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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.

March 9: How do Companies Succeed in a Restructuring Industry

Globalization is redefining many industries today, and that means most industries are undergoing some form of restructuring. Some companies will merge, some will buy out others, some will sell, and some will shift their focus. But how do owners and managers know the best approach to take?

March 8: International Women’s Day

For those of us in the developed world, some say the 21st century belongs to women. Unfortunately, this was not always the case. International Women’s Day sprang out of the European socialist movement in the early 20th century. In 1910, a German political activist named Clara Zetkin proposed a women’s day to be celebrated every year on the same day in every country to press for women’s rights. The first one was held on March 19, 1911 in four European countries.

March 8: Dean to Moderate Women in Leadership Panel Discussion on March 11

Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of the College of Management and Economics, will be moderating a panel on “what does it mean to be a woman in leadership today?” The panel will include Nicole Markwick, student leader; Cara Wehkamp, PhD, Manager Aboriginal Resource Centre; Marie Zimmerman, PhD, Executive Director, Hillside Festival; Roya Rabbani, MSW, Executive Director, Immigrant Services; Anne-Marie Zajdlik, MD, Founder, Bracelet of Hope Campaign; and Marva Wisdom, MA, Professional Leadership Consultant.

March 4: Dean Nominated for Women of Distinction Award

CME Dean Julia Christensen Hughes was recently nominated for Guelph’s 16th annual Women of Distinction Awards in the “Education and Training” category. The Women of Distinction awards is a fundraiser for the Y’s teen parent program - TAPS.  Award recipients will be announced at a gala evening at the River Run Centre on May 5. Read the full article

March 4: 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 3: AEM Healthy Foods Takes Top Prize at Nicol Competition

The University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics hosted the fourth annual Nicol Venture Creation Competition on the evening of Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Students from varying disciplines took to the stage to compete in front of a panel of elite judges.   

The judges were Doug MacMillan, President of MacMillan Marketing Group; Erin Skimson, Director of the Business Development Office for the University of Guelph; Lloyd Longfield, President of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce; and Frank McAuley, Regional Vice President for RBC.

March 3: HTM Launches New Professional Development Program

Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Managementis launching a new professional development program for hospitality managers from May 29 to June 2, 2011.  Building on over 40-years of educational excellence, this new and improved program continues in the tradition of industry engagement and advancing the careers of Canada’s leading managers.

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