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February 7: Industrial Brands at Work and Play in Super Bowl

Associate professor, Timothy Dewhirst, in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, got into the football spirit as he explored the importance of team brands in the Super Bowl.  The 2011 Super Bowl is a classic “battle of the brands,” a matchup between meat packers and steel workers, between storied franchises with deep roots and legacies. Read full Toronto Star article.


February 7: HTM Student Wins Gold at World University Games

Congratulations to Jesica Zerafa, B.Comm Tourism Management, and fellow Guelph student Jackie Sollis, for winning the gold medal in Canadian Woman's Ice Hockey at the World University Games in Erzurum, Turkey.  The Canadian team secured the gold medal by defeating Finland by 4-1. Jessica scored one of team’s winning goals in the second period.

Congratulations to Jesica and to the entire Canadian team!

February 4: CME Celebrates Learning and Teaching

Congratulations to the winners announced at the 2nd Annual CME Learning and Teaching Awards held on February 3rd.  CME is fortunate to recognize the significant academic achievements of our students. We are also fortunate to honour our distinguished faculty members for their contributions to teaching and learning. 

The award winning students include: 

Cambrian Chemicals Inc. Scholarship - Vanessa Langshaw

Guelph & District Human Resource Professionals Association Scholarship - Alexandra Jamieson

February 4: Program Offers Budding Entrepreneurs a Boost

Rachel Vriezen, a second-year student majoring in international development and economics and Gracen Johnson, a fourth-year international development student, were each awarded a $25,000 scholarship to participate in The Next 36.

February 3: Londerville Comments on Mortgage Market

A paper by Jane Londerville, an associate professor and interim chair of Marketing and Consumer Studies, released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy in November, was quoted in a recent article by the Globe and Mail concerning Genworth taking back its share of the mortgage market.

Read the full article.

February 3: Research Must Reach the Wider Public, says Associate Dean Sylvain Charlebois

The last thing Prof. Sylvain Charlebois wants to do is keep his research a secret.  “As a researcher, I feel it is part of my duty to convey some of the knowledge we create to the wider public. We are part of a publicly-funded institution, so we have a responsibility to the public. Yes, it is challenging for any academic to translate for this audience, but it is also exciting.”

February 3: Congratulations to HTM Co-Op Partner Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants

HTM Co-op and mentorship partner Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants will be changing the face of retail and foodservice in Canada through an exciting new partnership with The Bay and Compass Group Canada.

The Bay will transform 24 of its restaurants across Canada into a fresh new destination for food-lovers, while offering quality and convenience to diners and shoppers.

January 31: HTM Professor Optimizes Fine Wine Sales and Inventory Productivity

Professor Joe Barth, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, addressed 80 members of the Canadian Society of Club Managers at McMaster University on January 30th.  He presented his new revenue management statistic that can be used to optimize fine wine sales and inventory productivity.

January 31: Dean Speaks to the Death-care Professionals

Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean College of Management and Economics spoke at the Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals (OACFP) 97th Annual Education Conference in October 2010.  She is quoted in the article, "Driving on the Road to Discovery", in the journal Network:  Canadian Cemetery Management (Issue, January 2011).

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