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Fearless at Fifty

Fearless at Fifty

Greg Booth’s Remarkable MBA Journey from Government Director to Entrepreneurial Maverick in Sustainable Innovation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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