Provincial PC Party Leader Visits U of G

Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, visited the University of Guelph Wednesday along with three other MPPs. They met with U of G president Franco Vaccarino and other University administrators, as well as students and faculty from the School of Engineering and Department of Food Science. Brown requested the tour to …

Food and Agricultural Economics Prof Discusses Donald Trump, Canadian Dairy Industry

The call by U.S. President Donald Trump to overturn Canada’s dairy supply quota system was the focus of a Business News Network interview with Prof. Michael von Massow April 19. He was also interviewed by the Canadian Press the same day, generating news reports by CityNews.ca and the National Post, among others. The Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics professor …

Master’s Student Places in Top Five in Ontario Three-Minute Thesis Competition

A University of Guelph graduate student looking at ways to safely preserve fruit longer has placed fifth in the regional 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition. Shanthanu Krishnakumar, a plant agriculture master’s student, took fifth place at the Ontario competition, held at the University of Waterloo April 12. He will compete in the finals to be held …

U of G Welcomes Science Panel Recommendations

A report on federal government support of fundamental research unveiled this week is welcomed by the University of Guelph, said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). The report, Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research, was issued yesterday in Ottawa by the Fundamental Science Review panel. It makes 35 recommendations on research governance and …

Potentially Explosive Methane Gas Mobile in Groundwater, Poses Safety Risk: Study

Potentially explosive methane gas leaking from energy wells may travel extensively through groundwater and pose a safety risk, according to a new study by University of Guelph researchers. Researchers at the U of G-based G360 Institute for Groundwater Research found the gas is highly mobile in groundwater, travelling far beyond the shale wells where it …

From Concept to Commercialization: Staff, Prof Discuss Process on Talk Local Guelph

The challenges of taking lab concepts to commercialization were the focus of a Talk Local Guelph interview April 4. The show will air several times this week. Physics professor John Dutcher, chemistry professor Mario Monteiro, and Catalyst Centre staff members David Hobson and Steve de Brabandere explained the complicated path to take an idea to market. …

Portable Device to Spot Animal Diseases Set to Begin Field Trials

University of Guelph researchers who created a hand-held instrument to quickly and easily detect animal diseases have received a funding boost. They’ve been awarded $125,000 (U.S.) to fund field trials under the direction of engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan, director of U of G’s BioNano Laboratory and the lead developer of the nano biosensor. The portable …