Rene Kirkegaard loves a good guessing game. The economics professor is interested in competitive situations where people don’t have all the information and have to make decisions by guessing how they think other people will act.
Faculty from the School Hospitality and Tourism Management used an on-campus event marking World Tourism Day to announce an international initiative to advance tourism research. Its launch may have occurred on campus, but School of Hospitality and Tourism Management faculty are hoping a new international initiative will have a global impact on their ability to conduct research.
A number College of Management and Economics faculty members have been successful in obtaining funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for research projects already underway. The funds are part of OMAFRA’s investment of more than $10 million in research to support 72 projects at the University of Guelph and partnering universities. Read full media release
Culinary and pro-poor tourism are a few of the latest travel trends that will be investigated by a new University of Guelph-led research team. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will launch the Tourism Research Collaborative (TRC) Sept. 27 with a talk by Luc Durand, vice-president of Ipsos’ Montreal office, who will discuss “Naked Foods: Canadians’ Taste for the Authentic.”
A unique interdisciplinary program had CME students front and centre in bringing organic produce to a curious and hungry public. At a recent open house for the School of Hospitality and Tourism's Garden2Table program, students explained their methodology in turning an undeveloped corner of campus into a pesticide- and petroleum-free garden. Joining the students were a number of top area chefs, who turned the organic bounty into gourmet treats for visitors to sample as part of a fundraiser for the project.
On September 16, 2010, eight students will make history and mark a milestone in experiential learning and curriculum innovation at the University of Guelph while fostering sustainable commerce at the Bullring Pub. The day marks the first meeting of MGMT*4050 Applied Community Project, which will be fully launched with a guest presentation from Chef Yasser Qahawish, owner of the Artisanale Café and Bistro in downtown Guelph, a pioneer in local food cuisine in the city.
U of G friends are business partners, strategic thinkers. In the late 1990s, three guys became friends while living in Lambton Hall. Although they didn’t know it at the time, their friendship would blossom into a thriving business partnership and draw them together with a number of other U of G graduates. Jacob Fuller, B.Comm. ’00, and Nico Angka, B.Sc.
On September 27, 2010, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will celebrate World Tourism Day, with the launch of the Tourism Research Collaborative and a presentation of research by Luc Durand, VP Ipsos Montreal. The launch and presentation will occur at 3:30 pm in Macdonald Institute (MINS) 300. Luc Durand will speak on "Naked Foods: Canadians' Taste for the Authentic.
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.