February 2020 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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February 2020 Edition
Featured Story
Sandra Stuart
International experience inspired bank chief’s diversity push

Sandra Stuart, BA'16, HSBC Canada's President and CEO, can point to the experience that inspired her to fight for greater diversity and inclusion at the bank. Stuart is proud of the strides HSBC Canada has made, but she is clearly impatient to see more progress in the wider business world. Learn more.

SFU Beedie News
Burnaby students get free access to cutting-edge Makerspace
Students can now access a hands-on learning space to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover with cutting-edge technologies and tools. Learn more.
Nanotechnology Meets Healthcare
SFU Beedie students raise nearly $20,000 for Canadian Cancer Society
Students raised $19,733 for the Canadian Cancer Society last semester, in an initiative run as part of a project management class at the school. Learn more.
Alumni Spotlight
Derrick Li, BBA'06
Chief Operating Officer, Lawson Lundell LLP

After four co-op terms at BDO Canada as a student Derrick was hired on as an auditor. He soon realized that his love was enterprise risk management. Learn how this experience landed Derrick on BIV's Forty Under 40 list in 2019.
Reshma Chaskar Mehta, BBA'04
Program Director, Partnerships & Business Development - Consumer Health, Telus Health

Reshma was one of ten management consultants selected in North America for a MBA scholarship. Learn more about what sets Reshma apart from other BIV Forty Under 40 recipients.
Events & Educational Opportunities
Democratization & Decarbonization: Imagining a New Kind of Economy: Public Dialogue with Ted Howard
February 19, 2020

The SFU Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability is pleased to be supporting SHARE and Vancity as they present a public dialogue on imagining a new kind of economy.

Time: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Register online
February 25, 2020

You're invited to mingle with current and past BIV Forty under 40 recipients as they share what went right and what they wish they would have known.

Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street
Buy your tickets online
Business Matters Summit: Up your game for success
February 29, 2020

In business, you always need to stay a step ahead. Have you considered what kind of disruption your industry could face in the next two or three years? Do you have the skills necessary to manage unforeseen business dynamics globally, socially, and financially?

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Register online
SFU Beedie Talks x WIMDI: Lessons learned while hiking the corporate ladder
March 6, 2020

Join us in celebration of International Women's Day on March 6, 2020. Our incredible alumni panel will discuss their experiences climbing the corporate ladder in male dominated fields.

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business
Register online
Calgary Alumni Night at the Ship & Anchor
March 19, 2019

Bring a guest and reconnect with fellow SFU Beedie alumni for post work libations. Good food, good drink, the only thing we need to make it better is you! There is no cost to attend but RSVPs are required.

Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: The Ship & Anchor
534 17 Avenue Southwest
Register online
Involvement Opportunities
Externship Program

Build your brand, develop your mentorship skills, support experiential learning, and get a jumpstart on your recruitment by taking part in the Externship Program, an experiential learning initiative offered through the SFU Beedie Graduate Career Management Centre. Learn more and get involved.

Venture Prize

Win over $75K in cash, prizes, and entrepreneurship support for your business venture. Apply to compete in SFU's largest entrepreneurship competition, Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize 2020 by Monday, February 17. Open to SFU students, staff, faculty, and recent alumni. Learn more.

Alumni Ambassador Program

You know better than anyone that choosing an MBA program is a life changing decision. Connect with prospective students for a maximum of 1 hour per month to share your story and assist them in becoming part of the SFU Beedie community. Learn more.

Hot Jobs
Title Job ID Company Apply by
Performance Management Analyst 20210 BC Public Service Agency February 19
Capital Projects Accountant 20214 Make a Future: Careers in BC Education February 24
Associate, Commercial Banking 20201 CIBC February 27
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