Thomas King Wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

University of Guelph professor emeritus Thomas King has won the 2021 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his autobiographically inspired novel, Indians on Vacation. The $15,000 prize recognizes the best humour writing in Canada. A Canada-wide panel of judges chose King’s book as the winner from 77 submissions. Indians on Vacation follows a couple …

Prof. Lawrence Goodridge in a lab

U of G Leading Project to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Wastewater Across Ontario

Ontario Genomics, Genome Canada, and Illumina are investing in a first-of-its-kind SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance initiative across Ontario. This cutting-edge project will enhance critical province-wide coordination and viral surveillance and support provincial and national efforts to understand how the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is changing over time. This project is made possible through an investment …

Two U of G Scientists Named as CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Two University of Guelph professors are among 14 international researchers to be appointed as CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Applied Research) Azrieli Global Scholars for 2021-23. Dr. Rebecca Shapiro, a fungal pathogen researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Dr. Jackie Goordial, an environmental microbiologist in the School of Environmental Sciences, were chosen …

Online Veterinary Education Tops at Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition

An online continuing education community for veterinary professionals has won the $10,000 grand prize in the Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition at the University of Guelph. Obi Veterinary Education, which offers online “micro-learning” opportunities to veterinarians to help them improve their professional skills, was selected as the big winner of the event. The subscription-based service offers …

U of G Students Win National Agri-Marketing Competition

The University of Guelph’s Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) student chapter won the 2021 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Student Marketing Competition held remotely last month. The team, consisting of nine Ontario Agricultural College students, competed against 23 other North American schools to grab top prize. The annual competition challenges students to develop a comprehensive marketing plan …

U of G Students Win at 2021 North American Dairy Challenge

A team of University of Guelph agriculture students won the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC), held remotely this past month. Rebecca Barr, Brooke Boonstoppel, Clayton McWilliams and Tyrone Wagler competed against three other schools to present the best dairy farm management recommendations. “We were very proud to have been selected to represent U of …

U of G Graduate Student Receives Kishaadigeh Award

Danielle (Dani) Nowosad, an integrative biology graduate student, has been awarded the University of Guelph’s Kishaadigeh “She Who Guards the Lodge” Award for her commitment to fostering community connection and inspiring other Indigenous learners. Nowosad, who is Red River Métis, has been an active community advocate for many years but said this award was unexpected. …

Family Nutrition Researcher Wins International Prize

Dr. Jess Haines, a professor of nutrition in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN), has received the Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA) for her research promoting sustainable healthy eating among families through novel, interdisciplinary research and knowledge mobilization. The EUR100,000 prize (Cdn $150,000) is awarded every two years by the Danone …