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FARE Prof Discusses Agricultural Companies Merger, GMOs with CBC News

Prof. Michael von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed by CBC News Sept. 30 for a story looking at the impending merger between agriculture companies Bayer and Monsanto. He discussed how the merger will do do little to change the discussion around genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Most people in Canada are likely unaware …

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U of G-Created Compostable Coffee Pods Coming to a Store Near You

Compostable single-serve coffee pods based on University of Guelph innovation will soon reach the shelves of a major Canadian grocery retailer, it was announced today. Loblaw Companies Ltd. is launching President’s Choice single-serve coffee pods that are certified 100–per-cent compostable. The announcement was made in Toronto at an event attended by Glen Murray, Ontario minister …

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Grad Student Wins Nelson Mandela Scholarship

Marian Kelly, a University of Guelph master’s student in philosophy, has been awarded a 2016 Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela, it was announced today. The awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council honour Mandela, who served as South African president from 1994 to 1999. He died in 2013. Recipients must study …

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U of G Prof Quoted in The Atlantic About the “Smart” Way to Administer Probiotics

Probiotics — in yogurt, drink or capsule form — aren’t necessarily providing benefits to the human gut. According to an article in The Atlantic, the typical bacterial strains don’t adapt well inside of us. But University of Guelph professor Emma Allen-Vercoe, molecular and cellular biology, said the smart way to administer probiotics is to consider …

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OVC Prof Honoured for Contributions in Canada, Abroad

A University of Guelph professor and alumnus known for his pioneering discoveries and his involvement in Korea’s independence movement was honoured today by the Canadian government. A commemorative plaque dedicated to Francis Schofield, who died in 1970, was installed at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The plaque was commissioned by the Historic Sites and Monuments …

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Story of U of G Staffer, Syrian Refugee Tailor Saving Wedding Day Makes Headlines

Following a bride’s chance wardrobe malfunction, a University of Guelph staff member and his newly extended family are making headlines across North America. This past Saturday, David Hobson was at home in Guelph with his family when a woman wearing a bridesmaid’s dress ran up his driveway. Next door, the bride’s dress zipper had broken, …

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Guelph-Humber Justice Studies Program Head Discusses Potential Changes to Policing

Gary Ellis, head of the University of Guelph-Humber’s Justice Studies program and a former Toronto police superintendent, was interviewed by the Toronto Star Sept. 28. He discussed proposed changes to Toronto policing and the importance of having documented statistics and evidence when designing policing models. Ellis was with the Toronto Police Service for 31 years …

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Lieutenant-Governor Tours U of G, Gives Environmental Politics Lecture

Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell today discussed food, volunteering and the environment while visiting faculty members and students at the University of Guelph. As part of a series of community visits, Dowdeswell is meeting with students, faculty and community members in Guelph Sept. 27 and 28. On campus, she attended a roundtable discussion held by U …

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Eight Restaurants Win Gold Medals at Good Food Innovation Awards

Eight Canadian restaurants have won the 2016 University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Awards for inventive approaches and imaginative entrées. The annual awards recognize chefs and food professionals using Canadian ingredients to make unique, healthful menu selections and who follow sustainable management practices. “There a purity, an honesty in their cooking,” said University of Guelph …

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Federal Agriculture Minister Visits U of G

Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, visited the University of Guelph Sept. 23 for a discussion on youth in agriculture. MacAulay, who has been agriculture minister since 2015, was joined by Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield and Rene Van Acker, dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, to meet students and to tour the Biodiversity …

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U of G Prof Discusses Controversial Insecticide to Combat Zika in L.A. Times Article

Naled, an insecticide to control Zika virus, is worrying residents of Florida’s Miami-Dade County. According to an article in the L.A. Times, the insecticide is sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes on contact by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, also found in humans. University of Guelph emeritus professor Keith Solomon, School of Environmental Sciences, told the Times …

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Computer Engineering Prof Featured in National Ad on Emerging Researchers

Prof. Graham Taylor, Engineering, was featured in a full-page ad that ran in the Globe and Mail Sept. 23. The ad featured 18 Canadians who are the inaugural group of early-career researchers in the Canadian Institute for Applied Research (CIFAR) Azrieli Global Scholars program. The prestigious two-year appointment provides each scholar with $100,000 in research …

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U of G’s United Way Campaign Goal Set at $600,000…and Beyond

The University of Guelph’s 2016 United Way fundraising campaign officially launched today with the campus community gathering for music and food at the annual kickoff barbecue in Branion Plaza. U of G president Franco Vaccarino announced this year’s fundraising goal: $600,000 and beyond. “This is, of course, an ambitious goal but it’s a goal I’m …