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Lang researchers among U of G COVID-19 research funding recipients

The University of Guelph has awarded nearly $700,000 to U of G researchers for projects designed to support the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact. Each project received up to $10,000 from the Research Development and Catalyst Fund.

Among the funded projects are six research projects by Lang faculty, with matching support from the Office of Research.

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Lang students pitch solutions to industry partners in virtual capstone course

Last month, Lang business students had the opportunity to present their creative business solutions to industry representatives as part of a fourth-year capstone course. In the course, students were placed into teams and received a real-world business challenge from their assigned organization.

With the current restrictions, students pitched their solutions remotely to representatives from one of three industry partners: Canadian Tire Corporation, Magna International, and RBC.

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Lang prof joins Minister’s subcommittees for Sport and COVID-19

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture has launched several subcommittees to work with stakeholders to better understand the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Sport sector and support the sector with resuming operations after the health crisis is over.

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Lang grad pays it forward with kindness

Lang alumnus Tony D'Amato Stortz is using his extra time during the pandemic by offering to build personal gardens for his neighbours.

After receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), D'Amato Stortz decided to use the spare time and money to do his part in alleviating food-driven anxiety and give back to his community. In return for the gardens, he only asks that they do their part to help the community.

Read the full story on KitchenerToday.

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Dr. Lysa Porth to become new dean of the Lang School

The University of Guelph and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics are excited to announce that Dr. Lysa Porth will become the new dean of the Lang School effective October 1st, 2020.

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Two members of the Lang School to join Mayor's Task Force on Economic Recovery

Two members of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics have been invited to participate in the newly created Mayor's Task Force on Economic Recovery for the City of Guelph. Former dean Julia Christensen Hughes and Executive Director of the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise Melanie Lang will join a collaborative group, tasked with navigating the operational and financial challenges created by the global public health crisis.

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Several Lang students among 2020 Flourish Prize finalists

Congratulations to four teams of Lang students who were announced as AIM2Flourish 2020 Flourish Prize finalists, which includes students from universities in over 90 countries. They are among 76 finalists chosen from over 800 submissions.

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