March 2020 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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March 2020 Edition
Featured Story
Business schools aim to fill gap in Indigenous relations

SFU Beedie offers a one-of-a-kind executive MBA in Indigenous business leadership. The course work includes case studies of First Nations businesses and entrepreneurship as well as cultural practices, including smudging and elder knowledge sharing. Awareness of Indigenous issues and their impact on business is also part of all MBA programs and has changed the way the school operates.
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SFU Beedie News
SFU Beedie’s New Executive in Residence
As a recognized champion of inclusive growth and prosperity through investment in people, Zabeen Hirji, MBA ’94 advises senior levels of government and academia on diversity and inclusion, talent, and the future of work. Learn more.
Remembering SFU supporter and friend A. John Ellis (1915-2020)
A generous supporter and friend of SFU since its foundation, A. John Ellis enjoyed a highly successful career in banking, rising to become a leading figure in Vancouver’s business community as vice-chairman and director of the Bank of Montreal. Learn More.
Alumni Spotlight
Chelsea Guy, GDBA’10, MBA’12
Executive Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Singapore

The SFU Beedie Alumni community is global. Meet Chelsea Guy, an alumnus who is actively engaged in the SFU Beedie alumni community abroad and is making an impact through her leadership as Executive Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Learn more.
Events & Educational Opportunities
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, Calgary
Register online
Canada as a 21st Century Pacific Power: Toward 'Broad Diversification' in Asia
March 23, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Reeves, Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, discusses a blueprint for a Canada-Asia strategy based on dominant regional trends.

Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Segal Graduate School
Register online
2020 Community Summit: Overcoming Inequality
April 2, 2020

Inequality affects us all, and represents one of the most pressing challenges we face as a society. But what will it take to overcome inequality? Learn from one of the world’s leading experts on the health and social impacts of inequality.

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Register online
Product Strategy Workshop
May 12, 2020

Build a clear product strategy at this hands-on workshop hosted by ProductBC & SFU Beedie Executive Education and led by instructor Gibson Biddle, former VP Product at Netflix. SFU Beedie alumni receive an exclusive discount.

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: TELUS Garden
Register online
Baseball and BBQ
June 21, 2020

With warmer weather and sunny skies, there is no better time to get outdoors in Vancouver! SFU Beedie has covered 50% of the overall ticket cost. Registration includes game tickets, all‐you‐can‐eat summertime BBQ buffet, access to their ice cream fridge, and non‐alcoholic beverages.

Time: 12 p.m. Gates Open
Location: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium
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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. Learn more and get involved.

Meet the Pros

Provide business students meaningful feedback on how they can improve the delivery of their personal brand in different settings and meet other successful professionals from other industries. Learn more and get involved.

Hot Jobs
Title Job ID Company Apply by
Strategy Intern 20293 Bosa Properties March 16
Marketing Position 20279 Brandon University March 20
Financial Systems Analyst 20292 Cegid Inc. March 20
Intern 20280 Ontario Teachers Pension Plan March 28
Proposal Writer 20289 Altus Group March 30
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