Check back regularly for stories and news of Sauder students and alumni making an impact on the business world.
Beginning June 15, Rick Colbourne joined Sauder as director of the Ch’nook program and leader of Aboriginal business education initiatives in the newly created position of assistant dean, Indigenous Business Education.
A three-week course brings together students from UBC and Nairobi’s Strathmore University to teach impoverished youth how to start their own businesses.
At a May 6 graduation event for Aboriginal business students, Calgary-based natural gas producer Encana Corporation will commit $300,000 toward the Sauder School of Business’s Ch’nook initiative over the next three years.
BCom students Rosie Pidcock and Jennifer Matchett recently attended the Clinton Global Initiative University, a forum launched by former US President Bill Clinton youth to discuss solutions to pressing global issues.
Brian Wong, Sauder’s youngest ever BCom grad, was front page news in the Vancouver Sun on Tuesday for securing $4 million in financing for his innovative advertising model, Kiip.