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Scholarships for UCA Staff at SFU

International Office
9 September 2022

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business offers the Digital Innovation and Leadership (DIAL) initiative to help individuals and organizations build capacity for digital innovation. The International Office at UCA has worked with SFU to secure scholarships worth CAN$150,000 for its staff to participate in the DIAL initiative. The first UCA cohort will start this course in September 2022.

In collaboration with the private-sector, public-sector, not-for-profit, and educational partners, the DIAL initiative helps to accelerate economic growth through digital transformation across various sectors. It has been named the flagship capacity building project of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster and has been developed in close collaboration with industry partners for customisation.

DIAL programmes are offered at two levels:

  • The Digital Transformation Management (DTM)programme will develop the mindset and skills needed to understand digital transformation, and the confidence to take action. This is ideal for contributors across business units such as HR, operations, IT and finance.
  • The Digital Transformation Leadership (DTL)programme will help understand the foundations for digital transformation, develop their digital innovation mindset, and teach how to lead digital change projects.

DIAL programmes are offered virtually and conducted by SFU faculty and renowned industry experts, including:

  • Blaize Horner Reich, Academic Director, Professor, industry consultant and board member,
  • Andrew Gemino, Professor, Management Information Systems & Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, SFU Beedie;
  • Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship, SFU Co-Champion, Technology Entrepreneurship at SFU Lecturer, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, SFU Beedie; and
  • Joseph Peppard, Former Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management, Director, Vitro Software International & Director, I.T. Alliance Group.

Throughout the course of the programme participants will get an opportunity to interact with a global student body and industry experts. One-to-one support will also be provided to participants as needed. Course and scholarship details for upcoming cohorts will be available soon. For more information and applications for the upcoming cohorts please contact