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Trump victory = Increased Craft Beer Sales in US?

Published by Mark Bodnar

Regular BUEC Buzz readers may recall a post I wrote in September on a feature in our Passport database that would allow you to model the forecasted effects of a Trump victory on a number of economic measures in the US, Canada, and beyond.  

Well, now that the victory is in the bag and the effects are imminent, I thought I'd follow up to mention that Passport added a report this morning that digs into the details... <more>

Researching diversity: CARMA live webcast this Friday

Published by Mark Bodnar

Another CARMA live webcast is coming up this Friday.  This one looks to be most relevant to our Organizational Behaviour/HRM researchers, but it's possible that some of the international business people may also find it useful. (All are welcome, of course!)

When: Friday, Nov. 4th, 9am (PST)

On researching bicycle-sharing systems...

Published by Mark Bodnar

I understand that some of our Business students are doing a marketing project involving bicycle-sharing systems. The core of that assignment requires primary market research (surveys, etc.), but we all know that secondary research is still important in such cases: to provide the context for the primary work; to learn from the methodologies used by others (sample questions, variable descriptions, etc.); and to avoid re-doing work that has already been done to an acceptable degree.

The way to an "A" leads through your library!

Published by Mark Bodnar

Research has shown that students who make the effort to learn how to efficiently use their library are 94.6% more likely to get an "A"!

OK, I made that statistic up, but I'm sure the numbers are that high... :-)  Learning how to quickly find and use the hundreds of library databases will definitely get you to the best material faster -- leaving you lots more time to focus on the analysis required for your assignments.

Take charge of your library education with the workshops and other services below.

Celebrating the great work done at SFU: SFU authors invited to a party

Published by Mark Bodnar

People tend to first think of scholarly journal articles when they consider the intellectual production of a university, but knowledge takes many forms. An astonishing number of books, films, chapters, and other non-article publications are created here at SFU, and each year the SFU Library holds a party to highlight and celebrate the great work of our university.