A business school for our changing world | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

A business school for our changing world

The University of Guelph has received a $21-million donation from Kim and Stu Lang to boost the global reputation and impact of its business school and rename the College of Business and Economics to the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

The gift – the largest-ever in University of Guelph history – honours Stu's late father Gordon, a renowned Canadian business leader and founder of CCL Industries, the world's largest label manufacturer.

The funding will help the business school to further expand its already widespread sustainability initiatives and support numerous educational efforts, including new academic chairs, various undergraduate and graduate scholarships, and student experiential learning opportunities.

View the full press release.

The Lang's transformational gift will support business education at U of G in the following ways:

4 Named Faculty Chairs

The Lang gift will create 4 faculty chairs in strategic disciplines across the business school, including finance, sport management, marketing and leadership.


Lang Innovation Fund

The Lang gift will enable professors to develop innovative teaching methods, designed to maximize student learning. It will also provide students with access to funds that will support participation in international competitions and travel to remote and global communities.

Entrance Scholarships

By offering multiple Lang entrance scholarships, business education will be more accessible and will bring the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students to Lang.



Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics is changing business for good.

The gift will also transform the exterior of Macdonald Hall, creating the soon-to-be campus landmark, Lang Plaza.


View the full live stream announcement: 

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