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
In this article from the Guelph Mercury, Marketing and Consumer Studies Professor Jane Londerville is quoted on the much anticipated opening of Costco in Guelph. In her comments, Professor Londerville talks about a possible opening date announcement and what the warehouse-style chain is focusing on now as it prepares its Guelph location. Read "New Costco keeping its shoppers guessing"
Great food for a great cause. On November 11, chefs from Canada, the United States and England gathered at Toronto's Buca Osteria & Enoteca to raise money in support of Honey Bee Research at the University of Guelph. Our own Food Laureate, Anita Stewart, was there and describes the experience in her latest post on the Food Day Canada website. Read the article "10 Great Chefs, 1000 Dishes, One Great Cause"
What makes you happy? In this article from the Huffington Post, Professor Jamie Gruman writes about the secrets of happy people, in connection to his own experiences as a new graduate student. Read "The Secrets of Happy People"
Creating more segregated sleeping arrangements might be a key factor in controlling the spread of malaria. This is a finding of a new study co-authored by Economics Professor Ross McKitrick and two Finnish professors, Larry and Lena Huldén. According to the study, malaria-spreading mosquitoes are likely to return to places where more people are sleeping. Read full news release on this study
In this article from the National Post, Professor Sunghwan Yi comments on how people can avoid overspending when tempted by special offers from different companies. Dr. Yi emphasizes the importance of a clear mind when considering marketing emails. Read "Beware, your inbox wants you to spend more than you probably should"
In this interview from CBC’s Ontario Morning, Professor Sylvain Charlebois discusses the closure of the Heinz tomato processing plant in Leamington, Ontario. He talks about what led to the plant’s closure, and what the future might hold for those most affected by it. Listen to the interview
Today's food industry news features comments from two of CME's professors.
In today's Globe and Mail, Professor Erna Van Duren is quoted on the announcement of the Heinz plant closure in Leamington, Ontario. Read "Heinz to close Ontario factory, trim 740 jobs."
On November 11, the newly-formed Guelph Commerce Women in Business (GCWIB) organization held their first speaker series event featuring a panel of women business leaders who shared their experiences and advice with attendees. Miss the event? Learn more about what the panel shared in "New to the workforce? Lead from the side; continue to learn; never be too complacent students told" from the Guelph Mercury.
The inaugural Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition will be hosted by our very own School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) on March 1, 2014. Participants will develop innovative ideas for the restaurant industry and compete for cash prizes. Deadline to enter is January 19, 2014. Read more about the Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition