The new Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) Legacy Fund will support 98 undergraduate and graduate scholarships and work projects through a new $3-million gift to the University of Guelph. Students in the College of Management and Economics entering food-related programs are among those that will be eligible to receive 17 scholarships worth $14,000 over four years. Read the full U of G news release
With the holiday season fast approaching, who isn't thinking about food? In this article from CBC News, University of Guelph Food Laureate Anita Stewart comments on the importance of flavour and the evolving trends in holiday meals. Read "Is turkey still king? How Canadian holiday food traditions are changing"
This past November was a profitable one for Professor Trent Tucker's "Introduction to Business" class. After being split into nine teams, students were given one dollar and one month to make money that will be distributed as micro-loans in developing countries through the Micro-Tyco initiative. The class made $8,000, with the winning team making almost $3,000. Read the full article from at Guelph
The battle for consumers' grocery dollars continues to make headlines with the recent release of the 2014 Food Price Index. In this interview on ProvinceWide, Professor Sylvain Charlebois discusses growing competition and other factors contributing to the modest, and sometimes non-existent, rise in food prices. Watch the full ProvinceWide interview
In this article from the Globe and Mail, Professor Jamie Gruman is interviewed about the importance of psychological capital in creating a happy and healthy workplace. According to Gruman, there is growing research that the the four personal resources that make up psychological capital - hope, optimism, confidence and resilience - are present in more productive and better performing employees.
Jenna Walker, a fourth-year marketing management student, is lead vocalist of the up-and-coming country music band, The Recklaws. After winning the emerging artist competition at the Boots and Hearts Canadian Country Music Festival, the band now has the opportunity to release a single under the record label Big Machine, the biggest label in country music. Read the full article from at Guelph
The Food Price Index released by the University of Guelph yesterday continues to make news with its forecast for 2014. According to the Index, food prices are expected to remain stable next year, something lead author Prof. Sylvain Charlebois attributes to competition between food retailers. Today, the Toronto Star, Global News and the Guelph Mercury feature stories on the Index with comments from Charlebois.
Food prices are making national headlines. In these articles from the National Post and Globe and Mail Professor Sylvain Charlebois, co-author of the 2014 Food Price Index, discusses the lack of change in food prices over the last twelve months. Last year, food prices were predicted to rise between 1.5% to 3.5%, but they rose only 1.2%. Charlebois attributes this lack of change to intense competition among food retailers.
Four CME students recently competed in and won the RISE Conference hosted by the Schulich School of Business. Competing against business students from more than 10 universities across Canada, our delegates showcased their skills in front of distinguished corporate professionals and took home the top prize.
The University of Guelph team included:
In addition to being an Economics professor at U of G, Ross McKitrick is also a musician and part of the band The Wild Oats. Their new release, The Dog-Eared Hymnal, was released last month and proceeds from sales will go towards clinical medical supplies in Tanzania through World Vision Canada. Read this article from at Guelph for more information on The Wild Oats