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Former Obama adviser returns to speak at SFU

Jun 19, 2020

Betsy Myers, a renowned leadership expert and former senior advisor to U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, will deliver an online seminar on June 23, 2020, focusing on leadership during a crisis. The event follows Myers’ November 2019 speech at SFU’s Surrey campus, where she discussed emerging leadership trends for the 21st century, based on changes in technology, demographics and the global economy. Since that time, the world has experienced even more radical changes […]


Financial services industry and Human Resources leader Zabeen Hirji joins SFU Beedie as Executive in Residence

Mar 3, 2020

Zabeen Hirji (MBA ’94), has been appointed Executive-in-Residence at SFU’s Beedie School of Business where she will share her experience and knowledge with the school’s leadership team and community. Based in Toronto, Hirji is a strategic advisor to business, government and academia, and a director on corporate and not-for-profit boards. In her current role as Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte, Hirji advises the firm and its clients on the changing nature of work, […]


Former advisor to Barack Obama hosts leadership conversation at SFU Surrey

Dec 4, 2019

A former senior advisor to U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Betsy Myers recently shared her expertise with an audience of students and the local community at SFU. A renowned leadership expert, author and advocate, she discussed six emerging leadership trends for the 21st century. Myers, who was most recently the chief operating officer of the Obama presidential campaign and chair of Women for Obama, visited SFU’s Surrey campus on November 6. She spoke […]


SFU Beedie’s unique orientation experience aims to help increase success for its new students

Sep 19, 2019

In early September, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business hyped up 300 of its students at a pep rally as they broke up into teams and faced off against one another in a unique cross-campus competition at SFU’s Burnaby Campus. The pep rally and cross-campus competition is a part of SFU Beedie Launch—a three-day orientation program designed to help ensure student success at the university. The new students, coming directly from high school, learned […]


Beedie and Canadian College of Health Leaders host opioid overdose crisis event

Feb 28, 2017

The Beedie School of Business partnered with the Canadian College of Health Leaders to bring together leading experts for a panel discussion on the opioid overdose crisis on February 22, 2017. Moderated by Beedie Adjunct Professor Kate Dilworth, the event – entitled Leadership in the Context of an Adaptive Challenge: The Opioid Overdose Crisis in BC – welcomed leaders with diverse, personal and professional experiences of the challenges faced in tackling the current health crisis.


New student awards created with $500,000 gift from Beedie family

Nov 24, 2016

By Ian Bryce A $500,000 gift from Simon Fraser University alumnus Ryan Beedie will support 25 new undergraduate awards for students in SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The generous gift marks five years since he and his family bestowed $22 million—the largest gift in SFU’s history—to establish the Beedie School of Business. “This wonderful gift will strengthen SFU’s commitment to engage the world,” says SFU President Andrew Petter. “These awards benefit the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow and […]


Keith Beedie receives honorary degree from SFU

Jun 7, 2016

Keith Beedie, founder and former president of the Beedie Development Group, was honoured by Simon Fraser University with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the summer convocation ceremony, held on June 7 at the SFU Burnaby campus.


Beedie undergraduates dominate 2016 Surrey Top 25 Under 25 Awards

May 26, 2016

Beedie School of Business undergraduate students comprised almost one third of the recipients at the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.


Beedie celebrates 15 years of the Management of Technology MBA program

May 26, 2016

The Beedie School of Business has for many years positioned itself as a pioneer in its field, with innovative research and programs. One such pioneering program is the Management of Technology MBA (MOT MBA), the first program of its kind in Canada, which this year celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.


BBA Jordan Schwartz presented with 2015 Dean’s Student Service Award

Mar 30, 2016

The 2015 Beedie School of Business Dean’s Student Service Award has been awarded to undergraduate student Jordan Schwartz, in recognition of the extraordinary impact he has made upon the Beedie community.