School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management professor wins Excellence Award for Service

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Bruce McAdams (centre) accepts the PRME Excellence Award for Service.

School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management professor Bruce McAdams was recently recognized for his work within the realm of responsible management education at the 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America, hosted at the University of Guelph. McAdams was one of three recipients of the PRME Excellence Awards, which recognize the ongoing efforts of individuals in advancing the six United Nations Principles for PRME in the areas research, teaching and service.

The 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America united representatives from academia and industry from across North America to discuss topics connected to integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into educational programming, research and strategic partnerships.

McAdams’ commitment to advancing the principles has been demonstrated through his founding of the University of Guelph Sustainable Restaurant Project (UGSRP), which supports both faculty and student research on topics related to sustainability in the foodservice industry. McAdams was also recognized by the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) in 2016 as its “Educator of the Year.”   

“As scholars we have the responsibility to integrate sustainability in the work we do and spread awareness on the importance of achieving the SDGs to our students, fellow researchers and to our communities,” said McAdams. “I am humbled by this recognition and look forward to continuing my work in promoting PRME’s principles.”

About PRME

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As a voluntary initiative with over 650 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions. Learn more on the PRME website.

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