Katsuno Nagamura, a third year BCom student at Gustavson, talks about how studying abroad has been a life-changing experience. She has proven that opportunities are endless as long as you can muster up the courage to go looking for them.
Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi is the first recipient of the Dunning Africa fellowship. The Dunning Africa Centre’s goal is to bring together the best and brightest minds in African business, academia and policymaking.
Tricia Thomas is a graduate of the UVic MBA in Sustainable Innovation program. She marks the occasion by sharing some reflections on her journey so far and what’s next in her life.
Gustavson grad and Vikes athlete Will Adams, BCom ’22, is taking a unique journey after four years of studies at UVic. The next chapter of his life has him continuing his passion for sustainability in business at UVic’s industrial ecology program.
Four BCom students participated in the inaugural Working for a Better World co-op. The program lets businesses doing “good in the world” access funding to hire a Gustavson BCom student when they might not have been otherwise able to do it.
An MBA alumna created Story Studio to inspire, educate and empower youth to become storytellers via fun project-oriented programs that show them they have stories worth sharing.
Natalie Slawinski had been studying large corporations in the oil and gas sector and their response to climate change, but learning the story of Fogo Island
put her on a different course.
The Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI) recently announced an advisory board consisting of David Miller, Kristen Needham, Anthony Everett, Eda Koot, Stacey Toews and Christian Van Buskirk. Learn more about them, why they wanted to join the board and how they can help the centre achieve its vision.
Andrew Park explores how an academic scientist came up with the first COVID-19 therapeutic before the pharmaceutical giants and subsequently launched the largest initial public offering for a Canadian biotech startup in history.
Charity Dugbartey, one of the first cohort of students to be completing the new master in management (MM) program, says her passion for tackling social issues through business has led her to lay the foundation for a career addressing equity, diversity and inclusion.
Over the years, Gustavson students have found many creative ways to learn and work at the intersection of sustainability and business. The latest of these is a newly-created student investing club aimed at supporting social enterprises in the Greater Victoria area.
Dean Pogas, soon to graduate from UVic’s MBA in Sustainable Innovation (weekend stream), credits the program with opening the door to his dream job at the Canadian Red Cross, BC/Yukon Division.
Finance student Alicia Armstrong, BCom ’20, put in the effort to land a job with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). It took a networking event in her third year at Gustavson to really set things in motion.
Emotional intelligence, or EQ, has always been a part of learning at Gustavson. But in 2020, our Business Co-op and Career Centre—with generous support from the RBC Foundation—launched a program called Career EQuip to shine a spotlight on this important topic.
BCom student Ashley Campbell reflects on her experience attending the Workplace Skills Conference (WPSC) one year and then managing the conference the next year.
Becoming the CEO of one of BC’s biggest musical festivals right before a major pandemic would send most people running for the hills. But really, uncertainty is always built into event production—so in a way, Neil MacLeod, MBA ’21, CEO of Shambhala, has been ready for this all along.
Sara Elias explores the world of imagination, arts, resiliency and entrepreneurship in this case study about the world’s largest carillon.
Kevin Andrew, a post-doc research fellow focusing on the economic and financial risks related to climate change, reflects on attending the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26.
With the passing of Dr. Ali Dastmalchian, UVic lost an inspiring, dedicated and beloved former leader. Now an award in his honour is celebrating alumni who exemplify the many qualities that made Ali an integral part of the school for two decades.
Bachelor of Commerce students were tasked with teaming up with an exchange partner to create a business pitch that addressed a social or sustainable concern in their exchange partner’s home country.
To complement his existing knowledge of tech, Jack Campbell learned the basics of business to aid him in combating the opioid crisis.
James Toy, MGB ‘16, a globetrotting MGB grad, shares how he got started with an international career.
By combining their foodie passions, entrepreneurial vision and sense of purpose, Nicholas Baingo and Lauren Isherwood, MBA ’10, found the recipe for a thriving business
BCom student Lilly Rowe shares her summer co-op experience, and reflects on the importance of paying attention to work cultures as you start your job search.
The need for sustainable practices is growing urgently and overlapping across industries, and this leaves us with the question, “what role does the government have in driving sustainability?” Three of our MBA grads working in the public sector commented.
The 2021 Carbon Offset Pitch competition is about to begin. The competition encourages student teams to create a video and a written submission explaining which carbon offset projects the business school should invest in.
Jan Kietzmann, an associate professor teaching innovation and information systems at Gustavson (and incidentally, a BCom ’98 grad), is here to help us navigate the brave new world of deepfakes.
Student clubs are a great way to polish up your skills, round out your resume and to meet some passionate people along the way. There are a number of business-focused clubs to choose from, and here we introduce you to seven of them.
Every business needs an exit strategy. Jessica Craig, MBA ‘19, and Morgan Tate, BCom ‘17, explain why it is so important to begin planning your exit from day one.
The international experience is often mentioned as being a highlight of the MBA program. This year, MBA students had the opportunity to participate in a virtual trip around the world to work on an international business issue.
Accord founders Ryan and Ross Rich launched their business right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit—but the entrepreneurial brothers have turned an unlucky break on its head.
Mealshare founder Andrew Hall, BCom ’11, acknowledges its been a difficult year, but he says “our mission remains the same: end youth hunger in Canada.”
On this International Day of Friendship, alum Simon Litt, BCom ’19, reflects on how his friendships with fellow Gusties kept him going throughout the pandemic.
As the post-pandemic recovery begins, Dr. Rick Cotton shares what three different worker groups can expect in the workplace and how to continue to pursue success in times of disruption.
Jonna Deutscher, MBA ’18, reflects on the experience of managing two restaurants during a pandemic, and how the tools she learned during her MBA helped her to adapt and pivot.
After a devastating downturn, does tourism in BC have a future? Brain Cant, MBA ’18, sat down with Richard Porges, the Interim President and CEO of Destination BC, to chat about the industry’s path to recovery.
Judy Zhu and her husband James Thom, BCom ’03, are helping improve student access to entrepreneurship education with a new award in recognition of their experiences at Gustavson.
Neil Henderson, BCom ’11, shared 10 tips with this year’s grads at the annual Beyond your BCom event to help them navigate their careers post-grad. He built on his experience in entrepreneurial ventures and a career pivot that landed him in the tech industry.
Get to know your Gustavson profs, from hometown to research topics in our Study Break series. This post introduces Dr. Simon Pek, assistant professor, who teaches MBA 553: Designing Innovative Organizations.
When Kashtin Apsassin arrived in Austria for the last leg of his Master of Global Business (MGB) program in 2020, he didn’t expect that he would have to fly home just a few months later due to a global pandemic.