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‘Made-in-Canada’ Focus of Annual Food Day

There is a significant difference between foods that are cultivated in Canada and those processed in this country. Anita Stewart, the University of Guelph’s Food Laureate and founder of Food Day Canada, was inspired to make that difference clear – it’s the Made in Canada label that fans of Canadian cuisine want to see. For …

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Pets, Owners to Benefit from $1.5-Million Gift for OVC Companion Animal Care

A new $1.5-million gift to the University of Guelph will allow the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) to provide companion animals with an unprecedented level of care before and after surgery. The donation from the Angel Gabriel Foundation will go to support OVC Pet Trust’s Friends Together for Longer fundraising campaign, which launched late last year. …

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U of G Prof Earns Prestigious UK Award for Animal Welfare Research

A University of Guelph professor has been honoured with a top award from the British Society of Animal Science and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Prof. Georgia Mason, Animal Biosciences, received the RSPCA/BSAS Award for Innovative Developments in Animal Welfare at the International Society for Applied Ethology conference in Edinburgh, …

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Seminar Series Helps Beer Lovers Get Ahead

If you’re about to crack open a cold one on a hot summer day, don’t be afraid to try a new brew, says certified beer expert Mallorie Edward. She will teach a series of beer seminars starting in October through the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM). Beer is the most popular alcoholic …

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Research Communications Director Elected President of Ag Journalists Group

A University of Guelph staffer has been elected president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Owen Roberts, director of research communications in U of G’s Office of Research, was elected by representatives from 41 countries at a meeting this month in Bonn, Germany. Roberts has served as president of the Eastern Canada Farm …

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Vets Can Help Pets Stress Less

Going to the vet is often a stressful experience for pets and their owners, but there are techniques vets can use to help calm nervous animals, says Prof. Lee Niel, Col. K.L. Campbell Chair in Companion Animal Welfare in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Niel’s research studies the efficacy …

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Consumer Demand Hatches Poultry Nutrition Research

A growing number of farmers, grocery stores and restaurants are offering antibiotic-free poultry in response to consumer demand for more naturally-raised meat. Animal biosciences professor Elijah Kiarie, who holds the McIntosh Family Professorship in Poultry Nutrition, is looking at ways to raise healthier poultry by improving their diets and reducing the use of antibiotics. Feed …