U of G Melatonin Research Making Headlines

New U of G research on melatonin supplements is making headlines. The study by PhD student Lauren Erland and plant scientist Prof. Praveen Saxena found that most melatonin supplements sold over the counter do not contain the amount of the hormone listed on the label, and about 25 per cent contain unlabelled serotonin. Media reports …

Honeybee, Soil Research Projects Get $1.4 Million from NSERC

Protecting dwindling honeybee populations and improving soil health are the goals of two University of Guelph initiatives that received more than $1.4 million in federal support today. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded Strategic Partnership Grants to Prof. Rod Merrill, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Prof. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of …

Update on CUPE 3913 Negotiations

This bulletin is intended to update the University of Guelph community on talks between the University and CUPE 3913, the union that represents teaching assistants and sessional lecturers. The University is currently negotiating a renewal collective agreement with the union. Since negotiations began in the fall, the parties have made progress on many outstanding issues. …

Missing Snake Found

The small ball python snake that went missing in the University Centre last week has been found. The snake was spotted in a second-floor office of the University Centre around 5:30 p.m. by some students. They contacted Campus Community Police, who found the snake under a desk and put it in a box. It was taken to the …

Public Deliberation Study Offers Potential for Higher Vaccination Rates

A new project by University of Guelph researchers looking at how to encourage public discussion of vaccination may also lead to higher vaccination rates, says the lead researcher. The study will examine how best to engage people, including parents, in public deliberation about controversial topics, utilizing vaccination as a case model, said psychology professor Kieran …