Research Bursary Opportunity

February 13th - The Estonian Studies Centre has a research bursary award competition now open.  The deadline for submission is April 1st 2013.  For more information see the attachement below, or contact Dr Brent McKenzie, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies -

Real Estate and Housing Program Establishes Advisory Board with Industry Leaders

February 6th - The University of Guelph’s Real Estate and Housing (REH) program has taken another step in its commitment to stay relevant to the real estate industry of today and tomorrow by establishing an advisory board comprised of industry leaders.

“Creating the Real Estate Program Advisory Board (REPAB) is another distinctive element of the REH program and shows our commitment to assist students to build careers as leaders in the real estate industry,” says Jane Londerville, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor for the program.

Stay Out of the Red This Holiday Season

December 19th 2012 - Professor Sunghwan Yi

Prof offers tips to avoid excessive shopping.

Oops, you did it again. You bought a few things you didn’t really need at that blowout sale and spent more than you’d planned. No big deal, but for many people shopping beyond their means is a habit that turns into a chronic problem – one that may leave them unable to pay their rent, utility bills or worse.

The complete article at Guelph.

Why we spend when we mean to save

Nov. 20th - Sunghwan Yi, a marketing and consumer studies professor, is quoted in the Financial Post today in an article about overspending. Trained in consumer psychology and social cognition, Yi studies excessive buying behaviour and gambling. He has published research on how guilt-proneness sometimes serves as a buffer against compulsive buying. Full article available in the Financial Post.

Students Pitch Ideas to Gryphon’s Den

Teaching Innovation: Panel of experts will evaluate best entrepreneurial venture By Teresa Pitman Tuesday, November 20, 2012

At Guelph presents this story as part of a series that highlights University of Guelph leadership in teaching excellence and the scholarship of learning.

You’ve seen Dragon’s Den on TV: people pitch their products then brace themselves for the often-scathing comments from the judges. But they keep their fingers crossed that their concepts will find favour with at least one of the investors who host the show.

University of Guelph professor set to plot vodka trail

November 13th - MCS professor Brent McKenzie; First came the hallowed whisky trails of Scotland. Closer to home, the wine trails in southern Ontario and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley followed. Now, the small European country of Estonia is eyeing its own claim to fame — a world-renowned vodka trail — thanks to Guelph researchers. While visiting Estonia, U of G marketing and consumer studies professor Brent McKenzie observed the strong connection Estonians have with vodka.

Why Dirty-Looking Money Makes Us Spend More

November 9th 2012 - MCS Associate Professor Theodore Noseworthy and professor Fabrizio Di Muro of the University of Winnipeg, explored how spending behaviors are affected by how money physically looks. The results found that people are driven to spend old or grimy bills more readily than newly-minted ones. Full article featured in Time Magazine.

Survey Takes Pulse of Guelph Business

November 2 - "Article from the Guelph Tribune" City hall and the University of Guelph will conduct a survey of local businesses starting this Monday, with the data to be used in creating new initiatives to boost local prosperity. Graduate students from the U of G’s College of Management and Economics will carry out the local business engagement survey from Nov. 5- 30. Survey interviews, conducted over the phone or in person, should take about 30 minutes to complete, a city hall news release said.

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