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COVID Industry Impact Series: Consumer Products Industry


COVID Industry Impact Series: Consumer Products Industry

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How has COVID-19 impacted the Consumer Products industry? How have the impacts of COVID-19 differed between North America and Asia? As we move forward, it is important to start thinking about how to respond to the profound impacts COVID-19 has had on various industries and countries.

Join experts from the UBC Sauder community to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on the Consumer Products industry and explore lasting changes. Learn the intricate ways businesses are navigating these disruptions and navigating new trends for the future.

This event is open to the global UBC community.

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Robert W. Helsley

Dean of UBC Sauder School of Business and Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy

Dr. Robert W. Helsley is the Dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of British Columbia. He earned his MA and PhD degrees in Economics at Princeton University, and a BS in Economics (with honors) and Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He has published widely in the areas of urban and public economics, real estate and public policy.  

Under Dr. Helsley’s leadership, the UBC Sauder School has seen its research profile strengthened, the introduction of innovative new programs and experiences for students, increased diversity and transparency in governance, development of innovative cross-campus collaborations, and expansion of the school’s global partnerships. During his tenure, the school has become a key driver of innovation and entrepreneurship both at UBC and in the larger community. His commitment to responsible leadership and the importance of values and ethics in business has fostered a culture of collaboration and respect, along with greater engagement and outreach to the external community.

Recently appointed to a second term, Dean Helsley has launched a strategic plan that articulates a new vision and mission for the school, building on the traditional strengths in research and teaching while advancing the school’s impact in emerging areas of societal importance. To support innovation and growth in the school’s graduate portfolio, Dean Helsley is set to embark on the development of a new home for the graduate school – the most significant expansion in the Sauder School’s history - that will also serve as both an innovation hub for inter-campus collaboration and a community gathering space.

Prior to becoming Dean at UBC Sauder, Dr. Helsley served as Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research from 2002 to 2008, and prior to this, as Director of the UBC Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Chair of the Urban Land Economics division. Between 2008 and 2012, before returning to UBC Sauder School of Business, Dean Helsley served at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley as a Professor and Chair in Real Estate Development, and was a co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. He has held a variety of editorial positions, including serving as co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics from 2009 to 2012. His teaching has focused on courses in urban and real estate economics, managerial economics, and microeconomic theory.



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