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Recent announcements and news from Gustavson.

Student-run investment program recognized with new designation

April 8, 2024

Alumni of the Applied Portfolio Management Program gain public recognition of their hands-on investment education with the new Pat Elemans Fellow designation.

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...

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

Exploring sustainable solutions for business travel

April 22, 2024

Q&A with Ethan Yang (4th year BCom) about his co-op with the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation.

Saurabh Suryavanshi Award invests in perseverance

March 18, 2024

A new award for students of UVic’s Applied Portfolio Management Program is named for one of the program’s most beloved instructors—the legendary Saurabh Suryavanshi.

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,...

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

Isabel de Verteuil is the 2023 co-op student of the year

April 24, 2024

MBA student Isabel de Verteuil is UVic’s business co-op student of the year. Each year, UVic recognizes co-op students who have excelled in their work terms. Co-op students are nominated...

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...

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

Creating community on the road

June 14, 2024

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program takes students across three continents in 16 months or less. We asked three new grads what it takes to rise to this unique challenge and they answered:...

Q&A with Shah Mostakima (MGB ’23)

June 10, 2024

Shah Mostakima, Master of Global Business (MGB) graduate, carved an unlikely path for herself as a Bangladeshi woman in a male-dominated field and a world explorer who was first in her family to...

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.

PhD grad Indigenizing business in Canada

June 5, 2024

Emily (Williams) Salmon graduates with a PhD in International Management and Organization from UVic’s Gustavson School of Business this month. The Coast Salish researcher has already...

Starting with place

April 12, 2024

New research explores how place-based social enterprises revitalize their communities despite socio-economic and environmental challenges—and how we can do the same.

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...

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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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Stories about giving at Gustavson.

Breaking Barriers: BCom student becomes the 1st recipient of the Eunice Lowe Award

August 21, 2023

In today’s world, it can be tough to get a higher education. Students often face all sorts of challenges that can stop them from reaching their goals. That’s why the Eunice Lowe...

EQuipped for the workplace

February 2, 2022

The World Economic Forum has listed it as one of the top 10 skills to master to ensure long-term business success. It’s a key behaviour demonstrated in 90 per cent of top business...

On the Money – Two grads give back

July 12, 2021

Take a risk, dream big and don’t be scared to collect some failures! This philosophy may seem a little unorthodox in a world that has been shaken to its core as a result of the COVID-19...

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Voices of Gustavson

Stories from Gustavson students.

Lessons from Leadership: 4 alumnae reflect on the MBA for TELUS

March 28, 2024

In honour of International Women’s Day and the 2024 theme “invest in women: accelerate progress,” Gustavson asked recent MBA for TELUS grad Beyhan Zor to interview...

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,...

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