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April 3: Acting Dean Sylvain Charlebois on CTV's Canada AM discussing supply management

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Acting Dean of the College of Management and Economics, appeared on CTV’s Canada AM Tuesday. He discussed supply management in Canada and what the agricultural economy would look like in the post-supply management era.

As an award-winning researcher and teacher, Charlebois is an expert in food distribution and safety. The author of two books and numerous articles, he is now writing a book on global food safety systems. He belongs to the national expert advisory committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

March 30: U of G Expert in Environmental Policy Awarded CIGI-INET Grant

The Governing Board of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) together with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) have jointly awarded Department of Economics Prof. Ross McKitrick a $107,250 grant for his 3-year project “State-Contingent Environmental Policy”.

The CIGI-INET Program on New Economic Theory, Practice and Governance serves to advance research on issues of critical importance to economics and international governance.

March 23: Ontario Hostelry Institute Honours Julia Christensen-Hughes

Julia Christensen-Hughes, Dean of the College of Management and Economics, has received the 2012 gold award in the educator category from the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI). It was presented to her at a gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto Thursday night.

March 22: HAFA/HTM Alumni Association Golf Tournament, June 25, 2012

Save the Date
Monday, June 25, 2012
Royal Woodbine Golf Course
Toronto, ON
Registration: 7:00am   Shotgun Start: 7:45am
Team Scramble Format (fun for all skill levels)
Lunch following golf

Proceeds of this Tournament go towards the HAFA/HTM Alumni Association, providing support to the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management,  University of Guelph, through partnerships and scholarships!

March 20: Researcher Develops Socialization Process to Help Smooth the Way for New Hires

“Organizational onboarding” is the area of study that most interests Department of Business Associate Professor Jamie Gruman. Organizational onboarding is the socialization process organizations use to help new hires adjust to new roles and jobs. For larger organizations onboarding is a deliberate process, a function of HR to acclimatize newcomers. Smaller organizations may not even consider the importance of this process.

“Successful onboarding can significantly impact productivity and turnover, and reduce costs for employers,” Gruman explained.

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