On the Street: UVic business program improves global ranking

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has again cracked the Financial Times Top 100 list of masters in management programs. Gustavson School’s Masters of Global Business program is offered through the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School and has moved this year to an overall ranking of 69 from 71 in 2017. It is now ranked 12th in international mobility and 21st in the international course experience category. It remains one of only three Canadian universities to be listed in the global ranking.

University of B.C.’s Sauder School was ranked 49, an improvement from 58 last year, while Queens slipped to 53 from 46. “Being named to FT’s top masters in management list two years in a row, and moving up in the ranking, is a great achievement and a testament to the strength of our programs,” said Gustavson dean Saul Klein. “Developing a global mindset helps our graduates better understand the world’s complex business challenges, and provides them with the courage and confidence to succeed wherever they build their careers.”

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Smart Dolphins top workplace

Victoria’s Smart Dolphins, an IT services firm, has been named to a list of 50 companies as being one of the best technology workplaces in Canada. The 18-year-old company, which has 20 employees, was cited for its health and wellness plans, commitment to continued education and professional development and a bonus system that gives employees a taste of success — as the company does well, so will they.

The list was put together by Great Place to Work Canada, which regularly publishes national lists of top workplaces.

On the move

Broadmead Care has elected George Nassar and Cameron Turner to its board of directors. Nassar has 20 years of experience in business strategy and planning in financial services, while Turner has 30 years’ experience gained as an executive, director, investor and business adviser. They join board chair Paul Morgan and fellow members Heather Parry, Carol Pendray, Wendy Clay, Robert Cronin, Robert George, Rebecca Johnson, Raman Kapil, Kathy Logozar, Michael Morres, Robert Pearce and Judy Vestrup.

Don’t miss

The Collective Wine Bar & Kitchen will have its grand opening Sept. 21, with a two-day event that will include food and drink specials, live music, and prizes. The Collective, which opens in Cook Street Village at 107-230 Cook St., intends to offer a diverse selection of wines by the glass and bottle, to complement shareable food.

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