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Christie Stephenson

Christie Stephenson,
Executive Director

Christie Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Prior to joining UBC Sauder, she spent more than 15 years in key roles at socially responsible and impact investing firms including Sustainalytics, NEI Investments (Ethical Funds) and Purpose Capital. She previously worked in politics, government and the non-profit sector.

Christie has more than two decades of diverse board experience, having served as a director of cooperatives, non-profit organizations and private companies. She currently serves as a corporate reporting judge for the Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada, a governance committee member at BlueShore Financial and a director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice and Philippe Kirsch Institute.

She has an undergraduate degree from University of Victoria and a graduate degree from McGill University.


Dale Griffin

Dale Griffin,
Interim Academic Director

Dale Griffin is the Advisory Council Professor of Marketing and Behavioural Sciences and the Interim Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC, and a PhD from Stanford University. He has taught at leading universities in Canada, Great Britain and the United States, and most recently was at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Professor Griffin teaches courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research and Strategic Decision Making at the MBA, PhD, and executive levels, and a course on Strategies for Responsible Business at the undergraduate level. He also consults in legal cases on consumer decision-making and risk communication. He was formerly a Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and for Strategic Communication at the Sauder School.

In 2005, Professor Griffin won both the Sauder senior research prize and the UBC Hampton research prize for his work on understanding how consumers and managers make decisions. He has been an invited speaker at many major university business schools including Harvard Business School, University of Chicago, ULCA, New York University and Duke University.