Research in the Peruvian Amazon

Professor Justin Taillon has worked in the Peruvian Amazon three times in the past four years. His research in the region focuses on marketing-based conservation through hotels and tourism, particularly with the Ese'Eja indigenous persons from Southeastern Peru and Northeastern Bolivia. This summer he was joined by University of Guelph Environmental Engineering Professor Khosrow Farahbakhsh and three research assistants: CME PhD students Sean Hingston, HTM undergraduate student Emmanuel Cini, and environmental engineering Master's student Rachael Marshall.

Students and Professor Present Paper at HITEC

HTM students Ashley Ferreira and Fanyi Wei, as well as Professor Justin Taillon presented a paper, "Towards Understanding the Consequences of Hotel PMS Risk Aversion" at HITEC this week.  HITEC, an annual conference with more than 8,000 attendees, is being held in Minneapolis, MN, this year.  Three HTM students are attending the conference - hopefully we will have even more next year when the event is held in Los Angeles! To attend you must be an HFTP member in good standing - food and lodging expenses are covered for all student attendees.

2013 HAFA HTM Alumni Golf Tournament

The 9th Annual HAFA/HTM Alumni Association Golf Tournament held at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club on Monday, June 17th was a great success!!  Thank you to alumni, sponsors and all volunteers.

See photos on Facebook.


Skills Training Prepares Grad Students for Industry Jobs

Assistant Prof. Mike von Massow helps to deliver the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Scholarship Program which is offered by the Partnership Agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and the Ministry of Rural Affairs. A recent At Guelph article highlight's from a grad student's perspective, how this program which integrates science, business and marketing, and helped prepare her for work in her industry.

PhD Student, Carrie Herzog to Present Doctoral Thesis Proposal

Join Carrie Herzog, a Service Management - PhD in Management student as she presents her doctoral thesis proposal on "Customer Perceptions and Meaning of Sustainability in Full-Service Restaurant Experiences".

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
11:15 a.m.
MACS Room 121

For further information or a copy of the abstract, please contact Cori Wells at cori.wells@uoguelph.ca.

Professor McAdams Featured in Today's Globe & Mail

Full Globe & Mail Article by Ann Hui - Published Tuesday, June 1, 2013

The days of whipping out a cell phone calculator or scribbling long division on a napkin when the bill arrives may soon be over.

The New York restaurant, Sushi Yasuda, recently announced that it has implemented a no-tipping policy. Instead, the restaurant increased its prices by 15 per cent across the menu, and servers paid a proper salary and benefits based on that.

Professors Awarded by SoTL

Professors Joan Flaherty & Chris Choi have been awarded $11,000 from the  Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Fund (SoTL). The scholarship is offered through the  Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support and the Office of the Associate Vice President (Academic) founded in 2011. This fund is intended to encourage and support research related to teaching and learning at the University of Guelph.

Guelph Students Run One of Canada's Most Sustainable Restaurants

"PJ's is a restaurant, but it's also a laboratory. Every class is asked to rethink how we produce our product."

“Straws suck,” reads a T-shirt worn by Prof. Bruce McAdams, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. “Not everyone gets it,” he admits of the pun, but they would if they had a meal at PJ’s Restaurant, where straws have been banned to reduce waste.

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