In this episode, we interface with Paul Cubbon, Assistant Dean of Innovation at UBC's Sauder School of Business, Leader of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, and Leader at the Creative Destruction Lab West (CDL-West).
We chat about innovation at UBC, Sauder’s impact on the local ecosystem, SBME’s potential to grow the BC Life Sciences Community, retaining talent and innovations in Vancouver, the Climate XPrize, and more.
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Assistant Dean, Innovation, UBC Sauder School of Business
Leader, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Leader, Creative Destruction Lab Vancouver
Paul Cubbon is the Assistant Dean of Innovation and a faculty member of the Marketing and Behavioural Science Division at the Sauder School of Business. He leads the Entrepreneurship Group and is also the Assistant Dean of Innovation and the Academic Director of Creative Destruction Lab Vancouver. He holds a B.A. Honours degree from Oxford University, and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Since 2000, Paul has committed himself to designing innovative and applied learning experiences in marketing communication, digital marketing and technology entrepreneurship. He has expanded venture start-up programs across campus, and beyond credit courses to support science researchers in finding product-market fit and venture creation.
He has won multiple awards including a UBC Killam Undergraduate Teaching Award, and in 2020, became a 3M Canada National Teaching Fellow.
Learn more about Paul here
Dr. Payam Zahedi
Strategic Planning & Operations Director, UBC School of Biomedical Engineering
Payam is a born problem solver and dot connector who believes that real impact only occurs when everyone is given the means to chase it. He's the Director of Strategic Planning and Operations at UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering and holds a BASc in Biomedical Engineering and an MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, from the University of Toronto. He believes we are better together and is an advocate for equity and inclusivity. In his spare time, when he's not chasing his two sons around, he's experimenting in the kitchen, reading crime fiction and untangling the mechanisms of effective leadership.
Communications & Engagement Manager, UBC School of Biomedical Engineering
Miguel is an unflinching optimist. He is a communicator and writer whose work has appeared in literary magazines and on stages around the world. His most recent publications include Harpur Palate, the Literary Review of Canada, Plainsongs Magazine, and Soliloquies Anthology. He believes in authenticity; in doing and saying what you actually believe, and he is an obsessive student of leadership from the biological and anthropological perspectives. You've likely heard him rant about it, and he's not sorry.