Workers Need Support or Challenges Become Obstacles: Study

Workplace challenges can help employees excel and learn. But without the right support and resources, some challenges may harm performance and even affect employee health, according to a new study from the University of Guelph. The study, published in Work and Stress: An International Journal of Work, Health and Organizations, surveyed hundreds of employees and …

Researcher, Profs Make Headlines

Prof. Barbara Morongiello, Psychology, was interviewed by CBC News on Sept. 3. In the story, Morongiello discussed her research into preventing injuries to children walking across streets. Morongiello and the researchers in her lab have developed a virtual reality system that allows them to study the behaviour and attitudes of children at street crossings. Her …

U of G Ecologists Wondering Where Lions, Other Top Predators Are

Why are there not more lions when there’s plenty of prey on the African savanna? A research team including two University of Guelph ecologists has discovered an unexpected pattern linking prey and predator species in diverse ecosystems worldwide. Integrative biology professors John Fryxell and Kevin McCann co-authored the paper, published today in Science. The team …

Activist Naomi Klein to Speak at U of G

Noted social activist and author Naomi Klein will speak this month on capitalism and the environment at the University of Guelph. The event, to be held Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at War Memorial Hall, is part of the 2015 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. “In Conversation with Naomi Klein” is sponsored by the College of …

Researchers, David Suzuki Foundation Aim to Save Monarch Butterflies

Saving monarch butterflies is the goal of a partnership between University of Guelph researchers and the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF). Prof. Ryan Norris, Department of Integrative Biology, and post-doctoral researcher Tyler Flockhart will work with the foundation on a project intended to increase monarch butterfly numbers in Ontario. Researchers have noted monarch population declines in …

Ridley Wins National Librarian Award

Michael Ridley, formerly chief librarian and chief information officer at the University of Guelph, will receive the Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) this fall. Recognizing Ridley’s contributions to digital scholarship and the library profession, the award will be presented in Ottawa Oct. 21. He teaches in U of …

I am a Gryphon Orientation Week Begins Sept. 5

About 5,000 new Gryphons will experience life at the University of Guelph for the first time during Orientation Week, Sept. 5 to 12. Numerous events including the U of G president’s welcome and special lectures will introduce first-year students to opportunities available on campus and in the community. Some 800 volunteers and 200 event planners …

University of Guelph campus map.

U of G Gets New Online Map

A new university map will make it easier for students and visitors to find their way around campus. The updated map allows users to scroll, zoom and find directions between locations on campus. There is also information on parking lot locations, emergency polls and food outlets, as well as accessible buildings and those with WiFi …

Guelph-Humber Vice-Provost Reappointed

Prof. John Walsh has been appointed to a third five-year term as vice-provost of the University of Guelph-Humber. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, the University of Guelph’s provost and vice-president (academic), and Laurie Rancourt, vice-president (academic), of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. “John is a strong leader who will …