Prof. Brent McKenzie, Marketing and Consumer Studies, was an honoured guest at a Sept. 9 event in Tallinn, Estonia, marking the start of Canada Food Month in Estonia. The event was sponsored by the Canadian embassy to increase the knowledge of Estonians about Canadian food and wine culture. McKenzie wrote an article, “Canadian Food and Wine — ‘Diplomats’ of Canadian Culture,” that is set to be published in Estonia’s leading weekly newspaper, Eesti Ekspress.
Brita Ball, Anne Wilcock, and Scott Colwell received a highly commended paper award for their paper entitled “The role of management commitment on factors predicting worker food safety behavior” that they presented at the Canadian Quality Congress at the University of Toronto in August 2010. The paper was based on the research done by Brita for her PhD. Anne Wilcock is Brita’s co-advisor, and Scott Colwell is one of Brita’s advisory committee members.
Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of the College of Management and Economics, was featured in Monday's Globe and Mail with her article, "University lectures: Why they're not the best way to learn".
“Income Property” host Scott McGillivray still fixes leaky faucets for his Guelph tenants. In university towns, the fall signals a new rental season. As the owner of a number of Guelph properties, CME grad Scott McGillivray has been busy securing tenants for the school year.
Fourteen outstanding U of G employees received President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service today at the eighth annual community breakfast, including Lois Lamble, Anne Bolger and Sandra Campbell who were awarded the Exemplary Team Recognition Award. The administrative team in the Department of Economics was recognized for dedication, work ethic and mutual support. The trio has more than 42 years of service to the University, and share their experience and knowledge with others.
Bilingual employees earn more than their unilingual counterparts even if they aren't using their language skills on the job, according to a new University of Guelph study. Economics professors Louis Christofides and Robert Swidinsky examined the earnings of Canadians and compared the difference in wages between bilingual and unilingual employees as well as bilingual employees who are required to speak a second language on the job.
OTTAWA - An international academy of scientists is telling the UN’s global climate change research group to stick to science and stay out of advocacy. The InterAcademy Council, an international group representing scientific bodies from around the world, began a review of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change back in March after a series of controversies over accuracy.
For the second year in a row, CME has had a strong showing in the annual Corporate Knight’s ranking of business schools. This year we placed 11th out of 47 undergraduate management programs with a commitment to sustainability, improved our performance in several categories, and increased our overall grade from 56.42 in 2009 to 61.95 in 2010.
The University of Guelph's NetImpact Chapter is excited to announce that it has received a Silver Status ranking from NetImpact central, which is based out of San Francisco. This ranking is attributed to the Guelph Chapter's successful speaker series, engagement with students, faculty and administration, and reach into the local community. The NetImpact Chapter would like to thank all members for helping Guelph's NetImpact achieve this honour.
An opinion piece by CME Prof. Sylvain Charlebois about the impact of climate change on agriculture is featured in today's Globe and Mail.
In the article, Charlebois points to Russia's recent decision to stop all grain exports because of extreme heat as an example of how weather is affecting global food productivity and, as a result, global food prices.