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U of G President Franco Vaccarino addressing a group of graduands

Notable business leaders, Jim Estill and Donald Ziraldo to receive honorary degrees

Convocation is a special time during the academic year, where graduands and their guests often have the privilege of being addressed by a notable business leader, someone who the University of Guelph is conferring with an honorary doctorate in recognition of their achievements.

During the summer convocation on June 12th, the college is excited to be conferring two incredible entrepreneurial leaders with an honorary doctorate.


After graduating, MA Leadership alumna embraces new skills and perspective on the world around her

Elaine Calvert has always valued a commitment to professional growth and chose the MA Leadership program to enhance her learning and enable her to grow as a leader. Through this experience, she not only gained new leadership skills to help her in the workplace, she also embraced a new perspective on life.

In this Q&A, Elaine discusses her reasons for choosing the MA Leadership program at the University of Guelph, her student experience and how the program helped her reach the next stage in her career.

2018 Hospitality Leadership Certificate workshop participants, faculty and staff

Hospitality professionals learn leadership skills, best practices in new certificate program

Professionals in the hospitality and foodservice industry were on campus last week for an interactive and engaging 3 day leadership workshop as part of a new Hospitality Leadership Certificate. This workshop was part of a collaboration between Cornell University and the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management

The interactive workshop saw professionals from across Ontario learn from U of G management and hospitality faculty. The faculty workshop topics included:

Business Pentathlon

Ontario High School students compete at CBE’s Business Pentathlon

Over 220 Ontario high school students travelled to campus last week, competing head-to-head in the first annual University of Guelph Business Pentathlon, hosted by the College of Business and Economics.

The Business Pentathlon was designed by U of G undergraduate business students, and invited Ontario high school students to campus to compete in five fun and challenging business-focused events, which tested their business knowledge, communication and leadership skills.

College of Business and Economics to host event focused on social enterprise in the food industry

LAICOS Enterprise Hub, with the help from the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph and Capacity Canada, will be hosting an event to highlight the importance of social enterprise in the food industry.

LAICOS Enterprise Hub includes 10 organizations from the Kitchener to Toronto corridor who support the development of businesses and non-profits with incubation and acceleration services. The event will include interactive displays that promote the value of social enterprise in the food industry.

2018 Alumni Awards - Call for nominations

Nominations now open for 2018 CBE Alumni Awards

University of Guelph business and economics alumni are making a difference in workplaces and communities across Canada and around the world. In an effort to recognize these exceptional individuals, the College of Business and Economics is reaching out to alumni to nominate U of G business alumni for a Notable Alumni Award or the 10x10 Alumni with Impact Award.

These prestigious awards represent the highest level of recognition the College gives to its alumni, and nominations for the 2018 awards are now open.

Guest lecture

Economics and finance students learn first-hand from prominent industry leaders

U of G economics and finance students go beyond the textbooks each semester, learning from the first-hand experiences of prominent financial and investment leaders.

Economics professor Francis Tapon has always stressed the importance of engaging with industry leaders. In an effort to connect student learning with real-world concepts, his ECON3660 and 6820 classes benefit from a “who’s who” of guest speakers of the finance industry throughout the semester.

This semester, students connected with:

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