International Bioproducts Conference to Bring Hundreds to Guelph

An international bioproducts conference returns to Guelph this week for the second time, bringing together industry leaders, government officials and researchers in the growing field. The International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining will take place May 31 to June 3 at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre. Organized by the University of Guelph’s …

Researchers Launch ‘Dairy at Guelph’

It’s already called Canada’s food university. Now the University of Guelph might be labelled Canada’s dairy university with the launch of a new cross-campus research group called “Dairy at Guelph.” “Guelph has more researchers working across the dairy value chain than any other university in Canada,” said Prof. David Kelton, holder of the Dairy Farmers …

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Multi-Generational Living Arrangements Discussed by FRAN Prof

Prof. Andrea Breen, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, was interviewed for a column that appeared on Canada.com and other publications May 24. The column by Marc and Craig Kielburger looked at the benefits of multi-generational families living together. Breen, who studies identity development, adolescence and early adulthood, discussed the benefits and challenges of this trend.

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History Prof Discusses Hitchhiking with Toronto Star

Prof. Linda Mahood, History, was interviewed by the Toronto Star May 21. She discussed the history of hitchhiking and why it is no longer as popular as it was in the 1970s. Mahood is currently writing a book on hitchhiking in Canada. Her research focuses on 19th and 20th century British and Canadian history, and …

New Biomedical Sciences Chair Named

Tarek Saleh has been appointed chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Ontario Veterinary College. He begins Sept. 1. Saleh is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Science at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. He earned a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario and was …

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Profs Discuss Food Fraud on The Agenda

Profs. Bob Hanner, Integrative Biology, and Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer Studies, were interviewed on TVO’s The Agenda May 17. They were discussing the growing practice of food fraud and what can be done about it. Hanner uses DNA barcoding to identify various species, and was involved in a 2013 study analyzing mislabeled seafood. Charlebois …

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Win the War Against Weeds

If the grass is always greener on the other side of your fence, Prof. Katerina Serlemitsos Jordan can help you make your neighbours green with envy with a healthy lawn. An avid golfer, she decided to pursue a PhD in turf pathology and now works with golf courses, athletic fields and sod farms to diagnose …