- National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium 2013 Renewable Energy Forum
The University of Victoria’s Office of Indigenous Affairs and Judith Sayers, Chair of the National Aboriginal Economic Development are proud to present the National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium 2013: Renewable Energy Forum.Read more about National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium 2013 Renewable Energy Forum
- Gustavson Alumni Video – Jean Nairon, MBA Graduate
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of Victoria’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Created by UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, DEYA honours entrepreneurial excellence. For this year’s gala celebration that honoured 2013 winner Brandt Louie, Shaw Communications worked with UVic to create several videos, including this video about Gustavson MBA graduate Jean Nairon.
- Gustavson Alumni Video – Jamie Beuthin, BCom Graduate
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of Victoria’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Created by UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, DEYA honours entrepreneurial excellence. For this year’s gala celebration that honoured 2013 winner Brandt Louie, Shaw Communications worked with UVic to create several videos, including this video about Gustavson grad Jamie Beuthin, co-founder of MASC in Vancouver.
- Gustavson Alumni Video - Darryl McIvor & Tegan Woo, MGB Graduates
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of Victoria’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Created by UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, DEYA honours entrepreneurial excellence. For this year’s gala celebration that honoured 2013 winner Brandt Louie, Shaw Communications worked with UVic to create several videos, including this video about Amoda Tea, a business started by two graduates of Gustavson’s MGB program.Read more about Gustavson Alumni Video - Darryl McIvor & Tegan Woo, MGB Graduates
- Peter B. Gustavson School of Business on Shaw TV
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of Victoria’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Created by UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, DEYA honours entrepreneurial excellence. For this year’s gala celebration that honoured 2013 winner Brandt Louie, Shaw Communications worked with UVic to create several videos, including this commemorative video seeking business counsel from DEYA winners of previous years.Read more about Peter B. Gustavson School of Business on Shaw TV
- 10th anniversary DEYA gala a huge success
More than 600 members of the BC business community came together at the Victoria Conference Centre yesterday to celebrate the Gustavson School of Business’s 10th annual Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award gala. This year’s honouree is Brandt Louie, chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. and chairman of the board of London Drugs.Read more about 10th anniversary DEYA gala a huge success
- The Democratic Transition in Tunisia: The experience of power
The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is proud to welcome His Excellency Hamadi Jebali, former prime minister of Tunisia, and Sebastien Beaulieu, Canadian ambassador to Tunisia, for a public presentation on The Democratic Transition in Tunisia: The experience of power at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 in the Snowberry room at the University Club. Admission is free.Read more about The Democratic Transition in Tunisia: The experience of power
- UVic partnership with TRICORP to strengthen Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Northern BC
Prospective Aboriginal entrepreneurs will be better prepared to benefit from economic opportunities in northern BC thanks to a unique community-based program through the University of Victoria that combines education and mentorship.Read more about UVic partnership with TRICORP to strengthen Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Northern BC
- Gustavson MBA Team in Top 3 in the World for the Nespresso MBA Challenge 2013
Our Gustavson MBA students are now in the Top 3 in the World for the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ MBA Challenge 2013.
