Mental Health Hackathon Featured by CBC News

A hackathon focused on using technology to improve support for mental health was profiled by CBC News March 15. The annual hackathon asks students to come up with solutions to a broad social challenge. In the story, computer science professor Dan Gillis, student organizer Patrick Houlding and Matthew Sampson, part of the winning team “Guelph Cares,” …

Nanoscience Discovery May Slow Spread of Disease Outbreaks, Flu Viruses

Fewer mass disease outbreaks and better vaccines may result from a new nanoscience-based method for identifying emerging flu viruses developed by international scientists including a University of Guelph researcher. The team’s discovery may significantly speed up identification of flu viral strains, thwarting disease spread and leading to more reliable vaccines, according to U of G …

Royal Night in Guelph for 93rd College Royal

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 93rd annual College Royal, taking place March 18 and 19 at the University of Guelph. College Royal is North America’s largest student-run university open house. The theme of this year’s event is “A Royal Night in Guelph,” a take on the long-running television program Hockey Night …

University, CUPE 1334 Reach Tentative Agreement

The University of Guelph and CUPE 1334, the union that represents 240 trades, custodial and maintenance workers on campus, have reached a tentative agreement. The agreement now requires ratification by both parties. The University and CUPE 1334 released the following joint statement: “Together we have come to a fair and innovative agreement that recognizes the …

Medal-Filled Weekend for U of G Athletics

It was a medal-filled weekend for University of Guelph athletics. The men’s track and field team won the U Sports championships and the women’s team captured silver, and the women’s hockey and men’s volleyball teams won awards at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships. It was the fourth national title for the men’s track and field team, which finished with 141 …

Prof Talks Dairy, Trade Agreement on CTV News

Prof. Mike von Massow, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, appeared on CTV news this week, talking about potential effects of the Canadian-European free trade agreement on Canadian dairy farmers. While consumers favour more choices, Canadian farmers worry the agreement will chip away at their percentage of the market, said von Massow, who researches …

Prof Featured on Discovery Channel

A University of Guelph professor was featured on Discovery Channel’s Mighty Ships March 12. Shoshanah Jacobs, Integrative Biology, talked about her experiences as an expedition leader and the challenges of sailing the Arctic. Filming took place last summer while Jacobs was on holiday with her family on the Ocean Endeavour cruise ship as expedition leader for Adventure Canada. …

U of G Grad Wins National Co-op Student Award

A University of Guelph graduate has been selected as the top co-op student in Canada. It’s the second time a U of G student has won the award, and the first since 1998. Brianna Guild was announced today as the winner of the 2016 Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) Student of the Year Award, …

OVC 6th in World Veterinary College Ranking

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed sixth worldwide, and tops in Canada, in a new global ranking of universities. This year’s ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) names the world’s best universities in 46 academic subjects. QS looked at 1,127 universities from 74 countries, the most comprehensive global overview by discipline of …

CUPE 3913, University Ratify Agreement

Members of CUPE Local 3913, which represents about 1800 teaching assistants, graduate service assistants and sessional lecturers, and the University of Guelph have ratified an agreement that was reached through mediation Feb. 25. “Members of CUPE 3913 are integral to the teaching mission at U of G and at the University of Guelph-Humber, and we are very pleased …

Plant Agriculture Prof to Talk Climate Change on TVO’s The Agenda

Prof. Liz Lee, Plant Agriculture, will be interviewed on The Agenda with Steve Paikin March 9 at 8 p.m. Lee will discuss how climate change affects farmers and how plant agriculture researchers are helping farmers to adjust. Lee studies corn breeding and genetics. She incorporates crop physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and quantitative genetics into her maize breeding …

Million-Dollar Research Studies Aim to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

With worldwide health experts worried that antibiotics are becoming less effective against illness and infection, two University of Guelph researchers will use new federal funding to look at growing microbial resistance to drugs in hopes of stemming the trend. Patrick Boerlin and Scott Weese, both pathobiology professors in the Ontario Veterinary College, will receive funding …

Update on CUPE 1334 Negotiations

This bulletin is intended to update the U of G community on talks between the University and CUPE 1334, the union that represents approximately 240 trades, custodial and maintenance workers on campus. The University is negotiating a renewal collective agreement with the union. Negotiations began in November 2016 and, since that time, the parties have …