October 2019 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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September 2019 Edition

Featured Story

Student startup offers easy money-transfer service for international students

Current SFU Beedie student Mehdi Asadollahi and alumnus Peyman Namdari, BSc’17 have a solution. They’ve co-founded fintech startup Lumen, which has just introduced Lumenwire, a low-cost online money-transfer service. Learn more.

SFU Beedie News
JDC West Alumni Party
SFU VentureLabs Receives Major Investment
SFU VentureLabs® is receiving $3 million in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada to establish a scale-up and soft-landing centre within its Vancouver-based business accelerator. Learn more.

Nanotechnology Meets Healthcare
CIOCAN Leadership Development Program
Looking to gain the skills and strategic perspective to take the next step in your career or become a more efficient CIO? Learn more about the innovative CIOCAN Leadership Development Program.

Alumni Spotlight

Karima Bawa, BSc'89, EMBA'97, Board of Directors, College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents

The Honourable Navdeep Bains has announced that, Karima Bawa, BSc'89, EMBA'97, will serve as a director on the board of Canada's new College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents, which will govern the profession and promote the highest quality of IP support.  Learn more.

Jerry Dobrovolny, EMBA'93, Chief Administrative Officer/Commissioner, Metro Vancouver

New West resident and former New Westminster city councillor Jerry Dobrovolny, EMBA'93, will become the new CAO/Commissioner of Metro Vancouver this fall. Learn more.

Doug Eveneshen, EMBA’95, Board Chair, BCIT

BCIT announced that Doug Eveneshen, EMBA'95, has been elected by the Board of Governors as Board Chair. Learn more.

Events & Educational Opportunities
Public Dialogue on Human Rights: From Hate to Hope in a Digital Age
September 12, 2019

In this digital age, online posts and comments are becoming increasingly provocative and polarizing. Join us and our honoured guest Kasari Govender for our inaugural Simces & Rabkin Family Dialogue on Human Rights.

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Register Online.
2019 Outstanding Alumni Awards
September 20, 2019

Each year, awards are given to outstanding SFU alumni who are making exceptional community contributions both locally and abroad. Join us in celebrating four of SFU’s Outstanding Alumni.

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre,
1088 Burrard Street.
Buy your tickets online.
The Negotiation of Shared Fairness Perceptions between Chinese and German Organizational Members
September 24, 2019

Join Professor Markus Pudelko, Director of the Department of International Business at TÜbingen University School of Business and Economics, for a discussion on Shared Fairness Perceptions between Chinese and German Organizational Members.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Room 2300,
Segal Graduate School of Business.
Register Online.
SFU Beedie Talks featuring Charles Chang, BBA'95, President & Founder
October 30, 2019

During this inaugural event you will get the exclusive opportunity to connect with alumnus Charles Chang, BBA'95, President & Founder. Charles will discuss his relationship with entrepreneurship in a candid keynote lecture followed by an armchair discussions and Q&A.

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Terminal City Club
Register Online.
Involvement Opportunities
#MadeBySFU 2019

Product ventures, craft-makers, and artisans are invited to participate in #MadebySFU for a chance to sell products at the SFU Bookstore’s online store and three brick-and-mortar stores. Learn more.

Students Need Alumni Expertise

Share your professional knowledge, expertise and experience with current SFU Beedie students, check out how you can make a difference in 2019. Learn more and get involved.

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