The Ring

UVic Carrot Mob helps raise over $9K for green business

Thu, 2012-04-12 09:13

Michael Traverse and Linsi Comfort hold Carrotmob planning team member Anthea Ch
Michael Traverse and Linsi Comfort hold Carrotmob planning team member Anthea Cheng (in carrot suit). Photo: UVic Photo Services

On March 21 downtown Victoria’s Sauce Restaurant and Lounge was the site for the second annual Carrot Mob, organized by UVic’s Business Sustainability Club and dedicated to helping local businesses become more sustainable. The day of business generated $9,084 that went into a fund to help the restaurant become a greener community member.


UVic Carrot Mob to hit Sauce Restaurant March 21

Mon, 2012-03-19 16:22

Last year UVic’s Business Sustainability Club held its first Carrot Mob event at the Fernwood Inn raising $16,000 to help the historic neighbourhood pub become a more environmentally friendly business. This year, on Wednesday, March 21, they are targeting downtown Victoria’s inner harbour restaurant district by helping Sauce Restaurant and Lounge green its business. From 11:30 a.m. to closing at 1 a.m. all proceeds will go towards making their business more sustainable. In turn, Sauce will be offering all kinds of specials throughout the day in support of Carrot Mob. Harnessing the power of the consumer to affect change, the focal point of the all day event will begin at 5:00 at the restaurant, located 1245 Wharf Street in Victoria att the corner of Yates.


IDEAFEST 2012: From Occupy Wall Street to the People’s Assembly of Victoria

Fri, 2012-03-09 15:27

Reported by Rachel Goldsworthy, Coordinator, Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business


Inspirational business prof wins major teaching award

Thu, 2012-03-08 13:12

Elangovan. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Elangovan. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Dr. A.R. “Elango” Elangovan, professor and director of international programs with the Gustavson School of Business, is among 10 Canadian scholars honoured with a 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship, and the ninth UVic scholar to receive this honour since its inception. The award recognizes exceptional achievements and contributions by teacher-scholars across Canada.


Entrepreurship program breeds success

Thu, 2012-03-08 11:10

Volkers receives Mitacs Accelerate Program award from Minister of State (Science
Volkers receives Mitacs Accelerate Program award from Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear

When musician, author and broadcaster Jann Arden wanted to tap into social media to boost exposure for her new book Falling Backwards, she turned to YUPIQ, a Victoria-based company that sprung directly from research by UVic Master’s in Engineering students Logan Volkers, Will Fraser, Torben Werner and Jeff Crowe. The relationship meant Arden was able to access 24 times more people, which is significant given Arden’s established national presence as an entertainer.


BCom students succeed at JDC West

Thu, 2012-02-09 11:27

Gustavson School of Business BCom students took top honours in academic case competitions and were first-place finishers in two other significant categories at the annual Jeux De Commerce (JDC) West Business Competition. JDC West is the largest student-run business competition in the West and is a three-day event that took place Jan. 14 and 15 at the University of Alberta. This year, over 500 business students from 11 western universities participated. Gustavson students earned a first for non-profit, a second in human resources and took a third in accounting. The team of 47 students also placed first in participation, which recognizes the efforts of the entire team based on attendance, sportsmanship and citizenship, and they won a first in “social” which resembles an “Amazing Race” style of competition.

 


Business students take honours in ‘fierce’ commerce games

Mon, 2012-01-30 17:54

Gustavson School of Business BCom students took top honours in academic case competitions and were first-place finishers in two other significant categories at the annual Jeux De Commerce (JDC) West Business Competition. JDC West is the largest student-run business competition in the west and is a three-day event that took place Jan. 14 and 15 at the University of Alberta. This year, over 500 business students from 11 western universities participated.


Lululemon founder named UVic's Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

Fri, 2012-01-27 16:16

Chip Wilson and May (Hao) Cheung
Chip Wilson and May (Hao) Cheung

Chip Wilson, founder and chair of the board of directors of yoga-wear giant Lululemon Athletica, has been named UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.


Students help local organizations improve energy efficiency

Mon, 2012-01-09 12:36

Last term, I was a member of one of six teams including UVic students who participated in the CRD’s Ready, Set, Solve Challenge. The Challenge paired students from local post-secondary institutions with local organizations to help solve small—but real—energy efficiency and climate-related challenges.


Bringing community values into our economic life

Tue, 2011-12-06 14:39

Peredo and the Occupy Wall Street encampment.
Peredo and the Occupy Wall Street encampment.

The ‘Occupy’ movement seems to be losing its place in the public eye as it is removed from city squares and public spaces. But the initial response suggested they were onto something that we had better not lose.