Sobey School News

Excellence of SMU's Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation recognized by major gift

(Nov 25 /20)
The excellence of Saint Mary's University's Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) program is being recognized by a major gift from a leading figure in Canada's business and entrepreneurship community.

Stayers and leavers: new SMU research looks closely at immigration in Nova Scotia

(Nov 17 /20)
Who immigrates to Nova Scotia, who stays, leaves, and why is the focus of a recently released report from Dr. Ather Akbari, a professor with Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business.

Women in the finance industry making change focus of day-long Sobey School of Business event

(Oct 30 /20)
Women working in business and finance came together to discuss change and the future of the financial services industry at a day-long event hosted by Saint Mary's University's Sobey School of Business.

Retail excellence celebrated at the 4th annual National Retail Innovation Awards

(Oct 30 /20)
The excellence of three Canadian retailers was recognized at the 4th annual National Retail Innovation Awards, presented by the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services, located at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

CEARC signs MOA with Costa Rican University

(Sep 17 /20)
CEARC has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with FUNDEPOS Alma Máter University, Costa Rica.

Dr. Daphne Rixon Appointed to CPA Canada's Board of Examiners

(Sep 17 /20)
Daphne Rixon, PhD, FCPA, FCMA, Associate Professor, Accounting has been appointed for a three-year term to CPA Canada’s national Board of Examiners.

Volta Awards for SMUEC, Jutla

(Sep 17 /20)
SMUEC and Peer Ledger have received awards from Volta celebrating their role in the Atlantic Canada ecosystem.

Design Thinking Connects Students with Business

(Sep 16 /20)
Organizations and start-ups are invited to participate in the MTEI Design Thinking Partner Program.

Net Impact Chapter Earns Gold

(Sep 3 /20)
Sobey School's Net Impact Chapter, comprising graduate students from several Masters' programs, has achieved gold status.

Sobey School launches Prosperity Network

(Jul 14 /20)
Established as a support network for communities and businesses, the Sobey School Community Revitalization & Prosperity Network puts the university’s academic and industry experts’ perspectives into service, helping the process of economic recovery.

Virtual corporate tours boost optimism and energize students’ job search

(Jun 26 /20)
Two recent virtual corporate tours are helping Sobey graduate students regain their optimism and connect with career opportunities.

Alumni Update: Kevin Gallant

(Jun 26 /20)
This is an update to an earlier story about Kevin Gallant, MTEI '16, helping his community during COVID19 by creating face shields.

Sobey professors share knowledge during COVID-19 crisis

(Jun 12 /20)
Sobey School of Business faculty have been actively engaging in the media in order to explore the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on businesses and the economy.

Sobey School of Business releases its first research bulletin

(Jun 8 /20)
From the research of individual faculty members to our research centres and PhD program, the Sobey School of Business makes a significant impact with high calibre publications and pure and applied research.

Take advantage of every opportunity- Meghan Brodmann

(Jun 1 /20)
Meghan Brodmann graduated last month with a Sobey MBA. She has contributed in so many ways, we had to ask her about what inspired her to take on so much.

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

(May 22 /20)
Last Friday, Sobey School of Business was proud to celebrate the graduation of 306 Bachelor of Commerce students and nine masters' and PhD students from Canada and around the world.

PhD Graduate surfaces "lost" female leaders

(May 25 /20)
Kristin Williams continued to lead Junior Achievement while crafting her dissertation, Conversing in Time with Overlooked, Historical Female Proto-Management Theorists: A Ficto-feminist Polemic. On May 22, she graduated with a Sobey PhD (Mgmt).

We Worthy Women co-founder's research for equity

(May 22 /20)
This month, Holly Foxall graduates with a Master in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Holly chose to pursue the thesis option, researching the impact of gender in venture capital funding and university finance departments.

Today, The Journal. Tomorrow, the World.

(May 21 /20)
Sobey School of Business student Braden Newell is graduating with his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Computing and Information Systems, but he isn’t finished at Saint Mary’s. He will return in the fall as a student in the MTEI Program.

Elevating Impact

(May 13 /20)
We are proud to share the Strategic Plan (2020-25) for the Sobey School of Business that will chart our course for the next 5 years. Titled Elevating Impact, it reflects our collective vision and aspirations for the School.

Big Data, Local Effects, Public Benefits

(May 14 /20)
Dr. Yigit Aydede leads a research project that uses meteorological, atmospheric, climate and social mobility data to explore the transmission of COVID-19. The project was recently funded through the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition.

Employee retention startup, cofounded by Sobey alumna, receives $50k

(Apr 17 /20)
Safa, a startup cofounded by Jason Trask and MTEI alumna Mandy Woodland, received $50,000 in pre-seed funding recently.

Two Sobey students to compete for national entrepreneurship prize

(Apr 16 /20)
Two Sobey School of Business students, Nevell Provo (Smooth Meal Prep) and Mubdu Alali (Bloxo), will compete at the Enactus Student Entrepreneur National Competition in May.

MTEI alumni innovating in 3D to help fight virus

(Apr 3 /20)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kevin Gallant MTEI ’16, began making face shields for health professionals and customer service outlets through 3D printing.

Sobey EMBA Receives Silver

(Apr 2 /20)
Sobey Executive MBA first program in Canada to achieve international Silver Accreditation for evidence-based management focus.

"Make moments into momentum"

(Mar 5 /20)
James Curleigh BComm'89 was the special guest speaker at the 45th Annual Business Dinner presented by the Sobey School Commerce Society.

Sobey Impact Students Meet Toronto Alumni

(Feb 28 /20)
Last week, Sobey's Impact Fund team travelled to Toronto to visit financial services companies and meet with Impact alumni

Milk Moovement Startup "Thrives" in California

(Feb 26 /20)
Milk Moovement, co-founded by Sobey MBA student Robert Forsythe, has been accepted into Silicon Valley's Thrive accelerator program.

Commerce and Engineering Students Compete in Montreal

(Feb 21 /20)
Last week, a "2+2" team of Sobey Commerce and Saint Mary's Engineering students took on an international field of competitors at Concordia in Montreal, in our initial foray into cross-faculty competitions.

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.

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.

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.