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U of G Exceeds United Way Goal Again

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Guelph community has raised more than $600,000 for the United Way. Giving by the U of G community has topped $620,000 this fall, and the University will continue to tally additional pledges, donations and proceeds through December. The announcement was made today at a volunteer luncheon by …

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Space Technology Could Solve Deep-Frying Problem, Prof Tells CBC News

Smelly odours from deep fryers could vanish thanks to space technology research. Food Science professor Alejandro Marangoni discussed the topic with CBC News Dec. 1. He said  sticky, fatty molecules created through deep-frying enable smells to stick to clothing and hair. He said new deep-fryer technology would also improve safety for employees of restaurants, fast-food outlets and …

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Career Hopping a Growing Trend, Business Prof Tells Global News

Finding the best jobs in Canada often may require changing positions or careers, according to Prof. Sean Lyons, Business and Economics, in a Global News article Nov. 30. He noted that jobs may be made obsolete by technology or globalization trends, meaning some people will have multiple careers in their lifetime. Lyons studies career development …

U of G Celebrates Giving Tuesday

The University of Guelph is marking Giving Tuesday, a national day for supporting charitable activities, by highlighting its United Way campaign and student bursaries. Several events will support the University’s United Way effort, including fundraising with red piggy banks in the University Centre courtyard. “Giving Tuesday celebrates making a difference in the lives of others …

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Fear, Busyness Prevent Men From Seeking Help for Health Issues

As the men’s health awareness month of Movember winds down, men need to take charge of their health year round, says Prof. John Beaton, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, who has studied men with cancer and the impact on their families. He also researches health and families, specifically family members …

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U of G-Developed Biodegradable Coffee Pods Featured in Maclean’s

Prof. Amar Mohanty, director of the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, was profiled in a Nov. 21 Maclean’s feature, Bright Ideas, on great inventions developed at universities. The article looked at how Mohanty and his research team enabled single-serve coffee pods to be composted. Mohanty studies engineering of sustainable new materials for the bioeconomy.

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Integrative Biology Prof Discusses Gray Jay With Toronto Star, Ontario Today

Prof. Ryan Norris, Integrative Biology, was part of a live on-air discussion Nov. 21 on the popular CBC Radio program Ontario Today on the gray jay being named Canada’s national bird by the Canadian Geographic Society. He was also interviewed by the Toronto Star Nov. 17 for a front-page article and featured on Yahoo! News. Norris, who has studied …