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Lang students continue to find success at annual JDCC competition

Lang business students started the year off strong with another successful performance at JDC Central (JDCC), the largest undergraduate business school competition in Central Canada.

Thirty-three of Lang’s top students competed in the competition, which brings over 600 student delegates together from Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. This year’s event was held virtually and featured competitions for academic cases in 8 business disciplines, parliamentary-style debates, eSports tournaments, social competitions, and charity contributions.

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Lang’s recruitment event returns with one-on-one virtual networking

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Lang’s largest winter semester recruitment event will return this week with over 26 employers registered to meet and network with Lang business students. Although the Commerce Job Expo will take place virtually this year, the online setting will still provide students with the opportunity to network with employers and make one-on-one connections.

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Partnership provides equipment for transformed UofG food lab

Thanks to a new partnership with Whirlpool Canada, the Lang School’s Anita Stewart Alumni Food Laboratory will be outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances and food preparation equipment.

As part of the partnership, Whirlpool Canada will be the exclusive appliance sponsor for the food lab, donating a complete line of brand-new appliances and equipment, ranging from ovens and cooktops to blenders and toasters.

Retirement Announcement: Joan Flaherty

After 34 extraordinary years in academia, associate professor Joan Flaherty has announced her retirement at the end of this year. In her 23 years as a full-time faculty member in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the Lang School, Joan has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs, most notably, Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications and Management.
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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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Support small businesses and UofG entrepreneurs this holiday season

With the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 has had on retail and small businesses, the Lang School has curated a list of local small businesses by entrepreneurs within the Lang community.

If you are looking to support small businesses this holiday season, these entrepreneurs and businesses from the Lang and U of G Wood Centre community may have the next gift idea for you!


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Co-op in unique places: Nathan Muir-Cressman, Lang BComm

Adding a co-operative education term (co-op) to your degree can be a career-defining decision. That's why all majors within the Lang School's Bachelor of Commerce program features a co-op option. Co-op employers include a range of organizations, from local businesses and nonprofits to large national and international corporations. That means Lang students not only have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, but they have the chance to work in several unique places across Canada and the world.

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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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