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Do university rankings matter?

Jun 10, 2024

    The answer, as we often like to say is…it depends. A quick Google search of “university rankings” will return pages and pages of results. Some are recognizable sources, some are not. To understand if a particular ranking has merit and relevance, it should be reviewed with an informed and critical eye. Methodology matters Universities, faculties (such as medical and business schools) and specific degree programs (MBA, for example) are ranked using a number […]

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Celebrating SFU Beedie IBL EMBA graduate Nyden Iron-Nighttraveller

Jun 10, 2024

  Nyden Iron-Nighttraveller will proudly add MBA to his list of accomplishments when the entrepreneur and father of four graduates from SFU Beedie’s Indigenous Business Leadership Executive MBA (IBL EMBA) program on June 12. Iron-Nighttraveller’s educational and professional journey has not been linear. The embodiment of perseverance, he completed his undergraduate degree in 2020 taking courses when and where he could, both in-person and online, and at two different universities, so he could study while […]

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Celebrating SFU Beedie graduate Harneet Gill, BBA

Jun 7, 2024

Harneet Gill will don a cap and gown on June 12 to celebrate earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Her journey through SFU Beedie has been marked by engaged learning and personal growth. Gill once aspired to be a teacher, but a high school work experience program and a two-week internship at the Vancouver Film School’s HR department sparked her interest in human resources, leading her to pursue a BBA with a concentration in […]

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5 tips to prepare for a successful networking experience

May 26, 2024

Whether you’re a recent graduate taking the first steps on your career journey or a seasoned pro in your field, networking is a survival skill for career success. SFU Beedie’s Career Management Centre (CMC) supports students and alumni on their career journey by providing opportunities to network, including the signature summer career event, Beedie Connect, and the Beedie Career Expo held every fall and spring semester. CMC also has numerous resources and dedicated advisors to […]

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From traditional tracks to digital transformation

May 22, 2024

This article was originally published on AACSB Insights How business schools can stay ahead of the pack in a rapidly evolving era of digital disruption in higher education Imagine you’re running a marathon, but the track keeps changing. Sometimes it’s made of asphalt, sometimes it’s made of sand—occasionally, it turns into a treadmill going at maximum speed. Now, imagine that you’re competing in shoes that are a size too small, making an already challenging race […]

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Mitacs i2I Skills finale highlights entrepreneurial mindset and innovation in research

May 16, 2024

  Amandine Gesta has taken home top honours at the 2024 Mitacs Invention to Innovation (i2I) Skills Training Final Pitch Competition and received a $5,000 prize from SFU Innovates for her compelling plan for the development of an ankle exoskeleton, designed to assist children with walking disorders. Anh Tran Ly, co-founder of CO2L Tech, was named the second-prize winner, receiving a $2,500 prize from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business to continue her new […]

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2024 Coast Capital Venture Prize winner drives sustainable transportation forward

Apr 15, 2024

A micromobility hardtech startup is the top winner of SFU’s 13th annual Coast Capital Venture Prize competition. Fingerprint Technologies will use the $10,000 cash award and in-kind business development services towards bringing its novel e-bike to market in 2025. Co-founders Anthony and Hannah King launched Fingerprint Technologies in 2021, with a current product focus on the most widely-used and fastest-growing form of micromobility—the electric bicycle. Fingerprint’s reinvention of the e-bike will reduce car trips and attract new […]

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Enactus SFU teams demonstrate innovation and impact at Canada Western Regional Exposition

Apr 10, 2024

Enactus SFU teams showcased their impact at the Enactus Canada Western Regional Exposition, a competition where teams present the results of applied community impact projects and business ventures to a judging panel. This year’s exposition took place March 14-15 in Calgary with 15 additional post-secondary institutions competing. As a global network of chapters in 33 countries, Enactus provides an experiential learning opportunity for young people to use innovation and entrepreneurship to solve the world’s most […]

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Student-led Axis Consulting demonstrates its value with first-ever paid project

Mar 28, 2024

SFU’s undergraduate student-led Axis Consulting has completed its first-ever paid contract. The milestone client, Green North Energy, is a Finland-based green energy development company. “Axis Consulting teams usually complete pro bono work for nonprofits. I arranged this project so the team could experience the challenge and higher expectations of working for a paying client,” explains Simon Ford , SFU Beedie senior lecturer and Axis faculty advisor. Over its history Axis Consulting has completed more than […]

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SFU Beedie researchers secure SSHRC grants

Mar 13, 2024

We are excited to announce that several SFU Beedie professors have been selected to receive prestigious research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Among the grants awarded, four professors have been awarded Insight Development grants, while another professor has received an Insight grant. SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences. In total, the SFU Beedie faculty has been […]

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