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 …

Gryphons Have a Banner Weekend

This past weekend, University of Guelph athletes won team track and field championship titles for both men and women at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) competition in Toronto, and won bronze medals in national swimming championships in Sherbrooke, Que. Gryphons also won medals in national wrestling championships and a women’s team bronze in OUA Nordic …

University, CUPE 3913 Reach Tentative Agreement

Working together with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, the University of Guelph and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3913 have reached a tentative agreement, which now requires ratification by both parties. The University and CUPE 3913, the union that represents teaching assistants and sessional lecturers, have been negotiating a renewal agreement since …