Occupation: University Lecturer, Sustainable Business
Tamar Milne believes in business as a force for good – and as a lecturer in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, every year she helps prepare hundreds of future business leaders to successfully play their part in making the world a better place.
Drawing on two decades of management experience in marketing, sales, communications, and sustainability in a wide variety of industries and organizations – including Sun Peaks Resort, Air Canada Jazz, Robeez Footwear & Apparel, Tourism Whistler, and Tolko Industries – Tamar has earned numerous awards at UBC for her engaging teaching style and innovative course designs.
Tamar co-chairs Sauder’s Sustainability & Ethics Group and serves as the business school’s faculty liaison with UBC’s University Sustainability Initiative. She teaches a broad portfolio of subjects across all degree programs, including courses in marketing strategy, public relations, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, business ethics, and services management.
Tamar has always loved learning, and her years at Brentwood (1989-91) nurtured this passion and prepared her well for UBC, where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce & Business Administration (Honours), with a focus on Marketing. At various points during her career, she returned for more post-secondary education and earned her Provincial Instructor Diploma in adult education from Vancouver Community College and her Master of Arts in Applied Communication from Royal Roads University.
In her talk, Tamar will share the highlights and pivot points in her business career that led to her dream job of teaching responsible business topics in BC’s largest post-secondary institution. In the Q&A that follows, Tamar will be pleased to answer any questions about establishing careers in business, education, or social innovation, as well as any questions students might have about the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree programs at UBC.