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Trio of Authors with U of G Ties Make Giller Shortlist

Three authors with ties to the University of Guelph have been shortlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Canadian fiction. Zoe Whittall, a 2009 graduate of Guelph’s MFA program in creative writing, made the list for her novel The Best Kind of People, published by House of Anansi Press Inc. Earlier, the South Durham, …

U of G Prof Lawrence Hill Honoured With Order of Canada

Creative writing professor Lawrence Hill has been invested into the Order of Canada, considered the country’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. Hill was honoured by Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Sept. 23. He was among 36 new Members welcomed into the Order of Canada, along with nine new Officers and …

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Federal Agriculture Minister Visits U of G

Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, visited the University of Guelph Sept. 23 for a discussion on youth in agriculture. MacAulay, who has been agriculture minister since 2015, was joined by Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield and Rene Van Acker, dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, to meet students and to tour the Biodiversity …

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U of G Prof Discusses Controversial Insecticide to Combat Zika in L.A. Times Article

Naled, an insecticide used in the fight to contain the Zika virus, is causing fear among residents in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. According to an article in the L.A. Times, the insecticide is sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes on contact by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, which humans and animals also have. University of Guelph emeritus professor …

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U of G’s United Way Campaign Goal Set at $600,000…and Beyond

The University of Guelph’s 2016 United Way fundraising campaign officially launched today with the campus community gathering for music and food at the annual kickoff barbecue in Branion Plaza. U of G president Franco Vaccarino announced this year’s fundraising goal: $600,000 and beyond. “This is, of course, an ambitious goal but it’s a goal I’m …

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U of G Prof’s Scottish Adventures Airing on B.C. Knowledge Network

University of Guelph history professor Kevin James has a passion for researching tourism history in the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2012, James lent his expertise to the BBC program Grand Tours of Scotland. British Columbia-based Knowledge Network is currently airing the travel series in Canada, including three episodes featuring James. CBC News interviewed him Sept. …

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Two U of G Grads Make List of 15 Up-and-Coming Canadian Artists

University of Guelph graduates Ambera Wellmann and Wallis Cheung are among a list of 15 up-and-coming Canadian artists, according to notable.ca. Wellmann, who recently defended her master’s thesis in U of G’s School of Fine Art and Music, uses porcelain and visual motifs of 19th-century paintings to critique how women were represented. Toronto-based Cheung, a …

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U of G Recognized for Energy Efficiency, Receives $5.8 Million

The University of Guelph’s leadership in energy conservation and sustainability was recognized today by the provincial government. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s minister of energy, and Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, toured U of G’s novel thermal energy storage facility and delivered a $5.8-million energy-saving incentive to the University. “Congratulations to the University of Guelph for being …

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Vets Supporting Grieving Pet Owners, U of G Researcher Tells CBC

Veterinary clinic staff support heartbroken owners who have lost a pet. But how clinics handle pet euthanasia varies. University of Guelph graduate student Alisha Matte is surveying clinics to understand practices and ultimately establish guidelines to better help grieving pet owners. Matte, a PhD student in the Ontario Veterinary College’s population medicine department, told CBC that veterinarians and clinicians …

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U of G Grad Shannon Passero Designs a Socially Conscious Multimillion-Dollar Business

You won’t find any stamps or envelopes in the old post office building  in Thorold, Ont., but you will find unique clothing and accessories made locally and around the world. Clothing and textile designer Shannon Passero and her husband, Michael, transformed the former government building into a niche boutique called The Post Office. The store …

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Prof Elected to College of Scholars

University of Guelph professor Nina Jones has been named to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, joining the “emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.” Created by the Royal Society of Canada in 2014, the College recognizes academics who have made exceptional achievements within 15 years of completing their doctoral degrees. Jones, a professor …

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Emeritus Prof Discusses Challenges of Indigenous Students With CBC

University of Guelph emeritus professor Thomas King saw few Native faces on the campuses where he taught. King, School of English and Theatre Studies, rarely does interviews but he spoke with CBC Windsor about challenges faced by indigenous students, including poor representation on campuses and little awareness of Native issues among young Canadians. King said Canadians and …

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Too Early to Fret About Agricultural Mega-Merger, U of G Prof Tells Globe and Mail

Decades of consolidation in the agri-food industry have left farmers with fewer options for buying seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, and some farmers worry that choices could further diminish after the announcement of a $66-billion (U.S.) merger between industry giants Bayer and Monsanto. University of Guelph professor Ken McEwan, production economics and agribusiness at the Ridgetown Campus, told …