First Nations

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 […]


Crossing global Indigenous borders

May 3, 2016

Beedie’s EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership facilitates international Indigenous connections.


EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership facilitates international Indigenous connections

May 2, 2016

At Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, students in the pioneering Executive MBA in  Business and Leadership program are set to benefit from a new partnership – one that will expose them to some of the world’s top research in Indigenous governance and economic issues.


Business In Vancouver: Squamish spokesman helps build prosperous future

Jan 21, 2016

The following article was published by Business In Vancouver on January 15. By Nelson Bennett.


Business In Vancouver: Schools pave path to indigenous business success

Jan 19, 2016

More First Nations students navigate post-secondary business training as indigenous high school graduation notches to all-time high. 


EMBA IBL students engage with industry and community leaders

Oct 1, 2015

Some of Canada’s most respected leaders of extractive resource companies and First Nations communities attended the Beedie School of Business on September 29 to impart leadership insights upon the students of the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership.


Beedie hosts Aboriginal Canadian leader Phil Fontaine

Oct 1, 2015

Tremendous progress has been made in the last few decades in improving relations between Aboriginal peoples and resource development, caused by what can be described as, “A seismic shift in attitudes from both sides.” And though the future is clouded in uncertainty, there is cause for hope that this trend will continue.


Beedie case study examines misappropriation of First Nations imagery in marketing

Jul 2, 2015

A new case study by Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Stefanie Beninger and Associate Professor June Francis will enlighten students about the important issues surrounding the appropriation of First Nation’s imagery.


EMBA graduate to blaze new trails

Jun 11, 2015

The following article was published by SFU News as part of their Convocation special.  By Diane Luckow.


Vancouver Sun: Aboriginal-focused MBA links western business ideas with First Nations perspectives

Jun 8, 2015

The following article was published by the Vancouver Sun on June 5. By Tracey Sherlock.