U of G Helps Spark ‘The Conversation Canada’

The University of Guelph is a founding partner in a new national non-profit media network launching today that invites professors and researchers to write expert articles for distribution in Canada and internationally. Articles for The Conversation Canada are written by researchers and academics and edited by experienced journalists. The articles are published online under Creative …

U of G Prof Leading Expert on Canada Day

Few, if any, people know more about Canada Day than U of G professor Matthew Hayday. The history professor has written numerous research papers, articles, book chapters and columns on the topic. He has spoken about the July 1 celebration in talks across the country, and co-edited a book about Canada’s national days and holidays …

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 …