Prof Receives Canada’s Top Teaching Award

A University of Guelph professor known for her groundbreaking nutrition courses and creative teaching approach has been awarded a 2016 3M National Teaching Fellowship, considered Canada’s top teaching honour. Andrea Buchholz, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is U of G’s 15th 3M Fellow. “I am pleased and proud that Professor Buchholz has received …

U of G Part of Campaign Promoting Aboriginal Education

The University of Guelph is part of a provincial initiative to inspire aboriginal youth to pursue higher education. The “Let’s Take Our Future Further” campaign celebrates the achievements and contributions of aboriginal learners and alumni at Ontario universities, and supports current students. The campaign was created by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) for the …

Interim Registrar, AVP Named

Two U of G staff members will assume interim positions following this month’s retirement of Brian Pettigrew, assistant vice-president (institutional research and planning) and registrar. Pettigrew will retire Feb. 19 after a 40-year career at the University of Guelph. Beginning Feb. 22, Deanna McQuarrie, associate registrar, admission services, will serve as interim registrar, and Cathy …

Profs in The News

Andrea Buchholz, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, was featured in Maclean’s magazine Feb. 4 and on MSN Feb. 5. She was part of a special feature on the winners of the 2016 3M National Teaching Fellowship, considered Canada’s top teaching honour. Buchholz was honored for her groundbreaking nutrition courses and creative teaching approach. She is U …

Sustainability Focus of Student Contest

University of Guelph students are invited to enter a competition to help promote sustainability on campus. Under the contest run through the Green Gryphon Initiative, students submit ideas for sustainability projects for course credit and prize money, and might see their project adopted at U of G. “We wanted sustainability to be an opportunity for …

Memorial Service Feb. 13 for Sociology Prof

A celebration of the life of University of Guelph sociology professor Kerry Preibisch, who died Jan. 28, will take place Feb. 13. The event will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church, 210 Silvercreek Parkway N., Guelph. A reception will follow. Participants are encouraged to bring pertinent photographs and other memorabilia to …

U of G Researchers Featured in Forbes

Research by emeritus professor Peter Kevan and retired professor John Sutton is featured in Forbes magazine. Their work involves using bees to carry biological control agents to protect crop plants, and is intended as a green alternative to pesticides and fungicides.

U of G Celebrates Black History Month

The University of Guelph marks Black History Month in February with displays, lectures and other events open to students, staff and the Guelph community. U of G’s Office of Intercultural Affairs worked with the C.J. Munford Centre, the Central Student Association, Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and other campus groups to organize activities. “Black History Month allows …

U of G Prof Featured in Globe and Mail

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe is featured today in a special section on germs in the Globe and Mail. She created the “robo-gut,” a scientific laboratory that mimics the environment of the large intestine. Her research has led to the development of a treatment, now being commercialized, for the diarrhea-causing infection C. difficile.

UGFA-2, University Ratify Agreement

Members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association Unit 2 (UGFA-2), which represents about 40 college research professors, college professors and college lecturers located at the Ridgetown and Clinton campuses, have ratified the tentative agreement that was reached Jan. 16. This represents the first collective agreement between the University and UGFA-2. In a joint message …

Six Gryphon Teams Ranked Nationally

The latest Canadian Interuniversity Sport rankings include six University of Guelph teams among the top 10. The women’s hockey team is ranked first in the country, with a regular season of record of 15-2-1. The men’s track and field team is ranked second, and the women’s team is fourth. The women’s varsity wrestling team is ranked …

Truscott Lecture in Justice

Criminal justice policy during the Conservative years and how it might change under the new Liberal government is the topic of a Truscott lecture being held at the University of Guelph tonight. The speaker is Anthony Doob, a University of Toronto professor who was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 for his research …