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Business Pentathlon

Ontario High School students compete at CBE’s Business Pentathlon

Over 220 Ontario high school students travelled to campus last week, competing head-to-head in the first annual University of Guelph Business Pentathlon, hosted by the College of Business and Economics.

The Business Pentathlon was designed by U of G undergraduate business students, and invited Ontario high school students to campus to compete in five fun and challenging business-focused events, which tested their business knowledge, communication and leadership skills.

College of Business and Economics to host event focused on social enterprise in the food industry

LAICOS Enterprise Hub, with the help from the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph and Capacity Canada, will be hosting an event to highlight the importance of social enterprise in the food industry.

LAICOS Enterprise Hub includes 10 organizations from the Kitchener to Toronto corridor who support the development of businesses and non-profits with incubation and acceleration services. The event will include interactive displays that promote the value of social enterprise in the food industry.

2018 Alumni Awards - Call for nominations

Nominations now open for 2018 CBE Alumni Awards

University of Guelph business and economics alumni are making a difference in workplaces and communities across Canada and around the world. In an effort to recognize these exceptional individuals, the College of Business and Economics is reaching out to alumni to nominate U of G business alumni for a Notable Alumni Award or the 10x10 Alumni with Impact Award.

These prestigious awards represent the highest level of recognition the College gives to its alumni, and nominations for the 2018 awards are now open.

Guest lecture

Economics and finance students learn first-hand from prominent industry leaders

U of G economics and finance students go beyond the textbooks each semester, learning from the first-hand experiences of prominent financial and investment leaders.

Economics professor Francis Tapon has always stressed the importance of engaging with industry leaders. In an effort to connect student learning with real-world concepts, his ECON3660 and 6820 classes benefit from a “who’s who” of guest speakers of the finance industry throughout the semester.

This semester, students connected with:

Improve Life Challenge 2018

Normally, if you tell a Guelph student they’re going to be stuck in the Science Complex all weekend, perhaps even into the night, they are apprehensive to say the least. During the Improve Life Challenge, though, they jump at the chance to band together with other students, community partners, and mentors to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

U of G at HotelNext competition

U of G HFTM students win national hotel competition

U of G business students are national champions after winning the 2018 HotelNext Canada competition in downtown Toronto on April 24th.

The competition gives Canadian University students a chance to showcase their inspiring designs on an under-performing hotel. Students chose a market, reviewed operating history, made renovation recommendations and presented a capital plan.

CBE graduates awarded best paper in Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

Two U of G marketing and consumer studies graduates were awarded Best Paper published in 2017 in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (CJAS) for their article on successful brand community.

The paper – The impact of sense of duty on brand community outcomes – focuses on what markers are essential for successful brand community, and how to validate the role of sense of duty toward the community. From a marketing perspective, this is important in order to understand the marketing levers that influence favourable behavioural outcomes.

U of G business alumnus makes Top 30 Under 30 list

Congratulations to U of G business alumnus Sid Grover on making the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Top 30 Under 30!

The Top 30 Under 30 recipients are chosen based on their success in their current roles, as well as what each one brings to the industry through leadership opportunities, community involvement, industry development and/or mentoring.

Students presenting their study to help improve Campobello Island

Connecting communities: BComm students aim to improve small maritime community

A new business consulting course at the University of Guelph is taking learning outside the classroom to help the people of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, through community engagement and experiential learning.

One of the biggest issues facing the community of about 1,200 people is its geographic isolation. The island is accessible by ferry only four months of the year. To get there by land, visitors need to cross a bridge from Maine to the island.

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