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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, …

Seated between U of G president Franco Vaccarino (left) and Food Institute director Evan Fraser, lieutenant-governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell took part in a Food Institute discussion

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 …

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U of G Prof’s Scottish Adventures Airing on B.C. Knowledge Network

University of Guelph history professor Kevin James has a passion for researching tourism history in the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2012, James lent his expertise to the BBC program Grand Tours of Scotland. British Columbia-based Knowledge Network is currently airing the travel series in Canada, including three episodes featuring James. CBC News interviewed him Sept. …

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Two U of G Grads Make List of 15 Up-and-Coming Canadian Artists

University of Guelph graduates Ambera Wellmann and Wallis Cheung are among a list of 15 up-and-coming Canadian artists, according to notable.ca. Wellmann, who recently defended her master’s thesis in U of G’s School of Fine Art and Music, uses porcelain and visual motifs of 19th-century paintings to critique how women were represented. Toronto-based Cheung, a …

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U of G Recognized for Energy Efficiency, Receives $5.8 Million

The University of Guelph’s leadership in energy conservation and sustainability was recognized today by the provincial government. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s minister of energy, and Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, toured U of G’s novel thermal energy storage facility and delivered a $5.8-million energy-saving incentive to the University. “Congratulations to the University of Guelph for being …

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Vets Supporting Grieving Pet Owners, U of G Researcher Tells CBC

Veterinary clinic staff support heartbroken owners who have lost a pet. But how clinics handle pet euthanasia varies. University of Guelph graduate student Alisha Matte is surveying clinics to understand practices and ultimately establish guidelines to better help grieving pet owners. Matte, a PhD student in the Ontario Veterinary College’s population medicine department, told CBC that veterinarians and clinicians …