Prof. Bruce McAdams

It May Be Time to End Tipping U of G Prof Says in CBC Article

You dine out, you tip. But according to University of Guelph Prof. Bruce McAdams, it could be time to end that common practice. McAdams was interviewed for a CBC article on the elimination of tipping and offered statistics from a recent study he co-authored that show an inequality in wages between servers and kitchen staff. McAdams said …

Prof. Beth Parker

U of G Groundwater Research Prof Talks About Nestlé Funding in CBC Article

Prof. Beth Parker, School of Engineering and director of the U of G-based G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, discussed the importance of industry funding to university research in CBC News article Aug. 25. The story discussed questions and criticism from the community after a donation by Nestlé Waters towards groundwater research. G360 was recently given …

Prof. Michael Van Massow

U of G Prof Discusses Challenges of Tipping Model for Restaurants on CBC Podcast

The interaction between servers and customers at restaurants is often discussed. But less is known about the interactions among staff within an establishment, particularly the impact of tipping on workers. Prof. Michael Von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, spoke to CBC about how tipping may present challenges for restaurants. He said that servers often do much better financially …

Tipping leads to significant issues for restaurants, the study's authors say

Tipping Presents Challenges for Restaurants: Study

Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study conducted by University of Guelph professors. They found tipping poses significant challenges for restaurants, with managers seeing difficulties in hiring chefs and maintaining a cordial workplace environment. Surprisingly, servers welcomed changes to how tips are divvied up, even at …

Cezar Khursigara in lab with students

Biofilms Boost Antibiotic Resistance in People With Cystic Fibrosis

Bacteria know there’s strength in numbers — that’s why they form biofilms. These bacterial communities are more resistant to antibiotics than individual free-floating cells, thanks to a protective exterior that encases the biofilm “like a tank,” says Prof. Cezar Khursigara, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. His lab is studying how Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria form …

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Fossil Pollen ‘Sneeze’ Caught by Research Team Including U of G Prof

Like capturing a sneeze, researchers including a University of Guelph scientist have recorded the only known example of prehistoric pollen caught in explosive mid-discharge from a fossil flower. The team describes this “freeze-frame” fossilized pollen release – preserved in amber more than 20 million years ago — in a paper describing a new genus of …

Sasha Boulton and Christine Robbins will compete in the Paralympics in Rio 2016.

Connection Between Blind Rio-Bound Paralympian and U of G Guide Runs Deep

Sasha Boulton and Christine Robbins spend a lot of their time tethered together, literally. Boulton, a 22-year-old biomedical engineering student at the University of Guelph, and Robbins, a legally blind athlete from Abbotsford, B.C., will travel to Rio next month to represent Canada in the first-ever Paralympic Games triathlon. With Boulton acting as guide, the …

The Olympics continues to use lead shot in competitions

Lead Shot Used in Olympics Harmful to Environment, Prof Says

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) deserves no medals for its failure to ban lead shot from shooting events during the 2016 Games in Rio, says a University of Guelph professor. Despite repeated calls to use non-toxic, lead-free ammunition during Olympic events and training, the IOC continues to require lead shot for the Games, according to …

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U of G Influence Will Change Lives of New Junior Gryphon Basketball Players

Some of the best female basketball players in Ontario will become regulars on the University of Guelph campus this fall through a new partnership with the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA). U of G’s Department of Athletics has helped establish a new high school travel team for elite players representing the Guelph Youth Basketball Association. …

Michal Laszczuk

U of G Master’s Student Awarded Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

Michal Laszczuk, a University of Guelph master’s student in landscape architecture, has received the Mackenzie King Open Scholarship. The prestigious award is given each year to a Canadian university graduate pursuing graduate studies in any discipline, in Canada or abroad. “I am honoured to receive the Mackenzie King Open Scholarship,” said Laszczuk, calling the $8,500 …

Geneviève Lalonde

U of G Olympian Featured in CBC Story on Support from N.W.T. Town

Geneviève Lalonde won’t bring an Olympic medal back to Canada, but that doesn’t matter to the residents of Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories. Lalonde, a University of Guelph master’s student in geography and former Gryphon varsity team member, finished 16th in the 3,000-metre steeplechase event in Rio this week. She studies Inuit education, so she travels to Ulukhaktok annually. …

Prof. Andrea Bradford

U of G Prof Talks Solutions for Flood Prevention in Toronto Star

Toronto is vulnerable to flooding so prevention planning is an important topic. One groundbreaking retrofit solution is the use of permeable pavement, which University of Guelph Prof. Andrea Bradford, School of Engineering, discussed in a Toronto Star article. She explained how the multilayered system drinks in rainwater and cleans it of sediments and pollutants. Although permeable …

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Gryphon Athletics and Junior Gryphons to Announce Partnership with OSBA

The Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA), in partnership with the Guelph Gryphons, will make an announcement at the Brass Taps on the University of Guelph campus Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. Attendees are expected to include Scott McRoberts, U of G director of athletics; Jason Janssen, executive director of the OSBA; Karen Brenner, director of basketball …

The Univesity of Guelph Gryph N’ Grille food truck

Food Keeps Truckin’ Across Campus

By Owen Roberts It’s already Canada’s “food university.” This fall, even more food options will be available on the University of Guelph campus through several new ventures. Hospitality Services will roll out a funky-looking food truck called the Caffeine Canteen. Besides offering up java, the vehicle will provide baked goods made in a new specialty …