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March 6: HAFA alumnus competes on Top Chef Canada

Photo of Vittorio ColacittiAnother School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management alumnus is preparing to show off his culinary skills on a top cooking show. Vittorio Colacitti, a 2004 HAFA graduate, will compete on Top Chef Canada airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Food Network Canada.

March 6: Multiple faculty from U of G's business school featured in food industry news

Multiple faculty from the College of Business and Economics are featured in various food-related articles today. In the Toronto Star, Associate Dean and Professor Sylvain Charlebois is interviewed on challenges restaurants are facing with the effects of climate change on raw ingredients. The article is centred on Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle and its warning that it may have to halt production of certain salsas and guacamole.

Feb. 27: How will the California drought affect Canada? Professor Sylvain Charlebois interviewed

While the California drought may increase the cost of its imports to Canada, the decrease in Californian produce may serve as an opportunity for Canadian agriculture, according to Associate Dean and Professor Sylvain Charlebois. In this CBC News article, Charlebois comments on what the future may hold for Canadian produce as the drought continues. Read "California's crippling drought could cost – and benefit – Canadians"

Feb. 25: Dean Julia Christensen Hughes interviewed on academic integrity

In this story from CBC News, College of Business and Economics Dean Julia Christensen Hughes comments on the realities of cheating at Canadian universities. CBC conducted a survey of Canadian universities that showed more than 6,800 students were disciplined for academic misconduct. In the interview, Dean Christensen Hughes states that there is a huge gap between these numbers and the rate at which students admit to cheating, which according to a 2006 study is more than 50 per cent of undergraduate students and 35 per cent of graduate students.

Feb.14: CBaSE’s Hub Incubator Program offers space, funding and services for business growth

University of Guelph students looking to grow their business and social enterprises now have an opportunity to apply for dedicated space, funding, mentoring and more through the Centre for Business and Social CBaSE logoEntrepreneurship’s (CBaSE) new Hub Incubator Program.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, which offers the following resources and services:

University of Guelph’s business school, two academic units renamed

First a new home and now a new brand. It’s time for a fresh perspective on business at Guelph.

The College of Business and Economics (formerly College of Management and Economics) proudly unveiled new branding today that places a greater emphasis on its distinctive business programs. Also included in this rebrand are new names for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management – now the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management – and Department of Business – which is now the Department of Management.

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