On June 12, the Faculty of Business held its seventh annual Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony. Beta Gamma Sigma, with more than 400 chapters worldwide, acknowledges academic achievement in the study of business and fosters personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. Only business programs accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, are eligible to set up a chapter of this honour society. Brock University received accreditation to AACSB in 2003, joining top international business schools, and in 2004 established a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Membership in this honour society is offered only to the best business students: undergraduates completing third year and graduates in the top 10 per cent of their undergraduate programs or top 20 per cent of their master’s programs. One hundred students took the oath and received lifetime membership to Beta Gamma Sigma at this year’s ceremony.
The Faculty of Business also recognized two outstanding businessmen, Roy Cairns and Anthony Lacavera, as chapter honorees. They were honoured for their achievements in business and philanthropy. Cairns, president of Charlesway Corporation and senior counsel at Chown, Cairns LLP (retired) and Lacavera, chairman and CEO of Globalive Communications Corp., both advised the students on how to adopt the meaning of Beta (honour) Gamma (wisdom) Sigma (earnestness) into their business and personal lives.