The University of Guelph's NetImpact Chapter is excited to announce that it has received a Silver Status ranking from NetImpact central, which is based out of San Francisco. This ranking is attributed to the Guelph Chapter's successful speaker series, engagement with students, faculty and administration, and reach into the local community. The NetImpact Chapter would like to thank all members for helping Guelph's NetImpact achieve this honour.
An opinion piece by CME Prof. Sylvain Charlebois about the impact of climate change on agriculture is featured in today's Globe and Mail.
In the article, Charlebois points to Russia's recent decision to stop all grain exports because of extreme heat as an example of how weather is affecting global food productivity and, as a result, global food prices.
Hiking in Rockwood led him to a casting call for background actors. When Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam debuts on the Disney Channel Sept. 3, U of G Marketing student Peter Hewitt will be watching closely for a familiar face — his own. Hewitt appears as a background actor in the film, which stars Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.
Vinay Kanetkar and Towhidul Islam, Faculty Members in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, and CME alumni Sameer Goswami won the best poster competition award at the 32nd Annual Marketing Science conference in Cologne Germany. The title of the poster was "Expensive by the Dozen? Consumer Response to Quantity Premium".
Nearly $700,000 in new scholarships for emerging leaders in the agri-food and bioeconomy sectors has been awarded to 32 graduate students at the University of Guelph. The funding is provided via the University's partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
Marketing Professor Towhidul Islam studies how consumers make savings choices. Every business wants to unravel the secrets of consumer decision-making. Why do people make the choices they make? Can we separate customer choice (or preference) from uncertainty (or inconsistency)? What influences choices, and how do preferences and inconsistencies change over time? Research by Prof. Towhidul Islam, Marketing and Consumer Studies, can help answer some of those questions. But he intends to do more than help corporations do a better job of selling their products.
In recognition that "food" is an area of historic and significant interest across the University of Guelph and the College of Management and Economics, CME is supporting Food Day, a holiday initiated by by Anita Stewart. This year it will be celebrated on Saturday, July 31.
Food Day challenges Canadians to barbeque/cook using local/regional ingredients and share their menus on a dedicated website. Visit the Food Day website for more information.
Professor Anne Wilcock is a member of the organizing committee for the 2nd Annual Canadian Quality Congress that will be held at the University of Toronto, August 23-25, 2010. The Conference is the premier Canadian event on quality management and business excellence, with the goal of discussing total quality management research, practices, and applications in a variety of industries.
Charles Lawrence has been named as the Program Head for the Justice Studies BASc and BAA programs at the University of Guelph-Humber, effective August 9, 2010. Professor Lawrence was the Manager of Training and Development for the Training and Education Unit of the Toronto Police Service for the past 12 years. He has also held a variety of positions within the Ontario Police College and has taught a number of courses at both Humber and University of Guelph-Humber. He completed a M.A.