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U of G ‘DNA Detectives’ Talk About Food Fraud in Globe and Mail

Prof. Robert Hanner, Integrative Biology, and Amanda Naaum, a post-doctoral researcher at U of G’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, were featured in a July 26 Globe and Mail article on mislabelling and food fraud. In the article, Hanner, who is also the associate director of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, says that mislabelling fish can pose health …

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Government Invests $180 Million in High-Speed Internet Project, U of G a Partner

The federal and provincial governments announced today they will invest $180 million in a broadband network for southwestern Ontario, a digital initiative involving the University of Guelph. The funding will support the Southwest Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) network, which aims to provide open-access, high-speed fibre optic network capacity to more than 3.5 million people in …

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Prof Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Caffeine-Enhancing Athletic Performance

Research shows that caffeine boosts athletic performance, and according to Prof. Lawrence Spriet, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS), it can be an enhancer with low potential for side effects. Spriet commented on the use of caffeine as a performance enhancer for elite athletes in a Wall Street Journal story. Spriet, HHNS chair, co-authored Caffeine for Sports …

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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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U of G Food Laureate Talks About Food Day Canada with Radio Canada International

Anita Stewart, the University of Guelph’s Food Laureate, wants to celebrate Canadian producers and their products. Stewart discussed the topic, as well as plans for the upcoming nationwide event Food Day Canada scheduled for Saturday, July 30, with Radio Canada International. Stewart founded Food Day Canada in 2003 to help Western farmers after borders were closed …

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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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U of G Well-Represented at Rio Olympics

University of Guelph athletes and support staff will shortly be on their way to Brazil to compete at the Olympics this summer. A number of current students, alumni and staff will visit Rio to compete and coach during the Games, taking place Aug. 5 to 21. More than 10,500 athletes are scheduled to compete in …

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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 …