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Feb. 10: U of G to host National Food Security Forum Feb. 19-20

The University of Guelph is set to host the National Food Security Forum at the Guelph Delta Conference Centre February 19 to 20. Sponsored by the U of G's Food Institute, the event will unite Canadian academics, industry professionals and other speakers and will be co-chaired by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Dean and Professor of the U of G's business school.

The forum is open to anyone interested in food security, food processing, retailing and distributing, and consumer trends in food. To register and for more details, visit

Great opportunities available for young entrepreneurs

Looking for opportunities to take your business to the next level? Consider auditioning for CBC's hit show, Dragons' Den or applying for BDC's 2014 Young Entrepreneur Award.

Ready to make a deal with a Dragon? CBC's hit show Dragons' Den will be holding auditions in Kitchener on February 14. This is your chance to not only promote your business, but gain investors. Get more details on Dragons' Den auditions.

Jan. 31: University of Guelph grants advanced standing to AALP graduates entering MBA, MA programs

Candidates entering U of G's MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management or MA in Leadership programs who are graduates of the Rural Ontario Institute's Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) will be given advanced standing equivalent to two elective courses. This is the first time advanced standing has been granted to any U of G master's program. Read more on this announcement on the website.

Jan. 30: Prof. Elizabeth Kurucz writes on creating sustainable leaders

In this article from Corporate Knights, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Kurucz and Andree Gosselin O'Meara, Director of Retention at the Globe and Mail, write about the challenges facing sustainability in business, specifically at the leadership level. They suggest that engaging all stakeholder groups, challenging business assumptions and creating an "entrepreneurial approach to governance" are key steps towards addressing these challenges.

Jan. 23: Macdonald Hall transformation covered in Guelph Mercury

Following yesterday's announcement that renovations to Macdonald Hall have been approved, the Guelph Mercury reports on CME's anticipated move to the historic building. Macdonald Hall, which was constructed in the early 1900s, will eventually house the majority of CME's programs in addition to teaching and learning space becoming U of G's business hub. Read "University of Guelph announces new, $10M plan for its oldest student residence"

Jan 22: CME students, alumnus making headlines

A CME alumnus and soon-to-be graduate have been named by Gen Y Inc. as two of 11 U of G students who are changing Canada. Gavin Armstrong (BComm, 2011) and Thomas Beckett are both recognized for their community-based and international humanitarian contributions.

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