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Two CBE graduate students to represent College at University-wide research competition

On March 20, the College of Business and Economics (CBE) hosted their college heat for the 2019 Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), a competition for graduate students to present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

In addition to prizes for the top three competitors, the top two students from the CBE college heat move on to represent the College at the University of Guelph’s final competition.

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U of G real estate club host industry professionals for real estate investments panel

The University of Guelph’s Real Estate and Housing Students’ Association (REHSA) hosted their annual Winter Industry Night last week, connecting business and real estate students with professionals from the real estate industry.

This year’s Industry Night featured an informative panel discussion on the topic of Real Estate Investments. The discussion looked at the investments industry, company investment theses, and advice for students on how to break into this industry.

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New Food Guide Will Save Canadians Money But Few Are Following It, Study Finds

The good news is that the new Canada’s Food Guide will save a family of four $475 annually on grocery bills, according to a new University of Guelph study.

The bad news is less than a third of Canadians are regularly following the guide, the study also revealed.

The joint study, conducted between the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University, entailed a cost analysis of the new guide and surveyed Canadians’ perception of the long-standing governmental tool.

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U of G business students earn multiple podium finishes at annual case competition

Earlier this month, University of Guelph hospitality, food and tourism management students stood out among Canada's top ranked hospitality schools, earning multiple podium finishes at the annual Hospitality and Tourism Case Competition (HTCC).

The annual case competition was hosted at the University of Guelph this year, which invites thirty-six student delegates from Canada’s top ranked hospitality schools: U of G, Ryerson and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

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Navigating life, loss and the road to success – Lisa Lisson and #HeForShe at U of G

On Tuesday, March 6th the College of Business and Economics teamed up with Gryphon Football and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to host an afternoon dedicated to the #HeForShe campaign, a UN-led campaign for the advancement of women and gender equality.

As part of the campaign, we had the privilege of hosting one of Canada’s most influential female business leaders, FedEx Canada president and best-selling author Lisa Lisson on campus to speak with U of G students and lead a public talk open to the community.

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U of G business students among finalists for global sustainable development competition

University of Guelph students are among the AIM2Flourish 2019 Flourish Prize finalists, an international academic competition supported by the United Nations that celebrates real sustainable business innovations.

The competition invited students to submit stories about positive business innovations that align with the UN Global Goals and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Their submission was chosen as a finalist from over 800 submissions, including stories from 30 universities across 16 countries.

U of G Datathon teaches students how to effectively communicate data

University of Guelph business students took part in the 2nd annual Datathon earlier this month to develop and enhance their business and data analytics skills.

The event, which is hosted with the support from KPMG and CPA Ontario, aims to provide students the opportunity to develop some of the important skills needed for data analytics, a recognized skillset needed in the finance and accounting industry.

Julia Christensen Hughes

College of Business and Economics Dean elected to join the GRLI Foundation board

Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of the College of Business and Economics, will be joining the GRLI Foundation Board, appointed to a minimum two-year period.

The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) exists to catalyze development of Global Responsibility in leadership and practice worldwide, and lead initiatives at the interface between education, business and society to help make globally responsible progress a reality.

Her appointment is in the partner representative category.

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