Event Highlights

Barbecue, Baseball, and Fun!

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GBSA’s Annual Summer Social surely ended in burps and laughter! This was an opportunity for the MBA’s to ditch their business formals and network among other cohorts in their summer casuals over drinks and a sumptuous barbecue spread. There was opportunity to network with people from other corporate organisations too, that had booked areas in the stadium for their groups. Here are some glimpses of the evening.









GBSA Executive Team Attends 12th Annual BC Laureates Gala

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Our Executive team– comprised of Sarah (President), Reena (VP Communications) and Simrat (VP Finance)– were invited to attend the 12th annual BC Laureates Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on May 24, 2017. The Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame is an initiative created by JA British Columbia to honour BC business leaders whose efforts have shaped our province and country.

The black tie gala featured a cocktail hour, a delicious three-course dinner and the induction ceremonies for the following inductees:

Ross J. Beaty (Alterra Power Corp.)

David G. MacLean (The MacLean Group of Companies)

John McLernon (Colliers International)

Richard Nelson (Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd.)

Check out some pictures of our Executive team in their finest threads: 



It’s time for the main event…the MBA Games!

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On January 2, 40 SFU MBA students said an early goodbye to their holiday break to catch a ferry to Nanaimo, BC and participate in the annual MBA Games. The MBA Games, which gained participation from the top 19 business schools from across Canada, encompassed three jam packed days of case competitions, spirit activities and competitive sporting events. Case competitions were challenging and were categorized by HR, marketing, finance and strategy. Sporting events were high in energy as students faced off in basketball, volleyball, soccer and dodgeball. What a way to burn off some calories from those heavy turkey dinners! Lastly, the SFU team choreographed a creative, uplifting dance for the spirit competition, which motivated everyone to bring out their best moves.
SFU did a wonderful job and ended up placing 4th in indoor soccer, 3rd in the spirit event and 4th in the team video challenge– all of which were huge successes given the level of talent in the competition. Perhaps the greatest accomplishment that SFU achieved was their fundraising of over $2,500 for the Moose Hide Campaign– a foundation which helps prevent violence against indigenous and non-indigenious women and children. They placed great effort in hosting various events and raffles throughout the semester which allowed them to reach their impressive goal and contribute to a great cause.
Overall, the MBA Games was a chaotic three days full of mentally and physically demanding events, but nonetheless, an experience to remember for all those who participated. Go SFU!
Here is the impressive video that Mervyn Mabini, Camilo Mendez Parra and Ivan Derwin put great efforts into for the team video challenge: