ACE Instructor
Gustavson School of Business

Dr. Vivien Corwin shares her expertise and knowledge of organizational behaviour and human resources with ACE entrepreneurs, with a focus on hospitality and services management.

Vivien has a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from the University of British Columbia.

Vivien joined the Gustavson School of Business in 2006 and now serves as the Academic Director of the Gill MBA Programs. Previously she oversaw the academic direction of the school’s undergraduate program.

Vivien’s primary interest is in business education. She teaches in the school’s graduate and undergraduate programs and in executive programs on leadership development. Topics include collaboration, employee engagement, leadership and change management all with an emphasis on service excellence. Her research has been published in Harvard Business Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and American Behavioral Scientist.

Before joining UVic, Vivien taught at Royal Roads University, where she also served as MBA Program Director, and at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario. Vivien has also worked in the private sector as an organizational development consultant.

Dr. Corwin has also received the Award of Excellence in Service from the Gustavson School of Business.