U of G Research Project Receives $1.3 Million from Province to Improve Crop Production

On Monday, the Government of Ontario announced a $1.3 million investment in University of Guelph research to help fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers boost productivity and profitability. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the investment will fund research aimed at developing new practices and on-farm solutions to prevent and control crop diseases and pests …

New AVP (Faculty, Academic Staff Relations) Named

Laurie Arnott has been named as the new assistant vice-president (faculty and academic staff relations) at the University of Guelph. She begins her position Sept. 9. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “Laurie brings a wealth of experience with her to this important leadership position,” Yates said. “She has …

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Ontario Government Announces New Elora Research Facility

The University of Guelph as well as Ontario pork producers and consumers worldwide will benefit from a new research facility announced today by Ernie Hardeman Ontario’s minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. The new facility to be located at the Elora Research Station will use state-of-the-art technology to meet advanced training and research needs …

What’s Open at U of G on Canada Day?

The University’s normal business operations will be reduced on July 1 for Canada Day. Normal operations resume July 2. What’s open and what’s closed Service areas open on July 1 include: Athletics Centre University Centre (excluding food vendors) Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal Hospitals (for emergencies only) Animal Health Lab Please check their specific …

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U of G Researchers Get $15 Million From NSERC

The University of Guelph has received nearly $15 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for 60 researchers across campus whose studies have potential applications in everything from human and animal health to food production to environmental protection. The funding is part of a federal investment worth more than $588 million provided …

Hospitality Program Receives $1-Million Donation for New Food Lab

Marking the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM), a $1-million donation by an alumnus will transform the program’s food lab into a state-of-the-art facility. The gift comes from Michel Eric Fournelle, who graduated from the former hotel and food administration (HAFA) program in 1992. The new …

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U of G’s Dionne Brand Wins Trillium Book Award

University of Guelph English and Theatre Studies Prof. Dionne Brand has won the $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Ontario’s best English-language title. Brand received the honour for her poetry collection The Blue Clerk, which was published by McClelland & Stewart. The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987 to recognize literary excellence and …

U of G’s Anthony Clarke Heading to Laurier

Anthony Clarke, a longtime University of Guelph faculty member and administrator, has been named dean of the College of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. He begins his appointment Aug. 1. “Anthony has made numerous contributions to U of G during the past three decades as a scholar and administrator,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president …