Gustavson news

Gustavson will honour Victoria-born musician and businessman, David Foster at DEYA 2015

Feb. 20, 2015 - The 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year recipient for the Gustavson School of Business is Victoria-born musician and businessman David Foster.

A curriculum of care at Our Place

Feb 12, 2015 — Gustavson was among the two UVic collaborations serving vulnerable populations provide learning opportunities for students Many people across Greater Victoria volunteer to improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable people. UVic collaborations in nursing and business go a step farther, shaping learning experiences in the spirit of service. The longstanding Foot Hygiene Program delivered by fourth-year UVic nursing students at Our Place began by recognizing that the most vulnerable people often face the greatest barriers to wellness. That’s why the program is so valuable, explains Dr. Judy Burgess of the UVic Faculty of Human and Social Development. “Everyone benefits from this program and in many different ways.”

UVic MGB program gives away a GoPro camera at JDC West 2015

January 31, 2015 - Congratulations to Joel Givens, a business student at UNBC, on winning our JDC West 2015 prize draw – a GoPro Hero4 Silver.

UVic MBA students win first place in case competition at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Jan. 23, 2015 - Davos, Switzerland – After months of preparation and three intensive rounds of competition, a group of Gill Graduate School MBA students at the University of Victoria, competed in, and placed first, at the Corporate Knights’ Business for a Better World case study competition during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Gill MBA students Jesal Shah, Andrew Spence, Susan Laidlaw, and Karin Feldkamp advanced to the second and third rounds of the case competition. From the second round, in-person presentation, three of the five teams advanced to the final round, where they competed for $10,000 in top prizes. It was in this final round that the Gill MBA students were awarded the top prize and first place.

UVic MBA students compete in 'Business for a Better World' contest

January 20, 2015 - UVic MBA students Jesal Shah, Andrew Spence, Susan Laidlaw, and Karin Feldkamp have advanced to round two of the Corporate Knights’ Business for a Better World case study competition. Three of the five teams will advance to the final round. Both round two and the final round will be held on Jan. 23, 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. Teams will be competing for $10,000 in top prizes.   The competition is now down to five groups after starting with 25 groups from universities from around the world. It requires each group to apply 12 of the most widely disclosed and tracked sustainability indicators to the case. Teams are challenged to identify priority social, environmental, and governance metrics for the study (in this case, Novartis, a Canadian healthcare company) and improve its performance relative to industry peers on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, an annual benchmark ranking that has been produced by Corporate Knights since 2005.   Website for the case competition: http://www.corporateknights.com/affiliates/2015contest/