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.
University of Guelph students looking to grow their business and social enterprises now have an opportunity to apply for dedicated space, funding, mentoring and more through the Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship’s (CBaSE) new Hub Incubator Program.
Applications are now being accepted for the program, which offers the following resources and services:
Warren Jestin, noted economist, U of G alumnus and inaugural economist-in-residence in the Department of Economics and Finance, will receive an honorary doctorate at winter convocation on February 20. Jestin, who is an economist with Scotiabank, graduated in 1971 with an MA in economics. He will receive his honorary doctorate at the 4 p.m. ceremony.
Cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic are gaining momentum as more people become interested in learning about the Earth's northern and southern extremes. Brittany Manley, a student in the College of Business and Economics' new MSc Tourism and Hospitality program, is conducting research she hopes will help expedition companies better tailor their cruises to prospective travellers. Read the full at Guelph story.
First a new home and now a new brand. It’s time for a fresh perspective on business at Guelph.
The College of Business and Economics (formerly College of Management and Economics) proudly unveiled new branding today that places a greater emphasis on its distinctive business programs. Also included in this rebrand are new names for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management – now the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management – and Department of Business – which is now the Department of Management.
The University of Guelph is set to host the National Food Security Forum at the Guelph Delta Conference Centre February 19 to 20. Sponsored by the U of G's Food Institute, the event will unite Canadian academics, industry professionals and other speakers and will be co-chaired by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Dean and Professor of the U of G's business school.
The forum is open to anyone interested in food security, food processing, retailing and distributing, and consumer trends in food. To register and for more details, visit opened.uoguelph.ca/foodsecurity/index.html.
What influences our decisions to buy or not to buy a certain product? According to Neesha Mathew's master's thesis in marketing and consumer studies, satisfying the consumer's hunger for certain product information is a large part of the puzzle. Her findings were recently covered in this article from at Guelph.
Looking for opportunities to take your business to the next level? Consider auditioning for CBC's hit show, Dragons' Den or applying for BDC's 2014 Young Entrepreneur Award.
Ready to make a deal with a Dragon? CBC's hit show Dragons' Den will be holding auditions in Kitchener on February 14. This is your chance to not only promote your business, but gain investors. Get more details on Dragons' Den auditions.
In the lead up to this weekend's Super Bowl, Marketing and Consumer Studies professor Timothy Dewhirst comments on the "Battle of Brands" within the NFL. According to Dewhirst, team names often represent "tough, fierce, fearless and menacing qualities," all fitting given the nature of the game. Read full U of G release