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Source: University of Guelph

College of Management and Economics Officially Opens

October 17, 2006

University of Guelph is hosting the official opening of the College of
Management and Economics (CME) Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall. The
event is free and open to the U of G community and members of the public.

The event will include an introduction of CME’s advisory board, displays on
each of the college’s programs, entertainment and refreshments.

"The University has already established itself as a leader in management and
business-related programs," said U of G president Alastair Summerlee, who
will give the opening remarks at the event. "With the creation of the
College of Management and Economics, our students are benefiting even more
from expanded course offerings and continued innovation in teaching,
research and outreach."

CME includes the Department of Economics, the School of Hospitality and
Tourism Management, the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies and the
new Department of Business. It is also home to the Centre for Studies in

"The creation of a new academic college is big news at Guelph, and we
believe this business school is long overdue," said CME dean Chris McKenna,
who will make funding announcements and share the college’s goals at the
event. "The creation of a new college opens up tremendous opportunities to
expand and deepen our understanding of business and its role in society."

Student interest in U of G's management and business-related programs has
risen dramatically over the last few years, making U of G’s bachelor of
commerce program one of the largest business programs in the country. B.
Comm. enrolment has increased by 88 per cent in the past several years and
interest in economics specializations in the bachelor of arts program
continues to grow.

Graduate enrolment has also increased substantially, specifically in U of
G’s MA (Leadership) and MBA programs in food and agribusiness and
hospitality and tourism management. New executive management and leadership
programs are now among the largest graduate programs on campus.

Alumni from CME undergraduate and graduate programs are employed in senior
management positions in a variety of sectors, including banking and finance,
industry, government and hostelry, and as academic faculty on campuses

With the addition of CME, U of G now has seven colleges. The others are the
College of Arts, the College of Biological Science, the College of Physical
and Engineering Science, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences,
the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College.

To RSVP, visit For more information about
CME, see

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona
Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.



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