Team members Jesal Shah, Rebeca Saenz, Taryn Roy and Andrew Spence were advised by Professor Matt Murphy.Read more about Gustavson MBA Team in Top 3 in the World for the Nespresso MBA Challenge 2013
- Dr. Ana Maria Peredo receives 2013 Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization
Our own Dr. Ana Maria Peredo is the recipient of the 2013 Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization. Dr. Peredo was presented with the award at a University Club ceremony May 2. It was presented to her by Chancellor Murray Farmer and Dean Saul Klein.Read more about Dr. Ana Maria Peredo receives 2013 Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization
- The Political and Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Haida Nation
The University of Victoria is honoured to have the Leaders of the Haida Nation choose this place and time to tell a story that has never before been told in a public forum. You are invited to witness the Haida story of cultural, political, legal and economic challenges that will be told directly from those who have lived and led the Nation in these important areas.Read more about The Political and Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Haida Nation
- Students Pitch Winning Business PlansThis year’s PlanIt! business plan competition saw 12 strong teams from all across campus compete over two days. Each team had to present their complete business plan to participating judges: Jenifer Chilcott, Jill Doucette, Mark Mawhinney, Hilary Smith, Mike Tan, Richard Tuck and Marty Ward.Read more about Students Pitch Winning Business Plans
- UVic Honours Brandt Louie as Distinguished Entrepreneur
Brandt Louie, chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. and chairman of the board of London Drugs, has been honoured with UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) for 2013. This is the 10th year for the awards.Read more about UVic Honours Brandt Louie as Distinguished Entrepreneur
- UVic Honours Elangovan
UVic has appointed Dr. A. R. (Elango) Elangovan, a University of Victoria Distinguished Professor. This distinction is the highest academic honour UVic can bestow on a faculty member. The designation was created to highlight remarkable achievement by a faculty member in both teaching and scholarly research. Fellow faculty member and student comments are taken into consideration when assessing the teaching abilities of distinguished professors, while research must be recognized in the international academic community as being of exceptionally high calibre.
“Elango fits this description perfectly,” says dean Saul Klein “this latest accolade is a wonderful tribute to the extraordinary contributions that he has made to UVic.”Read more about UVic Honours Elangovan
- Gustavson School of Business Introduces New Advisory Body
Some fresh business brains with an international focus are now offering their best counsel to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.
This new advisory body is chaired by Matthew Hall, a former CEO of food giant Nestle, currently with London-based consulting firm GoodBrand, and Executive-in-Residence at Gustavson.Read more about Gustavson School of Business Introduces New Advisory Body
- 2013 RBC Internal Case Competition
Congratulations to Team 40 of BCom Cohort 3, winners of this year’s 2013 RBC Internal Case Competition! The members of Team 40 are (from left to right): Sharla Godmaire, Mike Wilson, Rhyse Harnden, and Wenbo Tao. They did a terrific job, and really showed our guests just what our students are capable of.Read more about 2013 RBC Internal Case Competition
- Springtime at UVic
Students from around campus talk about what they love best about Springtime in Victoria.Read more about Springtime at UVic
- Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs
Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs™ (NW-ACE™) is a partnership between Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP) and the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business (UVic Gustavson) with the goal of enabling Aboriginal People to start their own successful businesses.Read more about Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs
- Congratulations to the winning KPMG Business Simulation team!
Congratulations to Devan Chiappetta McCannel, Winnie Tam, Taylor Norman and Callum Maclean, winners of the 2013 KPMG Business Simulation. At the end of the first year of core subjects the simulation gives students the opportunity to see how their learning is integrated into business decisions. Decisions in marketing, operations, human resources, and finance are reflected in their companies’ financial reports. As students move from year to year they get better and better at understanding how one change can impact all areas of business operations. Gustavson is extremely fortunate to have a partner like KPMG sponsor this simulation that brings our first year in business to an end and sets the students up for a very successful second year.Read more about Congratulations to the winning KPMG Business Simulation team!
- Equis Re-Accreditation - We Did It!
Gustavson School has been awarded worldwide recognition again. We are pleased to announce a five year re-accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) through its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).Read more about Equis Re-Accreditation - We Did It!
- Connor Bildfell – Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award recipient Connor received the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award for his research proposal studying language strategies of firms in China. While in Asia on exchange, Connor conducted his research by interviewing and surveying stakeholders.Read more about Connor Bildfell – Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award recipient
- BCom student set to compete at the Nicol Entrepreneurial Awards
On March 26, 2013, fourth year BCOM student Brendan Harris will compete with contestants from universities across the country at the the Nicol Entrepreneurial Awards. Harris was the overall winner of the Planit! Competition held on campus earlier this month, securing the $5000 first prize winnings and the opportunity to represent UVic at the Nicol awards. Harris’ venture is called Portis Tech Solutions. It is a custom web-based operations software platform developed for the ship maintenance industry. It uses a three step program to streamline the complex process of ship refurbishing which results in reductions in human error, waste, overlap and gap. As one of the six Nicol finalists, Harris will present his business plan in Ottawa to a panel of seven judges. The overall winner will be announced the evening of March 26 at an awards gala. Best of luck, Brendan!
