Sobey School News

Attitude Key to Managing Diversity

(Feb 13 /20)
On February 11, Sobey School of Business joined with the Halifax Languages Consortium to host the Languages and Cultures Business Forum, a panel talk and expo that organizers hope will serve as the foundation for future events.

Venkat Makes Podcast debut

(Feb 10 /20)
The David Sobey Centre's director will appear on the Retail Insider podcast this week.

MBA students compete in Calgary

(Feb 10 /20)
Our MBA students taught other schools' students new approaches to case analysis during challenging Calgary competition.

Rahaman New Associate Dean

(Feb 4 /20)
Dr. Mohammad Rahaman has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Strategic Partnership & Community Engagement for a 5-year term from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2024.

Sobey takes third in New England Venture Cap Contest

(Feb 3 /20)
Sobey School Venture Grade's Undergraduate team took third place in New England's Venture Capital Investment Competition Saturday, February 1, 2020.

CFA Scholarships

(Feb 3 /20)
Eight CFA Scholarships Awarded to fourth year Sobey Finance students.

Sobey School of Business Selected as 2020-2021 PRME Champions

(Jan 29 /20)
The Sobey School of Business has been selected as a PRME Champion for the 2020-2021 cycle, one of 36 business schools in 20 different countries. 

Two Sobey Alumni Recognized as Inspiring Immigrants

(Jan 24 /20)
My East Coast Experience has recognized Ossama Nasrallah, BComm'19, and Mohammed Issa, BComm'16, as Most Inspiring Immigrants in the Maritimes.

Two SMU Businesses Top 2020 Apex Competition

(Jan 25 /20)
Bloxo and Clean Catch Baits, both great SMU startups helped by our own Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre, took the top two undergraduate spots at the Apex Business Model Competition in New Brunswick.

Most VC-Backable Startup Global Search

(Jan 23 /20)
Is your startup the most VC-backable? Prove it. Sign your business up for the VCIC competition!

Alumni Take Home Business Awards

(Jan 23 /20)
Four alumni businesses took home Halifax Business Awards presented by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

Sobey School Entrepreneur Arsenault Will Compete in Cape Town

(Jan 23 /20)
Ross Arsenault, BComm'18 & MTEI student, has won the national EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Toronto and will travel to Cape Town SA to compete globally.

New Agreement Will Propel Sobey HR Students’ Careers

(Dec 17 /19)
New accreditation agreement with CPHR Nova Scotia puts Sobey HR majors and recent grads closer to achieving the CPHR designation.

Highlighting student and alumni entrepreneurial achievements this fall

(Dec 10 /19)
Bloxo. Clean Catch Baits. Easy Ocean Tech. Smooth Meal Prep. Ashored. Get to know these startups: they are already getting recognition and support.

Attig is "Bonn" Homme at ORA

(Dec 3 /19)
Dr. Najah Attig travelled to Bonn, Germany this weekend as an adjudicator for the ORA 6 competition.

Careers Here Tour 2019

(Nov 15 /19)
On November 12th, four vans filled with 14 Masters students from across three programs headed down Highway 103 to meet a variety of South Shore employers.

Student Highlights of Obama Visit

(Nov 14 /19)
Kijana Bowers shares his highlights of the Barack Obama visit.

Changemaker, SDG Champion and MTEI Student: Olusegun Osunrinde

(Nov 14 /19)
A new post on the Impact Blog features Olusegun Osunrinde, a Sobey MTEI student and member of the UN's Youth Assembly.

Sobey Places #10 on Corporate Knights MBA Better World Ranking

(Nov 8 /19)
Sobey School lands at number 10 in this year's Better World MBA ranking, remaining the second place Canadian School on the list.

MTEI graduates' business Ashored Innovations wins $75k USD at MassChallenge

(Oct 28 /19)
Ross Arsenault and Aaron Stevenson, along with fellow SMU graduate Maxwell Poole, took home a platinum level award from the prestigious MassChallenge in Boston for their sustainable fisheries tech business.

Visual element is key in 3rd annual National Retail Innovation Awards

(Oct 18 /19)
Three innovative retailers from across Canada, Poppy Barley, Six Hundred Four and Halifax's own Dash Hudson, will accept awards in Halifax on November 1.

Dean Released Community Report

(Oct 16 /19)
One year in, Dean Harjeet Bhabra has released a report to community noting some of the successes and achievements of the 2018-2019 school year. .

Sobeys Executive Panel Offers Exclusive Glimpse

(Oct 10 /19)
Liam Sobey, Vivek Sood (MBA'98) and Lorne MacLean spoke at a panel hosted by the David Sobey Centre in celebration of Retail Month.

Sobey Women Offer Leadership and Evidence

(Oct 2 /19)
A group of women from Sobey School made significant contributions to the Aon "Be Bold" women in business breakfast panel on Wednesday, October 2.

Brad Rodgers, MTEI, named CEO of BlueLight Analytics

(Sep 17 /19)
MTEI graduate Rodgers named CEO of tech start up.

SSHRC Grant awarded to CEARC and CMC

(Jul 22 /19)
Two researchers from CEARC have received a SSHRC Grant to study how to measure SDG performance in the co-operative sector in partnership with Co-operatives Mutuals Canada (CMC).

100 Seeds Features Sobey Students

(Jun 5 /19)
On June 5, 100 seed investors gathered to consider three entrepreneurial ventures. Jake Chambers, a Saint Mary's student, was one.

Global relationships key to healthy startup community says new research

(May 31 /19)
A major research project from Saint Mary’s University suggests Atlantic Canadian startup businesses need to look further afield for innovation, information and funding.

Saint Mary’s University and Volta Announce Partnership

(May 29 /19)
Saint Mary’s has become the first post-secondary with a dedicated space in Volta, an innovation hub supporting technology start-ups. The school says the new office space will allow faculty and students to access to new opportunities for innovation.

Saint Mary’s students dive into finance learning in the Big Apple

(Apr 17 /19)
In March, eight finance students from the Sobey School of Business flew to New York to attend a three day investment conference and deepen their understanding of the world of finance.

Largest gift in the history of Saint Mary’s University

(Mar 21 /19)
David Sobey and the Sobey Foundation lead donation of $18 million to boost business education in Atlantic Canada

Women in Capital Markets event signals importance of diversity in business

(Mar 15 /19)
Held on Friday, March 15, 2019, Sobey School's Women in Capital Markets featured speakers and networking designed to explore and discuss how the fields of finance and capital markets can become more welcoming to women and minorities.

Canadian venture capital champions named

(Mar 11 /19)
Acadia and Rotman (University of Toronto) students emerged as the victorious venture capital teams on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Undergraduate and Graduate VCIC competitions respectively.

The Bob Shaw Case Competition Showcases MBA Student Insights

(Mar 9 /19)
Healthy Minds Cooperative shares its challenges in this year's Bob Shaw Case Competition, and MBA students rise to the occasion.

Co-operative governance project receives Belgian funding

(Feb 1 /19)
Dr. Sonja Novkovic has received a research grant for a project on co-operative governance, as one of six co-applicants.