The New Business Review is UBC’s entirely student-written and student-run business magazine. Founded in 2020, NBR aims to distribute insightful and meaningful content on the latest business threats, opportunities, and strategies to UBC, the business community in Western Canada, and beyond. NBR publishes content in print and online twice a year; it is produced on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. The magazine is home to a group of student writers, editors, researchers, and artists working in all aspects of magazine and content production. Together, they form a thriving ecosystem that provides a dynamic learning experience for all involved. This valuable initiative was made a reality through the encouragement and support from MarketOne Media Group, and numerous faculty and staff at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
The NBR is the third iteration of a tradition of strong business scholarship at UBC and UBC Sauder. The UBC Business Review Journal was published annually from 1967-1999 and was the first undergraduate business magazine in Canada. Major contributors included Professor Michael Goldberg, who later became Dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business, and Bill Wheeler, who co-founded Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel. In its revival from 2014-2015, the magazine transitioned to online distribution of content and was known as Sauder Business Review.
Our writing process embodies the three R's of the UBC Sauder School of Business:
Rigour: the fundamental principle that motivates our pursuit of excellence. Student writers are pushed beyond case analysis in that they must define not only the problem they have identified but also establish its context, in addition to managing incomplete information, finding supportive and relevant evidence on their own, and making rational value judgements to develop their idea. Issues are analyzed and researched thoroughly in order to understand competitive dynamics and develop claims that are supported by evidence.
Respect: Our process focuses on collaboration and open dialogue, drawing upon the talents and perspectives of writers and the Editorial Board. Each selected writer is assigned to two members of the Editorial Board, one member of the Research Team and one Faculty Advisor who work closely with the writer to help them deconstruct their topic and provide feedback and guidance. Many writers will also conduct informational interviews with leading industry professionals. The Editorial Board holds regular round table discussions on working drafts of each article. The Board’s collective feedback is presented to the writer, who can engage with the Board for further feedback or to challenge their conclusions.
Responsibility: We feel a strong sense of responsibility to continually improve with each article and issue that is published, and to make a positive contribution to the business community through our publication.
To foster student thought leadership by providing a platform for tomorrow’s business leaders to develop, discuss, and promote vibrant and rigorous business insights.
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