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SAGE Business Cases: New for SFU instructors, students, and alumni

Published by Mark Bodnar

Screen capture of the search screen for SAGE Business Cases.I'm very pleased to announce that SFU instructors, students, and alumni now have unlimited access to over 4200 case studies in the SAGE Business Cases database!

SAGE Business Cases is a global and diverse collection of case studies designed to help students see theoretical business concepts put into practice. SAGE has ensured broad coverage by partnering with well-known business case producers from around the world such as...

<Read on to get the most out of this valuable resource!>

Sustainable at all stages: changing the fashion industry

Published by Mark Bodnar

Cover of ebook: "Designing Fashion's Future: present practice and tactics for sustainable change"A couple years ago I collaborated with our Interactive Arts & Technology Librarian on a series of posts about one of the "wicked problems" of our modern world: sustainability in the textile & fashion industries.

Green line drawing of clothing hanging on a laundry lineThat series was published to support an interdisciplinary cohort of students in our Business of Design program, all of whom were working on projects to change the way fashion and its materials are designed, produced, purchased, and discarded... change of the sort that our world so desperately needs.

The word "change" is key here. The Business of Design program has changed to Make Change Studio, but the students involved are still trying to change the world, and they've returned to the topic of fixing fast fashion.

<Read on for an update and expansion of the original posts on fixing fast fashion!>

SimplyAnalytics: When only local market info will quench your thirst

Published by Mark Bodnar

line drawing of a person on a desert island"Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink"

It's rare that we get a chance to quote poetry here in the BUEC Buzz, let alone a 185-year-old poem by a master like Samuel Coleridge... but this line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is oddly apropos of the frustration involved in trying to research a local market in our information age.  

We are all awash in information, so it can seem like doing good market research requires just a Google search or two — a quick dip with a cup over the side of the boat...

<Read on to learn about the thirst-quenching benefits of SimplyAnalytics!>