In this article from the Toronto Star, CME Associate Dean and Professor Sylvain Charlebois airs doubts about what has been called the Velveeta "cheesepocalypse". According to Charlebois, if there is a shortage, it likely won't last very long. Read "Cheesepocalypse now? Velveeta confirms shortage, but skeptics remain"
Could the status of Canada's dollar affect food prices? According to Professor and Associate Dean of CME, Sylvain Charlebois, changes won't happen right away, but if the dollar continues to drop Canadians might see an increase in produce and fruit prices this summer. Read "Sinking Canadian dollar could affect grocery prices"
Tonight on the Food Network, one of our very own will be centre stage on the hit cooking program, Chopped Canada. Hotel and Food Administration alum Daniel Janetos will compete against three other Canadian chefs for his chance at $10,000. Read "U of G grad competes on Chopped Canada"
For Marketing and Consumer Studies sessional instructor Nicole McCallum, the upcoming Jeux du Commerce Central (JDC Central or JDCC) competition will unite multiple parts of her life as an educator, entrepreneur and prior JDCC competitor. From January 24 to 26, the University of Guelph will welcome top business students from across Central and Atlantic Canada who will compete against each other in academic, debate, sport and social competitions, representing the different segments of university life.
In this article from the Globe and Mail, Professor Sylvain Charlebois writes about how the food industry will be affected by low food prices. According to Charlebois, while low food prices are a welcomed by consumers, they will likely have detrimental effects on retailers and the development of the food industry. Read "The high cost of low food prices"
Professor Trent Tucker's "Introduction to Business" class had thousands of reasons to celebrate their accomplishments at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Nine teams of first-year students grew $1 loans into more than $8,000 for the Micro-Tyco initiative, which encourages participants to make as much money as possible in one month by selling goods and services. All proceeds go towards micro-loans to support female entrepreneurs in developing countries. Recently, Professor Tucker's class was recognized as the winner in Micro-Tyco's international category.
The College of Management and Economics (CME) is currently accepting applications for the position of Director, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Closing date for applications is February 28, 2014. See position advertisement for more information
Planning your holiday party menu? Finishing last-minute shopping? Looking for the perfect holiday wine? These experts from CME have some tips for you. Read the full U of G news release
The new Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) Legacy Fund will support 98 undergraduate and graduate scholarships and work projects through a new $3-million gift to the University of Guelph. Students in the College of Management and Economics entering food-related programs are among those that will be eligible to receive 17 scholarships worth $14,000 over four years. Read the full U of G news release
With the holiday season fast approaching, who isn't thinking about food? In this article from CBC News, University of Guelph Food Laureate Anita Stewart comments on the importance of flavour and the evolving trends in holiday meals. Read "Is turkey still king? How Canadian holiday food traditions are changing"