Alumnus, Former Faculty Honoured at Guelph Awards of Excellence

A University of Guelph graduate and two former faculty members received 2015 Guelph Awards of Excellence last evening from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. This year’s keynote speaker was Governor General David Johnston. The awards honour individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to the city. Alumnus Stephen (Shaker) Cuevas, a former Gryphon basketball …

Grad Named Kirchner Fellow to Fight World Hunger

A University of Guelph graduate hopes to help combat world hunger as a 2015-16 Kirchner Food Fellow. Eamonn McGuinty, who this spring completed a commerce degree in food and agricultural business, was one of three students selected from universities across North America under the Kirchner Food Fellowship. Run by the Kirchner Group, based in Alabama …

Profs Make Headlines, Discuss Global Issues

Prof. Keith Warriner, Food Science, was interviewed by CTV News on June 25. In the story, Warriner discussed how illegal meat, some of it apparently decades old, was seized by Chinese food safety authorities. He spoke about the safety issues associated with such meat, and discussed potential dangers. Warriner studies food safety and pathogens in …

University of Guelph homepage gets new look.

U of G Homepage Gets New Look

If you visited U of G’s homepage recently, you probably noticed a new look and feel. Launched June 22 following consultation with senior administrators and other stakeholders across campus, the existing homepage was updated to make it more user- and smartphone-friendly. Unlike the old homepage, the new page fits better on smartphone screens without pinching …

Researchers, Students Get $11.5 Million from NSERC

The University of Guelph has received nearly $11.5 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to support the work of 80 faculty, researchers and students. The awards were announced in Oshawa, Ont., by Ed Holder, federal minister of state (science and technology). Across Canada, the government will provide $443 million to support …

Gayle Ecker Wins 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award

Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph, has been awarded the 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award. The award, sponsored by Zoetis, recognizes innovation, leadership and service to the equine industry in North America. “This award represents an amazing achievement for my dedicated staff who stay focused on the Equine Guelph vision of developing …

Staff Changes Announced

Two executive staff appointments announced today are intended to improve the responsiveness and efficiency of the University of Guelph executive offices while building on the work of the University Secretariat. President Franco Vaccarino announced that Vicki Hodgkinson, currently University Secretary, has been appointed as Special Advisor to the president and Kate Revington has been named …

Food Business Seminar to Explore Global Challenges

Helping Canada’s food industry better compete in a global marketplace is the goal of the first University of Guelph Food and Agriculture Business Seminar. Food and agricultural business leaders, financial professionals, senior government policy-makers and leaders of non-governmental organizations will gather in Guelph June 21-23. The seminar is offered by the Food Institute of the University …

Business School Dean to Speak at United Nations

Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Guelph, will speak in the United Nations General Assembly Hall June 25. She will take part in a session on corporate social responsibility and sustainability that will include officials from the United Nations and leading international companies. Christensen …

Guelph to Host 37th Annual Sexuality Conference

The University of Guelph will host the 37th annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Canada’s largest and longest-running sexual health forum, June 18 to 19. The event will bring together more than 200 researchers, health-care workers, therapists, students, social workers and other health professionals from across North America. Co-chairs Ruth Neustifter and Robin Milhausen, faculty members in …