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October 2020 EDITION
October 15, 2020
Professor Andrew Gemino named dean, pro tem, SFU Beedie School of Business
SFU Beedie professor Andrew Gemino, MBA'93, MA'89, BA'86, has been appointed as dean, pro tem, for SFU's Beedie School of Business, effective September 28, 2020. Gemino will serve in this role until Aug. 31, 2021, while a search is conducted for a new dean.
Award-winning entrepreneur training program celebrates the inaugural year and expands
Mitacs and SFU Beedie have renewed a partnership to offer the Invention to Innovation (i2I) program for graduate students and expand the program to Ontario.
SFU Beedie professor's analysis of MEC's private equity sale
SFU Beedie professor Michael Parent has written an article on how outdoor retailer MEC's management undervalued the business's customer data.
Connect to What Matters Alumni Address Update Campaign
We received a total of 1,911 entries from 52 different countries around the world! With your SFU Beedie pride, many of you shared your life events, career successes, and where you've moved since graduation - thank you! (Photo is the winner of our prize! Congratulations to our BBA alumnus Daniel L!)
Lilian Tan (BBA '81)
Managing Director & Sr. Advisor, Bank Julius Baer
The SFU Beedie alumni network is global. For Lilian, coming to SFU helped her to see there was so much to learn, and the attitude of learning could be joyful. It's fascinating to see how Beedie alumni around the world stay connected with their alma mater.
Emily Davies (BBA'15)
Partner, Linde Equity
"With their natural strengths, now is a historic time and opportunity for young women, and I remain committed to doing my very best to support seeing them rise and uplift one another, create space at the table, and to put their hand up rather than keeping it down. "
SFU Invention to Innovation Venture Pitch Competition
October 21, 2020
Register today to attend the 2020 SFU "Invention to Innovation" Venture Pitch Competition. At this virtual event celebrating research and entrepreneurship, graduating students of the Invention to Innovation program will pitch their product-ready ventures or their emergent ventures to our panel of expert judges. Please reserve your spot by registering online.
Employer Panel: Sales, marketing, and communications
October 21, 2020
Join us for this informative and interactive session, where four SFU alumni from a variety of educational backgrounds will share insights on their industry, career, organization, and future opportunities. Our panelists will pass on their tips and tricks to help you navigate sales and marketing opportunities, all while social distancing.
Leadership and Growth in Disruptive Times with Manoj Kohli
October 27, 2020
Being an effective and resilient leader is more than developing individual skills, but rather, it includes advocating for your organization, your team, and your stakeholders. SFU Beedie School of Business is thrilled to partner with Manoj Kohli, Country Head, Softbank India to discuss these important topics around leadership and growth in disruptive times at this virtual event.
Life of Wine
November 06, 2020
Join fellow alumnus Valerie Tait, winemaker and viticulturist from Gold Hill Winery to take part in an exclusive virtual wine tasting event. Valerie will lead us through the intricacies of wine tasting, educating us on how to taste wine and understand your palate, while talking about her journey.
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Be a Guest Speaker
Give back and enhance in-class learning by sharing your real-world business knowledge and experience with BBA and/or MBA students online. If you're interested in volunteering as a guest speaker, complete this online form to join our Speakers on Campus program.
Alumni Referral Program
At the SFU Beedie School of Business, we are interested in meeting people you think would be successful in our Graduate Programs. We've always found that many of our best students come from alumni recommendations. If you think someone in your network would make a great candidate, you can let us know here!
Mentor from Anywhere
Whether you are working from your office or your beach house, you can gain leadership experience as part of SFU Beedie's six-month mentoring program. We will introduce you to a current business student with an interest in your field or industry. Connect online or in-person to guide them in their career exploration.
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