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Celebrating Bobbie Racette at the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) 2023

January 16, 2024

It was a night to celebrate historic moments, love and remarkable courage. On October 18, 2023, at the Victoria Conference Centre, the 20th annual UVic Gustavson School of Business Distinguished...

Gustavson School of Business recognized in top 15 MBA programs in the world by Corporate Knights

November 9, 2023

The MBA in Sustainable Innovation at UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is ranked second in Canada and first in Western Canada by the...

Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship (I-ACE) receives international recognition

September 7, 2023

Victoria B.C. – The I-ACE program, Canada’s only Indigenous co-designed and community-delivered entrepreneurship program, won the 2023 EDI Community Engagement...

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Stories, profiles and news from Gustavson's Bachelor of Commerce program.

Blast from the past: A mother-daughter duo's reflection on their BCom experience, almost 20 years apart

December 6, 2023

Have you ever wondered how the student experience at Gustavson has evolved over the last 20 years? Vanessa Le, BCom ’04, and Veronica Huynh, BCom ’23, a mother-daughter duo,...

Growth, “undiscussables” and trust: Mentorship in action

June 13, 2023

Mentorship: anyone who has been part of a good mentor/mentee pairing knows that the best experiences go far beyond direct career advice. It’s about mutual respect and trust....

Lauryn Orme named 2022 Business Co-op Student of the Year

April 11, 2023

Lauryn Orme brings her passion for continuous learning to everything she does, and her co-op placement at Workday Inc. was no exception. By providing strategic guidance for internal initiatives,...

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Stories, profiles and news from our MBA in Sustainable Innovation.

Fearless at Fifty

November 20, 2023

Fear, an uninvited guest that lingers in the corridors of our careers. It’s the invisible shackle that can trap people in unfulfilling jobs during their prime years. Not for Greg Booth,...

A sustainable interest in food

November 1, 2023

Kimberly Schaub isn’t just a seasoned professional—she’s a composer of flavour symphonies, a culinary scientist, a leader and a captivating storyteller in her own...

Bringing substance to inclusion with MBA Tanaya Marsel

June 6, 2023

In today’s business world, diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords that companies proudly tout on their websites and marketing materials. But while the sentiment may be genuine,...

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Stories, profiles and news from Gustavson's Master in Global Business program.

An MGB experience: Around the world and back again

February 27, 2023

For Bo van Muijlwijk, applying to the University of Victoria’s Master of Global Business (MGB) was an easy decision.An island local, van Muijlwijk started his undergraduate journey at...

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PhD & research

Stories, profiles and news about Gustavson's PhD program and research.

Homing in on pandemic-proof healthcare leadership

December 14, 2023

Cheryl Mitchell has spent much of her career studying leadership in the complex and dynamic world of healthcare, both as a consultant and academic director of UVic’s MBA in Sustainable...

$2.5M grant integrates Indigenous knowledge into sustainability projects

August 29, 2023

A University of Victoria-based research team has received a $2.5-million grant to design and advance a sustainability framework for decision-making in Indigenous communities that ensures their...

Research spotlight: Trevor Israelsen on building businesses that last

June 12, 2023

Trevor Israelsen, one of three PhD students to graduate from Gustavson’s Gill Graduate School in June 2023, begins his first academic position this summer, taking on the role of assistant...

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Stories, profiles and news about Gustavson alumni.

From Gustavson grad to Dragon’s Den deal: Garett Senez launches Quark Baby

January 24, 2024

Scaling an innovative idea into a sustainable business is no small feat—but securing $2 million from some fiery dragons will certainly help. Garett Senez, MGB ‘11, recently...

A breath of fresh air: BCom grad makes outdoors more accessible

September 14, 2023

Nature has a knack of imparting valuable life lessons. Sydney Munk, BCom ’21, discovered her passion for sustainability and the environment through travel and the outdoors. This in turn...

On the move with MBA Matthew Boyd

August 18, 2023

The next time you’re in Victoria and need a ride, Matthew Boyd, MBA ’20, has you covered—or at least the transit service he helped create does. As the director of...

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Voices of Gustavson

Stories from Gustavson students.

CIFAL workshops take UVic’s SDGs expertise on the road

I’ve never thought of myself as an influencer. A change agent perhaps, but not an influencer in the modern Insta-TikTok sense. However, since my colleague Crystal Tremblay and I returned...

Small steps, big impact: BCom grad finds surprising career in sustainability

August 17, 2023

Imagine my shock as a newcomer in Canada, seeing people bring their own mugs to coffee shops and reusable bags to grocery stores. These practices were not commonly seen growing up in Jakarta,...

Building resilient communities: stories of aspiration, inspiration and hope

June 22, 2023

The stories I recently heard at the Community Resilience Workshop held at the Gustavson School of Business on May 25-28, 2023 were captivating. These stories were about communities displaying...

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