Beedie Professor Nominated for BCTIA Award
May 2016 Edition
SFU Burnaby

Beedie faculty and alumni shortlisted for BCTIA awards
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Elicia Maine, associate professor at Beedie School of Business, has been shortlisted for the Person of the Year award from BC Technology Industry Association 2016 Technology Impact Awards. Along with Maine, a group of Beedie alumni have also been nominated for awards at the event.

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SFU Beedie News
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Welfare recipients judged negatively when making ethical purchases: study
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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EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership facilitates international Indigenous connections
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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Sustainability success for Beedie MBAs at Net Impact competition
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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Opportunity Fest parlays Entrepreneurship & Innovation focus into student success
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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Events & Educational Opportunities
SFU Alumni Day of Service: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Join the SFU Alumni Association for our Alumni Day of Service and participate in the Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! We will be cleaning up 4 sites this year: Burnaby, Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria.

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Hashtag: #SFUAlumniPride

Click here to learn more and to register.

MOT MBA Alumni Celebration
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Join us for the upcoming Management of Technology MBA Alumni Celebration event on May 24 for a panel presentation from industry and academic experts and a chance to connect with your fellow alumni.

This panel will discuss approaches and strategies for identifying technology opportunities and building Canada's next National Champions here in British Columbia.

Panel participants include: Ben Sparrow, CEO, Salt Works. Greg Laberge, Founder and Chief Scientist, General Fusion, Elicia Maine, Academic Director, Science and Technology Commercialization, SFU Beedie School of Business, and Greg Caws, President and CEO, B.C. Innovation Council.

Location: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Click here for more information and to register for this exclusive MOT MBA event.

SFU Alumni Association AGM + Special Presentation
Thursday, May 26, 2016

The SFU Alumni Association invites you and a guest to the 2016 AGM + Special Presentation. It is a great opportunity to connect with your alumni community and to expand your network of SFU graduates.

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

The event is complimentary, but registration is required. Click here to learn more and to register.

Games, Marketing and Open Innovation
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This event will cover the identification of market segments for the electronic games business in Brazil. Surveys reveal the identification of five market segments based on a set of motivational behaviors put forward by the literature as relevant to electronic games playing. The majority of variables were significant both to explain the first dependent variable (intention to play) as to act as mediator for the second dependent variable (intention to pay).

The event will also discuss Open Innovation and their impacts and challenges. The talk will shed light on the gap between open innovation and marketing in the literature by proposing an analytical framework for future empirical studies. The framework outlines the role of marketing in the processes of knowledge flow between firms and their exterior environment in an open innovation perspective.

Location: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Presentation, Q&A
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

Click here for more information and to register for this complimentary event.

BBA Alumni Social
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Are you a BBA Alumni? Come out to celebrate at the upcoming BBA Alumni Social for a chance to reconnect with classmates and meet new people. We will also be welcoming new alumni that will have convocated just days before this event!

Location: The Clough Club, 212 Abbott Street in Gastown, Vancouver
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The event is complimentary, however registration is required. Please reserve your spot by registering here.

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.

Busy Year Ahead? Hire a Co-op Student

Do you have a co-op work experience opportunity that would be perfect for a Beedie undergraduate student? We welcome you to post your job at, or contact us for more information at

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.

Portfolio Risk Analyst, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 12269)
May 9, 2016
Managing Director, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 12281)
May 10, 2016
IT Solutions Manager, WorkSafeBC (Job ID 12188)
May 12, 2016
Operations Analyst, Management Resource Centre, Global Container Terminals (Job ID 12250)
May 16, 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:

Clayton Buckingham, Senior Vice President & CFO, BCAA (BBA, 2010)
Business In Vancouver, CFO of the Year Award
Jane Xia (MBA, 2012)
Medical Sales Representative at Boehringer Ingelheim
Jessalynn Go (MBA, 2015)
Senior Consultant at KPMG
Andrew McKinlay (BBA, 2013)
National Account Representative at Techtronic Industries - TTI
Negar Hadavi (MBA, 2013)
Director of Product at Saje Natural Wellness
Charles K.B. (M.Sc Finance, 2011)
Co Founder at ServSCO
Neal Skura (MOT MBA, 2011)
Senior Manager, Certifications & Software Test at NETGEAR
Dabira Chhabra (MBA, 2009)
Program Consultant at Aspire Middle East Training Institute
Susan Labentsoff (EMBA, 2003)
Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales, Canadian and International Associations at Tourism Vancouver
Jag Sangha (BBA, 2016)
Director of Investments and Lending at New Avenue Capital
Manpreet Guttmann (EMBA, 2014)
Senior Quotations Manager - Voice of Market at MARU/VCR&C
Tamara Hombrebueno (BBA, 2014)
Global VP of B2C Marketing at AIESEC International in Rotterdam
Joaquim Sanvictores (BBA, 2015)
National President at AIESEC Canada
Arnold Cheung (MBA, 1997)
Cabinet Member at BC Women's Hospital Foundation

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