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September 2016 Edition
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Blaize Horner Reich receives prestigious consulting Academic Fellow Award
Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, and former Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has received the prestigious Academic Fellow Award by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) for 2016.
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BBA alumnus Elio Luongo elected CEO of KPMG Canada
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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MOT MBA alumnus awarded Fulbright Scholarship
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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Businesses that show commitment to sustainability inspire greener customers
Spending a little to prove a commitment to sustainability can help tourism industry businesses such as hotels inspire customers to conserve resources — and save money in the process, according to new research from SFU’s Beedie School of Business.
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Events & Educational Opportunities
Edmonton: SFU Alumni & Friends BBQ
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Enjoy a relaxing BBQ at Emily Murphy Park (Site #1) with fellow SFU grads, your family and friends for food, drinks and fun.

Location: Emily Murphy Park, Site #1, 11904 Emily Murphy Park Road NW
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 / Adult (+Eventbrite fee), Children, 12 & under are free

Please reserve your spot by registering here by September 8 for this event.

2016 SIAS Second Quarter Performance Review
Friday, September 23, 2016

The SFU Student Investment Advisory Service (SIAS) cordially invites you to the 2016 SIAS Q2 performance review presentation, which highlights the performance and outlook of the fund.

SIAS IS a student run investment management organization composed of Master of Science in Finance students who manage a portion of SFU endowment funds. SIAS is a full service manager with risk and compliance departments. SIAS follows a value investing mandate set up the client (SFU) through a conservative investment policy statement.

Location: Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Room 4400
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

For more information regarding the presentation, please click here

Career Boot Camp: The Best of Me
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Attention all graduate alumni! Kick-start the journey towards your post-graduate degree career by participating in this full-day conference. Beedie career management advisors and guest speakers from leading Vancouver companies will present a variety of topics designed to help you put your best foot forward. Attend the session options that are of most interest to you. Lunch will be provided for all conference participants.

To register or for more information, please go to Beedie Community.

Sixth Beedie Innovation Conference
Thursday, September 29, 2016

On September 29th, the CPA Innovation Centre is hosting the Sixth Beedie Innovation Conference. This is a one-day conference for Beedie School of Business researchers to share, connect and learn about each other’s work and ideas on innovation. Also participating in the conference will be Tania Bubela from University of Alberta. Tania is a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on intellectual property issues and other legal and ethical issues in health and agricultural biotechnology and biomedical research more broadly. This event is open to Beedie alumni, students, staff and faculty.

Location: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver Room 2300 (2nd floor)
Time: 9:15am – 5:30pm

To register, please RSVP to with your full name, company, and any dietary restrictions.

Attention Alumni Who Work in the Apparel Industry:
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sign-up today for ApparelCamp, a user-driven, collaborative ‘unconference’ for people who work in Apparel. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Esther Speck, Lululemon’s VP of Global (and a SFU MBA graduate). Beedie also has alumni in a range of companies in this sector including: Arc’Teryx, Ace & Kit, Aritzia, Lululemon and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information and to register visit:

BBA Alumni Social
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Are you a BBA Alumni? Join us to celebrate at the upcoming BBA Alumni Social. This will be a casual, relaxed event where you can take a break and reconnect with classmates and meet new people.

Location: Mahony and Sons, Burrard Landing #36-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Time: 5:30 - 9:30PM

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

Toronto Alumni Soirée
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area? We hope that you can join us for the upcoming Alumni Soirée on October 26th. It’s an opportunity to connect with fellow Beedie alumni, former classmates and meet new friends and meet our new Dean, Professor Ali Dastmalchian.

Location: Scotiabank Plaza, 40 King Street West, 2nd Floor Conference Centre, Toronto
Time: 5:30 - 8:30PM

The event is complimentary, however registration is required. Please reserve your spot by registering here before October 12th.

Save the date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

EMBA Alumni Celebration
Time: 6:00 - 8:30PM
Location: Segal Graduate School, Vancouver

Online Workshop: Building a Professional Resume

Your resume speaks volumes about you before an employer gets to meet you. Learn from the feedback of hundreds of employers on what they look for in a resume! Discover how to convey your qualified experience and skills more effectively to get the job. You can go through the workshop step-by-step as you create your resume or skip ahead to focus on a specific component. Go at your own pace and transform your resume so that it speaks to employers.

Click here to access the complimentary workshop.

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
Full Time MBA Information Session
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Meet alumni and/or current students who will be present to share their experiences of the Full Time MBA program. Hear from our Career Management Centre about how an MBA can advance your career. Learn about the program and its requirements from our Admissions Team. Opportunities for one-on-one advising will also be available after the session.

Click here to register for the session.

Part Time MBA Information Session
Wednesday, September 28, 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 the session.

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) Information Session
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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 you the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. Hear staff and former students speak about their experiences and what you can expect from your time in the program. Opportunities for one-on-one advising will be available after the session.

Click here to register for the session.

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.

Sales - Professional and Influencer Strategy Leader, Personal Health Care, Procter & Gamble Inc. (Job ID 13196)
September 5, 2016
Manager, Data Research, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 13175)
September 7, 2016
Procurement Specialist, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 13224)
September 9, 2016
Consultant, Management Consulting - Strategy & Operations, KPMG (Job ID 13135)
September 14, 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.

Got Career Questions?

Asking questions is the best way to prepare yourself in the career of your choice. Got some career, job search, or education questions you need answered? Bring them to our drop-in career advising! No appointment will be necessary, as it will operate on a first come first serve basis for up to 30 minutes per person. Two of our knowledgeable advisors will always be present and it will rotate every week.

Every Wednesday from August to December
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Room 1800, Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Elio Luongo (BBA 1983)
CEO of KPMG LLP Canada
Evaleen Jaager Roy (BBA 1984)
Awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the June 2016 Convocation
Tracey Arnish (MBA 1998)
Chief People Officer at Coast Capital Savings
Ryan Hall (MBA 2013 )
Software Architect at Pacific Blue Cross
Kelvin Chiu (MOT 2011)
Director, Manufacturing Engineering at Sierra Wireless
Carlos Hernandez (BBA 2013)
Consultant, Design Thinking & Innovation at CannonDesign in Toronto
Grace Chou (MBA 2015)
Acting Manager, Administration Services at Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Doug Remington (MBA 2009)
AVP, Commercial Credit Department, HSBC Canada
Colin Bussiere (BBA 2008)
President at Only Hearts Spirits Inc.

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