Simply designed alphabet books benefit beginning readers, not just younger children, study finds
Prof. Manish Raizada is setting up a lab aimed at improving the lives of Haitians and limiting the destruction caused by natural disasters.
U of G hosts a benefit concert for Haiti relief Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall. It features the bands Texting Mackenzie, What She Said, Tristan Raghunan and Josh Doerkson/Nathan Moore. Event sponsors are Student Life, Interhall Council and the college student governments, with support from Hospitality Services and the Brass Taps. …
President Alastair Summerlee and provost Maureen Mancuso host a “Rumour Mill” Feb. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 103 of the University Centre. The forum is a chance for the University community to ask questions and separate fact from fiction when it comes to information circulating around campus.
U of G will award almost 800 degrees and diplomas, three honorary degrees and the MacMillan Laureate in Agriculture during six winter convocation ceremonies Feb. 16 and 17 in War Memorial Hall. For a schedule of ceremonies, visit www.uoguelph.ca/convocation.
As part of International Development Week, World University Service of Canada presents a talk by Dahabo Noor Abdi, a Somali woman who completed high school in a Kenyan refugee camp and university in Canada through sponsorship, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the University Centre. A pub night fundraiser for Haiti runs …
NET IMPACT COMPETITION TACKLES SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES ON CAMPUS The U of G chapter of Net Impact, an international network committed to making business a force for positive social and environmental change, is inviting students to take part in a competition to help tackle sustainability issues on campus. Teams of up to five students will be …
U of G’s Gordon Nixon Leadership Awards provide up to $10,000 to campus-based student groups to support new initiatives. The deadline for applications is Feb. 26. For more information, visit www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/GNLA.shtml.
Applications are being accepted until Feb. 12 for this year’s student last lecturer. The Last Lecture was designed to provide an opportunity for graduating students to reflect on their time at U of G. Application forms are available at www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/LastLecture.shtml.
Keeping up with changes in learning technology can be challenging, but Teaching Support Services (TSS) plans to tackle the challenge in a unique way when it hosts “The EdTech Un-Conference” Feb. 17 during Reading Week. The event aims to bring U of G faculty and instructional staff together to share information on how they’re using …
Environmental Sciences Research Initiative funds event that will bring together scientists and policy-makers
Omega-3s are good for you in the long term, but a new Guelph study has found they have the immediate effect of inhibiting the body’s ability to remove blood clots. The research by Prof. Lindsay Robinson, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, revealed that the fish oil fatty acids increased blood fat and clotting factor activity …
OVC team finds hormone boosts viable embryos
Member of junior championship team has been rocking since he was seven
Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act establishes new standards
A public information session will be held Feb. 17 for people interested in learning more about Leave for Change, a U of G-sponsored program that gives regular full-time staff and faculty an opportunity to volunteer their expertise during short assignments in developing countries. The session runs from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 103 of …
Communications and Public Affairs to launch fully online information service
Guelph receives $2.2 million for five research projects
Banker-turned-business prof finds what was missing from her professional life
“The best part of my job is helping people reach their potential,” says Elizabeth Lowenger, the Ontario Veterinary College’s diversity and careers co-ordinator.