Support Priority Project: Professorships

Advancing business through research and teaching

Establishing professorships to support the outstanding research of our faculty members is a top priority for UBC Sauder. As part of our vision to become one of the world’s leading business schools, endowed professorships enable us to recruit and retain leading scholars, which in turn provides world-class learning opportunities for students and helps to inform industry practices.

Your contribution in support of professorships at UBC Sauder will foster a culture that encourages and celebrates fundamental and applied research as well as its impact on current management thinking and practice both in Canada and abroad.

In June 2015, the UBC Sauder School of Business announced a partnership with UBC alumnus Peter Dhillon to create the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, which will support the study and promotion of business ethics and responsible business practices locally, nationally and around the world. Developing this centre is an important first step in enabling the school to become an innovator in, and model for, business ethics education, research and outreach programming.

We are currently in the recruitment stages for an internationally known professor to lead the research program and academic initiatives of the centre. Since demand for top faculty is high and global competition is fierce, we are establishing a $2 million Professorship in Social Good to help attract leading candidates and support the incumbent, who will also serve as the academic director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics.

As the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics develops, it will provide intellectual leadership to ensure our students are receiving the perspectives they need to think critically about ethical challenges and to support responsible organizations that are dedicated to creating value for civil society. The Professorship in Social Good will ultimately set the direction and focus of the centre as well as lead, inform and coordinate the large number of activities at UBC Sauder that are already working independently to promote a values-driven approach to business.