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October 14: Marketing and Consumer Studies Chair offers perspective on home-ownership boom for Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada bills itself as being committed to “taking the pulse of Canadian communities.” So when, as part of its Canada’s Vital Signs 2010, the organization sought to make sense of the Canadian home-ownership boom between 2001 and 2006, they looked no further than Jane Londerville, CME’s interim Chair of Marketing and Consumer Studies. Read full article on Community Foundations of Canada website

October 13: CME Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, featured in CBC report on safety of organic food

Sylvain Charlebois, CME Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, is featured in a recent report from CBC British Columbia on the safety of organic foods. In the report, Charlebois argues that the rapid growth in the number of organic farms has led to risks to consumers not being properly managed.

The report is part of CBC British Columbia’s Appetite for Safety series, which probes all aspects of food safety in Canada.

October 12: CME Dean’s work garners praise from top e-learning and distance education researcher Tony Bates

A leading Canadian researcher and consultant in the field of e-learning and distance has given a favourable review of Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (McGill-Queen’s University Press), the 2010 book co-edited by Joy Mighty and CME Dean Julia Christensen Hughes.

The collection of essays from international pedagogical scholars stemmed from a research symposium held at the University of Guelph in 2008.

October 8: Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies honours top students

More than 20 undergraduate and graduate awards were handed out at Wednesday’s 12th annual Marketing and Consumer Studies Awards Ceremony held at the Guelph Cutten Club.  Michelle Bergsma had a reasonable excuse for not accepting her three honours in person at the annual Marketing and Consumer Studies annual awards ceremony. The third-year BComm, Marketing Management, student was in Whitehorse, where she is completing a co-op work-term with Outside the Cube.

October 7: Department of Business honours top accounting students

There was an unlikely winner at the recent Academic Excellence in Accounting dinner, hosted by the Department of Business. Hotel and Tourism Management graduate Katrina Bin won four of the evening’s top awards. CME’s Department of Business recently hosted its annual Academic Excellence in Accounting dinner at the University of Guelph’s Arboretum Centre. The event featured a mix of current students, alumni, faculty and business leaders who sponsored many of the awards.

October 6: CME students put learning into practice in Alberta Energy Challenge

Sustainability was the focus for the University of Guelph team that competed recently at the inaugural Alberta Energy Challenge in Edmonton.  A team of College of Management and Economics students recently returned from representing the University of Guelph at the Alberta Energy Challenge in Edmonton. The inaugural AEC aimed to bring together top commerce students from across North America and provide them with an opportunity to further develop and explore their interests in energy and the environment.

October 1: PJ’s Open for Lunch

Teaching restaurant serves more students; students serve more lunch. You’ve heard restaurants bragging that they change their menus four times a year to reflect the shifting seasons. Chef Simon Day, a lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, says that’s nothing. At PJ’s we have a different theme and a different menu every day. We’re going to be running 40 different restaurants this semester.”

September 29: HTM students get the naked truth on Canadians’ food and travel habits

Ipsos Decarie vice-president Luc Durand detailed national trends in eating habits and tourism for students and faculty from the School of Tourism and Hospitality as part of the school’s World Tourism Day celebrations.  Faculty and students from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management marked World Tourism Day 2010 with a revealing presentation from a leading Canadian food and tourism market researcher.

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