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Lang School launches Institute for Sustainable Commerce

The University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics has launched a new institute to support and advance cutting-edge business sustainability-related research and curriculum innovations.

Lang students pitch solutions to real business challenges in virtual competition.

Last week, Lang Commerce students pitched creative business solutions to representatives of industry partners as part of their fourth-year capstone course MGMT*4000 – Strategic Management.

393 Lang students from all 9 BComm majors were placed into teams and received a specific strategic problem facing one of three industry partners, including Labatt, TELUS and startup Shared Storage. The teams worked on solving their assigned problem throughout the semester.

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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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New scholarship supports BIPOC Commerce students

A new scholarship supported by a U of G alumnus aims to boost opportunities available for Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) students at the Lang School.

Jide Atilola (BComm ’08), a Guelph real estate professional, launched the annual Atilola Real Estate Scholarship in Business last year, specifically for a BIPOC student enrolled in Lang’s Bachelor of Commerce program.

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Lang Welcomes New Dean Lysa Porth

Lysa Porth officially assumes the role of dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph on October 1st.

Lysa Porth, Dean of the Lang School

A respected scholar, industry liaison and administrator, Porth is known for being strategic, inclusive and results-oriented, and an advocate for teaching and research.

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Lang School recognized as Top 4 HR Schools in Canada

The Lang School has been recognized as one of the top Canadian business schools to offer human resource management studies, according to a recent ranking by Your Workplace magazine.

The ranking lists the Lang School as one of four schools considered "advanced", providing a progressive HR program plus a positive work culture for staff and students. Listed alongside the Lang School are Queen's University, University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto.

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Incoming Lang grad student receives prestigious OMAFRA HQP Scholarship

Emily Robinson, a recent graduate from Lang's BComm program and an incoming MSc student in Lang’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, recently received funding through the OMAFRA Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Scholarship program for her research on single-use plastics in the restaurant industry.

The OMAFRA – U of G Partnership funds the HQP Scholarship program, which aims to support the development of highly skilled graduates who can meet the changing demands of the agri-food and rural sector.

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