2022 GBSSA Conference hosted by SFU Beedie School of Business

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • Friday, November 04, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites, 550 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 1L6


  • Member benefits include a discounted rate of $450 to attend the annual conference.
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GBSSA 2022 Annual Conference

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Beyond:

Building Belonging

Wednesday, November 2 - Friday, November 4, 2022

The 2022 GBSSA Conference is hosted by Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business, which is located in the beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Delta Hotel.

Vancouver 101

This will be your conference guide and help you learn more about Vancouver, our conference theme, conference details, traveling, where to stay, conference schedule, and social activities. Please click here to learn more!


A detailed schedule can be located here.

  • Last updated October 31, 2022.
Day Time Description

Wednesday, November 2

3 - 6 p.m. Hotel Check-In
  2:45 p.m. OPTIONAL: Bus to Stanley Park
  3 - 4:30 p.m.

OPTIONAL: Talaysay Cultural History Tour of Stanley Park

(Advance RSVP required)

  4:30 p.m.
OPTIONAL: Bus back to downtown Vancouver
  6 - 9 p.m.
Casual Welcome Reception & Conference Registration Check-In

Thursday, November 3

8 - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 - 9:45 a.m. Conference Opening: Traditional Welcome & Dean's Welcome
  9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Opening Session: EDI in University Contexts
  10:45 - 11 a.m. Morning Break
  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session Block 1
  Option 1

Supporting International Student Academic Adjustment

Presenter: Alistar Erickson-Ludwig, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  Option 2

Supporting New to the U.S. Graduate Students

Presenter: Cherie Fu, Wake Forest University School of Business
  12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
  1:30 - 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 2
  Option 1

Managing Student Expectations: How to Create Work Life Balance

Presenter: Paul Wood, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business

  Option 2

Developing Strategies to Address Enrollment Inequities for Black and Latinx Students in Specialized Graduate Management Programs

Presenter: Kevin Dietrick, Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business

  3 - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
  3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 3
  Option 1

Academic Success through Personal Wellness: Schulich Wellness Certificate

Presenter: Luba Pan, York University, Schulich School of Business

  Option 2

Decolonizing Practices in a University Setting: Case Study

Presenter: Alexia McKinnon, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

  6 - 9 p.m. Dinner

Friday, November 4

8 - 9:30 a.m. Casual/Continental Breakfast
  9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 4
  Option 1

Advising Business Student Organizations and Creating Inclusive Environments

Presenter: Joey Maman, University of Illinois Chicago, Liautaud Graduate School of Business

  Option 2

Managing Power Dynamics and Expectations as Administrative Employees in Colonial Institutions

Presenter: Katheryn Wells, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Conference Closing: June Francis
  6 p.m. Onwards

OPTIONAL: Friday Night Closing Social

Note: Food and drink will be on your own expense.

Optional Conference Events

The 2022 GBSSA conference includes some optional events at the beginning and end of the official conferences dates to experience Vancouver sights while in town. In order to secure numbers for these optional events, please RSVP here.

Whether these optional events have a separate cost may depend on how many people sign up. The Board is trying our best to be able to offer them at NO COST to conference attendees.

Hotel Information

Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites

550 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 1L6

The room block is now closed.

If you book a room at the hotel that wasn't part of the room block, please contact GBSSA and provide us with your hotel room information.

We should be able to add you to the room block from there.

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