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U of G business students win global sustainable development essay contest

A team of U of G business students have been awarded one of 17 AIM2Flourish awards – a United Nation’s supported academic competition that celebrates real sustainable business innovations. The U of G students were chosen from 503 essay submissions from across the world.

Students are asked to submit essays to AIM2Flourish that best meet each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). AIM2Flourish identifies the essays that best communicate each of the 17 SDG’s.

Real estate students continue their success at case competition in downtown Toronto

Real estate and housing students wrapped up a successful semester of case competitions last month, hosting and competing at the University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition in Toronto.

The competition was held at Deloitte’s head office on March 26th, and hosted 12 teams from across North America. Awards were available to teams placing in the top 4, as well as teams with the Best Financial Analysis, Best Sustainability Features, and Best Market Analysis.

U of G’s team – Pendulum Developments – placed second in the competition.

Two U of G teams are among the 2018 Flourish Prizes Finalists

Two U of G teams, consisting of primarily U of G BComm students, are among the AIM2Flourish 2018 Flourish Prize finalists, which includes 63 finalists from 28 business schools across 15 countries.

The two U of G teams include:

Providing the Power to Grow – written by James Apps, David Garden, Brandon Kolar, Anees Khan, and Olajide Ebun from the University of Guelph, under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.

U of G My World, My Choice student leaders

U of G business students help spread the word about sustainability

U of G business students are helping educate local high school and elementary school students on how businesses can think and act more sustainably.

The group – called My World, My Choice – is an educational mentorship program where junior and senior students in the Guelph community are taught to develop business projects that are not only profitable, but are also beneficial to society and the environment.

Leveraging discomfort to find strength – Amanda Lang and #HeForShe at U of G

On Tuesday, March 13th the College of Business and Economics teamed up with Gryphon Football to host an afternoon dedicated to the #HeForShe campaign, the UN-led campaign for the advancement of women and gender equality. As part of the campaign, we had the privilege of hosting award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang on campus to speak with our students and the community about how to embrace discomfort in order to become more resilient and successful.

Two CBE graduate students move on to U of G Three Minute Thesis finals

On February 28th, the College of Business and Economics hosted their college 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in order to decide upon two finalists to advance to the University of Guelph’s final competition. The competition is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less, to a panel of non-specialist judges.

women holding a travel brochure

Improving destination marketing: New research aims to enhance the traditional tourism brochure

Need to know:

Brochures remain an important element in the marketing of tourism destinations across the world.

Researchers at U of G are using eye-tracking glasses to understand consumer behaviour and improve travel brochures.

Images are the most important element of a travel brochure to tourists, while ads make the brochure seem "less trustworthy."


University of Guelph student team, Dark Horse Developments

U of G BComm and BLA students sweep top two spots at Ryerson case competition

Two University of Guelph teams took home the top prizes at the 4th annual Ryerson “Expand your Empire” Case Competition in Toronto on Monday, February 26. 

The annual competition sees teams of students work together to solve a current real estate development issue. Teams were given a week to analyze, design and create the best-use development proposal, including financials, sustainable features, and market analysis.  

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