W. Maurice Young Centre for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research



Marc-David L. Seidel

Marc-David Seidel


RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, OBHR Division, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Victoria Lemieux profile

Victoria Lemieux

Sauder Distinguished Scholar

Associate Professor of Archival Science and lead of Blockchain@UBC, an industry-academia research and education cluster focused on blockchain technology. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in blockchain-based ecosystems, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights.


Christopher James Rowell

Christopher Rowell


Christopher Rowell joined the Centre as a Mitacs Accelerate post-doc in September 2017 after completing his DSc at Aalto University. He researches the creation of new markets around electric vehicle technologies and blockchain.
Chang Lu

Chang Lu


Chang Lu joined the Centre as a Mitacs Accelerate post-doc in March 2019 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta. He researches the adoption of distributed trust technologies in the healthcare sector.


Dennis Ma

Dennis Ma started the Ph.D. program in OBHR in 2015. His research interests include organizational theory, social networks, family business, immigration, and entrepreneurial life course research.


Jessie Lam

Manager, Research Support Services & Special Projects

UBC Sauder School of Business Rm 351E - 2053 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T !Z2 Tel: (604) 822-8399 Email: jessie.lam@sauder.ubc.ca


Marjan Houshmand

August 15, 2017-December 31, 2017

Marjan Houshmand (University of Hawaii, USA) is the Associate Faculty Director of the Family Business Center of Hawaii. Her research aims at understanding how the interplay between entrepreneurship and family affects family members professionally, psychologically, and financially in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Lisa E. Cohen

September 1, 2017-April 30, 2018

Lisa E. Cohen (McGill University, Canada) researches the hiring process at entrepreneurial firms, and will be interviewing members of the Vancouver innovation ecosystem around hiring practices.

David Deephouse

February 7, 2019-February 8, 2019

David Deephouse (University of Alberta, Canada) researches social evaluations of organizations, especially legitimacy and reputation, and the causes and consequences of each. His theoretical interests include agenda-setting, institutional (in both organizational sociology and international business), media effects, stakeholder, strategic balance, and strategic choice theories.

Daniel Han Ming Chng

August 15, 2018-June 30, 2019

Daniel Han Ming Chng (CEIBS, China) researches the challenges founders and their ventures face in a more matured business environment, the roles that innovation plays in this context, and how the institutional context (such as the ecosystem) affects entrepreneurship and innovation.
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