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Grad scores commercial success with athletic wear

Like millions of Canadian children, Jesse Kirshenbaum played hockey as a kid. But then he turned his love for the sport into a multimilliondollar sportswear company called Bardown. Named after a hockey puck that hits the crossbar of a net to score a goal, Bardown now sells merchandise in more than 300 stores across North America and Europe, including U of G’s Bookstore and Athletics department.

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Students raise funds for youth at risk through 5 Days for the Homeless campaign

A group of University of Guelph business students will spend this week living outdoors without regular access to shelter, shower, food, technology and other amenities as part of the annual 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. This national movement sees university students from across Canada raise awareness of homelessness and funds for youth at risk. This year, University of Guelph business students hope to raise $10,000 for Wyndham House.

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Guelph business students recognized for leadership, case competition performance

University of Guelph business students brought home multiple awards from conferences once again this past weekend, further adding to the list of honours they have received since the start of 2017. Students attended the Ted Rogers Management Conference (TRMC) at Ryerson University and the CABS Roundtable hosted by the Canadian Association of Business Students. They were recognized for leadership, spirit and case competition performance.

Turning up the volume on Guelph’s music scene

A vibrant music scene can bring significant economic gain for markets of all sizes. In Guelph, recent research is helping the city develop its image into a music destination of choice.

Hotelier icon, Michael Beckley, to be honoured as HFTM’s 2017 Executive-in-Residence

Hotelier icon and 2016 Pinnacle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Michael Beckley, has been named the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management’s Executive-in-Residence for 2017. From March 14th to 16th, Beckley will be visiting the University of Guelph to share his experiences and offer advice to Hospitality and Tourism Management students. Beckley is currently serving as Director, CBRE Hotels, and was formerly the Senior Vice President, Lodging Development for Marriott Hotels of Canada.   

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Real Estate and Housing students win big at Ryerson case competition

A team of four University of Guelph real estate and housing students (BComm) took home multiple top place finishes, including first place overall and $5,000, at this year’s Ryerson “Expand your Empire” Case Competition in Toronto on Saturday March 4.

Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute wins inaugural GryphBiz Case Competition

Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute brought home the $500 top prize from the inaugural GryphBiz Case Competition held at the University of Guelph on March 2. The competition, which challenged teams to respond to a business case featuring Boston Pizza, welcomed four Guelph high schools to Macdonald Hall, the newly-renovated home of business at the university.

Dean Julia Christensen Hughes participates in responsible management education discussion

College of Business and Economics dean Julia Christensen Hughes recently facilitated a collaborative discussion with fellow business school deans from across North America about growing strong and sustainable businesses and business leaders. The discussion took place at the Responsible Management Education (RME) Affinity Group meeting at the recent AACSB International Deans Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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