The Ring

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


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.

James McAra: An entrepreneur who loves to dance

Thu, 2011-10-27 13:18

James McAra vacationing with his family
James McAra, centre, and sister Betsy, right, vacationing with their parents on a beach in Rio.

James McAra, this year’s Gustavson School of Business Bachelor of Commerce Program silver medalist, likes a challenge. “I heard about this medal when I was in first year,” says McAra. “I like having something to aim for so decided that I was going to try to win it.”

Daniel McCombe: a master of global business

Thu, 2011-10-27 12:56

MGB graduate Daniel McCombe
Daniel McCombe begins his international career at Mazda's European headquarters in Germany

Daniel McCombe’s family and friends are looking forward to seeing him collect his Master of Global Business degree at UVic’s November convocation ceremony. He has been away for a year living his dream and working in Germany.

Grad school gift pays tribute to Sikh immigrants

Fri, 2011-10-07 09:56

Gill. Photo: UVic Photo Services.
Gill. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

UVic’s graduate business school has a new name, the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School of Business, marking the first time in Canada that such an institution has been named for a donor of Indian descent. The new name honours Victoria resident Sardul Singh Gill’s $5-million gift to the Gustavson School of Business.

A Day in the Life: Jane Collins

Thu, 2011-09-22 10:59

Jane Collins.
Jane Collins. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Jane Collins' office walls are a scrapbook of touristy photos from around the globe.  The photos aren't of her, but of the smiling UVic Business students she's sent on international exchange.

Collins is the International Programs Exchange Coordinator for the Gustavson School of Business. For 20 years she's helped build the program to now include 72 partnership schools in 35 countries. She primarily works with incoming and outgoing students to ensure their exchange experiences are transformative and exhilarating.