The Ring

Inspirational business prof wins major teaching award

Thu, 2012-03-08 12:12

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 10:10

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 10:27

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 16:54

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 15:16

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 11:36

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 13:39

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.


Master of Global Business Program expands

Fri, 2011-12-02 08:38

The Gustavson School of Business’s popular Master of Global Business (MGB) program is expanding, giving students a choice of more world-wide study locations.As of September 2012, students accepted into the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School’s innovative one-year degree program can enter path one to study at UVic and then move to Taiwan to attend the National Sun Yat-Sen University and finish in Austria at the Johannes Kepler University. Or they can enter the new path two beginning at UVic, but then moving to the Rouen Business School in France and Sungkyunkwan University Business School in Korea. In all cases, UVic students study alongside students from these partner institutions, then undertake a global internship to complete their degree.


Student, business school win big at Monopoly

Fri, 2011-12-02 07:59

UVic Gill Graduate School MBA student Sophia Garza
Gill MBA student Sophia Garza with winning monopoly strategy

The last thing Sophia Garza expected to be doing as part of her MBA studies was playing Monopoly—for money, not the faux dollars you usually find packaged with the game board. But things are different at the Gustavson Business School’s Sardul S. Gill Graduate School.


Honouring this year’s top teachers

Mon, 2011-11-07 14:59

Agathoklis
Agathoklis

At Convocation, the University of Victoria celebrates the accomplishments of our students and the great promise that they bring as they enter on a new stage of their careers. It is also an occasion when we recognize the outstanding talent, dedication and creativity of the faculty members and other teaching staff who provide such a high quality of education to our students.