College of Business and Economics professor Kathleen Rodenburg and third-year Accounting student, Dan Gilmour attended the PRME Global Forum in New York City this week, joining more than 300 attendees who are helping to shape the future of business and management education, and support the global effort to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Joan Fisk, chair of the College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, was recently named chief executive officer of United Way Waterloo Region Communities (United Way WRC). Fisk was appointed following a nationwide search and will serve as United Way WRC’s first CEO. She has served on the College’s Advisory Board since 2011.
Since their introduction in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a crucial force in ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity around the globe. How these goals can be integrated into business education, research and strategic partnerships will be the focus of the PRME Regional North America Meeting being held at the University of Guelph from October 18 to 20.
Hundreds of thousands of international tourists visit the small South Asian country of Nepal each year to experience its many historical sites and take in the Himalayas. It is most widely known as the main entry point to Mount Everest where thrill seekers risk life and limb to climb to the summit. There is no doubt that these tourism dollars are important to Nepal’s economy, but a growing effort is being made to extend Nepalese tourism beyond traditional excursions and expeditions.
Stephen Lewis has spent much of his career in the public eye fighting to make the world a fair, equal and just place, a battle that continues to become increasingly challenging and crucial to the future of the planet and its people. This was the message he shared with MA Leadership students and alumni at the Luminary Leader Speaker Series event held on Thursday, marking the conclusion of the MA Leadership residential week.
Drawing on its distinct strength in hospitality education, the College of Business and Economics is pleased to announce that it has launched a Hospitality Leadership Certificate in partnership with Cornell University. The certificate is designed for mid-to-senior level professionals in the hospitality industry who are interested in strengthening their managerial, finance and leadership skills through a flexible, interactive and specialized professional development experience.
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.
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.
University of Guelph business students brought home top awards from DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) that took place recently in Anaheim, California. Held annually, the ICDC welcomes more than 1,500 collegiate DECA members from multiple countries to compete in intense case competitions focused on marketing, finance, hospitality and management.