U of G Prof Part of ‘One Health’ Event in South Africa

U of G Prof. Merritt Turetsky is the sole Canadian scientist participating in an international conference this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, aimed at helping the United Nations meet its sustainable development goals. She was invited to take part in the Worldwide Meeting of National Young Academies, organized by the South African Young Academy of …

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 Human Health and Nutritional Sciences professor David Ma. 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 …

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 combating beef cattle ailments, such as bovine respiratory disease, which costs North American beef producers more than $700 million a year. …

Squirrel Research Featured in Popular Science

A new study by David Fisher, a post-doctoral researcher, and integrative biology professor Andrew McAdam was featured in Popular Science  July 13. The researchers discovered that squirrels born earlier in the year have better survival rates—probably because they have their pick of new real estate. The study is among the first to show multilevel natural …

Agri-food Experts, Profs Address House of Commons

Three University of Guelph professors were invited to share their expertise with the House of Commons standing committee on agriculture and agri-food this spring. Their testimony is the subject of a special newsletter issued this week by U of G’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. The committee is studying the effects of debt …

Ridgetown Campus to Open Swine Education Centre

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will soon be home to one of the most advanced swine learning facilities in Canada. The 6,600-square-foot Swine Education Centre will open this fall at Ridgetown, offering training and education for agriculture and veterinary technology students and industry producers. The $500,000 project is funded mostly by the Ontario Ministry …

U of G Joins National Post-Secondary Network to Improve Health, Well-Being on Campus

The University of Guelph is helping lead a Canadian university movement to promote health and well-being on campuses. U of G is one of 10 universities in Canada to formally adopt the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health-Promoting Universities and Colleges. The charter calls on post-secondary institutions to ensure health and well-being in all …

University, USW Local 4120 Ratify Agreement

Members of United Steelworkers Local 4120, which represents about 850 administrative, clerical and technical employees, and the University of Guelph have ratified the renewal collective agreement that was tentatively agreed to on June 20, 2017. During the five days of negotiations, talks were open, respectful and constructive, with the parties committed to addressing several key …