GSL initiatives


The best part about technology is seeing how it enhances people’s lives.

With a belief that new ways of looking at traditional businesses and successfully developing disruptive industries are the foundation for B.C.’s economy, GSL Group is an active supporter, mentor and investor in innovation of all forms.

This belief drives our passion in tackling the gaps and leveraging the strengths of technology and AI to bring people together. GSL Group is guided by a vision that values technology as a positive force for making constructive changes in the way of doing businesses and building communities.

Our Beliefs in Action
Graham Lee Innovation Centre

The Graham Lee Innovation Centre is home to Entrepreneurship@UBC, located in the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC, and was generously provided by the support of UBC alumnus and entrepreneur, Graham Lee, BCom 1987.

UBC alumnus and entrepreneur, Graham Lee, BCom 1987, chose to support the Innovation Centre because of his belief in entrepreneurship and innovation as the economic backbone of a community. New ways of looking at traditional businesses and successfully developing new disruptive industries will lay the foundation for our province, benefiting all students and alumni well into the future. Many great innovators, discoveries and ideas have come from UBC, and the Innovation Centre will continue to foster the university’s innovation strategy and support for new venture creation.
GSL Idea Lab

In the lab, we capitalize on new opportunities through its innovative and creative approach to business. We prioritize for impact, focus on initiatives that move the needle, and ground our programs in data and research. Our mission is to use technology and machine learning to connect the artists and fans together, bring communities for good causes, and help street bypassers becoming neighbours to create a connected world.

GSL Founder and Host First Robotics Competition BC

Through Graham Lee’s connection with Dean Kamen, inventor and creator of First Robotics, this competition is now in BC and attracts more than 1,500 attendees annually including students, parents, teachers, and spectators. The Premier of British Columbia John Horgan and Ministers and MLA’s including Honourable Rob Fleming (Minister of Education), Honourable Melanie Mark (Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training), Honourable Bruce Ralston (Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology), Mr. Rick Glumac (Parliamentary Secretary for Technology), Ms. Mitzi Dean (Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equality) and Mr. Bob D’Eith (MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission), also attended the competition, toured the pits to talk to the students, and were impressed by the astounding student talent participating in the competition.