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2019 award winners of HeForShe event

U of G launches new awards to support gender equity initiatives by students and local business

The Lang School and U of G recognizes gender equity initiatives on campus and in the business community


Through $15,000 in awards and scholarships, the University of Guelph aims to support gender equity activities on campus and in the community. The awards are in support of the United Nation’s HeForShe initiative for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equity.

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Lang students pitch real business solutions to industry partners

Lang business students had the opportunity to pitch their creative business solutions to industry representatives last week, as part of their fourth-year capstone course.

In the course, students were placed into teams and received a business challenge submitted by one of three industry partners: Loblaw Companies Limited, General Motors Canada, and PepsiCo.

The exercise wrapped up with last week’s poster competition, where students presented their final solutions to industry representatives from their organization.

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Lang students explore the creative side of business, redefine marketing

Last week, Lang students from the Marketing Management Students’ Association (MMSA) hosted their first event of the year, which focused on breaking the status quo and redefining what a career in marketing looks like.

The event, Creative Connections, was a twist on the traditional workshop or networking night and welcomed more than 100 students from across Lang and other programs to hear from a panel of speakers about their perspectives on the marketing industry.

Members of Advisory board at think tank

Lang sport institute hosts think tank with sport business industry leaders

The International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership (IISBL) welcomed sport business leaders to campus last week for the second annual Think Tank, an event that brings together the Institute’s executive advisory board with student researchers, faculty and partners.

The IISBL is a global centre for research and teaching that bridges the gap between scholars and industry. The Institute launched last year through a collaboration between the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics and the Department of Athletics at the University of Guelph.

Lang Sustainability Conference team

Student-run conference on sustainability with shot at guaranteed job interviews

Over the weekend, Lang business students welcomed over 100 student delegates at the Lang Sustainability Conference, the largest student-run conference at the University of Guelph.

The conference invited delegates from across Canada for an immersive three-day experience focused on exploring and discussing business solutions to the social, environmental and economic challenges facing the world. Delegates included students from the University of Guelph and seven other Canadian universities.

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Lang professor receives award for teaching innovation and excellence

Congratulations to Lang professor Kathleen Rodenburg on receiving a 2019 Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA).

The Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching is an annual award that recognizes up to seven U of G faculty for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. UGFA announced the winners last month, which included six other faculty members from across the University.

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Lang MBA ranked among world's best for sustainability

The executive education program continues to be globally ranked in the most recent Corporate Knights Better World MBA list.



The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics MBA program has been recognized as one of the world’s best for its focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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