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Good business

May 17, 2019 - News

Together, mother and daughter Umeeda and Nareena Switlo run a thriving international food and beverage business that provides needed employment in Belize.

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MEC rises to the top of the fifth annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index

May 1, 2019 - Media release

The 2019 Gustavson Brand Trust Index indicates consumers view brands positively when a crisis is responded to with honest, authentic remedies. The insight is evidenced by Mountain Equipment Co-op leading this year's ranking. MEC took several positive actions in response to criticism over the lack of diversity of people in their ads.

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2019 Provost's Engaged Scholar recipients announced

March 5, 2019 - Ring

Over the course of their careers, health geographer Denise Cloutier and business professor Brent Mainprize have been deeply engaged with communities—creating better lives for older adults and Indigenous youth across British Columbia. As the 2019 recipients of the Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award, Cloutier and Mainprize’s commitment to healthy aging and Indigenous peoples will be celebrated during Ideafest.

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2018 Co-op Students of the Year

February 14, 2019 - Ring

From supporting Syrian refugees’ arrival to Victoria, to curating interactive exhibits and identifying opportunities in the labour market, this year’s UVic Co-op Students of the Year are positive change makers. Each student was recognized by their co-operative education programs for their meaningful and outstanding contribution to multiple areas of their life including class, the workplace and the greater community. 

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The future of chocolate is unclear

January 29, 2019 - Media release

A new paper by UVic geographer Sophia Carodenuto reveals troubling questions and provides specific recommendations for the future of cocoa farming in some of the world’s key cocoa-producing countries—Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon—amidst the pressures of climate change, soil erosion and excessive forest loss.

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At your service: BCom grad discovers new purpose in service management career

November 1, 2018 - Ring

Tamika Rodney, BCom '18, was completing a hospitality management diploma at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology when a fateful need for caffeine and some eye-catching island photos conspired to redirect her toward UVic's Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, and a complete life change—though she didn't realize it at the time.

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Dynamic duo

June 26, 2018 - News

Two former UVic students, Patrick McFadden and Kyle Hagen, independently co-founded Iris Dynamics and launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to develop this unique human-machine interface. Now, five years later, they have a bustling office on Quadra Street and a growing number of projects and partners. They have seven employees, two of whom are UVic students pursuing engineering degrees.

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Play bold

June 25, 2018 - News

UVic alumnus JC Fraser is general manager of the Vancouver Canadians, a professional minor-league baseball team affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. Fraser is responsible for finding sponsors and filling seats at the 67-year-old stadium. Last season, the club sold 98 per cent of their tickets.

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