It is with sympathy that the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics shares the passing of Bill Braithwaite on August 9, 2019.
Bill played an important role for business at the University of Guelph as one of the founding business professors. Teaching accounting for over 50 years at U of G, Bill was a favourite professor for many Bachelor of Commerce alumni.
Lang Business extends their deepest condolences to Bill’s family and friends.
The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce the appointment of professor Statia Elliot as interim associate dean (External Relations), beginning August 1st, 2019 for a one-year term. In this role, Elliot will be responsible for engaging with the School's alumni, external partners, and community stakeholders, stewarding the School's existing relationships, and building the Lang brand within and beyond the University of Guelph.
The John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (Wood Centre) announced new funding for entrepreneurs during their Startup Showcase event on July 31st. The newly created Oilseed Innovation Partners Entrepreneurship Fund is available to U of G startups enrolled in the Centre’s Hub Incubator program who have a business idea associated with the Canadian oil seed industry.
Lang faculty members are among the latest Canadian researchers to receive funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), which helps fund and support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.
The following four faculty members will contribute their expertise to research projects that have received $3,015,055 in funding.
In May, the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics hosted a customized Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for Lang faculty to explore teaching and learning excellence aimed at improving the overall student learning experience.
Lang graduate student Afra Mehwish travelled to Santa Cruz, California last month to present a research paper at the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership conference.
Mehwish, a candidate in Lang’s MA Management program, attended the conference with advisor and co-author Elizabeth Kurucz to present their paper on the workplace experiences of menstruation and its impact on the advancement of women in the workplace.
University of Guelph’s business dean Julia Christensen Hughes was surrounded by more than 100 friends, faculty, staff and alumni on Tuesday to celebrate her accomplishments and tenure, as she ends her second term as dean.
Christensen Hughes has served as U of G’s business dean since 2009, serving two terms and stewarding the school to several incredible milestones.