Research Vice-President Discusses Federal Budget, Agri-Food Innovation with BNN

Potential growth in Canada’s agri-food industries resulting from the recent federal budget was the focus of a live interview with Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research), on the Business News Network’s Commodities show March 23. Campbell discussed plans by the Liberal government to encourage innovation in agriculture and food, and talked about how investing in research can lead …

U of G Applauds Federal Budget, Emphasis on Agri-Food

As Canada’s “food university,” the University of Guelph is applauding the federal government for investing in food and agriculture in the 2017 budget to grow Canada’s economy, said president Franco Vaccarino. “We are delighted that the government is recognizing the role the agri-food sector plays in building Canada’s prosperity and its innovation prowess,” he said. …

Winter Sets Up Bird Breeding Success: Study

For migratory birds, breeding grounds are where the action is. But a new study by University of Guelph biologists is among the first to suggest that the number of songbirds breeding during spring and summer depends mostly on what happens at their wintering grounds. The pioneering study points to potential effects of climate change and …

How Using Your ‘Down Time’ Effectively Boosts Work Performance, Happiness

Are you feeling burned-out, tired or frustrated at work? Jamie Gruman, an organizational behaviour professor at the University of Guelph, says using your “down time” more effectively can boost your work performance and make you more productive. Through his current research, he’s developed an approach called the ReNU model, which focuses on steps to recharge …

Guelph-Humber Programs to Be Offered Online With eCampusOntario Award

Two University of Guelph-Humber programs will be made available online to students – in addition to their traditional classroom format – through a $615,000 award from eCampusOntario. U of G was among successful applicants in a 2016-2018 New Program Development call for proposals from eCampusOntario. The non-profit organization, consisting of all publicly funded colleges and …

Mental Health Hackathon Featured by CBC News

A hackathon focused on using technology to improve support for mental health was profiled by CBC News March 15. The annual hackathon asks students to come up with solutions to a broad social challenge. In the story, computer science professor Dan Gillis, student organizer Patrick Houlding and Matthew Sampson, part of the winning team “Guelph Cares,” …

Nanoscience Discovery May Slow Spread of Disease Outbreaks, Flu Viruses

Fewer mass disease outbreaks and better vaccines may result from a new nanoscience-based method for identifying emerging flu viruses developed by international scientists including a University of Guelph researcher. The team’s discovery may significantly speed up identification of flu viral strains, thwarting disease spread and leading to more reliable vaccines, according to U of G …

Royal Night in Guelph for 93rd College Royal

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 93rd annual College Royal, taking place March 18 and 19 at the University of Guelph. College Royal is North America’s largest student-run university open house. The theme of this year’s event is “A Royal Night in Guelph,” a take on the long-running television program Hockey Night …