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November 2: CME Associate Dean in the News

An opinion piece by Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Management and Economics, is featured today in the Globe and Mail.

The column discusses the government’s recent and controversial decision to end the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly on western wheat and barley, and Canadian supply management. Read the full article.

June 6: Restaurants That Waste Not Want Not

Up to 35 per cent of bread served in restaurants is thrown out -Think back to the last time you went out to eat. Did you clean your plate or leave something behind? Chances are you didn’t finish the bread that was served as part of your meal.

May 30: Guelph Team Wins at OCE Discovery Connections 2011 Student Competition

A University of Guelph team of three has won first place at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Connections Competition for their development of a no sodium added, low sugar chocolate milk.  

"This is really big news for us," enthused CME Dean Christensen Hughes. "It's not often the case that a food product beats out engineering designs in such competitions."

May 19: Former war crimes prosecutor Louise Arbour receives the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leadership Award

The College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph bestowed globally acclaimed former war crimes prosecutor Louise Arbour with its Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award, named for the highly respected former chancellor. Arbour is perhaps best known as chief prosecutor in the mid-1990s for the Hague’s International Criminal Tribunals, pursuing war criminals in the Balkans civil war that tore apart the former Yugoslavia and the Rwandan genocide.

May 19: Women Entering the Workforce Expect Less Than Men, Study Finds

Women have lower career expectations than men, anticipating smaller paycheques and longer waits for promotions, according to a new study involving a University of Guelph researcher. Comparing career expectations of Canadian university students, Prof. Sean Lyons discovered that women predict their starting salaries to be 14 per cent less than what men forecast. This gap in wage expectations widens over their careers, with women anticipating their earnings to be 18 per cent less than men's after five years on the job.

May 17: Now There’s a Better Way to Manage Wine Inventories

The recent economic recession hit consumers where we wine and dine, especially where we wine. Expensive bottles were suddenly going nowhere. "Restaurant managers found themselves with huge inventories that were costing them money,” says Prof. Joe Barth, Hospitality and Tourism Management. “Some fine dining restaurants spend upwards of $100,000 on their wine inventories, which is a lot of money to have sitting in a cellar doing nothing.”

May 13: U of G to Honour Louise Arbour with Leadership Award

Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Supreme Court justice who gained renown for her role in the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, will receive the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award May 18 from the University of Guelph.

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

May 12: Want to Dazzle at Cocktail Parties? Brush Up on Economics, Prof Says

Ever found yourself at a party stuck in a conversation about economics and worried the entire time that you’ll say the wrong thing? Cocktail Party Economics, a new book by a University of Guelph professor, aims to help the average person navigate through those often tricky conversations that can pop up while networking or simply meeting with friends.

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