OVC Prof Wins Governor General’s Award for Innovation

A University of Guelph professor has won a prestigious 2017 Governor General’s Award for Innovation, it was announced today. Bonnie Mallard, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, will receive one of six awards to be presented by Governor General David Johnston May 23 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Johnston congratulated Mallard and other award recipients …

Bee Study Featured in National Media

Prof. Nigel Raine‘s study showing neonictinoid pestsicides are threatening wild bees’ spring breeding was garnered national media attention. Stories on the School of Environmental Sciences professor’s research were featured in the Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada International and CBC News. The study is the first to link exposure to thiamethoxam, one of the most commonly used …

Prof to Address National Finance Senate Committee

A University of Guelph professor will share his knowledge of rural Canada with the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance May 3. Ryan Gibson, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will testify during a 6:45 p.m. session in Ottawa. His testimony will be available online via video webcast. The committee has been studying design and delivery …

University Launches New Wellness@Work Initiative

Improving health and well-being in the workplace is the purpose of a new program for faculty and staff at the University of Guelph. The Wellness@Work initiative, to be launched May 3, is intended to support a thriving workforce, said Don O’Leary, vice-president (finance, administration and risk). Tailored to the University’s culture, the initiative will focus …

Prof Discusses History of Marijuana Legislation With CBC Radio

History professor Catherine Carstairs was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition May 2, and the interview was featured in a CBCNews.ca article. Canada first enacted marijuana legislation in 1923, likely in response to a growing number of American states banning the drug — despite little evidence of widespread marijuana use in Canada, Carstairs says. She believes …

U of G to ‘Shine Green’ for Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness will get the green light this week at the University of Guelph. Johnston Hall, the Gryphon statue and the University entrance at Gordon Street and College Avenue will be lit green May 1 to 7 to mark the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. More than 70 landmarks across Ontario, including …

Hungry Mice Affect Rare Plant Restoration

If you plant it, they will eat it. That was one of the findings of a recent study by University of Guelph integrative biology researchers who wanted to find out why their efforts to restore rare species of native prairie tallgrass were failing. The culprits were primarily deer mice that were eating the prairie tallgrass …

Prof Interviewed by TVO about Future of Canadian Dairy Quota System

Prof. Alfons Weersink, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed on TVO April 28 about Canada’s dairy supply management system. The interview focused on potential impacts on farmers of abolishing Canada’s dairy quota system. The system imposes tariffs on dairy imports, permits Canadian farmers to produce a certain amount of milk each year and guarantees …

Greenhouse Gas Research Gets $2.2 Million in Federal Support

University of Guelph researchers developing creative ways to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions received more than $2.2 million from the federal government today. Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus on behalf of Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. In total, the government will invest more than $25 million from the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program …

Student Job Learning, Accessibility Part of Provincial Budget

Student learning, job opportunities and accessibility were highlights in the provincial budget released today. University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino says those priorities show the Ontario government understands the importance of investing in the country’s greatest resource – its students. “The future prosperity of this province and this country, everything from economic health to quality …