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SFU Beedie dean receives international educator award

June 24, 2014

Ross MacDonald-Allan, SFU Beedie, 778.782.9492,
Daniel Shapiro, SFU Beedie, 778.782.5155,
Dixon Tam, SFU media relations, 778.782.8742,

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The Academy of International Business (AIB) is honouring Daniel Shapiro, dean of Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, with its Fellows’ International Educator of the Year Award.

“I am extremely pleased to receive this award, both personally and as a tribute to the internationally-focused education and research for which the Beedie School of Business is renowned,” said Shapiro.

The award recognizes those who have created or grown outstanding international business programs; recruited and supported international business faculty members in their contributions to teaching and research; and provided students with unique international business experiences.

Shapiro has worked for over 30 years as an educator and researcher. He was appointed dean of the Beedie School of Business in 2009, and has since successfully developed a strategic position for the school with an emphasis on globalization, emerging markets and entrepreneurship.

In 2011, he oversaw the largest gift in the school’s history, which resulted in SFU’s Faculty of Business being renamed the Beedie School of Business.

He was instrumental in launching a number of international-focused initiatives at the school, including the Americas MBA for Executives, an innovative MBA program delivered in partnership with business schools in the USA, Mexico and Brazil.

As well, he helped develop the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development, an independent international institute that seeks to improve governance of extractive sectors in developing countries.

The award was presented to Shapiro this week at the opening plenary session of the AIB 2014 Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver, B.C., and hosted by SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Its annual meeting runs from June 23 to 26 and welcomes over 1,000 of the world’s leading academics to Vancouver to share innovative research that will have a direct impact on business practices and government policy.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 130,000 alumni in 130 countries.


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