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New Wood Centre podcast tells the story of local entrepreneurs

The journey of an entrepreneur is dynamic and almost always changing. To tell the story of highly successful entrepreneurs in the Guelph community, the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise has launched a new podcast to inspire the next great generation of entrepreneurs at U of G.

Lang students pitch solutions to real business challenges in virtual competition.

Last week, Lang Commerce students pitched creative business solutions to representatives of industry partners as part of their fourth-year capstone course MGMT*4000 – Strategic Management.

393 Lang students from all 9 BComm majors were placed into teams and received a specific strategic problem facing one of three industry partners, including Labatt, TELUS and startup Shared Storage. The teams worked on solving their assigned problem throughout the semester.

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Q&A with new Associate Dean Strategic Partnership, Dr. Greg Bauer

On April 29th, the Lang School announced the hire of finance expert Dr. Greg Bauer as the new Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships within the Lang School. Dr. Bauer is currently the Michael J. Barclay Alumni Professor and former Associate Dean of Full-Time Programs at the Simon Business School, University of Rochester. He earned his PhD from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Before working at Simon, he was the Senior Research Director at the Bank of Canada. 

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Finance expert Dr. Ilias Tsiakas named new Lang Chair

Internationally recognized academic in finance Dr. Ilias Tsiakas has been named the Lang Chair in Finance at the Lang School.

An accomplished researcher in asset pricing, foreign exchange markets, and climate finance, Dr. Tsiakas is currently a professor of finance at Lang and will commence his role as Chair on July 1st, 2021 within the Department of Economics and Finance.

Q&A: Lang BComm student who scored perfect at DECA-U competition

andrea lee bcommDECA-U case competitions are an excellent way for students to apply their learning to real-world, high-pressure situations. Students are given a case challenge within a particular category and asked to prepare meaningful solutions.

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Lang students host virtual sustainability conference sponsored by RBC

Last weekend, students from the Lang School hosted an undergraduate conference and case competition that explored the themes of environmental stewardship and sustainable business.

Now in its second year, the Lang Sustainability Conference hosted 130 student delegates from 14 different universities across Canada to participate in the two-day virtual conference. It is one of the largest student-led sustainable business conferences in Canada. This year's conference was sponsored by RBC and explored the theme of sustainable entrepreneurship.

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