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Julia Christensen Hughes - Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship. Guelph, ON, CA

Julia Christensen Hughes

Dean | Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship

Guelph, ON, CANADA

Dean of the College of Business and Economics providing strategic leadership at the University of Guelph.



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CME Dean's Message Fall 2012 CME Bachelor of Commerce program Dean Christensen Hughes on CME's MA (Leadership) Program Dean Christensen Hughes on CME's MBA Program




Julia is an accomplished management scholar who is committed to helping improve the effectiveness of organizations through a strategic approach to human resources management. She is also an advocate for change within higher education and has helped facilitate many national, provincial and local events focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Her work on academic integrity has garnered national and international attention. Julia is regularly sought as a keynote speaker and has received a number of awards.

She was appointed Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in May of 2009. Previously, she was the Chair of the Department of Business since June 2007.

Industry Expertise (7)

Public Relations and Communications

Program Development

Human Resources

Corporate Leadership

Training and Development


Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (6)

Leadership Development

Higher Education Leadership

Strategic Human Resource Management

Transformational Learning

Improving the Quality of Teaching & Learning

Academic Integrity

Accomplishments (1)

Ontario Hostelry Institute Honours Julia Christensen-Hughes (professional)


OHI Gold Awards recognize those top hospitality industry achievers whose commitment to excellence enhances the image of Ontario among thousands of diners, travellers and vacationers each year. OHI serves as an industry advocate on matters such as professional culinary, hospitality and tourism education, training and apprenticeship.

Education (3)

York University - Schulich School of Business: PhD, Organizational Behavior Studies 1994

York University - Schulich School of Buiness: MBA, Organizational Behavior Studies 1986

University of Guelph: BCom, Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1981


  • Keynote
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  • Host/MC


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