DSBIA AGM Guest Speaker

Michael A. Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, The Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

His academic and public career spanned four plus decades.  From January 2002 to December 2004 he was Associate Vice President International at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the HR Fullerton Professor of Urban Land Policy in the UBC Sauder School of Business where he served as Dean of 1991 to 1997.  He joined UBC in 1968 on completing his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.  His research addresses cities, their transportation, housing and land use systems and their competitive position in the global economy and the policies needed to global enhance this competitiveness.  He has also explored globalizing real estate markets and Asian property investors in particular. Of special interest has been the economics of urban land policy and its impact on housing, urban development and transportation.  In this vein, he has stressed the necessity of understanding the interaction of urban transportation and urban land use policies.

He is currently a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Chair of the Board of the Surrey City Development Corporation and has served on more than a dozen other publicly listed company boards.

He has wholly or partly authored 9 books and over 200 academic and professional articles and applied them successfully with diverse businesses and governments in North America, Asia and Europe, often working with citizen, business and community groups, as well as governments to help them adapt to the changing demands of the global economy. He has given 60+ invited lectures at 50+ universities and research institutes in 16 countries, and numerous academic and public talks across Canada and in over two dozen countries. 

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