Daniel Shapiro awarded AIB International Educator of the Year

Jun 24, 2014

Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

Daniel Shapiro, Dean of Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, has been honoured with the Academy of International Business (AIB) Fellows’ International Educator of the Year Award.

The International Educator of the Year Award recognizes deans and educational leaders who have created or grown outstanding international business programs; recruited and supported international business faculty members in their contributions to teaching and research; and provided students with unique international business experiences.

The award was presented to Professor Shapiro on Monday, June 23 at the opening plenary session of the AIB 2014 Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver, B.C., and hosted by SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

Professor Shapiro has worked for over thirty years as an educator and researcher. He was appointed Dean of the Beedie School of Business in 2009, and has since successfully developed a strategic position for the School with an emphasis on globalization, emerging markets and entrepreneurship.

In 2011 he oversaw the largest gift in the school’s history, which resulted in SFU’s Faculty of Business being renamed the Beedie School of Business.

He was instrumental in launching a number of international-focused initiatives at the school, including the Americas MBA for Executives, an innovative MBA program delivered in partnership with business schools in the USA, Mexico and Brazil.

As well, he helped develop the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development, an independent international institute that seeks to improve governance of extractive sectors in developing countries.

“I am extremely pleased to receive this award, both personally, and as a tribute to the internationally-focused education and research for which the Beedie School of Business is renowned,” said Professor Shapiro.

The Academy of International Business is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business.

The AIB 2014 Annual Meeting runs from June 23 to 26, and welcomes over 1,000 of the world’s leading academics to Vancouver to share innovative research that will have a direct impact on business practices and government policy.