Gustavson news

MBAs make international impact in Nespresso case competition

July 5, 2017 - UVic MBA students stood tall on the international stage once again this summer, reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge.

International Advisory Board honours Dr. Brock Smith

On April 4, the Gustavson School of Business International Advisory Board presented Dr. Brock Smith with its third annual Community Engagement Award.

Distinguished Alumni Award 2017 – Lenora Lee, BCom ‘02

Gustavson’s Distinguished Alumni Award is our top honour for alumni. This year, we are pleased to name Lenora Lee, BCom ’02, as our 2017 Distinguished Alumna. Lenora is a Partner with KPMG’s assurance practice in Victoria. Being named partner – the first female to be promoted to partner in Victoria’s office in 2011 – is just the latest in a string of achievements for this talented, young professional.

Gustavson hosts international educators for inclusiveness workshop

On May 26 and 27, 2017, a group of 20 select international partners convened in Victoria to join Gustavson’s International Programs team for a workshop celebrating diversity and strategies to promote inclusiveness.

Dr. Monika Winn Receives a 2016 President’s Distinguished Service Award

And the award goes to … Dr. Monika Winn for her leadership on sustainability and social responsibility. She is the recipient of this year’s President’s Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Leadership. “This is a great tribute to the wonderful work that Monika has done both within the school and throughout the university,” says Dr. Saul Klein, dean of the Gustavson School of Business.

Linda Hasenfratz honoured as 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur

Linda Hasenfratz, chief executive officer of Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. The award is given to leaders who have achieved success through their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Co-op Student of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Nick Pineau, fourth year Bachelor of Commerce student, on being selected as this year’s Gustavson School of Business Co-op Student of the Year!

2015 BCom KPMG Simulation

March 17, 2015 - Congratulations to this year’s winning KPMG Simulation team - Mac Cameron, Ian Gotobed, Taylor Irving and Mengqi Yao (Cohort 3: Team 32) At the end of the first year of core subjects, all Bachelor of Commerce students participate in the KPMG Business Simulation. The simulation gives students an exciting and engaging opportunity to apply their learning to a simulated company in a competitive environment. The student teams must make decisions about marketing, operations, human resources, and finance and see their decisions reflected in their companies’ financial results – and against their competitors. As students move from one decision period (year) to the next, they learn how changes in their decisions impact all areas of business operations and their standing in the marketplace. It is a fun and interactive way for student to learn about strategy, decision making and risk taking in a competitive market. We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support provided by the KPMG Foundation. KPMG has been sponsoring the simulation since 2009.

2015 Co-op Student of the Year

Congratulations to Karley Skaret, fourth year Bachelor of Commerce student, on being selected as this year’s Gustavson School of Business Co-op Student of the Year!

Miles Richardson, NCIED Director, presents to Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

On May 31, 2017, Miles Richardson, Director of the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), and a citizen of the Haida Nation, spoke at the Senate of Canada’s Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

Gustavson spirit and ambition celebrated at 2017 Festival of Distinction awards

The Peter B. Gusavson School of Business’ annual Festival of Distinction awards recognize the efforts, achievements and excellence of the school’s faculty and staff. On May 3, the school gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2017 award recipients; individuals whose passion and professionalism embody Gustavson’s values as a school, and help drive Gustavson’s ambition to be the best.

Gustavson recognized by AACSB International for driving innovation in business education worldwide

The successful Whistler Experience program developed in partnership with the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria joins 34 innovations representing critical work being done by business schools to better their communities and society at large.

KPMG Simulation teaches lessons in strategy and decision-making

The 2017 KPMG Simulation wrapped up on March 15, and proved another exciting and valuable exercise in business strategy and decision-making for Gustavson’s third year BCom students.

MBAs continue streak of success with case competitions

On March 23, the team representing UVic’s MBA program walked onstage to present at the final round of the Pacific Venture Capital Conference & Competition in Vancouver. They walked out winners.

Brand breaker: Consumer trust, and how it makes (or breaks) a brand

Trust: it determines decisions we make in the grocery store, how we choose to travel, and the clothes we wear. It impacts what brands we recommend to our friends and where we choose to work, live, play—and study. So what are the implications for brands and businesses?

Inaugural Victoria Forum celebrates diversity and inclusion

The University of Victoria, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and working with several prominent partners, is launching the inaugural Victoria Forum to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

East Meets West Case Comp brings more success for Gustavson MBAs

MBA students from the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business continued to build their reputation for case competition prowess, taking second place in the prestigious East Meets West MBA Leadership Case Competition 2017.

Technology trailblazer Don Mattrick to be honoured as 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur

Don Mattrick, BC-based technology and investment leader, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. The award is given to leaders who have achieved success through their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

Team Gustavson wins big at MBA Games 2017

Gustavson’s MBA students rang in 2017 with another display of case competition prowess, taking first place in finance and second in the strategy cases to bring home the Schulich Cup for overall academic performance from the MBA Games 2017. Held from January 2-4 at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, 2017 marked the first time the MBA Games had been hosted in BC.

Haida Owned and Operated celebrates second cohort of entrepreneurship graduates

The second cohort of Haida Owned & Operated program graduates celebrated their convocation from the program in Old Masset, BC on Dec. 18, 2016.

Dr. Roy Suddaby Elected to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Roy Suddaby, professor with the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, is one of the University of Victoria’s two newest members of the Royal Society of Canada’s prestigious College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Aboriginal Canadian entrepreneurs program honoured as best in the world

The Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (NW-ACE) program, which provides business skills training in northern BC Indigenous communities, took home the top prize at the Gold Global Best Awards ceremony in Oslo, Norway last month in recognition of the significant impact NW-ACE is having on the communities in which they operate.

Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation 2015-2016 Year in Review

The Peter B. Gustavson's Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation's Year in Review for 2015-2016 is now available.

NW-ACE Program Recognized for Collaborative Teaching with 2016 Alan Blizzard Award

The Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (NW-ACE) Program, a partnership between the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP), regional and provincial governments and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, has been honoured with the 2016 Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Encouraging collaboration in teaching, the Alan Blizzard Award is a national award given out once every two years to a project that reflects significant collaboration in student learning or teaching.

Gustavson honours Lawrence and Marjorie Yeats for their Outstanding Student Support

Gustavson is excited to honour and thank Marjorie Yeats for her dedicated support of our students over the past twenty-one years by officially naming the foyer of the business school The Lawrence and Marjorie Yeats Lobby and unveiling a commemorative plaque that recognizes their decades of student support.