Mancuso Honoured by McMaster University

Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic), is among this year’s recipients of McMaster University’s most prestigious honour from its Alumni Association. She was inducted into the university’s Alumni Gallery Thursday night. Known as the “alumni hall of fame,” the Alumni Gallery recognizes the contributions to society of some of McMaster’s most accomplished graduates. Mancuso was …

Documentary Crew Looking for Extras

A documentary film production company that is filming an episode about Lucy Maud Montgomery and U of G graduate Jane Urquhart is looking for four couples to work as extras. The extras will be “stand-ins” to evoke images about Montgomery’s personal relationships. Filming will take place on campus. For information, contact Jacinthe Lauzier at PMA …

U of G to Retain Minors

U of G has decided to retain minors and other secondary areas of study. The decision was finalized  this week by the University’s Senate and based on a recommendation from the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) following a year-long review. The review was carried out by a working group of faculty, staff and students. It …

CPES Creates a New Faculty, CIS Changes its Name

The College of Physical and Engineering Science (CPES) is getting a new faculty and a new name for one of its departments. On May 31, the U of G Senate approved a proposal to create the faculty of physical and mathematical sciences that will include the CPES departments of physics, chemistry, and mathematics and statistics. …

Senate Approves New Majors, Graduate Diploma

U of G will be offering two new majors and a graduate diploma, additions that were approved by Senate during its May 31 meeting. A new co-op option will be introduced to the nanoscience major. Guelph was the first Canadian university to offer a full nanoscience major. The co-op option will involve students completing four …

Prof. Ryan Gregory Receives Young Scientist Award

Prof. Ryan Gregory, Integrative Biology, is the recipient of the 2010 Genetics Society of Canada Robert H. Haynes Young Scientist Award. The Award recognizes a notable paper or series of related papers based on original research in genetics or allied fields. The research must be completed and published by the candidate in a refereed journal …

Profs Go the Extra Mile for Cancer Research

Two University of Guelph psychology professors are going the extra mile June 12 and 13 in support of cancer research. Profs. Deborah Powell and Karl Hennig are cycling to raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation as part of the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. Riders raise a minimum of $2,500 before completing the …

Student Receives Writer’s Trust Grant

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has chosen University of Guelph student Nancy Jo Cullen as this year’s recipient of the $4,000 Dayne Ogilvie Grant for an Emerging Gay Writer. Cullen, who is enrolled in a master’s program in creative writing at Guelph-Humber, is already the author of three collections of poetry: Science Fiction Saint, Pearl, …

College of Arts Faculty Receive Prestigious Fellowships

Three U of G faculty from the College of Arts have received significant international honours for their scholarly work in recent weeks. History professor Catherine Carstairs has been awarded a Fulbright Traditional Scholar Award and will spend the upcoming academic year at the University of California at Davis. She is studying how people use food …