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College of Business and Economics welcomes new faculty

U of G business students will see some new faces around campus this fall. The College of Business and Economics is excited to welcome seven new faculty members to various academic units within the college.

See below for a brief biography on our new faculty:

Rogier Holtermans, Assistant Professor

Area of specialization: Real estate and sustainability

CBE 2018 Research Award winners announced

The College of Business and Economics is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural 2018 CBE Research Awards, which recognize outstanding research achievements or research potential of CBE faculty.

There are three types of research awards, which include: Senior Research Fellowship, Research Fellowship and Research Impact Awards.

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Cambrian Solutions Inc. to continue supporting U of G business students with $40,000 Gift

Through a $40,000 gift to the University of Guelph, Cambrian Solutions Inc. will continue to support scholarships at the College of Business and Economics as well as the Ontario Agricultural College. The Gift supports two awards of $4,000 each year: the Cambrian Solutions Inc. Business Scholarship and the Cambrian Solutions Inc. Food Science Scholarship.

Recent business alumni receive College of Business and Economics Recognition Awards

In addition to celebrating the graduation of our business students this week, the College of Business and Economics had the opportunity to present this year’s Recognition Awards, which recognize the significant academic, extra-curricular and teaching achievements of business students.

This year, the College of Business and Economics honoured:

Ruben Burga in recognition of receiving the College nomination for the D.F. Forster Medal – Doctoral

For outstanding academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership and citizenship

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What does the heart symbol mean on food and beverage packaging?

Need to know:

Many brands will use a heart shape on food or beverage packaging, which often leads consumers to believe that the product is heart-healthy.


Health claims on packaging must meet regulatory guidelines, but the heart symbol has multiple meanings.



U of G President Franco Vaccarino addressing a group of graduands

Notable business leaders, Jim Estill and Donald Ziraldo to receive honorary degrees

Convocation is a special time during the academic year, where graduands and their guests often have the privilege of being addressed by a notable business leader, someone who the University of Guelph is conferring with an honorary doctorate in recognition of their achievements.

During the summer convocation on June 12th, the college is excited to be conferring two incredible entrepreneurial leaders with an honorary doctorate.


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