From Japan to Canada: One BCom student’s journey

From Japan to Canada: One BCom student’s journey

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.

read more
Sustainable industries are this grad’s next goal

Sustainable industries are this grad’s next goal

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.

read more
A co-op work experience for a better world

A co-op work experience for a better world

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.

read more
Empowering Youth to Become Storytellers

Empowering Youth to Become Storytellers

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.

read more
The Power of Social Enterprises

The Power of Social Enterprises

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.

read more
Meet the CSSI Advisory Board

Meet the CSSI Advisory Board

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.

read more
Undergrad students create local impact investing fund

Undergrad students create local impact investing fund

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.

read more
Committed to investing

Committed to investing

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.

read more
EQuipped for the workplace

EQuipped for the workplace

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.

read more
Bringing Back the Music

Bringing Back the Music

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.

read more
Beyond all imagination

Beyond all imagination

Sara Elias explores the world of imagination, arts, resiliency and entrepreneurship in this case study about the world’s largest carillon.

read more
Spirit of Ali Award celebrates alumni

Spirit of Ali Award celebrates alumni

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.

read more
Sustainability in the public sector: MBA grads weigh in

Sustainability in the public sector: MBA grads weigh in

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.

read more
Taking carbon offsetting one tonne at a time

Taking carbon offsetting one tonne at a time

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.

read more
Seven student-led clubs with a business focus

Seven student-led clubs with a business focus

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.

read more
Mealshare on a mission

Mealshare on a mission

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.”

read more
Ask a prof: A question of job reckoning

Ask a prof: A question of job reckoning

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.

read more
On the Money – Two grads give back

On the Money – Two grads give back

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.

read more
Study Break: Get to know MBA prof Simon Pek

Study Break: Get to know MBA prof Simon Pek

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.

read more
Global business program leads grad home

Global business program leads grad home

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.

read more

Archives

Visit us

Logo for the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria