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November 4: PJ’s Restaurant named top Diners’ Choice for lunches

PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium has topped the Diners’ Choice “Great for Lunch” list in the Toronto/Ontario section of Opentable.com. The restaurant guide website states the top 10 list was derived from the choices of “more than 85,600 diners.”
Facing strong competition from across the Greater Toronto Area, PJ’s was ranked higher than top restaurants such as Mercatto, FOUR and Oliver & Bonacini’s. Among the 10 restaurants chosen, PJ’s was the only one located outside the GTA.

November 3: HTM professor comments on technology-based pedagogy for Academic Matters

The current issue of Academic Matters features an article by Joan Flaherty, assistant professor in CME’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, on the pros and cons of adopting technology in the classroom. Academic Matters is the biannual magazine of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, and is mailed to 17,000 professors, academic librarians, and others interested in higher education issues across Canada.

November 2: CME places second in Globe and Mail’s survey-based ranking

GUELPH, Ont. (Tuesday, November 2, 2010) – The University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics (CME) ranked second among business schools of medium-sized universities in The Globe and Mail’s recent Canadian University Report. The annual national survey of students compares universities of similar size in 60 categories, and bills itself as “the first to grade universities based on what their students said about them.”

November 1: UN special advisor Kernaghan Webb to address CME grad students

Kernaghan Webb, a special advisor to the United Nations on corporate social responsibility standards, will address CME graduate students Wednesday as part of the Research Seminar Series. Dr. Webb is the founding director of the Institute of the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ryerson University, where he also serves as an associate professor.

October 29: Country duo represents CME at United Way fundraiser College Idol

The country duo of Amy Nodwell and Scotty Kipfer represented CME at Thursday’s College Idol music contest. The luncheon event is an annual fundraiser for the University of Guelph’s United Way campaign. It features musical acts from each of the seven colleges squaring off in the name of the greater good.

For Nodwell, a fourth-year Marketing Management major, this year’s College Idol marked a return of sorts after sitting out last year.

October 28: Students in industrial relations course pit wits for mock arbitration day

Students in Prof. Evie Adomait’s Industrial Relations course (ECON*2200) had the chance to put their learning into practice with a mock arbitration session held this weekend at Rozanski Hall. The all-day session was hosted by Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti, a Toronto-based firm specializing in labour relations and employment law.

October 27: Prominent U.S. education blog cites passage from CME dean’s text

A leading education blog run by the San Franciso-based Center for Science and Mathematics Education recently posted a lengthy excerpt from Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, co-edited by CME Dean Julia Christensen Hughes. Under the heading Why Are Students So Passive?, the posting refers to Taking Stock as “an excellent new book” on post-secondary pedagogy and introduces the excerpt from Maryellen Weimer, professor emeritus of Teaching and Learning at The Pennsylvania State University.

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