Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
604.986.1911 ext. 2017
Cedar Building, room CE243
MBA, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, 1989.
BA, Economics, University of Zambia, 1986.
"Change is a constant, to adapt one must keep learning."
Padma Vipat (MBA, Simon Fraser University, 1986) is a business educator with a passion for teaching. She has over 20 years of university and college teaching experience in British Columbia.
After receiving her BA in Economics from the University of Zambia, Vipat came to pursue an MBA at Simon Fraser University. Prior to entering academic teaching, Vipat worked in professional sales, retail management and owned and operated her own business in Richmond, British Columbia.
As an academician, Vipat has authored Test Banks for several editions of a Professional Selling Textbook. A life-long learner, she has successfully completed a number of professional development certificates in Customer Relationship Management, International Marketing in Asia, Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society, Competitive Strategy, Incorporating Sustainability into Corporate Strategy, and Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities.
Due to her strong belief that student's should gain "real-life" business experience, she has acted as a Co-op Education Faculty Adviser and mentor to many students over the years.
Vipat sees herself as a global citizen, having lived in 3 continents: Asia, Africa and North America. An avid traveler, she loves to learn about different peoples and cultures.
My teaching philosophy is "integrating knowledge and practical teaching."
I have been fortunate to have a diverse background in education. Having owned my own business, I realize the value of integrating knowledge from several business disciplines to help students see how every topic and every subject fits into the big picture of management and functioning of a business.
I have taught courses in a variety of business disciplines such as marketing, organization behaviour and management, financial accounting and small business development.
I leverage my educational background, business experience and life experience to make my classroom learning relevant, dynamic and interesting.
Padma, V. and Manning, G. Test Bank. Selling Today: Creating Customer Value, 4th Canadian Edition, Pearson Canada, 2007.
Padma, V. and Manning, G. Test Bank. Selling Today: Creating Customer Value, 3rd Canadian Edition, Pearson Canada, 2004.
Padma, V. and Manning, G. Test Bank. Selling Today: Building Quality Partnership, 2nd Canadian Edition, Pearson Canada, 2000.
Zaichkowsky, J., and Padma, V. "Inferences from Brand Names", European Advances in Consumer Research, edited by W. Fred Van Raaij and Gary J. Bamossy, Association for Consumer Research, Provo, UT, pp. 534-40, 1993.
2006-08: Marketing to Small Business, Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce.
1998: Marketing to Small Business, Merritt Chamber of Commerce.
Best Case Writing, Case Writing Workshop, organized by the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 2010
Notice of Special Recognition, Douglas College Registrar's Office, 2015. Recognition by a graduating student "who felt I have made an impact on their life and enabled them to achieve their educational goals."
Notice of Special Recognition, Douglas College Registrar's Office, 2016. Recognition by a graduating student "who felt I have made an impact on their life and enabled them to achieve their educational goals."
Notice of Special Recognition, Douglas College Registrar's Office, 2018. Recognition by a graduating student "who felt I have made an impact on their life and enabled them to achieve their educational goals."