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.
The opening of Parksville, B.C. restaurant Smoke and Water has people talking about the future of tipping in Canadian restaurants. The soon-to-be eatery has opted to increase the prices of its menu items by 18 per cent in order pay its staff a living wage.
The University of Guelph and the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management are preparing to welcome approximately 60 international delegates to the eighth Tourism Education Futures Initiative Conference (TEFI8) from June 4 to 7. This year’s theme, “Transformational Learning: Activism, empowerment and political agency in tourism education” is in keeping with TEFI’s mission to push boundaries, think creatively and inform and support tourism educators and students to transform the world for the better.
Rising pork prices and shrinking packages of bacon might be leaving a lot of Canadians achin' for bacon. In this article and video report from CBC, Professor and Associate Dean Sylvain Charlebois comments on the unique demand for the meat.
Professor Kris Inwood’s paper, “Trade Policy and Industrial Development: Iron and Steel in a Small Open Economy, 1870-1913” has been awarded the Harry Johnson Prize by the Canadian Journal of Economics. The prize recognizes the author or authors of the article judged to be the best published in the Journal during the preceding calendar year.
One of the University of Guelph’s founding presidents will return to campus on May 27 to receive the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award.
Staff at the City of Guelph is proposing enhanced enforcement and education in place of formal licensing to address problems in high-density rental areas, such as those around the University of Guelph. In this article from the Guelph Mercury Professor Jane Londerville voices her support of the recommendation.
Canadian access to raw milk has been banned since 1991, but debates over whether this ban should be lifted has been gaining momentum recently. This past Tuesday, the Science to Policy Symposium held at U of G focused its discussion on whether the product should be sold legally in Canada.
College of Business and Economics Dean Julia Christensen Hughes provides comments on cheating in Canadian universities in this article from The Globe and Mail. In her comments, Dr. Christensen Hughes notes the large gap between the number of students who admit to cheating when surveyed and the number of students caught cheating.
The University of Guelph's Food Institute has gained a renowned expert in its Senior Director, External, Paul Uys. Uys joins the Food Institute with decades of experience developing well-known food brands with Loblaw Companies Limited such as No Name, President's Choice Organics and PC Blue Menu. To learn more about Uys and his vision for the Food Institute, check out this article from the Ontario Agricultural College.