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U of G Datathon teaches students how to effectively communicate data

University of Guelph business students took part in the 2nd annual Datathon earlier this month to develop and enhance their business and data analytics skills.

The event, which is hosted with the support from KPMG and CPA Ontario, aims to provide students the opportunity to develop some of the important skills needed for data analytics, a recognized skillset needed in the finance and accounting industry.

Julia Christensen Hughes

College of Business and Economics Dean elected to join the GRLI Foundation board

Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of the College of Business and Economics, will be joining the GRLI Foundation Board, appointed to a minimum two-year period.

The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) exists to catalyze development of Global Responsibility in leadership and practice worldwide, and lead initiatives at the interface between education, business and society to help make globally responsible progress a reality.

Her appointment is in the partner representative category.

Students listening to panel

Aspiring student entrepreneurs learn from panel of successful local female entrepreneurs

University of Guelph students headed downtown Guelph earlier this month for OWN IT, an evening of inspiration and a panel discussion with local female entrepreneurs on the fears, successes and future visions of starting a small business.

The event was co-hosted by the on-campus group Guelph Women in Leadership (GWIL) the Modern Bride, a bridal boutique located in downtown Guelph. The event aimed to inspire aspiring female entrepreneurs to take the next step toward their small business or ideas.

Students at Crack The Case

U of G business students compete for cash prizes at annual accounting case competition

The Accounting Society of Guelph (ASG) hosted their annual Crack the Case competition earlier this month, welcoming over 45 U of G business students to compete for cash prizes.

The annual competition features both a junior and senior accounting case competition, available for all U of G business students, that aims to create a competitive environment that requires teams to compete and perform under pressure. Teams are required to apply the accounting theories learned in class to real life situations.

Dan Lauer from MLSE

U of G students host several sport business industry leaders at second annual networking night

Last month, University of Guelph students had the chance to learn more about the sports business industry and network with several professionals in the industry at the second annual networking event, Networking Night: a career in sports business.

The event was hosted by the Guelph Sports Management Association and offered the chance for all students with an interest in the sports industry to attend and network with industry professionals.

Student leading workshop

U of G business students help spread the word about gender equality on campus

Over the month of February, University of Guelph Bachelor of Commerce students will be running workshops that will spark conversation around gender equity, equality and stereotypes on campus and beyond.

Led by students from assistant professor Kathleen Rodenburg’s leadership class, the workshops aim to support the UN’s HeForShe gender solidarity campaign. The students will be visiting various groups of students on campus, including engineering, business and the Gryphons Football team, to discuss how they can help break gender stereotypes and improve gender equality.

U of G CBE Dean's Scholarship recipients

U of G business students recognized at Dean’s Scholarship luncheon

On February 7, the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics recognized the college’s top academic students at the annual Dean’s Scholarship luncheon.

The Dean’s Scholarship, which recognizes the top academic students from across the College, was awarded to 26 undergraduate business students. Award recipients were invited to the Dean’s Scholarship Luncheon to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.

U of G faculty member co-chairs national sustainable tourism conference

University of Guelph business professor Marion Joppe was in Victoria, BC last month as a co-chair for the 2019 IMPACT Sustainability Travel and Tourism conference.

The second annual conference was a collaborative national dialogue that focused on the tourism industry and its impact on Canada’s economic, social, environmental and cultural fabric, and on its contribution to Canada’s sustainable future.

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