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June 29: Economics Professor Publishes Piece in Wall Street Journal

Thanasis Stengos, an Economics professor within CME, co-authored the article, "The Future of Greece; The economy can recover while inside the euro zone; a return to the drachma would be fiscal suicide.", recently published in the Wall Street Journal.  Stengos is one of five authors who wrote the piece with Nicholas Economides, Yannis Ioannides, Emmanuel Petrakis and Christopher Pissarides.  An excerpt from the article follows:

June 14: Racy Wine Labels a Must for Millennials, Study Shows

Understanding the preferences of the youngest wine consumers – millennials (aka Gen-Y) ranging in age from 19 to 35 – is no easy feat. Highly mobile, they are the emerging market of consumers upon whom the success of most brands now depends.

June 8: HTM Professors Believe Tip Sharing Bill Could Hurt Restaurant Industry

Ontario lawmakers should carefully consider a private member’s bill that would prohibit restaurant owners from requiring servers to share tips, two University of Guelph professors say.

Bruce McAdams and Mike von Massow of Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management say the proposed change could harm Ontario restaurants and the people who work there.

The bill by Toronto-area MP Michael Prue is set to be reintroduced this month. It seeks to amend the Employment Standards Act to ensure that gratuities go entirely to servers.

June 5: Jane Londerville Speaks on Mortgage Insurance

Jane Londerville, associate professor of Real Estate and Housing within the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies recently spoke to Department of Finance staff in Ottawa last Tuesday, May 29th. Jane spoke on the subject matter of mortgage insurance discussed in her latest instalment of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Straight Talk series. Londerville argued that homebuyers who need mortgage insurance are best served when there is competition for their business.

LEAF Names PJ's One of Canada's Greenest Restaurants

PJ's Restaurant made the list of "Canada's Greenest Restaurants," recently re-released by Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), a third-party certification program for restaurants that meet and adhere to strict environmental criteria.  LEAF released the list yesterday in recognition of Environment Week, an annual week dedicated to globally celebrating Earth's natural environment. 

May 30: U of G to Honour Martin Connell with Leadership Award

Martin Connell, one of Canada’s most influential philanthropists and a prominent business leader, will receive the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award May 30 from the University of Guelph.

U of G’s highest leadership award was created in 2006 to honour Lincoln Alexander, who served as Guelph’s chancellor for an unprecedented 15 years.

The award is presented annually by Guelph’s College of Management and Economics (CME) to exemplary and dedicated Canadian leaders whose careers have included groundbreaking, socially significant pursuits.

May 29: Celebrating Philanthropic Donors for Guelph's Better Planet Project

The story of the University of Guelph’s Better Planet Project is being told in a decorative donor wall, where each of the tiles says a bit about the donor, what their donation will fund, and why they felt it so important to give sizable financial gifts to the university.

At its unveiling ceremony last Thursday seven new donors were celebrated for their philanthropy.

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