A new business consulting course at the University of Guelph that entailed eight students visiting the isolated community of Campobello Island, New Brunswick with the goal of helping them develop a plan for a sustainable future was featured in the Globe and Mail June 7.
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A new business consulting course at the University of Guelph is taking learning outside the classroom to help the people of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, through community engagement and experiential learning.
One of the biggest issues facing the community of about 1,200 people is its geographic isolation. The island is accessible by ferry only four months of the year. To get there by land, visitors need to cross a bridge from Maine to the island.
A team of U of G business students have been awarded one of 17 AIM2Flourish awards – a United Nation’s supported academic competition that celebrates real sustainable business innovations. The U of G students were chosen from 503 essay submissions from across the world.
Students are asked to submit essays to AIM2Flourish that best meet each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). AIM2Flourish identifies the essays that best communicate each of the 17 SDG’s.
Two U of G teams, consisting of primarily U of G BComm students, are among the AIM2Flourish 2018 Flourish Prize finalists, which includes 63 finalists from 28 business schools across 15 countries.
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Providing the Power to Grow – written by James Apps, David Garden, Brandon Kolar, Anees Khan, and Olajide Ebun from the University of Guelph, under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.
U of G business students are helping educate local high school and elementary school students on how businesses can think and act more sustainably.
The group – called My World, My Choice – is an educational mentorship program where junior and senior students in the Guelph community are taught to develop business projects that are not only profitable, but are also beneficial to society and the environment.