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.
A Canadian innovation with University of Guelph roots is being recognized for its positive impact on the health and well-being of people around the world. Lucky Iron Fish™, the company led by Bachelor of Commerce alumnus Gavin Armstrong that distributes iron ingots to help battle anemia in developing countries, is one of 17 recipients of the inaugural Flourish Prize being awarded by AIM2Flourish.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.