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Dec. 16: "Introduction to Business" students turn $1 into micro-loans for charitable initiative

This past November was a profitable one for Professor Trent Tucker's "Introduction to Business" class. After being split into nine teams, students were given one dollar and one month to make money that will be distributed as micro-loans in developing countries through the Micro-Tyco initiative. The class made $8,000, with the winning team making almost $3,000. Read the full article from at Guelph


Dec. 13: Prof. Jamie Gruman discusses important employee traits in the workplace

In this article from the Globe and Mail, Professor Jamie Gruman is interviewed about the importance of psychological capital in creating a happy and healthy workplace. According to Gruman, there is growing research that the the four personal resources that make up psychological capital - hope, optimism, confidence and resilience - are present in more productive and better performing employees.

Dec. 12: Marketing Management Student Hitting High Note in Country Music Career

Jenna Walker, a fourth-year marketing management student, is lead vocalist of the up-and-coming country music band, The Recklaws. After winning the emerging artist competition at the Boots and Hearts Canadian Country Music Festival, the band now has the opportunity to release a single under the record label Big Machine, the biggest label in country music. Read the full article from at Guelph

Dec. 4: The Food Price Index Continues to Make Headlines

The Food Price Index released by the University of Guelph yesterday continues to make news with its forecast for 2014. According to the Index, food prices are expected to remain stable next year, something lead author Prof. Sylvain Charlebois attributes to competition between food retailers. Today, the Toronto StarGlobal News and the Guelph Mercury feature stories on the Index with comments from Charlebois.

Dec. 3: Prof. Sylvain Charlebois Discusses Food Prices and Competition

Food prices are making national headlines. In these articles from the National Post and Globe and Mail Professor Sylvain Charlebois, co-author of the 2014 Food Price Index, discusses the lack of change in food prices over the last twelve months. Last year, food prices were predicted to rise between 1.5% to 3.5%, but they rose only 1.2%. Charlebois attributes this lack of change to intense competition among food retailers.

Guelph Case Team RISEs to the Challenge, Wins Case Competition

Four CME students recently competed in and won the RISE Conference hosted by the Schulich School of Business. Competing against business students from more than 10 universities across Canada, our delegates showcased their skills in front of distinguished corporate professionals and took home the top prize.

The University of Guelph team included:

Investigating Canada's Skills Gap: Economics Professor Miana Plesca and PhD Candidate Fraser Summerfield Research Our Skills Mismatch

Who or what is really responsible for Canada’s skills gap? 

This past September, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced 16 Knowledge Synthesis Grants to research this question and others concerning Canadian labour market issues. Economics Professor Miana Plesca was selected to be part of this group of researchers. In partnership with PhD candidate Fraser Summerfield, she is researching the gaps between labour demand and supply and how these apply to the Canadian economy. 

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