Travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler recently released its list of the world's friendliest cities, placing Victoria B.C. in third place, and tying Melbourne, Australia and Aukland New Zealand in the top spot. In this interview with CTV News Channel, Statia Elliot, Director of the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management speaks about the list, how the data were collected and factors that contributed to the rankings.
Congratulations to Khalil Rohani who successfully defended his PhD thesis in Management today. Rohani's thesis, "Fair, clear, good to redeem: The effect of consumer perception of fairness and transparency on coupon redemption" is the first to be defended in this program.
Two professors from the College of Business and Economics were recently profiled in Research Magazine's 2014 Agri-Food Yearbook Edition. Lefa Teng from the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies and Marion Joppe from the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management shared their research on icewine fraud and reviving rural tourism, respectively.
Lefa's profile is on page 8 and Marion's research is on page 20 of this issue of Research Magazine.
More than 425 people from around the globe gathered in Ottawa this past July to share leading-edge research and best practices in the application of positive psychology.
Following their successful entry into CBaSE's Hub Incubator Program, the minds behind Redtree Robotics recently gained even more recognition with a coveted spot in FounderFuel's fall 2014 cohort in addition to $100,000 in funding. Congratulations to University of Guelph PhD cadidates and RedTree Robotics co-founders Jason Ernst and Tom Hummel.
Are you ready to celebrate Canadian cuisine this Saturday? Our Food Laureate, Anita Stewart, along with countless farmers, fishers, chefs, researchers and home cooks from across the country are preparing to celebrate Food Day Canada. Launched by Stewart as the World's Longest Barbeque in 2003 to support farmers in the aftermath of the mad cow crisis, Food Day Canada features a wide range of events focused on local food.
Business alumnus Chris Hemmerich is taking his professional golfing career to the next level at the RBC Canadian Open. The former Gryphons golf team member made his PGA Tour debut on July 24 at the Royal Montreal Golf Club competing against top golfers from around the world. Hemmerich made headlines late last year after being named to the National Golf Team.
In this CTV News Kitchener report, REH professor Paul Anglin is interviewed in response to a claim from American credit ratings and research agency Fitch Ratings that Canadian homes are selling for 20% more than their value. According to Anglin, while home value might be overevaluated, Fitch Ratings' figure is not realistic.
A new study co-authored by Department of Management professor Jamie Gruman suggests that managers and human resources professionals should adopt a better understanding of employee engagement if they want to ensure staff are fulfilled and satisfied in their work.
According to this article from the Globe and Mail, getting rid of tipping may help improve restaurant culture. University of Guelph tipping experts, Mike von Massow and Bruce McAdams, talk about the results of their recent study that interviewed about 100 managers and servers on the topic. What they found was that tipping causes a number of challenges ranging from controlling the quality of service to rivalry among staff.