Gustavson news

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.

Kidovate program fosters Victoria’s young entrepreneurs

May 30, 2019, Victoria, BC – Kidovate Victoria 2019, a youth entrepreneurship initiative created by the UVic’s Gustavson School of Business, was held on May 25 at The Bay Centre. Thirty young entrepreneurs ranging in age from 10 to 16 sold a variety of handcrafted items including animal “stuffies,” jewelry, greeting cards, plants, bath bombs, soap, cookies, snow cones and more.

NW-ACE program’s golden glow: international recognition for in community entrepreneurial training program

May 16, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACE) program, developed in partnership with Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP), provincial and federal governments and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has been honoured with the 2019 Excellence in Practice Gold Award in the special category of Ecosystem Development. Bestowed on the program by the world’s largest association in the field of management development, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the international recognition honours ACE’s commitment to in community learning and development opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs across BC.

Black Ink Classroom named in honour of Dr. David Black

May 2, 2019, Victoria, BC – Gustavson is excited to honour and thank Dr. David Black for his long-time support of the business school. From serving as the School’s first board chair in the early nineties to his engagement with students today through business case analysis, Dr. Black has been a valued friend of the School’s.

MEC rises to the top of the fifth annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index, while popular social media platforms trail at the bottom

May 01, 2019, Victoria, BC: The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has unveiled the fifth annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index, with key trends suggesting that consumers are more willing to place a brand in positive light when a crisis is responded to with honest and authentic remedies.

Sue Paish, QC, CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, named 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

January 29th, 2019 – Innovator and entrepreneur Sue Paish, QC, CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year (DEYA).