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 …

Prof’s Book Looks at Effects of Marijuana on the Brain, Potential Therapeutic Applications

As the Canadian government prepares to introduce new marijuana legislation, almost 130,000 Canadians have already registered to use medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, nausea, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. And it’s not a new phenomenon: medical marijuana use dates back more than 4,000 years. Linda Parker’s new book, Cannabinoids and the …

Provost Discusses Increase in U.S. Applicants With The Agenda

Charlotte Yates, U of G provost and vice-president (academic), was interviewed as part of a panel discussion on The Agenda March 28. Yates joined host Steve Paikin, Deb Matthews, the province’s minister of advanced education and skills development, and representatives from other universities to discuss increased interest among American students in Ontario schools since Donald …

U of G Prof Finds Surprising Results in Two National Sex Surveys

Single middle-aged Canadians are not practising safe sex, and commitment – not condom use – drives sexual pleasure among university students. Those are the findings of two new national studies published today by a University of Guelph professor and well-known sex researcher. Both studies are based on first-ever national sexual health surveys. Middle-Aged Canadians Not …

Food Science Students Win at International Food Competitions

Two teams of University of Guelph students have won first and second place in international food development competitions. Food science students Colin Booth, Yinglei Li, Brittany Chow and Monica Chau won the Research Chefs Association Student National Pastry Culinology Competition held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March. Students Myra Siddiqi, Natalie Ng, Rachel Tseng …

Prof’s Findings in Two Sex Surveys Featured Nationally

Prof. Robin Milhausen, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, was interviewed by a range of media March 30 for stories looking at two national surveys she conducted. The studies focused on whether or not middle-aged, single Canadians were practicing safe sex, and if condom use affected perceived pleasure. Milhausen spoke with the Toronto Star, Canadian Press and Radio-Canada …

U of G Gets Largest-Ever Gift, $20 Million to Lead Agri-Food Revolution

The University of Guelph has received its single largest-ever gift: a $20-million donation from the Arrell Family Foundation to transform the global food economy and further strengthen U of G and Canada as agri-food leaders. “This landmark gift will allow our University to address the defining challenge of our time: food security, safety and sustainability,” …

2017 Winegard Award Winners Recognized

A student helping Syrian refugees adjust to life in Canada, a professor who uses his skills in computer science to support food security, and a Physical Resources (PR) manager who teaches adults how to read are the winners of this year’s William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Awards. Student Yousr El Sharawy, computer science professor Dan Gillis …

Ontario150 Partnership Aims to Help Artists Take Flight

Helping young artists launch careers after university is the purpose of a new mentorship project involving the University of Guelph and the Guelph Arts Council (GAC). The Ontario150 Partnership Program will support young musicians and visual artists working with artist mentors and community curators. The program is intended to help artists develop professional networks and …

Research Vice-President Discusses Federal Budget, Agri-Food Innovation with BNN

Potential growth in Canada’s agri-food industries resulting from the recent federal budget was the focus of a live interview with Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research), on the Business News Network’s Commodities show March 23. Campbell discussed plans by the Liberal government to encourage innovation in agriculture and food, and talked about how investing in research can lead …

U of G Applauds Federal Budget, Emphasis on Agri-Food

As Canada’s “food university,” the University of Guelph is applauding the federal government for investing in food and agriculture in the 2017 budget to grow Canada’s economy, said president Franco Vaccarino. “We are delighted that the government is recognizing the role the agri-food sector plays in building Canada’s prosperity and its innovation prowess,” he said. …