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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Horse Asthma Research Featured in CTV News Story

Prof. Dorothee Bienzle and doctoral candidate Laurence Tessier, Pathobiology, were interviewed by CTV News – Kitchener Aug. 11. They discussed research they are conducting on horses and asthma, as well as potential implications for treating people. Bienzle studies the pathogenesis of retroviral infection and mechanisms of inflammation in recurrent airway obstruction.  

The memorandum of understanding will increase cooperation between U of G and Mexican colleges and universities

U of G, Mexican Government Sign Agreement

A new agreement between the University of Guelph and the Mexican government will build on a program that has already brought a first-ever cohort of Mexican higher education teachers to study at Guelph this summer. A memorandum of understanding signed Aug. 10 in Guelph by Charlotte Yates, U of G provost and vice-president (academic), and …

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U of G Researchers Among Canada’s Most Influential ‘Food Thinkers’

Two University of Guelph researchers are among Canada’s most influential “food thinkers,” according to the Globe and Mail. Geography professor Evan Fraser and adjunct history professor Ian Mosby are among “The Food 53,” a list of the most influential people in Canadian food, including chefs, CEOs, farmers, restaurateurs, consumers and academics. The national newspaper compiled the …

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Biology Prof Turetsky in New York Times

Integrative biology Prof. Merritt Turetsky is quoted in an Aug. 10 New York Times article on the effects of peat fires. The story discusses how warming temperatures can dry out northern peatlands, increasing the risk of fires that release thousands of years’ worth of stored carbon into the atmosphere. Turetsky has participated in numerous international studies on …