The Ring

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.”

Stories of success: Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium 2011

Fri, 2011-04-01 13:56

James Hopkins welcomes guests
James Hopkins, National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair, welcomes guests to third annual symposium

Stories of success and inspiration created a meaningful backdrop for discussion that took place at the 2011 symposium hosted by Professor James Hopkins, the UVic National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair.

“The stories help us appreciate and understand the challenges faced by Aboriginal peoples across Canada when asserting their cultural identity in the pursuit of economic development,” said Hopkins.

Student Affairs and UVic Business form partnership in learning

Tue, 2011-03-08 11:38

Photo of Lefebvre and Boland.
R-L: Lefebvre and Boland. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

It’s kind of like taking a mini MBA. That’s how business professor A.R. Elangovan describes the custom leadership training the Division of Student Affairs is receiving from UVic’s Gustavson School of Business.

Cable pioneer named 2011 distinguished entrepreneur

Wed, 2011-03-02 12:35

J.R. Shaw, Executive Chair, Shaw Communications Inc.
J.R. Shaw, Executive Chair, Shaw Communications Inc.

They say a successful entrepreneur is someone who can see just a bit further down the road than the rest of us. This statement rings true for the Gustavson School of Business and its Board of Advisers who are awarding JR Shaw, visionary and founder of Shaw Communications Inc., its 2011 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA).

2010 Co-op Students of the Year announced

Tue, 2011-02-08 15:04

Photo of Taylor
Benjamin Taylor

Innovative, ambitious and eager to make an impact—these are the qualities shared by three extraordinary students who were recognized for their outstanding work ethic, initiative and engagement after being selected 2010 Co-op Students of the Year by their respective Co-operative Education Program and Career Services offices.

UVic’s business school joins elite class

Mon, 2011-02-07 13:26

A new accreditation received by the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business puts it among the top-tier of business schools worldwide. In January, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited the school’s business programs following a thorough program review, evaluation of the teaching environment, and an examination of course relevance to the needs of business.

Business students excel at JDC West

Sun, 2011-02-06 13:37

Photo of UVic JDC West team
Members of UVic's 2011 JDC West team. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Gustavson School of Business BCom students climbed to new heights at the recent JDC West Business Competition, one of the premier competitions for universities in Western Canada.

Pitch perfect: Student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas

Sun, 2011-02-06 12:54

A record number of students pitched the merits of their business ideas at the third annual UVic Pitch contest in January. As a result, judges were forced to make several Solomon-like decisions to choose five winning ideas out of the field of 27 entrants. “Being a judge at Pitch-it is a little like being sucked into a whirlpool,” says Hilary Smith, entrepreneur and member of the board of advisers at the Gustavson School of Business. “Great ideas come fast and furious from all angles.”