Dr. Park’s thesis as one that “makes original contributions to knowledge and has implications for foundational issues in science and innovation policy.”

Christina Atanasova 

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Dr. Andrew Park receives Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal

As one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Beedie School of Business, Dr. Andrew Park is recognized with the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal. On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Dr. Park on his outstanding achievements.

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By Sarah Close-Humayun
June 01, 2022

Dr. Park doctoral thesis, “Invention to Innovation: A Framework and The Roles of Uncertainty and Open Innovation in an Emerging Personalized Medicine Ecosystem” explores the pathways taken from scientific invention to tangible innovation. Dr. Park’s research aims to inform scientist-entrepreneurs, scholars, policy makers and university leadership on how to more effectively translate breakthrough invention to improved economic, health and social outcomes.

Dr. Park has published extensively throughout his many years of study but his contribution also extends beyond his written thesis. Along with many academic achievements and published works, Dr. Park is a well-regarded instructor and reviewer and is part of a national network of scholars investigating novel innovation frameworks to foster strong economic development in Canada.

Supervisor Dr. Christina Atanasova from Beedie School of Business highlights Dr. Park’s thesis as one that “makes original contributions to knowledge and has implications for foundational issues in science and innovation policy.”

Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.