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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.

Wyatt trainer with judges Julia, Anne and Kristel

U of G student entrepreneur who hopes to disrupt the money loan industry wins $500 award

In a high-pressure competition last week, student entrepreneurs pitched their businesses in 3 minutes or less to a panel of judges, competing for the Warren and Deborah Jestin Award at the CBaSE Hub Incubator Pitch Finals.

Congratulations to Wyatt Trainer, founder of Lendly, on winning this year’s award. Lendly is a Peer-to-Peer Lending platform that connects borrowers to lenders, in a similar way to how ride-sharing connects riders to drivers.

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

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