Navigating the now
Resources and insights to support the SFU Beedie community through the COVID-19 and other crisis, as we navigate uncertainty and identify emerging trends.
Insights and Outlook
The Russian economy is headed for collapse: Erik Werker, professor of international business, examines the fallout of the west's sanctions on Russia
Mar 10, 2022
- Flood damage could cost upwards of $2 billion: Andrey Pavlov, professor of finance, discusses the effects that the recent BC floods may have on insurance premiums
- Observing the many layers of past, present, and future embedded within National Indigenous Peoples Day: Dr Dara Kelly, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Business, reflects on how Indigenous values help inform pathways to a fairer and more equitable society and business world
- COVID-19 pandemic fears spawn “hygiene theatre” SFU Beedie associate professor Rekha Krishnan comments on “hygiene theatre” and changing cultural and behavioural norms following the COVID-19 pandemic
- Will 'digital nomads' grounded by the pandemic return to Vancouver? Terri Griffith, Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SFU Beedie, comments on ‘digital nomads’ and the pandemic's effect on future working arrangements
- Hospitalizations are rising thanks to Omicron, but the future impact is uncertain. SFU professor Caroline Colijn on modelling and predicting hospitalizations due to Omicron
- The Future of Leadership is at an inflection point. Executive in Residence and renowned leader in Human Resources, Zabeen Hirji discusses the impact of concurrent global crises on leadership
- Cyberattacks are on the rise, aided by work from home. Dr. Michael Parent explores ways to protect your people, processes and data in this article from The Conversation
- Taking stock of the lessons learned during the worst health and economic crisis in living memory. Read SFU President Joy Johnson's article for Business in Vancouver on lessons we can take from 2020
- How Coronavirus is impacting our moods – and what to do about it. The coronavirus has disrupted our daily lives and will likely continue to do so. Read some evidence-based suggestions on how to keep it from sparking conflict.
- How coronavirus is changing the rules on foreign investment in essential areas. The pandemic has highlighted concerns about foreign investment in strategic industries and resulted in some enhanced screening that will impact global trade
- COVID-19 and the open-concept office: Is it time to renovate? Terri Griffith, Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, spoke to the Vancouver Sun on the software and hardware changes adapting work will require
Videos and Webinars
- Bringing anti-racism and allyship to the business forefront. A panel discussion around the history of racism in Canada and addressing structural inequities and racism in our society in a business context.
- Numbers and Racial Data Collection. With anti-Asian racism and the Black Lives Matter movement drawing renewed attention, it's pertinent to examine how data collection can help understand hate crimes and racial injustice. A two-part series of panel discussions hosted in collaboration with the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, Langara College Centre for Intercultural Engagement, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
- Looking Beyond the Pandemic. What's next for International Human Resource Management? Watch the recorded webinar with HRM experts Dana Minbaeva, Helen DeCieri and Angelika Zimmerman.
- Cybersecurity and Covid19: What's happening. SFU Beedie's Professor Michael Parent and ICD’s CEO Rahul Bhardwaj explore this critical issue for boards and provide them with five key questions they should be asking.
Webinar: Recruiting in the Middle of a Pandemic
SFU Beedie's Graduate Career Management Centre invited a panel of recruiters specializing in finance, technology, healthcare, sales and supply chain management to share their industry insight and stories about employment prospects during a time of global pandemic.
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Meet the eight student teams funded by the Express COVID-19 Social Innovation Seed Funding
Jun 23, 2020
SFU Surrey’s TD Community Engagement Centre transitions to virtual volunteering amid COVID-19
Jun 17, 2020
"Accessing Indigenous Knowledge," a webinar series providing an online space to hear Indigenous speakers, as a way to access the tools and knowledge that can strengthen response and connnection
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