After a hectic week of papers and midterms (a negotiation essay followed by a paper and midterm for our Cross Cultural Management class) the MBA’s headed to the local Vancouver slopes for some old fashioned tubing fun! This event (like most GBSA events organized by Social coordinator extraordinaire, Audrey) was open to students from every MBA class. These open events are great because quite a few of the students in the two Finance streams as well as the Master of Technology (Masters of Business with a focus on Tech) stream attended (for more info on these programs visit SFU’s Graduate Business Programs) homepage. Who knows, the people from other programs could be future business partners.
Now, I generally have a motto: “I don’t do winter”, but a few of my colleagues (namely one “Editor-in-Chief”) persuaded me to go. So at 5pm 40 of us boarded a big yellow school bus and off we went to Cypress Mountain. I have never gone tubing before, but my friends explained how to do it. They showed me how to hold on and explained what was going to happen. Once on top of the hill all I could do was plop down and hold on for dear life as I slid down the hill with my fellow MBA’s. Finally, the highlight of the night was when 13 of us went down the hill all at once. After a couple of our classmates got rides in the grooming machine, and an impromptu snowball fight ensued, we concluded the night with a cup of hot chocolate in Cypress’ gorgeous new lodge.