University, Professional Staff Association Reach Tentative Agreement

The University of Guelph and the Professional Staff Association (PSA), which negotiates terms and conditions of employment for more than 800 professional and managerial employees, have reached a tentative agreement for a renewed compact agreement. The previous agreement expired May 1, 2017. “The parties’ negotiation teams worked diligently to reach an agreement that is fair …

Engineering Prof Elected President of Bioengineering Society

A University of Guelph engineering professor has been named the incoming president of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE). Prof. Suresh Neethirajan was selected as CSBE president-elect on Aug. 9. He will serve a one-year term as president beginning July 2018. An internationally recognized researcher, Neethirajan has received awards from Engineers Canada and the American …

How Prejudice Pushes Low-Income People Toward an Unhealthy Diet

By: Kelly Hodgins Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. As consumers become increasingly dissatisfied with conventional, large-scale food systems, they are seeking ways to reconnect with their food. For the wealthy, that translates into a turn toward what we call the “alternative food system.” My extensive research into North American food …

Canada + 150: Space Farms Will Feed Us

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. Canada Day 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past, The Conversation Canada asked some of our academic authors to look down the road a further 150 years – or “Canada +150.” What will our world and …

U of G Sausage Mislabelling Study in the News

A first-ever Canadian study on sausage mislabelling by University of Guelph researchers is making  headlines today. A research team headed by U of G Prof. Robert Hanner found mislabelling and cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in 20 per cent of  sausage samples. Canadian Press reporter Liam Casey wrote about the discovery, and his article was …

U of G Conducts First-Ever Sausage Mislabelling Study

Using cutting-edge DNA-based technology, University of Guelph researchers have conducted the first-ever Canadian study of sausage mislabelling. The researchers found mislabelling and cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in 20 per cent of sausage samples selected from grocery stores across the country. “This study now provides us with a baseline that we can use when working with …

U of G Study Grabs National Headlines

A U of G researcher’s study on inequitable access to food was recently featured in The Globe and Mail and National Post, and in radio and television outlets across Canada. In the stories, researcher Kelly Hodgins, program coordinator with the Arrell Food Institute, discussed a new paper on barriers for lower income households to obtaining local, organic, …