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Customize local food for hospitals, says researchers

March 25th - Paulette Padanyi, MCS faculty highlighted in the Guelph Mercury for her study Report on Food Provision in Ontario Hospitals and Long-Term Care Services:  The Challenges and Opportunities of Incorporating Local Food.   "Setting out to find ways to incorporate local food into hospitals and long-term care facilities was a noble pursuit for University of Guelph researcher Paulette Padanyi and her team"...

U of G students finalists at this years annual Canada's Next Top Ad Exec competition

March 19th 2013 - A team of two students from U of G have been selected among the finalists (top 10) from about 200 teams/individuals who participated in the annual competition Canada's Next Top Ad Exec. This competition is fast turning into a major competition in business schools in Canada - students from different schools across Canada compete for some really great prizes (this year the top prize is a Chevy Cruze for each of the members of the winning team and there are over $30,000 in prizes plus valuable internships for the top groups).

Congratulations to our MCS award Recipients!

March 13th 2013 - Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Marketing and Consumer Studies 14th Annual Awards Ceremony to honour our outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate students.

AWARD RECIPIENTS                                                                                    Undergraduate Students                                                                      

Michelle Bergsma - MCS Outstanding Scholarship     

Michelle Bergsma -  MCS Outstanding Academic Achievement Award           

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.

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