On Wednesday, March 19, students, faculty and alumni from the University of Guelph’s Real Estate and Housing (REH) B.Comm. major will join industry professionals at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto to celebrate 20 years of real estate education at Guelph. Hosted by the Real Estate and Housing Student Association (REHSA) and Allied Properties REIT, along with several other industry sponsors, the gala evening will welcome 150 people and include a formal dinner and lively panel discussion featuring top industry leaders.
Have a great business idea but need help getting started? The Co-operators Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship (CBaSE) recently launched the Hub Incubator Program, a great resource for budding entrepreneurs to grow their business ideas. In this article from at Guelph, CBaSE Director Melanie Lang and Assistant Manager - and entrepreneur in his own right - Ahren Brunow discuss the Hub and the outstanding opportunities it offers. The program is open to both University of Guelph students and alumni.
The College of Business and Economics Student Association launched its annual 5 Days for the Homeless campaign on March 9, raising money for Wyndham House. Located in Branion Plaza, student volunteers have declared themselves homeless for the week and will be sleeping outside, eating only donated food and living without many basic amenities.
Another School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management alumnus is preparing to show off his culinary skills on a top cooking show. Vittorio Colacitti, a 2004 HAFA graduate, will compete on Top Chef Canada airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Food Network Canada.
Multiple faculty from the College of Business and Economics are featured in various food-related articles today. In the Toronto Star, Associate Dean and Professor Sylvain Charlebois is interviewed on challenges restaurants are facing with the effects of climate change on raw ingredients. The article is centred on Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle and its warning that it may have to halt production of certain salsas and guacamole.
Following CBC's survey on cheating in Canadian universities earlier this week, College of Business and Economics Dean, and academic integrity expert, Julia Christensen Hughes is interviewed on Ontario Morning. The program also features calls from former university students talking about their experiences with the issue. Listen to "Are Canadian universities failing to crack down on cheating?"
While the California drought may increase the cost of its imports to Canada, the decrease in Californian produce may serve as an opportunity for Canadian agriculture, according to Associate Dean and Professor Sylvain Charlebois. In this CBC News article, Charlebois comments on what the future may hold for Canadian produce as the drought continues. Read "California's crippling drought could cost – and benefit – Canadians"
In this story from CBC News, College of Business and Economics Dean Julia Christensen Hughes comments on the realities of cheating at Canadian universities. CBC conducted a survey of Canadian universities that showed more than 6,800 students were disciplined for academic misconduct. In the interview, Dean Christensen Hughes states that there is a huge gap between these numbers and the rate at which students admit to cheating, which according to a 2006 study is more than 50 per cent of undergraduate students and 35 per cent of graduate students.
Making headlines - discussions from the National Food Security Forum and responses to recently released results of food waste research. This article from the Guelph Mercury summarizes conversations on food issues from Rickey Yada and Jean-Charles Le Vallee made at the first day of the Forum. Read "Canadian food on the global stage at Guelph forum"
The College of Business and Economics is making a number of headlines today ranging from the Olympic Games to tomorrow's National Food Security Forum.