Flags at Half-Mast Monday

The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast June 26 in memory of a student. The University was informed recently of the death of Caitlyn Dodds. She was a first-year psychology student. A visitation will be held Friday, June 23,  from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the …

U of G Grad Wins Trillium Book Award

A University of Guelph graduate has won a 2017 Trillium Book Award, considered Ontario’s premier literary prize. Melanie Mah was named the winner in the English-language category for her novel The Sweetest One, a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl’s connection to her hometown. The book was based on her MFA thesis while at U …

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University, USW Local 4120 Reach Tentative Agreement

Following five days of negotiations, the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers Local 4120, the union that represents about 850 University administrative and technical staff, have reached a tentative renewal agreement. The current agreement expired April 30. Negotiating committees for the University and the union are unanimously recommending ratification of the agreement, which addresses several …

U of G Art Project, Course Part of Canada 150 Celebrations

University of Guelph students have created a contemporary art installation at Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park as part of a national art initiative celebrating Canada’s 150th. U of G is part of LandMarks2017/Repères2017, which involves a coordinated national curriculum and network of contemporary art projects. Fifteen Canadian universities are working with national …

Prof to Discuss DNA Barcoding at Event Featuring Stephen Hawking, Larry King, Buzz Aldrin

The University of Guelph professor who developed DNA barcoding is among a star-studded lineup — including Stephen Hawking, Oliver Stone, Larry King, and astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Sandra Magnus – speaking at an international science event this week. Prof. Paul Hebert, Department of Integrative Biology, is the closing speaker at the fourth annual Starmus Festival June 18-23 …

Lyme Disease Lab Hits Headlines

A $1.4-million gift to the University of Guelph to set up a lab for improving diagnostic testing and treatment of Lyme disease received national media attention this week with stories appearing in the Toronto Star, CityNews, CTV and CBC. The grant was given by the non-profit G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Disease, created in memory …

Researchers Grab International Headlines

Engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan and PhD student Abdulmonem Murayyan‘s research revealing that red onions are most effective at killing cancer cells garnered international media attention this week with stories in MSN, CBC News, The Daily Mail, The Times of India and HuffPost United Kingdom. In the first-ever study, the two researchers examined how effective Ontario-grown onions are …

Globe and Mail Features Prof’s Opinion Piece

Integrative biology professor Robert Hanner‘s opinon piece on fish fraud was featured recently in The Globe and Mail for World Oceans Day. Hanner, associate director of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, discussed the prevalence of fish fraud, or product mislabelling and adulteration, in Canada. He said fish fraud is destroying our oceans because it is driven …

Grad Student Wins Top Prize, People’s Choice Award in National 3MT Contest

A University of Guelph graduate student has become the first competitor in the national 3-Minute Thesis contest to win both the annual competition’s top prize and its People’s Choice Award. Plant agriculture master’s student Shanthanu Krishnakumar was announced today as the winner of both categories by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS). He will …