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Lang School Earns AACSB International Accreditation

University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics has joined the ranks of some of the world’s top business schools by achieving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

Founded in 1916, AACSB is widely considered one of the world’s most prestigious accreditations, which fewer than 6% of the world's business schools have earned. It is also the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

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Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Across the Business World

Lang faculty bring a unique lens to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) themes. 

On May 25, 2020, the killing of George Floyd set off a firestorm of protests across North America that made it impossible for even the most change-resistant leaders to ignore the conversation surrounding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

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Restaurant sustainability initiatives lose ground during COVID-19

Experts from Lang's School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry's sustainability initiatives. 

Across Canada, restaurant sustainability initiatives are taking one step forward and two steps back as full-service restaurants struggle to weather the most daunting winter season in recent memory. 

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$12,500 in scholarships to support student gender equity initiatives

Applications are now open for the annual HeForShe gender equity scholarships, which total $12,500 across three student-based scholarships. The scholarships are in support of the United Nations’ HeForShe initiative and are funded by the Angel Gabriel Foundation and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

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Lang business students help solve real-world problems in case competition featuring Labatt Brewing Company

Last week, Lang business students had the opportunity to pitch creative business solutions to executives from Labatt Brewing Company during a live virtual case competition. The competition is part of a fourth-year capstone course that challenges students to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world challenges facing companies.

This year, the Lang School partnered with Labatt to propose a variety of challenges the company may face, ranging from sustainability initiatives and engaging new consumer markets, to strong e-commerce strategies during a pandemic.

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For Lang alumnus and serial entrepreneur, business success is all about looking ahead

If there’s one thing that Tony Ambler (BComm ’74) has learned throughout his illustrious career, it is that business success doesn’t just happen by accident.

Ambler, who has founded multiple multi-million-dollar businesses, is always looking ahead to potential trends that are on the horizon. This ability, paired with his knack for clearly communicating the value of his innovations, is why the UofG alumnus always has the right touch when building his businesses.

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