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David Miller, advocate for sustainable economies, joins Gustavson School of Business as executive in residence

November 17, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria welcomes lawyer, author and passionate advocate for sustainable urban economies David Miller as a new executive in residence.

Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Index ranks the Gustavson School of Business in top 20 globally for 5th consecutive year

November 10, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Gill Graduate School at UVic’s Gustavson School of Business has been lauded once again for its MBA program’s leadership in sustainable business education by being named to the 2021 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Index for the fifth consecutive year.

Master of Global Business is fourth in North America in Financial Times’ 2021 ranking of the top 100 Masters in Management programs

September 15, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business was named for the fifth consecutive year to the top 100 Masters in Management Programs worldwide by Financial Times (FT) for its Master of Global Business (MGB) program. Ranking fourth in North America and one of only three Canadian business schools listed to the Top 100, the school is #74 amidst the largest-ever pool of international competitors.

Anthony von Mandl named 2021 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

July 6, 2021, Victoria, BC – Anthony von Mandl, founder & CEO of the Mark Anthony Group of Companies, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2021 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) recipient.

The Gustavson School of Business welcomes Phillip Rubel, global marketing leader, as a new executive in residence

June 22, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Gustavson School of Business is excited to announce that Phillip Rubel will be bringing his deep understanding of international marketing to Gustavson’s faculty and students as an incoming executive in residence. Rubel’s extensive career spans regional, national and global roles in Asia Pacific, Canada, Japan, Korea and the U.S.

Gustavson School of Business Recognized as “Transforming” in 2021 Positive Impact Rating

June 17, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Gustavson School of Business is pleased to be listed as a “Transforming” school on the 2021 Positive Impact Rating (PIR), launched June 17 at the UN PRME Global Forum. Demonstrating the school’s deep-rooted emphasis on sustainability and social innovation, the rating represents Gustavson students’ perspectives on how the school is having a positive impact on the world.

Canadian Senator Joins the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business as New Executive in Residence and Special Advisor to the Victoria Forum

June 7, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria will welcome Senator Jim Munson as a new executive in residence and special advisor to the Victoria Forum in July.

Transitioning to a Green Economy: the Climate Finance project

April 14, 2021, Victoria, BC – A project aimed at expanding the potential of the finance and investment sector to support the transition to a climate-friendly, low-carbon economy has been announced today by the University of Victoria hosted and led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Honouring Jim Pattison, 2020 Recipient of the Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award

March 9, 2021, Victoria, BC – When someone refers to a “distinguished Canadian entrepreneur,” one name immediately comes to mind: Jim Pattison. Over the course of an astonishing career, he has built a business empire employing 50,000 people and generating over $10 billion in annual sales, and one that is based on quality, integrity and commitment.

The Gill Graduate School ranks 17 on the annual Corporate Knights Better World MBA Index

Nov. 10, 2020, Victoria, BC – University of Victoria’s Gill Graduate School at the Gustavson School of Business has once again been recognized for its global leadership in sustainable business education – with its full-time MBA ranking as one of the top programs in the world that instils a holistic approach to business in future leaders.

Master of Global Business climbs in Financial Times’ 2020 ranking of the top 100 Masters in Management programs in the world

September 28, 2020, Victoria, BC – The Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business climbed in the top 100 Masters in Management Programs worldwide by Financial Times (FT) for its Master of Global Business (MGB) program. Only one of three Canadian business schools listed to the Top 100, the school earned its highest rating ever on the index, claiming #66 amongst its global competitors, while Smith (Queen’s University) ranked #59 and Sauder (UBC) tied for #81.

Condolence Notice – Ali Dastmalchian

August 14, 2020, Victoria, BC – the Gustavson School of Business is deeply saddened to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Ali Dastmalchian on August 13, 2020.

UVic’s Gustavson School of Business to partner with Mitacs in program that sees co-op students support businesses adapt under COVID-19

July 21, 2020, Victoria, BC – A new internship will empower UVic students to help businesses adapt to the new economic reality in the wake of COVID-19, thanks to a partnership between the Gustavson School of Business and Mitacs, a national non-profit research organization that supports industrial and social innovation.

Condolence Notice – Pat Elemans

April 2, 2020, Victoria, BC – It is with great sadness that the Gustavson School of Business acknowledges the passing of Pat Elemans on March 30, 2020.

Business professor wins prestigious teaching award

February 20, 2020, Victoria, BC – A professor of entrepreneurship who has helped boost the number of Indigenous-owned businesses across BC is the 13th University of Victoria scholar recognized with Canada’s most prestigious award for excellence in leadership and teaching.

Jim Pattison named 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

January 15th, 2020 – Business mogul and visionary Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business’ 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year (DEYA).

Chris Lawless appointed as an Executive in Residence at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria

December 18, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has appointed Chris Lawless as an Executive in Residence.

Gustavson commits to carbon offset projects recommended by students at annual pitch competition

December 12, 2019, Victoria, BC - The University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business continues its commitment to environmental and social responsibility by investing in carbon offset projects chosen by students for a second consecutive year. This investment will offset the school’s 2018 Scope 3 travel and commuting emissions.

Turf, Truth & Trust: 2020 Victoria Forum tackles key global issues

November 21, 2019, Victoria, BC - Mark your calendars for Nov. 12-14, 2020 to attend the University of Victoria’s second Victoria Forum. Focusing on Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth & Trust, the event will bring together policy makers, business leaders, academics, youth and leaders of civil society. Participants will discuss ideas to bridge global divisions of identity, territory, religion, race, economic status, culture and politics, culminating in policy recommendation for political leaders.

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business rises in Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking

Nov. 08, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has been recognized for its global leadership in sustainable business education and risen in the annual Corporate Knights Better World ranking of MBA programs. Gustavson finished 13th globally, rising six spots from its 2018 ranking.

Masters of Global Business makes Financial Times’ ranking of the top 100 Masters in Management programs worldwide for third consecutive year

October 28, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has been named for the third year in a row to the top 100 Masters in Management Programs worldwide by Financial Times (FT) for its Master of Global Business (MGB) program. Only one of two North American schools listed to the Top 100, the school continues to climb on the program’s international mobility moving to 11th (up from 12th in 2018 and 40 in 2017).

Sardul S. Gill Graduate School programs receive high scores on diversity in QS World University Rankings

September 26, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business earned high marks on diversity in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The 2019 results are the third year running that the school has received praise for its diversity. This year, the QS World University Ranking diversity assessment scale scored the Masters of Global Business program at 75 and the MBA at 50.

Gustavson School of Business Dean appointed to European Foundation for Management Development Board

June 20, 2019, Victoria, BC - Earlier this month, the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business was honoured to see its dean, Dr. Saul Klein, recognized by his peers and named to the Board of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)​.

The BC Indigenous Youth 3C Challenge receives $3.3 million in funds from Service Canada

Vancouver, BC – On June 12 2019, the BC Indigenous Youth 3C Challenge announced the commitment of $3.3 million from Service Canada. Co-developed by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), and the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, the initiative is designed for Indigenous youth to discover business ownership while honouring their traditional values.

Gustavson Professor Receives United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education Award

June 2, 2019, Victoria, BC – Gustavson professor Heather Ranson was awarded the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) Chapter North America Excellence Award in Teaching at the PRME’s regional conference in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 2. Ranson is an assistant teaching professor and the associate director of Gustavson’s Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation.