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BComm students to present downsizing research at national conference

Decision-making practices surrounding downsizing need careful planning and consideration for those losing their jobs as well as survivors - those remaining in the affected organization. Later this month, three Bachelor of Commerce students – Michelle Douglas, Erica Wortley and Rachelle Phillips – will present research on this issue at the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Conference in Toronto in front of fellow researchers and industry professionals from across Canada.

Researchers link historical records to pressing social questions at research workshop

What was the impact of the first social welfare program? Which kinds of households were at greatest risk during the 1918 influenza epidemic? The answers to these economic and social questions and many others are being answered by data contained in historical records such as marriage certificates, medical records and military records.

Amber Douel addresses attendees

University of Guelph recognized at OHI Gold Awards Dinner

The University of Guelph’s strength in hospitality and tourism was recognized multiple times at the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Awards Dinner held last week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. The annual event celebrates industry leaders who demonstrate excellence in their field, and the University of Guelph was well represented by its alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends.

Highlights from the evening include:

SEEDS student organizers

Student-run conference lets high school students experience life at U of G

This coming May, high school students will have the opportunity to experience university life as part of the Students Engaging, Educating and Developing other Students (SEEDS) Conference at the University of Guelph. The two-day event, which is being organized by 18 Bachelor of Commerce students as part of their senior-level business course in leadership and communication, is expected to draw business-minded high school student delegates from across southwestern Ontario to engage in fun and interactive learning.

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Business Career Development Centre launches new career resources for students

Every year, thousands of students graduate from universities and colleges across Canada looking to snatch entry level positions in specific industries or at certain companies; but, entering the job market is not a simple process and students need a network, strong online presence and knowledge of how to search for job opportunities to be successful.

KPMG Day at the University of Guelph

KPMG Day at the College of Business and Economics

Executives from the accounting firm KPMG will be on campus on April 4 to network, recruit and share their career experiences with students studying accounting in the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) program. Throughout the day, KPMG executives will join leadership and organizational management, and accounting classes to help expose students to careers at the firm. Select students from the accounting, and management economics and finance majors will join executives for lunch and explore IT and corporate finance careers at the professional service firm.

Economics alumnus Ramazan Gençay returns to Guelph as distinguished visiting lecturer

It has been nearly 30 years since noted scholar Ramazan Gençay graduated from the University of Guelph with his MA in Economics. Over the course of his career, he has gone on to build an impressive repertoire of scientific publications and become a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. On March 22, he returned to U of G to discuss his research among faculty and students.

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