After the passing of his father, Ronald Tingchaleun and his mother spent every Saturday for the following eight months lining up at sales centers around the GTA in search of a new home. Ronald quickly learned how tedious and frustrating the search would become, shedding light on the lack of tools and resources available to families in similar circumstances. This experience would pave the way for LeoBold, a business started by Ronald in his final year of the Real Estate and Housing Program at the University of Guelph.
We reached Kent Santin at his post graduate campus, Columbia University, in New York City where he is currently pursuing his Masters in Sustainability Management. “The program draws upon the most sophisticated environmental measurement tools, cutting-edge environmental science, and world class management and policy studies to help students fully understand the systematic and organizational role of sustainability in any organization.” (http://ce.columbia.edu/sustainability-management)
Cristina Ricciardi walked into her first Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) event as a first year student and she’s never looked back. Now, three years later, Cristina has become the webmaster for HRPA’s local Guelph chapter as well as the featured student on the national HRPA Student Membership campaign. By stepping out of her comfort zone, Cristina has established connections with professionals in the community as well as professors in her Human Resources Management program.
For nearly twenty years, Jane Londerville has devoted countless hours towards the growth and development of the Real Estate and Housing major within the College of Management and Economics. As an associate professor and academic advisor, Jane has assisted hundreds of students during their undergraduate academic careers. After completing the fall semester, Jane will formally retire but will continue to work part-time for one year while a replacement is recruited.
Every year The College of Management and Economics proudly welcomes first year students and endeavours to help them become life-long learners through applied learning opportunities. Many students embrace the challenges set by CME and prove themselves both academically and professionally. As a first year Hotel and Food Administration co-op student, Lucy-Mae Von Sichartshofen Schenk personifies CME’s values and brings a lot to the table considering she published her first novel at the age of fourteen.
Evie Adomait, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor for the Department of Economics and Finance, has devoted her career to making Economics manageable and entertaining for students. After being a member of the University for nearly 30 years, Evie has established herself personally and professionally and will be awarded for her accomplishments with the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) Distinguished Professorial Teaching Award for CME in October.
Wine, says hospitality and tourism management professor Bruce McAdams, is incredibly complex. “There are so many types and styles. It can be very confusing.” But there is a method to sort out the madness of wine, and it will soon be available at U of G.
Petra Kassün-Mutch left the glamorous world of publishing to start a successful cheese making company. Now she’s helping U of G students become their own “big cheese” as the new entrepreneur-in-residence at the College of Management and Economics.
“You can harness the power of business to do good,” says Kassün-Mutch, adding that she will not only advise students on how to start their own business, but how to build enterprises that help address social and environmental problems.
The well-being of the environment, society and business are core focal points for Lianne Foti when communicating the mission of ‘my world, my choice!’. Lianne Foti is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor for Marketing and Consumer Studies who shares CME’s value of sustainability through her role as co-founder and executive director of ‘my world, my choice!’, an educational program that teaches students about sustainability and challenges them to grow as leaders in their schools and communities.
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.