Selection Committee Welcomes Suggestions for Next Chancellor

University community members are being invited to help in selecting the next University of Guelph chancellor.  Community members may submit the names of individuals who fit the Senate’s chancellor profile by emailingchancellor@uoguelph.ca. Suggestions are welcome before Jan. 3. The chancellor profile can be found on the Secretariat’s website.  The chancellor is the ceremonial head of …

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Research on Healing After Heart Attack Featured in American Heart Association Journal

A research program led by biomedical sciences professor Tami Martino, director of the U of G Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations, was featured Dec. 7 in Circulation, a top cardiovascular disease-prevention journal produced by the American Heart Association. Martino’s research into the best time to give a recovery drug to patients was discussed in the report, …

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History Prof Makes ‘Best Book’ List

A book by a University of Guelph history and European studies professor has made the “best books of the year” list published by a national British newspaper. The Guardian named Alan McDougall’s People’s Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany among the best sport books of 2016. The book, published by Cambridge University Press, …

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Birds Not Expert Navigators, U of G Study Finds

What happens when you add up surgery on tiny birds, a cargo flight with odd luggage and miniature backpacks? If you are University of Guelph researchers, you find out birds may have less of a sense of direction than previously thought. U of G researchers packed birds onto a flight going from Toronto to Saskatoon, …

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Integrative Biology Prof Talks Bird Navigation With Quirks & Quarks

Prof. Ryan Norris, Integrative Biology, was featured on CBC Radio’s popular science show, Quirks & Quarks, Dec. 3 and interviewed for a Toronto Star story Dec. 5. He discussed his recent study of the navigational ability of birds and the potential effects of changing or disrupting their environment. Norris studies bird migration, animal behaviour and population …

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CSAHS Prof Featured in University Affairs

Prof. Carla Rice, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is featured in a Dec. 5 story in University Affairs on the role of art in advancing the rights of people with disablities. The article looks at her work with Ryerson’s Eliza Chandler. Rice and Chandler are co-directing Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to …

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U of G Mars Research Making Headlines

U of G’s contribution to current and future Mars missions is highlighted in a Dec. 2 CBC news story. The article looks at how Canadian scientists and inventions have helped in understanding of Mars, and discusses the APXS device on the robotic Mars rovers. U of G physics professor Ralf Gellert led an international group of …

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U of G Exceeds United Way Goal Again

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Guelph community has raised more than $600,000 for the United Way. Giving by the U of G community has topped $620,000 this fall, and the University will continue to tally additional pledges, donations and proceeds through December. The announcement was made today at a volunteer luncheon by …

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Space Technology Could Solve Deep-Frying Problem, Prof Tells CBC News

Smelly odours from deep fryers could vanish thanks to space technology research. Food Science professor Alejandro Marangoni discussed the topic with CBC News Dec. 1. He said  sticky, fatty molecules created through deep-frying enable smells to stick to clothing and hair. He said new deep-fryer technology would also improve safety for employees of restaurants, fast-food outlets and …

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Career Hopping a Growing Trend, Business Prof Tells Global News

Finding the best jobs in Canada often may require changing positions or careers, according to Prof. Sean Lyons, Business and Economics, in a Global News article Nov. 30. He noted that jobs may be made obsolete by technology or globalization trends, meaning some people will have multiple careers in their lifetime. Lyons studies career development …