Food and Agricultural Economics Prof Discusses Donald Trump, Canadian Dairy Industry

The call by U.S. President Donald Trump to overturn Canada’s dairy supply quota system was the focus of a Globe and Mail interview April 22 and a Business News Network interview with Prof. Michael von Massow April 19. Von Massow was also interviewed by the Canadian Press the same day, generating news reports by CityNews.ca and the National Post, …

Provincial PC Party Leader Visits U of G

Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, visited the University of Guelph Wednesday along with three other MPPs. They met with U of G president Franco Vaccarino and other University administrators, as well as students and faculty from the School of Engineering and Department of Food Science. Brown requested the tour to …

Master’s Student Places in Top Five in Ontario Three-Minute Thesis Competition

A University of Guelph graduate student looking at ways to safely preserve fruit longer has placed fifth in the regional 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition. Shanthanu Krishnakumar, a plant agriculture master’s student, took fifth place at the Ontario competition, held at the University of Waterloo April 12. He will compete in the finals to be held …

U of G Welcomes Science Panel Recommendations

A report on federal government support of fundamental research unveiled this week is welcomed by the University of Guelph, said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). The report, Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research, was issued yesterday in Ottawa by the Fundamental Science Review panel. It makes 35 recommendations on research governance and …

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 …