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Faculty member recognized as one of SFU’s Newsmaker of the Year winners

Feb 5, 2024

SFU Beedie congratulates Aviva Philipp-Muller for being named SFU’s 2023 Emerging Thought Leader (ETL) Newsmaker of the Year for her timely media engagement since completing SFU’s media training program last year. Philipp-Muller’s commentary on the World Health Organization’s aspartame report was particularly impactful last year and earned her mentions across more than 60 Black Press Media outlets alongside two colleagues: 2021 Social Media Newsmaker Award winner Scott Lear, and Lindsay Meredith, a former winner of the President’s Award […]

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Alumnus gives the valuable gift of study abroad experiences to SFU Beedie undergrads

Jan 29, 2024

The Beedie School of Business is thrilled to announce a $1.5 million donation commitment from alumnus Allan Merrill (BBA ’00) to support new study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. This generous gift lays the foundation for the Merrill Family Global Campus Experience that will provide support for students to take courses in small groups led by a Beedie instructor at an international partner institution. The new initiative will complement our existing international exchange programs and […]

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SFU Beedie faculty member receives KD Tocher Medal for research into spread of rumours on social media

Jan 24, 2024

SFU’s Beedie School of Business congratulates Assistant Professor Chaitanya “CK” Kaligotla on receiving the KD Tocher Medal from the Operational Research Society (ORS). The award recognizes Kaligotla’s paper Diffusion of Competing Rumours on Social Media as an outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of simulation published in the Journal of Simulation. The paper, based on research conducted by Kaligotla for his doctoral thesis, is co-authored with Enver Yucesan and Stephen E. Chick. It […]

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SFU triumphs in 2023 BC MBA Games: Celebrates first place in academics and hosts first ever all-Indigenous team

Jan 17, 2024

  SFU’s Beedie School of Business was the proud host of the 2023 BC MBA Games December 1-3, riding on the momentum of their victory in the 2022 competition. This year’s event saw participation from teams representing University Canada West and Vancouver Island University. Events included academic, sports and spirit categories, all centred on the theme of ‘Decolonizing Business’. This approach challenges systems and practices rooted in historical colonial systems that devastated the economic and […]

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SFU’s Beedie School of Business to welcome new MBA cohorts

Dec 14, 2023

SFU’s Beedie School of Business will welcome two new cohorts to the MBA degree programs, beginning September, 2024—an online cohort of our part-time MBA program and an early career cohort of our full-time MBA program “We are continuing to innovate in our program design and delivery to provide students more options and flexibility to fit their needs. Students everywhere can now access our world-class programs and resources and continue their journey as future leaders,” says […]

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Inspiring the Transformative Synergy of Entrepreneurship: Opportunity Fest 2023

Dec 8, 2023

The entrepreneurial spirit continues to thrive at Simon Fraser University, as seen at Opportunity Fest, which brought over 250 community members together on November 23, 2023 at SFU’s Surrey campus. SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurial projects is hosted annually by Beedie School of Business’ Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. This year  it was held in-person for the first time since 2019, filling the SFU-Surrey mezzanine to capacity in celebration of interdisciplinary and intergenerational innovation. […]

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SFU mourns the loss of dear friend and dedicated community leader Rosalie Segal (1931-2023)

Nov 15, 2023

It is with profound sadness and a great sense of loss that we share the news of the passing of Rosalie Segal (LL.D.), a dedicated community leader and dear friend of Simon Fraser University. Rosalie passed away peacefully in November. She will be deeply missed. A cherished philanthropist, patron of the arts and higher education, and advocate for SFU’s students with special needs, Rosalie will be long remembered for her spirit of kindness and generosity. […]

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Nanorobots and hydrogen fuel cell technology among i2I Venture Pitch 2023 winners

Oct 20, 2023

Advancements in mRNA drug delivery with nanorobots and hydrogen fuel cell technology took home the prizes at this year’s invention to Innovation (i2I) Venture Competition at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The annual event is a platform celebrating a group of entrepreneurial scientists graduating from SFU Beedie’s Invention to Innovation (i2I) Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization. It provides an opportunity for six participants to pitch their research-based innovation ideas to a panel of […]

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First Nations Business Development Association and SFU Beedie Executive Education sign new agreement

Oct 17, 2023

The First Nations Business Development Association (FNBDA) and SFU’s Beedie School of Business, Executive Education have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore ways to expand economic reconciliation between First Nations, the educational system, and business interests that advance our collective society. The MOU is the first step in establishing a collaboration between FNBDA and Executive Education to develop and deliver educational opportunities through a comprehensive micro-credential program. This programming will address the rapidly […]

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2023 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award winners announced

Oct 13, 2023

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards. One of the most prestigious teaching honours at SFU, the award recognizes exceptional educators who have displayed an outstanding commitment to teaching and showcased excellence in teaching activities. Every year, students, faculty, and alumni at SFU Beedie nominate their preferred instructors from both undergraduate and graduate programs, recognizing their exceptional teaching and the […]

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