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March 4: CMESA Five Days For the Homeless

Five Days for the Homeless is the longest standing charitable event that the College for Economics and Management Student Association (CMESA) partakes in. The Five Days movement, which began in 2005 by students from the School of Business at the University of Alberta, is a national event that occurs at nearly 20 universities and has raised over $500,000 for at risk youth and the local organizations that assist them.

March 3: AEM Healthy Foods Takes Top Prize at Nicol Competition

The University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics hosted the fourth annual Nicol Venture Creation Competition on the evening of Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Students from varying disciplines took to the stage to compete in front of a panel of elite judges.   

The judges were Doug MacMillan, President of MacMillan Marketing Group; Erin Skimson, Director of the Business Development Office for the University of Guelph; Lloyd Longfield, President of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce; and Frank McAuley, Regional Vice President for RBC.

March 3: HTM Launches New Professional Development Program

Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Managementis launching a new professional development program for hospitality managers from May 29 to June 2, 2011.  Building on over 40-years of educational excellence, this new and improved program continues in the tradition of industry engagement and advancing the careers of Canada’s leading managers.

March 2: Business Prof - Accounting Isn’t Just About Numbers

“People think accounting is about numbers, and at first glance it is. But what lies beneath is human behaviour and judgment, and I want to understand more about human behaviour through an interdisciplinary lens,” says Sandra Scott, newly appointed professor in the Department of Business.

March 1: HTM Director Honoured with Prestigious Fellowship

Professor Kerry Godfrey has been named a "2011 Fellow of the Institute" of the prestigious Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI). The fellows of the institute exemplify their outstanding contributions to culinary hospitality, tourism and the hospitality industry. It also acknowledges their personal and professional industry accomplishments. 

Individuals such as Professor Godfrey best demonstrate excellence and personal professionalism along with an unwavering support of industry-specific and professional institute training.


March 1: HTM Grads Dominate OHI’s “Top 30 Under 30”

Six graduates of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management were recognized as the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s (OHI), “Top 30 Under 30.” Jenn DiRaddo (Human Resources Specialist, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants), Stephanie Guth (Line Cook – The Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons, Toronto), Todd Hand (Acting Director, Foodbuy Canada - Compass Group), Sasha Saladziuk (Instructor, University of Guelph), Kylee Vankoughnet (Operations Standards Manager, Tim Horton's Inc.) and Robin Wilson(Manager - Events, Oliver & Bonacini) will be honoured in Toronto at the

February 28: CME Student Organizes World Hunger Summit With Record Turnout

The World Hunger Summit, organized by CME student Gavin Armstrong, was a tremendous success. Hundreds of people from across North America gathered on the weekend for the annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. It's the sixth summit, but the first time the event has taken place outside the U.S.

"It's a landmark event, primarily I think because it was an idea instigated by a student, and then organized almost entirely by an undergraduate student," says Alastair Summerlee, president of the University of Guelph,

February 28: CME Trading Simulation

On April 2, CME students Mike Ackland, Kenneth Bache, Lee Fridman, Justin Sythes and Alexandra Skorupski will host the CME Trading Simulation. The competition will provide students with the opportunity to compete in a daylong simulation, while gaining valuable experience, and networking with industry professionals.

February 25: New Prof Says Guelph Is ‘Major League’ of Agricultural Research

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.”

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