According to today's Guelph Mercury, the Guelph offices of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will receive 30 to 35 job losses as the federal government enacts measures to eliminate its deficit. The union representing the employees revealed this week that veterinarians, biologists and agricultural scientists will be impacted. Acting CME Dean Sylvain Charlebois comments on this issue
Acting CME Dean Sylvain Charlebois writes in The Record, that as a result of the Stephen Harper government’s focus on deficit reduction, the Ministry of Agriculture is facing cuts that will exceed 10 per cent, resulting in significant job loss for the department over the next three years. Food safety inspectors in particular are expected to be severely affected.
When you spend much of your time at work, it’s important to feel good about what you do, says Jamie Gruman, a professor in the University of Guelph’s Department of Business, who studies well-being in the workplace.
Helping improve workplace well-being is one purpose of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA), a new organization co-founded by Gruman to share knowledge and foster collaboration in positive psychology. In this field, scientists study personal characteristics, behaviours and relationships that help individuals and communities to thrive.
Find out how UofG Marketing Management student, Stefan Kovacevic, earned one of five coveted internships with MasterCard, through a "social interview" process. The interactive call for submissions came through Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube and MasterCard received more than 500 submissions. Read full story.
The latest Grainews issue focuses on the University of Guelph's unique MBA program in food and agri-business management. Nothing stays the same, they write, be it in agriculture, business, international trade or learning. And the University of Guelph has a unique Masters of Business Administration program that reflects that notion. Read the full Grainews article
It’s not your ordinary waiting room. The walls are covered with posters explaining the steps to take to solve various problems and answering questions like: “Do I really need Jerome’s signature?” and “Why is Jerome taking so long?” A small table holds puzzles, books and other items to keep you entertained while you wait. As you pick up one of the puzzles and start twisting it in your hands, the problems you arrived with don’t seem quite so urgent. You feel calmer. That’s one of Jerome’s goals.
Ten University of Guelph students with aspirations to start their own businesses presented their plans last Thursday as part of their Applied Project in Entrepreneurship course. The students come from across the University of Guelph campus but share one thing in common – a clear passion for their entrepreneurial ideas. These ideas cover a broad range of areas from newborn photography to car detailing and from barn sitting to healthier chocolate milk.
We are pleased to announce that the Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference for 2012 is now open for registration. This year's conference looks at the past, present and future of teaching and learning.
Interim Department of Business Chair Fred Pries has been appointed to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board for a 3 year term beginning on April 1st until March 31, 2015.
Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Acting Dean of the College of Management and Economics, appeared on CTV’s Canada AM Tuesday. He discussed supply management in Canada and what the agricultural economy would look like in the post-supply management era.
As an award-winning researcher and teacher, Charlebois is an expert in food distribution and safety. The author of two books and numerous articles, he is now writing a book on global food safety systems. He belongs to the national expert advisory committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.