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Angèle Beausoleil

Angele Beausoliel

Angèle Beausoleil

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream -- Business Design and Innovation

Degrees:

PhD in Innovation Process and Design Pedagogy, University of British Columbia
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business/Sociology/Computer Science), University of British Columbia
BAA in Communications and Design, Ryerson University

Phone:

778-835-0948

Bio

Dr. Angèle Beausoleil is a 'pracademic' who teaches design methodologies for business innovation and leads field (action) research inside organizations on innovation process design, navigation and management. A former industry designer, strategist and innovation lab executive, she applies her 25 years of business experience to crafting high impact teaching and student-centred learning experiences. She is currently a visiting lecturer at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, teaching Innovation Leadership, and Applied Innovation and Design to silicon valley executive MBAs. For the past five years, Professor Beausoleil has taught Design Methods for Business Innovation, Creativity in Business, New Product Development and Design Research Methods at UBC Sauder School of Business. Dr. Beausoleil is Canada's first PhD to focus on innovation literacy (innovativeness/innovatorship) using business/strategic design (design thinking) processes and methods. 

Academic Positions

  • 2018-present

    Assistant Professor - Teaching Stream, Rotman School of Management

  • 2017-2018

    Lecturer, UC Berkeley Haas School of Management

  • 2016-2018

    Sessional Lecturer, UBC Sauder School of Business

  • 2016-2018

    Academic-In-Residence, UBC and CreativeBC

  • 2012-2016

    Adjunct Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2011-2016

    CEO, Agent Innovateur Inc.

  • 2011-2014

    Board Member, Vancouver International Film Festival Society

  • 2012-2016

    Board Member, Telus Health Fund

  • 2015-2017

    Board Director, Interface Health Society

  • 2006-2011 

    VP, Strategy and Innovation, Cossette Corp.

  • 2004-2006

    VP, Marketing and Interactive Media, Chalk Media

  • 2001-2004 

    Consultant, Strategy and Marketing, Technology Corporations

  • 1998-2001

    VP, Product Marketing, Ideas That Play Entertainment Inc.

  • 1994-1998

    Producer and UX Designer, BCIT

  • 1990-1994

    Communication Designer, Worldwide Marketing Corporation

Selected Publications - Papers

  • The case for design-mediated innovation pedagogy (Dissertation: December 2016)

    Beausoleil

    UBC

    2016

  • Decoding culture, creativity and innovation through visual analytics

    Beausoleil

    UBC

    2014

  • International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)

    Beausoleil

    IJANTTI

    Issue:3

    2014

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Creative BC Strategic Framework and Action Plan

    Beausoleil

    CreativeBC

    2016

Recent Presentations

  • Strategic design-driven innovation and studio learning: a visual case study of the Sauder School of Business d.studio.

    Art of Management Conference, Copenhagen Business School

    2014

Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Beausoleil is championing the pedagogy and practice of Business Design at Rotman. She aims to introduce 'Creativity and Business Innovation ' and 'Design Research and Data Storytelling' to both MBAs and Commerce students at Rotman. Her applied (action) research explores the innovation process at the intersections of education, sociology and economics. She investigates the role and practice of design methods as both an art and science within organizations. She works closely with industry and governments on assessing and building individual and organizational innovativeness -- applying a strategist's mindset and designer's toolset.  

Honors and Awards

  • 2017

    Teaching Excellence - New Elective, UC Berkeley Haas

  • 2017

    Teaching Excellence, UBC Sauder School of Business

  • 2016-2018

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UBC

  • 2015-2017

    Public Scholar Fellowship Award, UBC

  • 2014

    Academic Achievement Award, UBC

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