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Student Ambassadors

The SFU Beedie School of Business is home to a vibrant and passionate group of Student Ambassadors who provide support and guidance to our new students as they begin their journey at the Segal Graduate School. They offer tips in transitioning to a new learning environment, the expectations of studying at the graduate level and advice on the tools, resources, activities that they found to be vital to their academic and professional success.

Student Ambassadors are available to meet with you over coffee (or Zoom if you’re not in Vancouver at the time) to share their experience about the program and life in the city, offer study tips or advice on where to get textbooks, and other relevant student life topics. International students are also paired up with an International Student Ambassador who can share a first-hand experience of acclimating to living and studying in Vancouver. Through this program, current students support their peers and new students can experience a sense of welcome, belonging, and community while building professional connections.

Meet our 2022 Ambassadors


Alexander Traugott Raez
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Andre Egli
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Bryant Cooper
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Cedar Niu
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Divya Vasal
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Ify Ibeto
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Maitree Lonare
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Nicole Lee
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Ruth Ibarra
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Sommer Hines
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Timothy Lau
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Warren Fazio
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I always saw myself working beyond clinical pharmacy. I felt that I could also shine on the business side of healthcare. I knew that with my strong clinical training an MBA would help open more doors and give me the mobility I was looking for in my career.

Morenike Akinyemi, FT MBA

Senior Project Manager, Transformation Delivery

Provincial Health Services Authority

The immediate impact of the GDBA has been a change in the way I approach my day professionally. I am equipped to make better decisions. My confidence level has been elevated significantly, and I am enjoying a new sense of optimism in my career.

Percival Chang, GDBA

Manager & Investment Funds Advisor

PH&N Investment Services

The Part-Time MBA was excellent. It gave me exactly what I expected to receive, and I think that is the highest compliment you can pay a program. It met all my expectations and provided a solid grounding in business skills and strategies.

Oliver Zihlmann, PT MBA

Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

My key lessons from the program were learning how to effectively frame and structure a problem or situation, manage a tight schedule, know what to prioritize and how to prioritize it, and identify core problems quickly and addressing them.

Bobbie Dhillon, EMBA

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Planning

G&F Financial Group

The comprehensive simulations provided the greatest learning for me. They helped change my mindset and connect the different areas of learning into a comprehensive view of how an organization runs.

Matthew Grunert, MOT MBA

Sr. Director, Digital Operations & IT

Motorola Solutions

The MSc Finance program gave me the technical foundation that I couldn’t function without. I work with clients in very senior roles, and it’s important to demonstrate your technical knowledge to gain their trust.

Christine Jakshoej, MScFin

Head of Professional Services America

FINCAD

The i2I program is perfect for people like me who are deeply involved in science, and who want to look for opportunities in the business world. A program like this opens your mind and teaches you that there is another world of possibilities outside of the lab.

Elena Groppa, i2I

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia Biomedical Research Centre

The learners I work with are 95% Indigenous, and I find that they become more interested and retain information more, when we speak and learn from an Indigenous lens. The Indigenous content integrated into the program has been very beneficial to me in terms of how I can incorporate Indigenous information into the curriculum I currently teach.

Wanda Rockthunder, EMBA IBL

Business Instructor, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Cree, a citizen of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Saskatchewan

FT MBA: Morenike

GDBA: Percival

PT MBA: Oliver

EMBA: Bobbie

MOT MBA: Matt

MSc Fin: Christine

i2I: Elena

EMBA IBL: Wanda


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