Last week, the team from UBC Sauder’s Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education Centre met with the Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, at the UBC Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).
How UBC MBA graduates Ben McDonald and Vanja (VJ) Terzic brought a student-led business curriculum to three communities in northern B.C.
If Althea Wishloff could make one thing clear to young Aboriginal students contemplating a degree in business, it would be “you can do it too.” With a Gitxsan First Nations background, the fourth-year Sauder BCom student is an active proponent in B.C.’s Aboriginal community promoting business education.
A $1-million gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz will fund a new awards program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business benefiting Aboriginal women pursuing business studies. The Spitz Fellows Program was created in collaboration with the philanthropic Toronto-based family and accepted its first student this month.
The family of Warren and Maureen Spitz, the benefactors of Sauder's Spitz Fellows Program, have a long history with UBC and philanthropy.