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September 8: MCS Faculty and Student Receive Award for Paper

Brita Ball, Anne Wilcock, and Scott Colwell received a highly commended paper award for their paper entitled “The role of management commitment on factors predicting worker food safety behavior” that they presented at the Canadian Quality Congress at the University of Toronto in August 2010. The paper was based on the research done by Brita for her PhD.  Anne Wilcock is Brita’s co-advisor, and Scott Colwell is one of Brita’s advisory committee members.

September 7: Exemplary Staff Honoured at Community Breakfast

Fourteen outstanding U of G employees received President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service today at the eighth annual community breakfast, including Lois Lamble, Anne Bolger and Sandra Campbell who were awarded the Exemplary Team Recognition Award.  The administrative team in the Department of Economics was recognized for dedication, work ethic and mutual support. The trio has more than 42 years of service to the University, and share their experience and knowledge with others.

August 31: Bilingualism Translates into Higher Earnings, Study Finds

Bilingual employees earn more than their unilingual counterparts even if they aren't using their language skills on the job, according to a new University of Guelph study. Economics professors Louis Christofides and Robert Swidinsky examined the earnings of Canadians and compared the difference in wages between bilingual and unilingual employees as well as bilingual employees who are required to speak a second language on the job.

August 31: UN climate change group told to stick to science

OTTAWA - An international academy of scientists is telling the UN’s global climate change research group to stick to science and stay out of advocacy. The InterAcademy Council, an international group representing scientific bodies from around the world, began a review of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change back in March after a series of controversies over accuracy.

August 30: CME has strong showing in Corporate Knights Survey

For the second year in a row, CME has had a strong showing in the annual Corporate Knight’s ranking of business schools. This year we placed 11th out of 47 undergraduate management programs with a commitment to sustainability, improved our performance in several categories, and increased our overall grade from 56.42 in 2009 to 61.95 in 2010.

August 25: Guelph's NetImpact Chapter Receives Silver Status

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.

August 18: Marketing Student Appears in Disney Movie

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.

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