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The barriers of transforming biofuel inventions into business successes

Climate change policy is an increasingly popular and polarizing topic in Canada and around the world, one that has seemingly poised the biofuels industry for rapid development based on the demand for alternative energy sources. While we often hear about new and improving technologies that are intended to help build a more sustainable Canada, translating these scientific successes into business successes is challenging and many fail to make it to market.

Accounting symposium panelists

Symposium shares research on qualitative accounting

A recent symposium held at the University of Guelph highlighted qualitative research within an area typically associated with numbers – accounting. Led by professor Philippe Lassou, the three-day Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium united international researchers to discuss and debate a wide-range of topics related to this area. It also welcomed keynote speaker, and noted accounting scholar, Trevor Hopper from the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex.

First-year students pose with the Great Ethical Dilemma Case Competition sign

First-year students learn how to manage ethical dilemmas through live case competition

More than 850 first-year Bachelor of Commerce students recently got an introduction into managing ethical dilemmas as part of a live case competition in their Introduction to Business class. Students were divided into 176 teams, each of which had 38 hours to prepare a presentation on how their assigned company should respond to a crisis.

The long shadow of forced labour in Russia

It has been more than 60 years since the death of Joseph Stalin, but his rule over the former Soviet Union still casts a social and economic shadow on the lives of many Russians. Much of the geographic area spanned by contemporary Russia was first populated by Gulag prisoners. It was at the cost of many lives that communities, industries and their infrastructure were built in Siberia and the Russian Far East.

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