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March 28: Prof. Jane Londerville Receives University Award for Academic Advising

As an undergraduate academic advisor, Prof. Jane Londerville always has a sympathetic ear and kind words for students who come to her with academic or personal problems. Her ability to listen and empathize with students earned her the 2011 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion from the Council on Undergraduate Academic Advising.

March 28: Course Evaluations Matter

Course evaluations matter to our College. They matter so much that the College is giving away an iPad 2 to a lucky CME student who completes his or her evaluations! Over the last few years, response rates for online course evaluations have been dwindling.

March 25: Garden2Table Gets College Royal Treatment

Garden2Table took the cake and won best exhibit overall at last weekend’s College Royal. Partnering with a local organic farm and elementary school, the HTM-student-led program teaches children about where their food comes from.

Julia Withers, a fourth-year tourism management student and one of four student-managers of Garden2Table, took a unique approach to promoting their exhibit to College Royal visitors.

“I dressed up as a Royal Garden2Table Princess in a maroon ball gown and gold jewels,” she says.

March 25: HTM Student Wins Creativity Challenge in Switzerland

At the Young Hoteliers Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, Derek Beirnes’  team won the creativity challenge, which was to develop a new social media strategy for the Rezidor Group.  As a prize, he received an all-expenses paid trip to Copenhagen to complete a five day business program, developed by Rezidor.

Four students from the University of Guelph, David Humphrey, Vanessa Graves, Jordan Minaar and Derek Beirnes (all BComm HAFA students), attended the summit, which was held on March 21 and 22. 

March 23: CME Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

On Tuesday March 22nd, Student Senate Caucus and representatives of the University's Undergraduate Academic Information Centre gathered to recognize 18 outstanding University of Guelph faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to student learning.

March 16: In Canada, Château Means Heritage and Luxury

Visiting Fulbright scholar looks at Canada’s iconic railroad hotels.  That preteen checking into Ottawa’s Château Laurier with his school soccer team decades ago just wanted to get onto the tournament field. Still, something about the building’s old but “cool” architecture stuck with a young Bradford Hudson.

Back in Canada for this semester, he’s turning academic eyes on that grand edifice in the capital ─ and on other former railroad hotels that evoke part of this nation’s history.

March 15: Reduce Your Impact and Make a Difference

Geoff Loughton hopes No Impact Week will make an impact. The Net Impact club Loughton belongs to has planned its event during Sustainability Week, March 19 to 26. They think it makes sense to join other campus groups also sponsoring events to increase environmental awareness.

March 14: CMESA Five Days For the Homeless

Five Days for the Homeless is the longest standing charitable event that the College for Economics and Management Student Association (CMESA) partakes in. The Five Days movement, which began in 2005 by students from the School of Business at the University of Alberta, is a national event that occurs at nearly 20 universities and has raised over $500,000 for at risk youth and the local organizations that assist them.

March 14: HTM's Garden 2 Table at College Royal

Garden 2 Table will be running two exhibits for College Royal on March 19th and 20th. College Royal is the largest university open house event of its kind North America. Each March, the U of G opens its doors to the general public in a campus-wide open house that attracts over 30,000 visitors every year. For students, College Royal is also a 12-day long event that includes popular events like Super Thursday and the College Royal Ball.

March 10: Cocktail Party Economics

Economics Professor Evie Adomait's new book Cocktail Party Economics will be launched on Wednesday, March 30th from 5:30 to 6:50 pm in Rozanski Hall Room 101. The nature of the launch will be a discussion panel entitled: “The Importance of Being Earnest: About Economics, Writing and Academic Publishing.” 

Panellists include Evie Adomait, Rick Maranta, and Gary Bennett a VP for Pearson Publishing with Lee Friedman, an Economics senior student at U of Guelph as moderator.

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