Gustavson news

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.

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.