Industrial waste solutions company founded by SFU Beedie alumni named 2022 Canada’s Sustainability Changemaker

Jul 28, 2022

The planet’s dwindling freshwater supply is a major global 21st century problem—and it’s little surprise, considering it takes 2,700 litres of water just to make one T-shirt. That’s enough water for one person to drink for almost three years. And that’s not considering the environmental impact of processing the wastewater resulting from these industrial productions. In 2015, $9 billion dollars were spent trucking polluted water to holes and pumping it down, a process both costly […]


From L’Oreal to Google: SFU Beedie alumnus Stephanie Wong talks careers and motherhood

Apr 8, 2022

Riding rollercoasters at the Google conference in Disneyland and visiting the L’Oreal Paris skincare labs in New York are only a couple of the many career highlights on which Stephanie Wong can look back fondly over the past ten years. After graduating from SFU Beedie, Wong started out working in brand strategy for L’Oreal’s flagship brand, L’Oreal Paris. Then, as an Account Executive at Google, she led some of Google’s top clients through their digital […]


SFU entrepreneurs named Changemakers by The Globe and Mail for innovative startups in tech and sustainability

Feb 25, 2022

Two SFU alumni have been named in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine‘s 2022 Changemakers, an annual list of emerging leaders transforming business today. Rene Blanco and Sumreen Rattan, entrepreneurs from The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, are two of 50 Canada-wide award recipients comprised of entrepreneurs, academics and executives who are striving to find innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Both Blanco and Rattan developed their startups through SFU’s Coast […]


SFU Beedie-linked businesses honoured in tech recognition list

May 23, 2018

Nine companies with close ties to SFU’s Beedie School of Business have been named among the 2018 winners of Ready to Rocket, a recognition program for British Columbia’s tech sector that showcases the growing tech companies. The Ready to Rocket honourees are broken down by sector, and sub-divided between early stage ventures on ‘Emerging Rocket’ lists, and more established companies on ‘Ready to Rocket’ lists. The companies span a range of technologies in sectors including […]


Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania earn 2017 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards

Oct 5, 2017

Beedie School of Business faculty members Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania have been named winners of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award for 2017. This award is the highest teaching honour of its kind at the Beedie School. Every year, students, faculty, and alumni of the Beedie School of Business nominate instructors teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs for this prestigious award. Up to two awards are presented each year to instructors based […]


SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection client Orello takes first prize at Hong Kong-Canada pitch competition

Jun 20, 2017

SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection client Orello Hearing Technologies took home first place at the 2017 Hong Kong-Canada Investment Pitch Competition held earlier this month. In all, four SFU-affiliated companies made the prestigious top-six final. The competition is part of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) National Conference. Orello won a $10,000 cash prize, $5,000 in legal assistance and a trip for two to Hong Kong to attend HKCBA’s annual flagship event in December. Orello is a socially-driven technology company whose […]


Beedie students place third in inaugural BTM Student Case Competition

Apr 5, 2017

A team of two Beedie undergraduate students was awarded third place in the first ever BTM Student Case Competition, organized by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) in partnership with IT World Canada. The competition asked student teams from Business Technology Management (BTM) programs across the country to perform a case study analyzing recommendations for smarter web analytics product offerings for a high-end, invite-only digital branding firm. The competition challenged students to apply their IT and business […]


Sandra Horvath appointed as Chair of Beedie’s Business Technology Management Advisory Board

Mar 9, 2017

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University announces the appointment of Sandra Horvath as Chair of the Business Technology Management (BTM) Advisory Board.


Beedie hosts event on 3D printing

Dec 16, 2016

3D printing arrived in the public consciousness in a blaze of media attention around 2012, with stories focusing on sensational aspects, such as the perceived danger of 3D printed guns or the opportunity to print your own Stradivarius violin. A Financial Times article from the time claimed it would be “bigger than the internet”, and President Obama even referred to 3D printing in his 2013 State of the Union Address, saying it had “the potential […]


Beedie students reach entrepreneurship award finals

Dec 12, 2016

Two Beedie School of Business students reached the final three in the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Regional Competition in Vancouver.