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Students presenting their study to help improve Campobello Island

Connecting communities: BComm students aim to improve small maritime community

A new business consulting course at the University of Guelph is taking learning outside the classroom to help the people of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, through community engagement and experiential learning.

One of the biggest issues facing the community of about 1,200 people is its geographic isolation. The island is accessible by ferry only four months of the year. To get there by land, visitors need to cross a bridge from Maine to the island.

U of G business students win global sustainable development essay contest

A team of U of G business students have been awarded one of 17 AIM2Flourish awards – a United Nation’s supported academic competition that celebrates real sustainable business innovations. The U of G students were chosen from 503 essay submissions from across the world.

Students are asked to submit essays to AIM2Flourish that best meet each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). AIM2Flourish identifies the essays that best communicate each of the 17 SDG’s.

Two U of G teams are among the 2018 Flourish Prizes Finalists

Two U of G teams, consisting of primarily U of G BComm students, are among the AIM2Flourish 2018 Flourish Prize finalists, which includes 63 finalists from 28 business schools across 15 countries.

The two U of G teams include:

Providing the Power to Grow – written by James Apps, David Garden, Brandon Kolar, Anees Khan, and Olajide Ebun from the University of Guelph, under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.

U of G My World, My Choice student leaders

U of G business students help spread the word about sustainability

U of G business students are helping educate local high school and elementary school students on how businesses can think and act more sustainably.

The group – called My World, My Choice – is an educational mentorship program where junior and senior students in the Guelph community are taught to develop business projects that are not only profitable, but are also beneficial to society and the environment.

left to right: Jonas Haertle, Lloyd Longfield, Julia Christensen Hughes, Gavin Armstrong

CBE named a PRME Champion School

The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) has been named Champion of the United Nations initiative Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for another two-year period. Over the next two years, CBE will continue to contribute to thought and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the United Nations sustainable development agenda and will actively engage in the PRME Champions’ flagship project, “Mainstreaming the SDGs in PRME Institutions.” 

Agriculture workshop aims to promote food self-determination among First Nations

Representatives from First Nations communities, provincial government, and the University of Guelph are meeting on campus November 21 to 22 for the inaugural First Nation Agricultural Workshop. This workshop in support of the pursuit of food self-determination among First Nations communities is led by professor Elliott Currie of the Department of Management.

“Commodities, Well-being and Institutions” Workshop encourages discussion of global problems through an economic lens

The “Commodities, Well-being and Institutions” workshop drew in many scholars from around the world to discuss their research. The workshop was organized by University of Guelph economics professors Louise Grogan and Mike Hoy, and University of Bobo Dioulasso professor Agnes Zabsonre, and supported through funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). This event served as an opportunity for scholars to come together, share their perspectives and analyze current issues using economic theories and data analysis techniques.

Integration of Sustainable Development Goals discussed at PRME Regional Meeting at University of Guelph

Individuals from across North America representing academia and industry are gathering at the University of Guelph this week to discuss the integration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their organizations. These discussions are the focus of the 4th Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Regional Meeting North America, hosted by the College of Business and Economics.

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