Sobey School News
(May 11 /21)
Dr. Pancer's research, accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, explores whether the caloric density of food media influences social engagement -- and what implications this may have on the way we eat.
(May 10 /21)
Dr. Harvi Millar, Professor of Operations Management, appeared on CBC's Information Morning to discuss his research into how Black-owned businesses in Nova Scotia have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Apr 30 /21)
Nevell Provo, Sobey School of Business alumnus and owner of Smooth Meal Prep and R&B Kitchen in Dartmouth, was featured in a CBC News article about Black-owned businesses in Nova Scotia.
(Apr 20 /21)
Dr. Harvi Millar, Professor of Operations Management at the Sobey School of Business, spoke to Halifax Today about the Black Business Initiatives: 25 Years and Beyond webinar series.
(Apr 13 /21)
The Sobey School is launching a series of conversations with the Black Business Community to highlight and celebrate the contribution of Black Businesses in our region’s economy and identify opportunities to foster resiliency of these businesses.
(Mar 26 /21)
Congratulations to Brad Farquhar (BComm'08) and Joe Power (BComm'11), founders of Purple Cow Internet, on winning New Business of the Year at the 2021 Halifax Business Awards.
(Mar 22 /21)
Dr. Yigit Aydede's research into how mobility levels affect COVID-19 infection rates featured in CBC News story about how well Canadians have complied with restrictions.
(Mar 19 /21)
Congratulations to Entrepreneurship student Morgan Baker-Tucker on winning a prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies!
(Mar 9 /21)
"As we approach the end of another successful term, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, faculty and staff for your adaptability and resilience during an academic year like no other."
(Mar 8 /21)
Four Sobey School of Business faculty members presented diverse research at the 2021 Saint Mary's Research Expo on March 5, 2021.
(Feb 26 /21)
Dr. Daphne Rixon's work with co-operatives and mutuals was highlighted in the March-April cover story of University Affairs magazine: "Embracing development, sustainably"
(Feb 22 /21)
Dr. Martha MacDonald is featured in a Toronto Star article about the impacts of COVID-19 on women-owned businesses: “The evidence is quite clear that women have been more likely to be affected by their home responsibilities during the pandemic."
(Feb 8 /21)
This past year, we have experienced many unexpected challenges, but we have also seen many incredible achievements. Many of these are highlighted in our Sobey School of Business 2019-20 Community Report.
(Feb 9 /21)
Ladders has ranked the Sobey School among the top 6 Canadian business universities that are respected by employers in the United States.
(Feb 5 /21)
Born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and raised in Southwest Nova Scotia (Mi’kma’ki), Shelley T. Price’s inspiration comes from Indigenous peoples’ stories and lived experiences.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Sep 17 /20)
CEARC has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with FUNDEPOS Alma Máter University, Costa Rica.
(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.
(Sep 17 /20)
SMUEC and Peer Ledger have received awards from Volta celebrating their role in the Atlantic Canada ecosystem.
(Sep 16 /20)
Organizations and start-ups are invited to participate in the MTEI Design Thinking Partner Program.
(Sep 3 /20)
Sobey School's Net Impact Chapter, comprising graduate students from several Masters' programs, has achieved gold status.
(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.
(Jun 26 /20)
Two recent virtual corporate tours are helping Sobey graduate students regain their optimism and connect with career opportunities.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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).
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Apr 17 /20)
Safa, a startup cofounded by Jason Trask and MTEI alumna Mandy Woodland, received $50,000 in pre-seed funding recently.
(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.
(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.
(Apr 2 /20)
Sobey Executive MBA first program in Canada to achieve international Silver Accreditation for evidence-based management focus.
(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.
(Feb 28 /20)
Last week, Sobey's Impact Fund team travelled to Toronto to visit financial services companies and meet with Impact alumni
(Feb 26 /20)
Milk Moovement, co-founded by Sobey MBA student Robert Forsythe, has been accepted into Silicon Valley's Thrive accelerator program.
(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.
(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.
(Feb 10 /20)
The David Sobey Centre's director will appear on the Retail Insider podcast this week.
(Feb 10 /20)
Our MBA students taught other schools' students new approaches to case analysis during challenging Calgary competition.
(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.
(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.
(Feb 3 /20)
Eight CFA Scholarships Awarded to fourth year Sobey Finance students.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Jan 23 /20)
Is your startup the most VC-backable? Prove it. Sign your business up for the VCIC competition!
(Jan 23 /20)
Four alumni businesses took home Halifax Business Awards presented by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.
(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.
(Dec 17 /19)
New accreditation agreement with CPHR Nova Scotia puts Sobey HR majors and recent grads closer to achieving the CPHR designation.
(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.
(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.
(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.