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CME Students and Acting Dean Play Role in Brazil Mission

Professor Sylvain Charlebois, acting dean of the College of Management and Economics (CME) — along with marketing students Ben Bickers and Maggie Chen, and accounting student Dave Howard — will attend an “Education in Canada” reception Friday in Sao Paulo. The event is part of an unprecedented visit to Brazil by 30 Canadian university presidents who will have the chance to meet high-ranking government and university officials in Brazil this week.

April 26: CME Marketing Graduate Makes Olympic Marathon Team

It’s been 12 years since a Canadian appeared in the Olympic marathon, and now two runners with ties to the University of Guelph will line up in London this summer. The 2012 men’s Canadian Olympic marathon team announced today includes U of G graduate Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis. Both are elite members of the Speed River Track and Field Club in Guelph. Read more about these athletes

April 19: Sylvain Charlebois comments on cuts to federal food inspection jobs in today's Guelph Mercury

According to today's Guelph Mercury, the Guelph offices of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will receive 30 to 35 job losses as the federal government enacts measures to eliminate its deficit. The union representing the employees revealed this week that veterinarians, biologists and agricultural scientists will be impacted. Acting CME Dean Sylvain Charlebois comments on this issue

U of G Prof Helps Launch First Canadian Positive Psychology Association

When you spend much of your time at work, it’s important to feel good about what you do, says Jamie Gruman, a professor in the University of Guelph’s Department of Business, who studies well-being in the workplace.

Helping improve workplace well-being is one purpose of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA), a new organization co-founded by Gruman to share knowledge and foster collaboration in positive psychology. In this field, scientists study personal characteristics, behaviours and relationships that help individuals and communities to thrive.

April 16: Application deadline nears for Guelph's MBA

The latest Grainews issue focuses on the University of Guelph's unique MBA program in food and agri-business management. Nothing stays the same, they write, be it in agriculture, business, international trade or learning. And the University of Guelph has a unique Masters of Business Administration program that reflects that notion. Read the full Grainews article

April 13: Program Counsellor at the Head of the Class

It’s not your ordinary waiting room. The walls are covered with posters explaining the steps to take to solve various problems and answering questions like: “Do I really need Jerome’s signature?” and “Why is Jerome taking so long?” A small table holds puzzles, books and other items to keep you entertained while you wait. As you pick up one of the puzzles and start twisting it in your hands, the problems you arrived with don’t seem quite so urgent. You feel calmer. That’s one of Jerome’s goals.

April 10: Students present business plans

Ten University of Guelph students with aspirations to start their own businesses presented their plans last Thursday as part of their Applied Project in Entrepreneurship course. The students come from across the University of Guelph campus but share one thing in common – a clear passion for their entrepreneurial ideas. These ideas cover a broad range of areas from newborn photography to car detailing and from barn sitting to healthier chocolate milk.

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