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.
Dean Julia Christensen Hughes was named a 2011 Woman of Distinction at the gala ceremony at the River Run Centre on Thursday night. Julia was honoured in the Education and Training category. Accepting the award in her absence (Christensen Hughes was attending a teaching conference), her daughter Sarah Hughes said her mother was “extremely honoured to be nominated” and praised her “wonderful colleagues and students.”
The HAFA/HTM Alumni Association will host their annual golf tournament on Monday, May 16 at Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton. Blue Springs is the headquarters of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association.
The College of Management and Economics will be hosting an MBA Alumni Dinner on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 with a Reception to commence at 6:30 PM and Dinner to follow at 7:00 PM at the Cutten Fields (formerly the Cutten Club).
Associate Professor Brent McKenzie was presented with the 2010 Emerging Scholars Award by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS). The award was used to finance his travel to Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius to conduct field research about Dark Tourism. The field studies in Estonia included interviews with owners of a firm that provides Soviet Tours in Tallinn; an interview with a tour guide who conducts Soviet Tours in Tallinn; and an interview with a representative of the Tallinn tourism bureau.
Prof. Eveline Adomait was featured on CBC Radio One's Fresh Air program on Saturday discussing her new book, Cocktail Party Economics. The economics professor talked about the book and how various aspects of economics apply to our daily lives.
A team of students, Katie Buchanan, Ksenia Em, Laura Milton, and Gillian Sanger, from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has produced the 2011 Hornblower magazine. The Hornblower features articles about the hospitality and tourism industries worldwide, as well as updates from within the School and a listing of graduating students. The 2011 magazine can be viewed online and will also be distributed as a print version at Convocation in June and in classes in September. The tradition of the Hornblower started in 1973.
Branding and packaging expert Tim Dewhirst, a faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, discusses how the use of colour on election signs is used to build political brands and win votes. His comments can be found in the Guelph Mercury.
Economist Marie Claire Villeval will discuss “From Freakonomics to Neuroeconomics: The Role of Incentives” at the University of Guelph April 19. Hosted by the College of Management and Economics, her talk will take place in Room 300 of the Macdonald Institute at 3 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
University of Guelph MBA graduate Robert Boyer puts his love of agriculture together with a shrewd business sense to bring a much-needed harvest to struggling communities in Southern Sudan. As Chairman of the Jebel Lado Project, an initiative of the Canadian Economic Development Assistance for Southern Sudan (CEDASS), Boyer leads a team of dedicated Canadians working to develop the first mechanized farm in the region.