The Ring

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.”

New chair will help UVic students succeed in East Asia

Thu, 2011-01-06 13:40

Students at UVic will be better prepared to do business in East Asia thanks to a generous gift of $1 million from Stephen Jarislowsky, founder and CEO of the Montréal-based investment company, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.

Randhawa awarded

Thu, 2010-12-09 15:38

MBA student Amritpal Randhawa credits hearing a speech by Canada's trade commissioner to Brazil for inspiring him to pursue a career in international business and helping him to win the 2010 BC Export Award for International Business Studies. Randhawa received the award for his leadership and excellence in international studies. He visited Brazil on a class assignment to examine market entry strategies for a local company considering expanding into Latin America. Randhawa also helped a local company develop an algorithm for rating green consumer products available for sale in the North American market, and a local automobile tool manufacturing company examine the potential for expansion in the Indian market.

What's in a name? UVic's Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Thu, 2010-11-18 11:15

Photo of Gustavson, flanked by business dean and UVic president
Gustavson, flanked by Dean Dr. Ali Dastmalchian (L) and UVic President David Turpin (R). Photo: UVic Photo Services.

The Michele Pujol Room was the site of an Oct. 22 event that saw more than 200 people celebrate the renaming of the Faculty of Business to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. This is the first time in UVic's history that a faculty has been named after an individual.

Lighting homes in rural Indonesia sparks business grad's passion

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Manner in front of Mount Bromo, Indonesia.
Manner in front of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, while on co-op work term.

Jeffrey Manner, who graduates this month with a commerce degree and a specialization in entrepreneurship, says his UVic years were quite a bit different than anyone else's in his graduating class. He's right. Manner spent almost two of his four years away from the UVic campus, studying and working overseas.