Natural Resources

Beedie’s Co-Laboratorio Peru initiative facilitates planning dialogues

Aug 11, 2016

Series of working sessions discuss collaborative governance in Peruvian natural resources.


Beedie leading the way in BC’s Northwest

Sep 2, 2015

New MBA is geared towards Northwest BC Industries.


SFU launches MBA focused on northwest BC industry

May 19, 2015

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is launching an MBA specifically addressing the industry issues of BC’s northwest.


Journeys into the world of social innovation

Jan 6, 2015

By Glenn Sigurdson. When we think of innovation, our minds turn to the solitary inventor – someone whose inspiration makes possible the work of the innovator, taking the idea from a lonely discovery to an everyday reality. That is not the world of the social innovator.


Vancouver Sun: New institute promotes sustainable mining in developing countries

Jan 30, 2014

The following article was published in the Vancouver Sun on January 30, 2014. Joint Venture between UBC, SFU, and École Polytechnique de Montréal wins $25 million in federal funding. By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun Academics in a new $25-million resource-sector research institute can see how training artisanal miners in Ecuador to use more sustainable practices can lead to better government policies and a more prosperous mining sector. A pilot project to train small-scale miners in […]


International Institute for resources and development launched

Jan 29, 2014

A new Canadian institute that will assist developing countries with resource driven economies benefit from their resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways has been officially launched. The Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID) is a coalition between the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM). Institute Interim Executive Director, Bern Klein is joined at the launch by UBC’s Vice President Research & International […]


Sustainability and responsibility are keys to Canadian mining success

Dec 12, 2013

As Canadian miners explore and operate in 4,300 projects around the world, sustainability and responsibility are increasingly the credentials required.


FortisBC CEO sparks energetic discussion: CEO Series

Apr 11, 2013

The spring series of CKNW 980’s “The Chief Executives” continued with John Walker, CEO of energy provider FortisBC, sharing his vision for the future of Canada’s energy industry with CKNW host Bill Good in front of a live audience at the Segal Graduate School. The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring leadership and business insights from some […]


Harper Doctrine a diving catch for Canada’s future: Op-Ed by Jack Austin

Jan 3, 2013

Opinion: Issue of state-owned enterprises erratic, unpredictable. By Jack Austin, Vancouver Sun At a recent symposium hosted at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, I invoked the baseball analogy of a “diving catch” to describe the Harper government’s recent response to offshore bids for Canadian assets, including the somewhat contentious takeover by Chinese government-controlled CNOOC of Calgary’s Nexen. That’s because the issue of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) […]


Expert panel dissects role of state-owned enterprises in Canada

Dec 10, 2012

The Beedie School of Business in partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada brought together some of the country’s leading experts in Canada-Asia business affairs in hosting a panel discussion on the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Canada’s economic and political future. The event was held by the Beedie School’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, and aimed to clarify the most important issues in the role of SOEs in the […]