23rd Annual Deans and Directors Meeting
Welcome to Vancouver, Canada
The 23rd Global Network Deans and Directors Meeting will be held from May 17 to 19, 2023 at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.
The Deans and Directors Meeting will start on Wednesday May 17 at 6:00PM with a Welcome Reception at Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island. Meetings will take place on May 18 and 19.
Our packed three-day itinerary includes productive meetings and exciting explorations of Vancouver. Check out the full agenda for what to expect.
We have put together a guide to provide you with essential information and insights for your upcoming trip to Vancouver. From travel tips and logistics to recommendations on attractions and local eats, this guide will help you make the most of your visit to this vibrant city and our beautiful Point Grey campus.
What to pack?
Spring is a beautiful time to visit Vancouver but to be prepared for all conditions and activities, we recommend you pack:
- an umbrella or raincoat
- comfortable, waterproof shoes
- a coat or warm clothing to layer
- Type A or B plug adaptor for electronics
Justin is a full-time lecturer at the Sauder School of Business, where he also leads the Sustainability and Ethics Group. He is the academic director of the Masters of Engineering Leadership and Masters of Health Leadership and Policy in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. Economic reconciliation is a major area of his work, and he is a committed board member supporting the Tla’amin First Nation and Nak'azdli First Nation with their economic development strategies. Justin volunteers as a moderator with CDL-Vancouver (a venture incubator) and as advisor to AdvantageBC (a non-profit focused on financing climate innovation). He completed his undergraduate and doctoral work at UBC, and is proud to be the third generation of his family to matriculate here.
Mahesh is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Academic Director of RHL. He holds the chair for the alumni professor of stochastic optimization. Mahesh is an applied mathematician whose main research is in the theory of stochastic optimization and cooperative game theory. His applied research uses tools form high dimensional statistics and optimization. He has worked widely with health care agencies and hospitals in Canada and the US and across many industries such as airlines, services and hospitality.
Jennifer is an Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition and Health in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems where she leads the Public Health and Urban Nutrition Research Group. Her research aims to improve understanding of the complex social and contextual factors that shape the health of individuals, communities and of the environment, with a focus on neighbourhood food environments, school health, and food systems research.
The UBC Sauder School of Business
Located in Vancouver, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, UBC Sauder School of Business provides a global business perspective at a dynamic crossroads of the international marketplace.
The graduate school was established in November 2006, and is named in recognition of Robert H. Lee for his generous gift to graduate education at the school as well as his long-term support to UBC. Dr. Lee’s valuable gift supports the development of educational facilities, technological improvements, new curriculum in emerging areas, as well as marketing initiatives to benefit graduate programs.