Provost, Profs Make Headlines

November 20, 2012 - In the News

Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic), is featured today in the Globe and Mail. She was named among the “cream of the crop” of Canada’s postsecondary leaders in an article looking at the leadership changes expected at Canadian universities.

Mancuso was called “a vibrant personality” and “arguably Canada’s foremost innovator in the quality of teaching and learning" in a sidebar to the main article. Appointed provost in 2004 and reappointed in 2009, Mancuso served as chair of the Department of Political Science from 1996 to 2000 and was appointed associate vice-president (academic) in 2000. She holds a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, considered Canada’s top teaching honour, and writes a column on issues affecting higher education for University Affairs magazine.

Sunghwan Yi, a marketing and consumer studies professor, is quoted in the Financial Post today in an article about overspending. Trained in consumer psychology and social cognition, Yi studies excessive buying behaviour and gambling. He has published research on how guilt-proneness sometimes serves as a buffer against compulsive buying.

Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Management and Economics, was quoted in a CBC News story on the safety of the Canadian food supply. The co-researcher on a working paper by food science student Dennis Curtis, Charlebois commented on the number of E. coli cases in Canada. Charlebois is an expert in food distribution and safety. He is the author of two books and numerous articles, and he belongs to the national expert advisory committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Bruce McAdams, a professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, was quoted in the Globe and Mail Friday in a story about leaving tips for service. McAdams is the academic adviser for HTM’s Garden2Table project and is a fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute for his work in creating and chairing a program that recognizes Ontario’s most promising hospitality leaders.

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