Simon Fraser University has received a $10 million gift from alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega, to establish a new entrepreneurship institute at the Beedie School of Business.
July 2016 Edition
SFU Burnaby

SFU receives $10 million donation to establish new institute for entrepreneurship
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Simon Fraser University has received a $10 million gift from alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega, to establish a new entrepreneurship institute at the Beedie School of Business. The gift will be used to create the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, which will inspire innovation and accelerate entrepreneurship at SFU.

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Events & Educational Opportunities
Jack Austin Centre: From External Liberalization to Domestic Deregulation: The Logic behind SOE Reform in China
Monday, July 11, 2016

In September, 2015 Central Committee and the State Council announced the proposal on SOE reform. The proposal appears to be aimed at much-needed longer term structural change. If the reform is successful implemented, SOE system would be more modernized, and market-oriented. And it may create a wide range of business opportunities to both domestic and foreign investors. As a government consultant, Dr. Bo Chen will share his viewpoints and analyses on the background, logic, as well as challenges, of the SOE reform.

Click here to register for the complimentary event.

SFU Executive Education CIOCAN Leadership Development Program
Application Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016

The role of the CIO is among the most dynamic in the enterprise, and you have decided to make it your challenge. To get there, you will need experience, contacts, and a broad technological and strategic perspective. You are focused on developing these skills, and are looking for a way to kick-start the learning. This program is designed to do just that by introducing you, the (future) CIO, to the key concepts and realities associated with CIO success.

Click here for more information about the program.

Involvement Opportunities
Join the Beedie Speakers on Campus Program

If you enjoy speaking to students, sharing your expertise and experiences in order to enhance the learning experience, then you are welcomed to join the Speakers on Campus Program. Guest speakers are regularly needed for a variety of activities, including panels, student club events, and in-class special topic experts. If you are looking to volunteer your time and share your expertise, please register here or contact Paulette Sangalang.


If you are interested in mentoring or conducting mock interviews but cannot meet the in-person demands, consider registering as an advisor on CareerTalk to connect with students online. Experienced alumni and working professionals from all functional areas and industries are regularly needed to serve as virtual advisors for informational interviews, mock interviews and resume critiques. To register to become an advisor, click here. If you have questions about the program, feel free to connect with Christine Sjolander.

Need Extra Help? Hire a Co-op Student

There are many students who are eager to learn how to help your organization grow. If you have a co-op work experience opportunity suitable for a Beedie undergraduate student, consider posting your job at, or contact us for more information at

Be Part of our Giving Community at SFU

Want to help improve education and make it more accessible? Pave the way for future SFU alumni and make a gift in support of students, research or community programs. Click here to learn how you can make a difference today.

Upcoming Info Sessions
Part-Time MBA Information Session
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Want to know more about our part-time MBA program? Experience a mini-case delivered by one of our renowned faculty members and listen as our alumni and/or students share their experiences. Hear our Career Management Center talk about how an MBA can advance your career and the Admissions team will give an overview of the program and its requirements. Meet our team one-on-one; opportunities for individual advising will also be available.

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.

Senior Manager of Marketing-RISP (Richmond School District), Make a Future: Careers in BC Education (Job ID 12781)
Friday, July 15, 2016
Manager, Financial Services, WorkSafeBC (Job ID 12701)
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Accountant, PaceSetter Marketing (Job ID 12752)
Friday, July 22, 2016
Product and Services Marketing Manager, FortisBC (Job ID 12722)
Friday, July 22, 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.

Attention All Recruiters!

If you are interested in recruiting from universities, join us for a half-day seminar to connect with experienced campus recruiters. Your morning will be packed with speakers, panels, Q&As, and networking opportunities where you will discover on-campus recruitment strategies to attract top talent for your organization!

Limited seats available. Click here to register now for the Campus Recruitment Seminar.

For more information, please contact the Employer Relations team at or 778.782.9569.

Friday, August 12, 2016
8:30am – 1:00pm
Room 2800, Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Brian Haines (MSc Finance, 2009)
AVP, Quantitative MO – FVA Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Young Lee (MSc Finance, 2008)
Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor at TD Wealth Private Investment Advice
Nathaniel Payne (BBA, 2008)
Global Analytics & Data Engineering Leader at Finning International
Alice Longhurst (MBA, 2012)
Director, Executive and Corporate Education at Ted Rogers School of Management

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