U of G Reappoints University Librarian 

Rebecca Graham has been reappointed as the University of Guelph’s University Librarian for a five-year term effective Sept. 1. The decision follows an extensive review by a committee of faculty, staff and students, led by provost and vice-president (academic) Charlotte Yates. Yates said the committee commended Graham for her vision, governance and management skills. “Rebecca …

Are Insects a Viable Protein Source? Prof Discusses With Financial Post

Animal biosciences professor Dominique Bureau discussed insects as food in the Financial Post July 26. The story examined attempts to make insects a viable food source for people, livestock and pets. Bureau said companies are investing millions in the concept but that questions remain unanswered about the nutritional quality of insects. Bureau studies the development …

Fear May Play a Role in Animal Extinction, Study Reveals

Fear alone may be enough to cause vulnerable species to go extinct, according to a new University of Guelph study. Prof. Ryan Norris has discovered that the mere smell of a predator affects the reproductive success of fruit flies. “This finding sheds light on the role fear plays in animal extinction,” said Norris, an integrative …

Profs’ Books Named Must-Reads for Canadians

Books by University of Guelph faculty on rape and recovery, minority rights, Indigenous history and environmental poetry have been named as “must-reads” for Canadians. CBC Books made 150 picks for The Great Canadian Reading List, with the selections pulled from an online poll, recommendations from guests on radio shows and Canada Reads winners. 49thShelf.com, a massive …

Education Best Strategy to Fight Revenge Porn, Prof Writes in Toronto Star

Ryan Broll, Sociology and Anthropology, examined the most efficient strategies for fighting “revenge porn” in a Toronto Star op-ed column July 24. With increased sharing of consensually or non-consensually obtained intimate images without consent, some people are urging government to make it easier for victims to sue those sharing their images. Broll said researchers have …

New Lyme Disease Research Lab Featured by CTV National News

A new Lyme disease research centre at the University of Guelph was featured by CTV National News July 22. The G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab is intended to improve diagnostic testing and treatment to prevent long-term suffering from Lyme disease. Lab director and cellular pathology researcher Melanie Wills, co-founder of the Canadian Lyme Science Alliance, …

Founding Dean Keith Ronald Dies

Keith Ronald, a founding dean of the University of Guelph, died July 6. Ronald joined U of G in 1958 as a zoology professor, becoming department chair in 1964. He was named the first dean of the College of Biological Science (CBS) in 1971, serving until 1983. “Dean Keith Ronald was, in every sense, a …

Exhibit Explores Nationhood, Canada’s Indigeneity

Beginning this fall, the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) will explore nationhood and Canada’s Indigeneity with an exhibition funded by nearly $200,000 from the federal government. “150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact” will draw on the gallery’s collection and work by contemporary Indigenous artists to tell Indigenous stories through paintings, sculpture, drawings, textiles, installations and multimedia, …

Nutrition Prof Discusses Artificial Sweeteners Study With Toronto Star

The debate over whether artificial sweeteners are safe and healthy is the subject of a recent Toronto Star article featuring Prof. David Ma, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. The story looked at a recent study that found an association between artificial sweeteners and long-term weight gain, increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart …

World Dwarf Games to Be Held at U of G

The 2017 World Dwarf Games will be held Aug. 4 to 12 at the University of Guelph. More than 400 athletes from 19 countries are expected to take part, making it the most popular dwarf games in the event’s 24-year history. Held every four years, the games are the largest sporting event exclusively for athletes …

Grad Student Wins at Driver Training Competition

A University of Guelph graduate student researching how to improve driver training is one of the winners at an international symposium. Danielle Filio received the 2017 Honda Outstanding Student Paper runner-up award. The award was given at the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, held in late …

Animal Cancer Centre, OVC Prof Win Veterinary Awards

The University of Guelph’s animal cancer clinic and an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professor have each received an award from Canada’s veterinary association. OVC’s Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer has been named Practice of the Year, and population medicine professor Stephen LeBlanc received the Merck Veterinary Award for his work in farm animal health …

Arrell Food Institute Scholar Featured by CTV, CBC News

An Arrell Food Institute scholar grabbed recent media attention with stories by CTV News and CBC News on her work aimed at transforming Canada’s beef industry. Master’s student Nasrin Husseini discussed her research focused on combatting beef cattle ailments, such as bovine respiratory disease, which costs North American beef producers more than $700 million a year. …