August 2018 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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August 2018 Edition

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Joy Cramer
Watch our Inside Innovation videos on the world's most disruptive business ideas.

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In this new series from SFU Beedie, we'll delve inside innovation and reveal what's in store for the world's most disruptive business ideas.

SFU Beedie faculty, alumni and students will take you through the ABCs of the future: from AI to blockchain to drone technology. At the forefront of their industries now, these technologies will soon revolutionize how you live, how you work, how you do just about everything.

This is innovation that will change how you see the world. And how the world itself works.

SFU Beedie News
Professor Elected
SFU Beedie students win blog award at National BTM Student Case Competition
A team of SFU Beedie undergraduate students competing in the National BTM Student Case Competition has won the Blog Post Competition category, collecting a $1,000 prize. The team, supported by faculty coach Dr. Jie Mein Goh, comprised five members: Eric Wong, Trevor Chernoff, Gabby Sakowicz, Joe Vukasovic and Simrin Purhar.
Distiguished Teaching Awards
SFU Beedie to host JDC West, Western Canada's biggest business competition
Taking place over three days from January 11 to 13, JDC West will bring approximately 1,300 attendees with 600 undergraduate delegates from 12 of the leading post-secondary institutions across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. In addition to competitors, almost 300 volunteers from across the university and the wider community in Burnaby, as well as more than a hundred professional partners, will come together to deliver this major event.

Involvement Opportunities
Meet the Pro's

Calling all Beedie graduate alumni! Did you graduate before or in the year 2016 from our graduate programs? Would you like to share your career insights with new graduate students? We are seeking pros to join us for an evening of career conversations where you will engage with new graduate students from all programs and provide information of the first-hand experience you hold within your industries, functional areas and companies. This is a great opportunity for you to build your brand, share your experiences and stay connected with Beedie School of Business!

Spots are limited! Contact to register as a pro and for more information by August 24, 2018. Light catering will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, September 5
Time: 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm (registration and catering start at 4:45 pm)
Location: Rooms 1200 – 1500, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Events & Educational Opportunities
Mark your calendars!

The Business of Biotech

The Management of Technology MBA's are proud to announce the first-ever Biotech Alumni event. This event will be featuring a panel moderated by the serial biotech entrepreneur, Mr. Malcolm Kendall. We welcome you to join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Segal Graduate School of Business in Downtown Vancouver to connect with our esteemed panelists and your fellow MOT MBA alumni at this intimate event.

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration and panelists will be announced next month.

EMBA 50th Anniversary Celebration
The first of its kind in Canada, SFU Beedie's EMBA program has redefined executive business education, earning a strong reputation for outstanding quality and alumni success. In recognition of this pioneering program, we invite our alumni to join us for a series of celebrations. Please mark these dates in your calendar!

SFU Beedie Executive MBA 50th Anniversary Panel Presentation Series
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Facilitator: Andrew Gemino, BA, MA, MBA, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Professor, Management Information Systems

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Past, Present, and Future
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Carolyn Egri, BComm, MSc, PhD
Academic Director, Executive MBA
Professor, Management and Organization Studies
William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor and Research Chair

Developing a Global Perspective
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Danny Shapiro, BA, MA, PhD
Professor, Global Business Strategy

The panel presentation series will be open to all SFU Beedie alumni and will be hosted in downtown Vancouver. More info to come regarding panelists and registration.

SFU Beedie Executive MBA 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We would like to invite our EMBA alumni to participate in a short survey to chare your feedback was we develop our 50th Anniversary programming. To participate, please click here.

Hong Kong: Joint Canadian University Alumni Happy Hour
Friday, August 17, 2018

Join fellow Canadian alumni and friends for a casual social at the Zentral Club and get the exclusive Happy Hour Deal! Chat with friends – old and new – over buy 1 get 1 free drinks.

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Zentral Club, 4-5/F, California Tower
32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Register: Click here

Ottawa: SFU, UBC and UVic Alumni + Friends Social
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Join fellow BC alumni at our SFU, UBC and UVic alumni social! Meet and chat with friends – new and old – over a complimentary beverage and light appetizers. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Clocktower Brew Pub Westboro, 418 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Register: Click here

Hong Kong: Business Mixer
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Join fellow Canadian alumni at LEVELS and get the Chamber's Exclusive Happy Hour Deal! Meet and chat with friends – new and old – over drinks and complimentary snacks. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: LEVELS, 2/F, On Hing Building
1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Register: Click here

SFU Outstanding Alumni 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver where there will be an opportunity to hear powerful and inspiring stories from each of the four 2018 Outstanding Alumni recipients including two SFU Beedie alumni; Ryan Beedie (BBA '91) and Betsy Gibbons (EMBA '87).

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Register: Click here
Hot Jobs
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Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Raymond Dich (BBA, 2009)
International Strategic Sales B2B Manager at lululemon
Amelia Kleinschmidt (MBA, 2016)
Innovation Banking Associate at CIBC
Rizwan Qaiser (BBA, 2015)
Business Intelligence Consultant at Visier Inc.
Doug Remington (MBA, 2009)
AVP, International Subsidiary Banking for Corporate Multinationals at HSBC Canada

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