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Recent business alumni receive College of Business and Economics Recognition Awards

In addition to celebrating the graduation of our business students this week, the College of Business and Economics had the opportunity to present this year’s Recognition Awards, which recognize the significant academic, extra-curricular and teaching achievements of business students.

This year, the College of Business and Economics honoured:

Ruben Burga in recognition of receiving the College nomination for the D.F. Forster Medal – Doctoral

For outstanding academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership and citizenship

U of G President Franco Vaccarino addressing a group of graduands

Notable business leaders, Jim Estill and Donald Ziraldo to receive honorary degrees

Convocation is a special time during the academic year, where graduands and their guests often have the privilege of being addressed by a notable business leader, someone who the University of Guelph is conferring with an honorary doctorate in recognition of their achievements.

During the summer convocation on June 12th, the college is excited to be conferring two incredible entrepreneurial leaders with an honorary doctorate.


2018 Hospitality Leadership Certificate workshop participants, faculty and staff

Hospitality professionals learn leadership skills, best practices in new certificate program

Professionals in the hospitality and foodservice industry were on campus last week for an interactive and engaging 3 day leadership workshop as part of a new Hospitality Leadership Certificate. This workshop was part of a collaboration between Cornell University and the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management

The interactive workshop saw professionals from across Ontario learn from U of G management and hospitality faculty. The faculty workshop topics included:

Business Pentathlon

Ontario High School students compete at CBE’s Business Pentathlon

Over 220 Ontario high school students travelled to campus last week, competing head-to-head in the first annual University of Guelph Business Pentathlon, hosted by the College of Business and Economics.

The Business Pentathlon was designed by U of G undergraduate business students, and invited Ontario high school students to campus to compete in five fun and challenging business-focused events, which tested their business knowledge, communication and leadership skills.

College of Business and Economics to host event focused on social enterprise in the food industry

LAICOS Enterprise Hub, with the help from the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph and Capacity Canada, will be hosting an event to highlight the importance of social enterprise in the food industry.

LAICOS Enterprise Hub includes 10 organizations from the Kitchener to Toronto corridor who support the development of businesses and non-profits with incubation and acceleration services. The event will include interactive displays that promote the value of social enterprise in the food industry.

2018 Alumni Awards - Call for nominations

Nominations now open for 2018 CBE Alumni Awards

University of Guelph business and economics alumni are making a difference in workplaces and communities across Canada and around the world. In an effort to recognize these exceptional individuals, the College of Business and Economics is reaching out to alumni to nominate U of G business alumni for a Notable Alumni Award or the 10x10 Alumni with Impact Award.

These prestigious awards represent the highest level of recognition the College gives to its alumni, and nominations for the 2018 awards are now open.

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