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April 4: First Annual CME Trading Simulation a Success

CME hosted the first annual CME Trading Simulation competition on Saturday, April 2. The event was a huge success. Twenty-nine teams took part from eight different universities. The competition was created to provide students with the opportunity to compete in a daylong trading simulation, gain valuable experience, and network with industry professionals.   The students were joined by faculty members, as well as a few recruiters, an executive member from Burgundy Asset Management and the CGAs.

March 30: App Makes Vegetables Easier to Swallow

An app a day keeps the doctor away. That’s the goal of a new app that will send easy-to-prepare vegetable recipes to smartphone users in the hope that these delicious dishes will get them to eat more greens. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults eat seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

March 30: Hotel’s top floor was a spy post

Marketing and Consumer Studies Professor Brent McKenzie, an expert on the retail and service sectors of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, recently visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.  He comments on the controversial role of Soviet-period themed tourism in Tallinn in the Guelph Mercury.  Read full article

March 29: CME Trading Simulation

On April 2, CME students Mike Ackland, Kenneth Bache, Lee Fridman, Justin Sythes and Alexandra Skorupski will host the CME Trading Simulation. The competition will provide students with the opportunity to compete in a daylong simulation, while gaining valuable experience, and networking with industry professionals.

March 29: Homeless Campaign Exceeds Goal

For five days, five CME students lived outside, braving the winter weather to raise awareness and money for the homeless. More than 20 universities participated in 5 Days for the Homeless, a nationwide campaign to raise $200,000 for local charities.

From March 13 to 18, the students lived in a cardboard shelter in Branion Plaza with no food, money or access to showers. They relied on the kindness of strangers, who donated meals. They were also required to stay on campus and attend all of their classes, extracurricular activities and work.

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.

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