U of G Earns High Global Ranking for Agricultural Sciences

The University of Guelph is Canada’s top institution, and among the best universities worldwide, for agricultural sciences, according to an international ranking released today. Guelph placed 12th in agricultural sciences, the highest-ranked of all Canadian universities, in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report about best global universities. The rankings cover the top 1,250 institutions spanning 75 …

Mexico’s Secretary for Agriculture Makes Special Trip to U of G

Mexico’s new secretary for agriculture, livestock, rural development, fishing and food visited the University of Guelph Tuesday to learn about the University’s leading expertise in biodiversity and agriculture. Victor Villalobos toured the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, the world’s first centre for high-volume DNA barcoding, and met with U of G executives to discuss the University’s …

2018 Gairdner Lecture: Azim Surani

The 2018 Gairdner Lecture, “From Genomic Imprinting to the Human Germline,” will be presented by Azim Surani at the University of Guelph on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Surani received the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award for discovering mammalian genomic imprinting involved in gene expression as well as development and disease. He is the …

U of G Honours Social Entrepreneur and Women’s Historian at Fall Convocation

Nearly 1,000 graduands will cross the stage this month during fall convocation ceremonies at the University of Guelph. Ceremonies will take place Monday, Oct. 15 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre as follows: College of Business and Economics, 10 a.m. College of Biological Science, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Ontario Agricultural College, 1 p.m. College …

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University of Guelph Takes Agri-Food Expertise to Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Think agri-food means only farming? Think again. Growing food in space and in Canada’s harsh North. Turning plants into car parts and sustainable packaging. Designing drones to monitor crop pests and disease and to ensure smarter use of pesticides. Ensuring safe, nutritious food for Ontario’s consumers. These are among numerous innovative research projects and career …

Prof Addresses House of Commons

A University of Guelph professor was invited to share her expertise on farming and mental health as part of a panel discussion before the House of Commons standing committee on agriculture and agri-food on Sept. 27. The committee is studying the mental health challenges that face Canadian farmers, ranchers and producers. Prof. Andria Jones-Bitton, a …

Wrongful Conviction Day: U of G Hosts Panel

U of G’s College of Social and Applied Human Sciences will host a panel discussion for Wrongful Conviction Day on Oct. 2. David Milgaard and William Mullins-Johnson — whose cases made major media headlines for years — will be joined by University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach for a discussion intended to bring attention …