World-class, diverse faculty

With over 100 professors from nearly every continent around the world, Sauder faculty are currently ranked in the top 20 worldwide for business research by the Financial Times. Meet some of our faculty.

As part of Sauder’s diverse community of excellence, approximately half of Sauder’s core faculty are fluent in at least one additional language, and about one-third regularly engage in international teaching opportunities each year.

International business research

Professors at Sauder also have a long history of business research in China, and continue to investigate critical business issues in the country and across Asia. The faculty’s research devoted to China covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Transportation and freight security
  • Supply chain management
  • Taxation and accounting
  • Regulation of non-profit organizations

  • Stock organization and asset pricing
  • Environmental and resource management
  • International aviation policy
  • Anti-trust legislation 

Below are a few of our professors who have visited China in the course of their research over the last couple of years, and who have taught in our Chinese Executive Programs or Sauder’s International MBA courses in Shanghai.

Meet some of our faculty
Dr Karl Aquino

Karl Aquino is the Richard Poon Professor of Organizations and Society in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division. His research focuses on the moral foundations of organizational and social life. A widely published expert in business ethics, his work has appeared in leading management, psychology, marketing and political journals.

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Dr Jonathan Berkowitz

Jonathan Berkowitz has more than 20 years of experience in applied statistics. As President of a private consulting firm, he offers services in problem formulation, research design, data analysis and presentation, and continuing statistical education. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor with the Sauder School of Business.

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Ron Giammarino
Dr Ron Giammarino

Ron Giammarino, Phillips Hager and North Professor of Corporate Finance, is the Director of UBC’s Phillips Hager and North Centre for Financial Markets Research and the Bureau of Asset Management. He specializes in corporate finance and strategy, financial institutions, and financial regulation. An active author and editor, he also consults for numerous private and public sector companies.

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Dr Daniel Skarlicki

Daniel Skarlicki is the Edgar F. Kaiser Chair of Organizational Behaviour at the Sauder School of Business. With extensive managerial and consulting experience, he conducts executive programs on negotiations and performance management across North and South America, Europe and Asia. His interests focus on how people respond to justice and injustice in the workplace.

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Dr Tim Silk

Tim Silk is Assistant Professor, Marketing Division at the Sauder School of Business. He teaches Brand Management and New Product Development in Sauder’s MBA and B-Com programs and Consumer Behavior in the PhD program, as well as executive programs in North America, Europe and China. He works with organizations to help them understand consumer behaviour in a variety of contexts including brand strategy, consumer loyalty, service delivery, new product development, and strategic pricing.

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 Somerville Tsur Dr Tsur Somerville

Tsur Somerville is Director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, and holder of the Real Estate Foundation Professorship in Real Estate Finance. His interests focus on the behaviour of housing markets. A past president of the Asian Real Estate Society, he is a frequent commentator in the local and national media on housing markets.

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Dr. Danielle Van Jaarsveld
Dr Danielle van Jaarsveld

Danielle van Jaarsveld is an associate professor in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. She received her BA from Princeton University and a MS and PhD from the School of Industrial Relations, Cornell University. Her research interests include customer service, the development of the call center industry in Canada, and the changing nature of work, employment, and productivity in information technology (IT). She has published research in Industrial Relations and Journal of Applied Psychology.

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Prof Vertinsky  Dr Ilan Vertinsky

Ilan Vertinsky is Vinod Sood Professor in International Business, Strategy and Business Economics Division and Operations and Logistics Division, Sauder School of Business. His research interests include Decision Theory and Corporate Strategy, Resource and Forest Management, International Business and the Pacific Rim, and Political Evaluation of Policy.

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 Tan Wang Dr Tan Wang

Tan Wang, a graduate of the Beijing Institute of Economics, holds the Peter Lusztig Professorship in Finance. He researches, teaches and publishes in the areas of asset pricing, investment, risk management, financial engineering, and decision making under uncertainty. He is currently on sabbatical leave at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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