Genomics Project Gets $10.3 Million

Research at the University of Guelph and University of Alberta that will use genomics to improve feed efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has received $10.3 million in support. The project headed by U of G adjunct professor Filippo Miglior and Alberta professor Paul Stothard was one of 11 nationwide to receive funding earlier this …

Profs, Researchers In the News

Marketing and Consumer Studies Prof. Sylvain Charlebois was on CBC national radio Thursday discussing the effects of  the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the dairy industry. He did a series of live interviews with CBC stations across the country, including in Victoria, Winnipeg, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. He also wrote an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen July 30 …

CFI Invests $600,000 in U of G Research

University of Guelph researchers working to fight human and avian diseases, develop new antimicrobials, and improve plant genetics received nearly $600,000 in federal support today. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is funding five U of G research projects spanning three colleges. Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), made the announcement during an …

Experts Gather to Discuss Bee Shortage

The challenges facing the world’s bee populations will be front and centre as bee experts from across North America descend on the University of Guelph Aug. 10 to 14. The Eastern Apicultural Society is holding its annual conference at U of G, returning to Canada for the first time since 1992. More than 500 bee …

Guelph Students Win National Weed Science Contest

OAC Students Win at National Weed Science Contest

Four undergraduate and two graduate teams from the Ontario Agricultural College competed at the National Weed Science Contest earlier this month at the Ohio State University Research Farm. More than 200 students from 25 schools participated. Competing in the northeast conference, OAC undergraduate teams placed first (Alex Vanhie, Jacob Nederend, Stephen Boersma and Joshua Burrows) …

Prof Receives International Animal Welfare Award

A University of Guelph professor has won an international award recognizing leadership in animal welfare. Georgia Mason received the Medal for Outstanding Contributions from the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), an independent scientific and educational animal welfare charity. The award recognizes exceptional achievements and contributions to the advancement of animal welfare. Mason, a professor …

Medal Winners

Current, Former Gryphons Win Medals at Pan Am Games

University of Guelph athletes and alumni won a total of nine medals at the 2015 Pan Am Games. U of G graduate student Genevieve Lalonde won the bronze medal in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:53:03. As an undergraduate, Lalonde won Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)  and the Ontario University Athletics (OUA)  honours and helped …

Report on Responsible Investing Released

The University of Guelph’s Working Group on Responsible Investing has released its final report. The report presents the results of a six-month-long consultation by the group, including discussions with the U of G and greater Guelph communities. Investment experts also offered practical, strategic perspectives. The report offers numerous recommendations, including establishing guiding principles and processes, …

U of G Part of 2015 Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games start in Toronto today, and current and former U of G athletes will compete in several events, along with several people assisting as volunteers and on-site staff. The Games, taking place in southern Ontario July 10-26, will bring together athletes from the Americas. The Games take place every four years — …

Profs, Researcher Making Headlines

Prof. Ross McKitrick, Economics, was the co-author of an op-ed column in the Financial Post on July 10. In the column, McKitrick discussed energy rates for Ontario businesses and their potential negative impact on jobs. McKitrick studies environmental economics and Ontario energy policy. Prof. Lee Niel, Population Medicine, was interviewed by CTV News on July …

Bioengineering Students, Faculty Take Home National Awards

University of Guelph students and a faculty member brought home awards from the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSB) conference in Edmonton. The annual conference, which took place July 5 to 8, brought together bioengineering students, faculty, industry leaders and government officials. Prof. Suresh Neethirajan, School of Engineering, received the 2015 Young Engineer of the Year …