Gustavson news

Corporate Knights 2022 Better World MBA ranking puts Gustavson School of Business 11th in the world

November 10, 2022, Victoria B.C. – The Gill Graduate School at UVic’s Gustavson School of Business is named the top MBA program in Western Canada by the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Index. This distinction places the UVic MBA program within the top five programs in North America for sustainable management education.

UVic to deliver world’s first custom MBA in Indigenous Reconciliation

July 8, 2022, Victoria, B.C. – The University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is set to co-create and deliver the world’s first custom MBA in Indigenous Reconciliation. This reflects the university’s commitment to build strong partnerships with local community social service agencies that are working in harmony to support Indigenous Peoples, listen to the needs of communities and rectify past injustices.

Canada’s only Indigenous co-designed and community-delivered entrepreneurship program celebrates the graduation of its 50th cohort

June 21, 2022, Victoria, B.C. – The Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship (I-ACE) program celebrates the graduation of its 50th cohort this week, marking this milestone with a total of 714 graduated students and over 233 businesses launched since the founding of the program in 2013.

Economic Reconciliation Award Recognizes Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship (IACE) Program

May 6, 2022, Victoria, BC – The Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship program (I-ACE) has been recognized once again for the impact of its entrepreneurship training, and received the 2022 Economic Reconciliation Award (>20,000 population) from the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA).

Ratana and Arran Stephens named 2022 Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year

April 6, 2022, Victoria, BC – Nature’s Path Food co-founders and organic food visionaries Ratana and Arran Stephens are the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2022 Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year (DEYA).

Gustavson School of Business grieves the passing of businessman and philanthropist Sardul S. Gill

December 13, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and Sardul S. Gill Graduate School are deeply saddened by the passing of Sardul Gill on Thursday, November 25th.

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.