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June 10: CBaSE and Innovation Guelph embrace commonalities, cultivate entrepreneurship on campus and across the community

For five years, the Co-operators Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship (CBaSE) and Innovation Guelph (IG) have enjoyed a burgeoning relationship focused on fostering the University of Guelph and the city of Guelph’s vibrant entrepreneurial communities. CBaSE, an on-campus centre that offers commerce students opportunities to engage in applied projects, and IG, a local catalyst for entrepreneurial initiative, share a connection that has quickly become increasingly strategic, multidimensional and mutually beneficial. 

June 9: Micro-Tyco challenge founder and honorary doctorate recipient Mick Jackson interviewed on CBC

Earlier this year, U of G's first-year business students participated in the Micro-Tyco challenge and raised more than $8,000 for micro-loans to help the world’s poorest people work their own way out of poverty. This week, the University of Guelph welcomes Micro-Tyco founder Mick Jackson to campus for spring convocation and is recognizing his global contributions with an honorary doctorate.

June 5: Professor Marion Joppe interviewed on Chinese tourism in Windsor-Essex region

In this article from CBC News, tourism management professor Marion Joppe is interviewed about the status of Chinese tourism in the Windsor-Essex region of Ontario. According to Joppe, in order to attract more visitors from China, this area should expand its attractions to include large shopping centres primarily found around major cities. Read "Windsor-Essex missing out on hosting Chinese tourists."

May 28: The College of Business and Economics honours Dr. Bill Winegard with the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award

Photo of Dr. Bill WinegardAttendees of last night's Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award event were treated to words of wisdom and inspiration from this year's recipient and one of the University of Guelph's founding presidents, the Honourable Bill Winegard. The evening celebrated his commitment to leadership through his diverse career spanning education, public service and avid volunteerism. In addition to the award, Dr.

May 21: SOBDR2014 Decision Research Conference a big success

The 2014 Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research (SOBDR) Conference, supported jointly by the Departments of Marketing and Consumer Studies, Economics an Finance, and the Center for Business and Social Entrepreneurship was a great success. More than 100 students and scholars from across southern Ontario came together for the 10th annual conference to hear from leading researchers in the areas of consumer behavior, economics, and psychology. The day-long event featured two keynotes- Dr. J. Keith Murnighan from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Dr.

May 16: MBA students participate in live case study with PepsiCo

Approximately 30 MBA students recently completed their program with help from one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies - PepsiCo. Working in seven teams of four over the span of five days, students used everything they learned during their program to respond to a mandate presented by the company. The reward for the best recommendations? An all-expenses-paid trip to Dallas, Texas for an NFL game in the PepsiCo box.

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