Winegard Lecturer to Discuss Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s minister of international development and la francophonie, will discuss efforts to fight poverty through gender equality in Canada’s international assistance programs during this year’s Winegard Visiting Lectureship on International Development. Bibeau will speak on “The Future is Female: Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy” on Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in …

U of G Students Among Winners of International Design Competition

A group of fourth-year bachelor of landscape architecture students have won a coveted spot in the 2018 Winter Stations International Design Competition for their school design project titled Rising Up, inspired by the topography of Toronto’s Don River. The competition, featured in the Architect’s Newspaper, brings temporary public art installations to the Beaches in Toronto to …

Food Scientist Wins Provincial Agri-Food Innovation Award

A University of Guelph professor who helped develop a new way to decontaminate produce is among the winners of the 11th annual Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the awards, considered Ontario’s highest honour for innovative solutions supporting the agri-food industry, Tuesday in Toronto. Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, …

VP Research Part of Ontario Trade Mission, Discussing Blockchain Technology

A new “digital handshake” system for tracing agri-food products from farmer to consumer – one intended to further strengthen Canada’s global reputation for high-quality, safe and sustainable food – was the topic of discussions this month for Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research), as part of an Ontario trade delegation to China and Vietnam. Being able to follow …

U of G Social Sciences, Humanities Research Gets $3.4 Million in Federal Support

The University of Guelph has received more than $3.4 million from the federal government for social sciences and humanities research ranging from global LGBT and women’s reproductive rights, to rural communities, to market effects of carbon emissions, to Indigenous sovereignty and civil society. The announcement was made Wednesday in Montreal by Kirsty Duncan, minister of …

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UGFA, University Ratify Agreement

Members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), which represents about 800 faculty members, librarians and veterinarians, and the University have now ratified the tentative agreement that was reached Oct. 21 with the assistance of mediator William Kaplan. In a joint message issued today, Tracey Jandrisits, assistant vice-president (faculty and academic staff relations), and William …

Trick or Eat 2017

Guelph residents may have trick or treaters requesting food bank donations rather than candy on Halloween night. Hundreds of University of Guelph students will take part in the annual Trick or Eat event Oct. 31. The youth-led initiative involves students from universities across Canada dressing up and venturing out to collect food for local community organizations. …