America or into Asia.

For more information please visit HQ Vancouver or email

Events & Educational Opportunities
Alumni Reunion featuring Bailey Klinger
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Beedie alumnus, Bailey Klinger, will be joining us at the alumni reunion to discuss Entrepreneurial Finance Lab technology; technology that applies psychometric tools and principles to enable banks & MFIs in emerging markets to lend profitably to business owners and consumers lacking credit history and collateral. This is also the first opportunity to meet Beedie's new dean.

Click here to register.

Save the date: David Thomas Book Launch
Monday, February 15, 2016

Beedie School of Business would like to invite you to attend an event celebrating the launch of a new book by SFU Professor of International Management, David C. Thomas - The Multicultural Mind Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in Your Organization

Stay tuned for registration information.

President's Faculty Lecture: Dr. Elicia Maine
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Canada has an excellent record in invention, but struggles with innovation. In particular, scientific inventions of a radical, generic nature, with high potential economic and social value, can languish in the lab because of prolonged uncertainty and high commercialization costs. Drawing on her research in the advanced materials, nanotech, biotech, and clean tech sectors, Professor Maine will offer commercialization strategies for scientist-entrepreneurs.

Click here to register for the complimentary event.

Involvement Opportunities
Join the Beedie Speakers on Campus Program

If you enjoy sharing your expertise and experiences with students in order to enhance the learning experience, we invite you to join our Speakers on Campus Program. We regularly seek guest speakers for a variety of activities including panels, student club events, and in-class special topic experts. To get started, please fill out the registration form or reach out to


We've launched a new online system to connect current students to experienced alumni and working professionals for informational interviews, mock interviews and resume critiques. We regularly seek alumni and working professionals to be advisors to ensure that there are individuals from all functional areas and industries available to connect with students. To register to be an advisor, click here. If you have questions about the program, feel free to connect with Christine Sjolander.

Upcoming Info Sessions
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) Info Session
Thursday, January 21, 2016

This session will give you a chance to learn about how the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) program combines theory and application to provide working professionals with business fundamentals. The program is offered online, allowing students the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. The session will be followed by an open networking period, wherein you will have the opportunity to chat with some of our recent alumni, Admissions staff members, and fellow business professionals.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.

Full-Time MBA Information Session
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ever wondered if an MBA is right for you? How it could change your career, your life? Find out at our one hour info session at SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

Alumni and/or students will be present to share their experiences of the program. Staff from the Career Management Centre advise on how an MBA can advance your career, and of course, the Admissions team will be on hand to give an overview of the program and its requirements.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.

Management of Technology (MOT) MBA Info Session
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Interested in graduate school or know a colleague or friend who might be? Build a solid business foundation with Beedie's MBA in Management of Technology, a two-year part-time business curriculum tailored to the challenges technology managers face.

At this session, one of our renowned faculty members will teach a mini-case. Alumni and/or students will also be present to share their experiences of the program. Staff from the Career Management Centre will advise on how an MBA can advance your career, and of course, the Admissions team will be on hand to give an overview of the program and its requirements.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.

Executive MBA Info Session
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This session will give you a chance to learn about how the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of mid-senior level career professionals who wish to think strategically and thrive in their careers.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.

Hot Jobs

Looking for your next opportunity? Here are just a few of the jobs currently posted on Beedie Community for SFU Beedie alumni. Login as an alumni using your SFU user id and password.

Executive Director, Workplace Development Services, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 11481)
January 17, 2016
Project Manager I, Healthcare Supply Chain, Health Shared Services BC (Job ID 11504)
January 18, 2016
Sr. Financial Analyst, McKesson (Job ID 11457)
February 28, 2016

Want to receive jobs like these as they’re posted? Log into Beedie Community as a Beedie alum. Click on “Jobs/Interviews” on left side menu. Create your search and save it for overnight updates of new postings in the system.

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Terry Beech (BBA, 2006)
Appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Science
Pam Goldsmith-Jones (EMBA in Aboriginal Business & Leadership, 2015)
Appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Joyce Murray (EMBA, 2012)
Appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board
Veronica Wang (MBA, 2011)
Financial Planner at BMO Financial Group
Meadow Wu (M.Sc Finance, 2011)
Associate Director - U.S. Corporate Banking at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets
Martin Ducharme (MBA, 2004)
Business Unit Director, International Accreditation at Accreditation Canada International
Stephen Chia (BBA, 2009)
Director of Technology at ASTOUND Group
George Chatzivasileiou (MBA, 2011)
Supply Chain Manager at Windset Farms
Peter Woo (BBA, 2008)
Category Development Manager at Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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