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Gavin Bate speaking to crowd

Social entrepreneur, mountaineer and educator receives honorary doctorate

The University of Guelph and the College of Business and Economics was privileged to confer Gavin Bate with an honorary doctorate at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremony.

Through a lifetime of work in villages and communities across the world, Bate has become a master of economic and social development, social entrepreneurship and responsible travel, and embodies the spirit of the University of Guelph’s commitment to improve life.

Haley and Luka at QFAC 2018

U of G business student among winning team at Queen’s finance conference

Two University of Guelph business students from the Guelph Student Investment Council (GSIC) were invited to attend the Queen's Finance Association Conference (QFAC) in Toronto at the Omni King Edward Hotel.

BComm students Haley DeBruyne and Luka Vulicevic represented the University of Guelph at the conference, which has become a well-recognized undergraduate conference in the finance industry with sponsors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and other New York IB firms.

CBE submits report to UN on responsible business education activities

The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) has submitted their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). This report details the college’s activities related to sustainability and responsible management within the framework of the United Nations Global Compact between 2016 and 2018.

In 2018, the United Nations’ renewed CBE’s status as a PRME Champion. In doing so, the college remains committed to:

U of G business graduate kicks off new season of Dragons’ Den

University of Guelph business alumnus Gavin Armstrong appeared on last night’s season premiere of Dragons’ Den, pitching Lucky Iron Fish and his social enterprise Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise (LIFE).

LIFE is a Toronto-based social enterprise dedicated to reducing iron deficiency through simple innovations.

Developing a business model that gives back to those in need by donating a Lucky Iron Fish with each purchase, his entrepreneurialism and business embodies the spirit of the University of Guelph’s commitment to improve life.

Become a certified Living Planet Leader through WWF’s new campus program

World Wildlife Fund Canada is inviting University of Guelph students to join the Living Planet @ Campus program, which promotes sustainability and certifies students as Living Planet Leaders.

The program aims to enhance a culture of sustainability and promote the protection of nature by engaging post-secondary students in meaningful actions.

New program aims to improve wellness of graduate students

With the launch of the THRIVE Thursday Talks (T3) program, the College of Business and Economics hopes to help improve student wellness for graduate students in the college.

T3 is geared to CBE graduate students and features a one-hour talk over lunch each month. Each talk will focus on one of the 8 aspects of wellness. The first talk takes place on Thursday, September 27th from 11:45 to 1:00pm (lunch is provided) and focuses on financial well-being and how graduate students can get a handle on their finances.

U of G business professor wins volunteer recognition award

Dr. Lianne Foti with the award plaque
Dr. Lianne Foti

Professor Lianne Foti received the Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Award at this morning’s U of G Community Breakfast, which is an award that recognizes significant community involvement and charitable activities beyond what an individual does as an employee or student of the University.

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