The Ring

James McAra: An entrepreneur who loves to dance

Thu, 2011-10-27 14:18

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 13:56

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 10:56

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 11:59

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.

New academic leadership appointments

Wed, 2011-07-13 09:14

Two new associate deans and half a dozen new department chairs have assumed their duties as of July 1.

Striking the right chord

Sun, 2011-06-12 00:00

Huang. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Tommy Huang’s love for the piano has been a major influence in his life—it’s even how he met his bride to be: they both studied music at UBC. It’s also the reason he joined UVic’s Gustavson School of Business MBA program.

Welcoming the world

Thu, 2011-06-02 09:16

The Gustavson School of Business welcomed 37 individuals from 24 universities spanning 18 countries to the campus on May 27 and 28 to whet their appetite for the annual NAFSA Association of International Educators conference that was held the following week in Vancouver. Each year, thousands of educators from around the world meet to explore a host of subjects affecting international education and some took the opportunity to visit UVic and Victoria.

Student sustainability project diverts waste

Thu, 2011-06-02 09:13

What do soggy paper towels and coffee grounds have in common? Both are items turned away from the landfill thanks to a 12-week greening initiative spearheaded by the Gustavson School of Business Sustainability and Business Club. Student members diverted over 1,600 pounds of compostable material. Food wastes made up the bulk of the disposables at 1,202 pounds, and paper towel weighed in at 413 pounds.

Russell Murray gets the most from his BCom degree

Wed, 2011-06-01 15:41

Russell Murray on exchange in Brno Czech Republic
Russell Murray on exchange in Brno, Czech Republic

As he looks ahead to the next phase of his life, Russell Murray says he’ll always remember the close-knit nature of his classes at UVic and the thrill of helping other students get the most out of their BCom experience. Murray, graduating this year with a commerce degree, says what really stands out were the different opportunities provided by the Gustavson School of Business—the international focus, the co-op program and getting involved in student clubs.

Engineering program wins business accolades

Mon, 2011-05-09 11:15

UVic’s engineering entrepreneurship master’s program is one of the “20 Most Innovative Companies” in BC. That’s according to BC Business Magazine, which describes the program as “impressively inventive” and growing “ideas that have a business plan encoded in their DNA.”