The Ring

Peredo, Lai win Community Leadership Awards

Tue, 2013-03-05 13:20

Peredo. Photo UVic Photo Services
Peredo. Photo UVic Photo Services

On Feb. 25 at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards (VLAs), 21 local heroes were honoured including Drs. Ana Maria Peredo and David Chuenyan Lai, recipients of the 2013 University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards.


Gift of $500,000 supports social responsibility, sustainable innovation

Mon, 2013-02-25 13:13

L-R: Chuck Jeannes, President and CEO of Goldcorp Inc. and Saul Klein, Dean of t
L-R: Chuck Jeannes, President and CEO of Goldcorp Inc. and Saul Klein, Dean of the Gustavson School of Business.

A generous donation of $500,000 from Vancouver-based resource firm Goldcorp Inc. to UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business will help support new initiatives at the school's Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI).


Gustavson Greenshifters

Wed, 2013-02-06 10:31

Business students Rebecca Staynor, AJ Qin, Vincon Chen, and Jennifer Sallows, the Gustavson Greenshifters, have made it to the finals of the Walmart Green Student Challenge and go to Toronto to pitch their sustainable business idea in person to a panel of eminent Canadian CEOs Feb. 26. Their idea: to transform used chopsticks into oriented strand board. It will not only create a high-end building material from a free resource, but it will also create a positive “greenshift” in China by removing 45 billion chopsticks from the landfills. The winning team and their school will each receive $25,000. www.greenstudentchallenge.ca/


Maki, Sneddon on Victoria Foundation board

Wed, 2013-02-06 10:26

Mia Maki, senior instructor in the Gustavson School of Business, and UVic Advisor on Equity and Diversity Grace Wong Sneddon, director of UVic academic leadership initiatives, have joined the board of directors at the Victoria Foundation, which has helped charitable organizations succeed in building community resources in Victoria since 1936.


Student entrepreneurs give it their best shot

Mon, 2013-02-04 19:33

UVic's 2013 Pitch-it Winners
UVic's 2013 Pitch-it Winners

UVic undergraduate students are ripe with innovative ideas, as UVic’s fifth annual Pitch-it event proved on Jan. 24. This event welcomes students from all faculties to make a 90-second pitch for an existing or possible business venture.


CBIE honours MGB program

Wed, 2013-01-09 11:21

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, has been honoured for the high-quality international education it provides. The Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) gave the MGB their Outstanding Program Award in November. The award recognizes creativity and high quality in international education. The one-year MGB program, offered since 2010 and open to recent BCom grads, sees students work and live on three continents as they study international business practices, develop leadership skills and learn at least one new language.


Rankin elected MP

Wed, 2012-12-05 11:58

Murray Rankin (law) won a tight Nov. 26 byelection race for Member of Parliament for Victoria against Green candidate Donald Galloway (law). Conservative Dale Gann (VITP) came third and Liberal Paul Summerville (Gustavson School of Business) fourth.


Innovative global business master’s wins award

Sat, 2012-12-01 01:00

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, has been honoured for the high-quality international education it provides.


MGB gets international ed award

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:09

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has received the Outstanding Program Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).


BCom grad takes sustainability worldwide

Wed, 2012-11-07 11:53

Traverse at the Perestroika wall in Berlin during his exchange placement.
Traverse at the Perestroika wall in Berlin during his exchange placement.

When he came to UVic from his hometown of Fernie, BC, Michael Traverse literally didn’t find his footing right away. To begin with, he broke his leg at the start of his first year. Then he had to decide between arts, sciences, theatre, business…. The options were enticing.

But once he got his feet under him, there was no stopping him.