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Dylan Sher standing in front of tractor

Food & Agricultural Business student wants consumers to understand how food gets to their plates

While some kids dreamt of becoming a fireman or policeman, Dylan knew he wanted to be a farmer. But growing up in a city, Dylan saw first-hand the misconceptions that people had about farming. While in the Bachelor of Commerce, Food and Agricultural Business program, he learned how the business of farming truly worked and realized that farmers need a voice to communicate to the broader public about where their food comes from. That’s when the planning for his documentary, Before the Plate, first began.

Norm O'Reilly Assistant Dean, Professor, University of Guelph College of Business and Economics

New Assistant Dean, Norm O’Reilly brings sports management and sponsorship know-how to U of G

The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics are pleased to announce the hiring of Norm O’Reilly as Professor and Assistant Dean of their Executive Programs. Recognized as one of the leading scholars in the business of sports, O’Reilly has authored or co-authored eight books, 14 case studies in the Harvard/Stanford series, and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

U of G business researchers receive two awards at international tourism conference

CBE researchers from the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management received two awards for their research at the 49th annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) International Conference.

The conference brought together thought leaders from industry and academia to provide insights on the future of tourism research. Each year, the conference also presents several TTRA awards that encourage and recognize excellence in the field of travel and tourism research and marketing.

Hayden, Michelle and Sarah

U of G students place first at international case competition

A team of three University of Guelph students travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina last week to compete in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Student Case Competition.

The case competition had teams competing in one of three streams: Undergraduate, Intermediate, and Advanced. After a grueling case analysis and presentation, the team moved on to the final round of the case competition and placed first overall in the undergraduate stream.

The U of G team consisted of:


College of Business and Economics welcomes new faculty

U of G business students will see some new faces around campus this fall. The College of Business and Economics is excited to welcome seven new faculty members to various academic units within the college.

See below for a brief biography on our new faculty:

Rogier Holtermans, Assistant Professor

Area of specialization: Real estate and sustainability

CBE 2018 Research Award winners announced

The College of Business and Economics is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural 2018 CBE Research Awards, which recognize outstanding research achievements or research potential of CBE faculty.

There are three types of research awards, which include: Senior Research Fellowship, Research Fellowship and Research Impact Awards.

Photo of Cambrian staff and the Learning Group area

Cambrian Solutions Inc. to continue supporting U of G business students with $40,000 Gift

Through a $40,000 gift to the University of Guelph, Cambrian Solutions Inc. will continue to support scholarships at the College of Business and Economics as well as the Ontario Agricultural College. The Gift supports two awards of $4,000 each year: the Cambrian Solutions Inc. Business Scholarship and the Cambrian Solutions Inc. Food Science Scholarship.

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

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