As one of 17 teams competing across Canada, the University of Guelph came in third place at the Brock University Accounting Conference (BUAC) in Niagara Falls this weekend. Guelph’s team, comprised of Audrey Fu (Accounting Major), Ahmed Rizk (Management Economics & Finance Major), Kent Santin (Accounting Major) and Jathu Vasantharaja (Accounting Major), came in behind first place Concordia University and second place Carleton University.
A story in yesterday’s Globe and Mail references the work of Jamie Gruman, associate professor of organizational behaviour in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The story by Wallace Immen examines the orientation practices of organizations in welcoming new hires. In it, Immen cites a survey-based study co-authored by Prof. Gruman and Prof.
PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium has topped the Diners’ Choice “Great for Lunch” list in the Toronto/Ontario section of Opentable.com. The restaurant guide website states the top 10 list was derived from the choices of “more than 85,600 diners.”
Facing strong competition from across the Greater Toronto Area, PJ’s was ranked higher than top restaurants such as Mercatto, FOUR and Oliver & Bonacini’s. Among the 10 restaurants chosen, PJ’s was the only one located outside the GTA.
The current issue of Academic Matters features an article by Joan Flaherty, assistant professor in CME’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, on the pros and cons of adopting technology in the classroom. Academic Matters is the biannual magazine of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, and is mailed to 17,000 professors, academic librarians, and others interested in higher education issues across Canada.
In Monday’s Globe and Mail, Ken Smith, CME’s Associate Dean, Executive Programs, is quoted in a Gordon Pitts story on the proposed takeover of Saskatchewan’s Potash Corp. by Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd.
GUELPH, Ont. (Tuesday, November 2, 2010) – The University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics (CME) ranked second among business schools of medium-sized universities in The Globe and Mail’s recent Canadian University Report. The annual national survey of students compares universities of similar size in 60 categories, and bills itself as “the first to grade universities based on what their students said about them.”
Kernaghan Webb, a special advisor to the United Nations on corporate social responsibility standards, will address CME graduate students Wednesday as part of the Research Seminar Series. Dr. Webb is the founding director of the Institute of the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ryerson University, where he also serves as an associate professor.
The country duo of Amy Nodwell and Scotty Kipfer represented CME at Thursday’s College Idol music contest. The luncheon event is an annual fundraiser for the University of Guelph’s United Way campaign. It features musical acts from each of the seven colleges squaring off in the name of the greater good.
For Nodwell, a fourth-year Marketing Management major, this year’s College Idol marked a return of sorts after sitting out last year.
Meron Habtemichael knew he was taking a gamble. He’d enrolled in the bachelor of commerce program at U of G with a real estate major, but after taking an introductory course in accounting during first year, he realized that accounting was what he really wanted to do.
“Accounting is at the centre of everything a business does,” says Habtemichael. Read full at Guelph article
Students in Prof. Evie Adomait’s Industrial Relations course (ECON*2200) had the chance to put their learning into practice with a mock arbitration session held this weekend at Rozanski Hall. The all-day session was hosted by Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti, a Toronto-based firm specializing in labour relations and employment law.