A researcher uses an iPad near a grain field

U of G Partners with SVG Ventures to Accelerate Innovation in Canada’s Agri-Food Sector

Silicon Valley powerhouse SVG Ventures’ THRIVE and the University of Guelph – “Canada’s food university” – have partnered to accelerate innovation in the Canadian agri-food sector by creating a platform for agri-food entrepreneurs and start-ups to gain access to impactful, technology-driven research. SVG Ventures and University of Guelph have signed a memorandum of understanding to …

Hazardous Weather Procedures During COVID-19

The University of Guelph has temporarily modified its hazardous weather procedures in response to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Only face-to-face classes and exams being held on campus would be affected by inclement weather and the closure of the physical campus. Winter weather is not expected to significantly affect most U of G courses, currently …

Mahdiyeh Hasani holds her award

U of G Researcher Recognized for Applying Innovation To Developing PPE Sanitizing Units

A University of Guelph researcher has earned national recognition for adapting a technology already used to decontaminate fresh produce into a disinfection device that kills the COVID-19 virus on personal protective equipment (PPE). Mahdiyeh Hasani has received the Mitacs and NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization. Mitacs, a national innovation organization that fosters research commercialization, presented the …

Mazyar Fallah

U of G Names New CBS Dean

The University of Guelph has named Mazyar Fallah as its new dean of the College of Biological Science (CBS). Currently associate dean, research and innovation, in the Faculty of Health at York University, Fallah will begin a five-year term Jan. 1, 2021. The announcement was made today by Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic), who …

Graeme Reed

U of G Student Named Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader

University of Guelph PhD student Graeme Reed has been named among the national 2020 top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders in Canada by Corporate Knights. Corporate Knights produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability and publishes a sustainable business magazine. Nominations for this year’s 30 under 30 were opened to the public. …

Jeff Wichtel Reappointed OVC Dean

Prof. Jeff Wichtel has been reappointed dean of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) for a five-year term, effective immediately. The decision, announced today by Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic), follows an extensive review by a committee of faculty, students and staff. “Jeff is known for his passion for veterinary medicine and his steadfast dedication …

U of G Statement re: Shooting at Kabul University

The University of Guelph joins other Canadian institutions in mourning the deaths of university students following a mass shooting in Afghanistan. At least 22 people – most of them believed to be university students — were killed and nearly two dozen injured Monday at Kabul University. It was the second terrorist attack in the region …