First-Year Seminars Offer Unique Learning Experiences for Students and Instructors

For the first semester in a while, Mike Ridley is not teaching a course in U of G’s first-year seminar (FYS) program. The former chief librarian and chief information officer has delivered several perennial favourites to first-year students at U of G, including courses called “Twitter: #Profound or #Pretentious,” “Beyond Literacy” and “The #Stationary Crew.” …

Prof. Azad Kaushik

Cow Antibodies May Hold Cure to Fighting Human Diseases: U of G Study

Cow antibodies may hold the secret for making novel vaccines against human diseases from gut infections to HIV to cancer, according to a new paper by University of Guelph scientists. In an advance over existing vaccine technologies, the study found that the team’s engineered antibodies grafted with a microbial antigen improved immune response against a …

walking to school

Research Aims to Make Streets Safer for Kids

Now that another school year is well underway, thousands of children are walking to school each day across Canada. University of Guelph researcher Barbara Morrongiello is working to help keep them safe. Drivers need to pay extra attention to children crossing the street because they’re still learning how to evaluate traffic, says Morrongiello, a psychology …

Prof. Timothy Dewhirst

Marketing Prof Writes on Samsung Troubles in Globe and Mail

Possible repercussions from exploding Note 7 smartphones for Samsung’s dominant position in South Korea were the focus of an op-ed article in the Globe and Mail Oct. 13 co-authored by Prof. Timothy Dewhirst, Marketing and Consumer Studies. He said the issue will renew calls in that country to rethink family-owned business conglomerates, called chaebols. Dewhirst studies brand strategy, …

Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight with their dog Stewart

Pets, People to Benefit From $2.5-Million Gift, Advanced Surgical Care

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will have new cutting-edge surgical facilities for companion animals, thanks to a $2.5-million leadership gift from La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. The gift was made through the Friends Together for Longer fundraising campaign of OVC’s Pet Trust, and will support the $9-million project to create new surgery and …


New Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies) Named

The University of Guelph has appointed Prof. Ben Bradshaw as assistant vice-president (graduate studies). He begins his five-year term Oct. 17. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “I look forward to working with Professor Bradshaw to build and enhance our graduate studies office,” she said. “He brings experience in …


Recipe Resource Book for Older Adults Featured by CBC News

Prof. Alison Duncan, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was interviewed by CBC News Oct. 10 about a recipe book she co-authored with other researchers and written specifically for older adults. The authors spoke with consumers about issues and concerns, and included recipes designed to provide the greatest nutritional value possible. Duncan studies human health, nutraceuticals and …

David Hobson at left with Halil Dudu, his wife Emine, 
11-year-old son Azad,  
nine-year-old daughter Simaf, and 
Muhammed, age seven

U of G-Created Guide Aims to Help Refugee Families, Sponsors

Helping refugee families begin new lives in this community is the purpose of a new handbook produced by the University of Guelph’s Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI). “It’s meant to be a resource to groups working to sponsor refugee families settling in Guelph and Wellington,” said Caroline Duvieusart-Déry, CESI’s knowledge mobilization coordinator. “It’s a good …