- How to Make a Profit in Ten Days
The Gustavson School has a surprise in store for the fourth-year undergraduates enrolled in its three-month immersion entrepreneurship specialization. In the last tem minutes of the first-day orientation, faculty give students this directive: "You've got ten days - go out and make as much money as you can. Then come back and tell us how it went." That's the premise of the Peter Thomas Innovation Projects, which kicks off the students' semester.
"Students are often shocked," says J. Brock Smith, professor of marketing and entrepreneurship and director of the Innovation Project. "Some rise to the challenge, sone don't. But they all learn something from it."Read the full story on page 72 of the March/April 2013 issue of BizEd magazine.
- The UVic Story
- BCom students take second place in national sustainability challengeUpcycling chopsticks to furniture earned a quartet of business students one of the top two spots—and $15,000—in the national Walmart Green Student Challenge in Toronto Feb. 26. Vinson Chen, AJ Qin, Jennifer Sallows, and Rebecca Staynor, calling themselves the Gustavson Greenshifters, beat students from universities across Canada when they came second out of more than 150 groups that began competing last fall.Read more about BCom students take second place in national sustainability challenge
- UVic's Innovative Global Business Program Wins HonourThe Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the University of Victoria's Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has received national recognition for its high quality international education.Read more about UVic's Innovative Global Business Program Wins Honour
- Dr. Ana María Peredo: Honoured with the Victoria Community Leadership Award
Dr. Ana María Peredo, CCCBE Director and Professor at Gustavson School of Business, has been awarded the 2013 University of Victoria Community Leadership Award. This nomination recognizes Dr. Peredo’s exemplary leadership in linking the University and the community. Through her teaching, her research and her leadership Dr. Peredo has created opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, to help community organizations. She works tirelessly to bring people from different disciplines, sectors and communities together to share wisdom and knowledge. The Victoria Leadership Awards ceremony were held on February 25th. Congratulations on this well deserved award Ana Maria!
- $500,000 Donation Supports Social And Sustainable Innovation At UVic
The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria is pleased to announce a $500,000 donation from Vancouver-based resource firm Goldcorp Inc. to support the school's Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI). Goldcorp donationRead more about $500,000 Donation Supports Social And Sustainable Innovation At UVic
- UVic Welcomes New Dean of Business
April 10, 2012
Dr. Saul Klein has been appointed the new dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.
Klein is currently the Lansdowne Professor of International Business at the school, which he joined in 2001. He has been the champion of the international business area since 2002 and the director of executive programs since 2004.Read more about UVic Welcomes New Dean of Business
- UVic Ranked 11th Best in World Under Age 50
July 9, 2012
The University of Victoria has placed 11th in the world and first in Canada among universities under 50 years of age in the Times Higher Education’s 100-under-50 rankings.Read more about UVic Ranked 11th Best in World Under Age 50
- UVic Backs Reforms Sparked by Arab Spring
May 24, 2012
The University of Victoria, through the Gustavson School of Business, has signed agreements to work with the new government of the Republic of Tunisia to help develop its administrative capacity and to promote academic collaboration and exchange.
The agreements support reform of Tunisia’s higher education system, the exchange of administrative best practices, the exchange of scholars and researchers, and the development and delivery of training programs in leadership and governance.Read more about UVic Backs Reforms Sparked by Arab Spring
- Saul Klein Begins as Dean of Gustavson
July 3, 2012
After a 10-year run as dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, Ali Dastmalchian passed the torch to his colleague, Saul Klein, Landsdowne Professor of International Business and director of the school’s executive education program.Read more about Saul Klein Begins as Dean of Gustavson
- Positive Outlook for MBA grads
- Lululemon Founder UVic's 2012 Distinguished Entrepreneur
February 6, 2012
Chip Wilson, founder and chair of the board of directors of yoga-wear giant Lululemon Athletica, has been named UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.Read more about Lululemon Founder UVic's 2012 Distinguished Entrepreneur
- Judith Sayers Appointed National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair
June 6, 2012
As the newly appointed National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair, Dr. Judith Sayers (Kekinusuqs) will use her legal experience and business acumen to help Aboriginal communities strengthen their economic potential.Read more about Judith Sayers Appointed National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair
- Interview Clinic Helps UVic Students Get It RightIf practice makes perfect, then students at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business will soon be on their way to mastering the job interview. From January 24 to 26, more than 250 second- and third-year Bachelor of Commerce co-op students will take part in 520 practice interviews when 60 employers come to campus for an annual interview clinic.
