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August 31: Bilingualism Translates into Higher Earnings, Study Finds

Bilingual employees earn more than their unilingual counterparts even if they aren't using their language skills on the job, according to a new University of Guelph study. Economics professors Louis Christofides and Robert Swidinsky examined the earnings of Canadians and compared the difference in wages between bilingual and unilingual employees as well as bilingual employees who are required to speak a second language on the job.

August 31: UN climate change group told to stick to science

OTTAWA - An international academy of scientists is telling the UN’s global climate change research group to stick to science and stay out of advocacy. The InterAcademy Council, an international group representing scientific bodies from around the world, began a review of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change back in March after a series of controversies over accuracy.

August 30: CME has strong showing in Corporate Knights Survey

For the second year in a row, CME has had a strong showing in the annual Corporate Knight’s ranking of business schools. This year we placed 11th out of 47 undergraduate management programs with a commitment to sustainability, improved our performance in several categories, and increased our overall grade from 56.42 in 2009 to 61.95 in 2010.

August 25: Guelph's NetImpact Chapter Receives Silver Status

The University of Guelph's NetImpact Chapter is excited to announce that it has received a Silver Status ranking from NetImpact central, which is based out of San Francisco. This ranking is attributed to the Guelph Chapter's successful speaker series, engagement with students, faculty and administration, and reach into the local community. The NetImpact Chapter would like to thank all members for helping Guelph's NetImpact achieve this honour.

August 18: Marketing Student Appears in Disney Movie

Hiking in Rockwood led him to a casting call for background actors. When Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam debuts on the Disney Channel Sept. 3, U of G Marketing student Peter Hewitt will be watching closely for a familiar face — his own.  Hewitt appears as a background actor in the film, which stars Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.

August 17: CME Faculty and Alumni Win Poster Competition at Marketing Science Conference

Vinay Kanetkar and Towhidul Islam, Faculty Members in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, and CME alumni Sameer Goswami won the best poster competition award at the 32nd Annual Marketing Science conference in Cologne Germany.  The title of the poster was "Expensive by the Dozen? Consumer Response to Quantity Premium".


What’s the Right Retirement Fund and How Do We Know? Prof. Towhidul Islam Interviewed

Marketing Professor Towhidul Islam studies how consumers make savings choicesEvery business wants to unravel the secrets of consumer decision-making. Why do people make the choices they make? Can we separate customer choice (or preference) from uncertainty (or inconsistency)? What influences choices, and how do preferences and inconsistencies change over time? Research by Prof. Towhidul Islam, Marketing and Consumer Studies, can help answer some of those questions. But he intends to do more than help corporations do a better job of selling their products.

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