Read more about Interview Clinic Helps UVic Students Get It Right
- Gustavson Researchers Score Top Ranking
UVic Gustavson School of Business scholars can add another mark of excellence to their research record. A new bibliometric study from Canadian research group Higher Education Strategy Associates ranked them Number 1 among all Canadian universities for their research productivity in marketing.Read more about Gustavson Researchers Score Top Ranking
- Gill PhD Student Richard Tuck Receives Vanier Scholarship
July 5, 2012
Reducing global poverty by improving education and training for micro-entrepreneurs is at the heart of University of Victoria PhD student Richard Tuck’s research and is the reason he is one of five UVic students to receive a 2012 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This is UVic’s highest number of Vanier scholarship recipients in a single year.Read more about Gill PhD Student Richard Tuck Receives Vanier Scholarship
- Gender Bias in Severance Settlements
June 4, 2012
Whether they go to court to settle a wrongful dismissal claim or negotiate a settlement on their own, women get fewer weeks of severance pay than men, according to research by Dr. Ken Thornicroft, professor of business law and employment relations at the Gustavson School of Business.Read more about Gender Bias in Severance Settlements
- Dr. Craig Pinder Honoured by HR Community
April 27, 2012
UVic Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Gustavson School of Business professor, Dr. Craig Pinder, was named a Fellow Certified Human Resources Professional by the BC Human Resources Management Association.Read more about Dr. Craig Pinder Honoured by HR Community
- Business Students Take Honours in Fierce Commerce Games
January 27, 2012
Gustavson School of Business BCom students are thrilled at their performance at the Jeux De Commerce (JDC) West Business Competition held annually at the University of Alberta. The students took top honours in academic case competitions and were first place finishers in two other significant categories.Read more about Business Students Take Honours in Fierce Commerce Games
- UVic Business Professor Wins 3-M Teaching Fellowship
February 9, 2012
Dr. A.R. “Elango” Elangovan, professor and director of international programs with the Gustavson School of Business is among 10 Canadian scholars honoured with a 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship, and the ninth UVic scholar to receive this honour since its inception. The award recognizes exceptional achievements and contributions by teacher-scholars across Canada.Read more about UVic Business Professor Wins 3-M Teaching Fellowship
- Bachelor of Commerce Program Expands
February 8, 2012
More students will be able to earn their bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Victoria, thanks to continued growth at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Up to 60 more students will be admitted beginning September 2012 to year one, increasing the capacity of the program by 25 per cent to 300 students per year from 240.Read more about Bachelor of Commerce Program Expands
- Summerville on the restructuring of banks and the concept of too big to fail
June 25, 2012
Gustavson School of Business Adjunct Professor Paul Summerville talked to TVO's Steve Pakin as part of an expert panel discussing changes in the financial and investment sector in the last four years. Summerville is a regular participant on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
- Expert Advisory: FACEBOOK
May 7, 2012
The following University of Victoria researcher is available to discuss the initial public offering of Facebook shares—scheduled to float on the US stock market on May 18.
Mia Maki (Gustavson School of Business) is an expert in entrepreneurship/finance and has helped to raise millions in funds for local technology companies. She can discuss the valuation of Facebook, the likely stock movement on the initial day of trading and relative multiples, and is generally available from May 7 to May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. (Cell: 250-889-9157 or email@example.com)
Dianne George (Gustavson Communications) at 250-721-6411