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U of G Gets Four Prestigious Vanier, Banting Awards

Three University of Guelph PhD candidates and one post-doctoral researcher will receive the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships, worth $50,000 to $70,000 a year. Kaytlin Constantin, Jennifer MacNicol and Morgan Stykel were announced today as recipients of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. The awards recognize leading Canadian and international doctoral students for academic excellence and …

Reducing Plastics Focus of U of G Tour by Federal Environment, Climate Change Minister

Environmental sustainability projects and research at the University of Guelph were highlighted Thursday during a visit by Catherine McKenna, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change. McKenna toured campus facilities with Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, Daniel Atlin, vice-president (external), and Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). At the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), researchers discussed leading-edge …

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Prof’s Anthology Featuring U of G Grads Shortlisted for 2018 Toronto Book Awards

Graduates of the University of Guelph’s creative writing MFA program have been nominated for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards, established in 1974 to honour books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The nominated book, called The Unpublished City, was curated by Dionne Brand, a professor in U of G’s School of English and Theatre Studies, and …

U of G Offering Support to Saudi Students

The University of Guelph is reaching out to its international students from Saudi Arabia, offering support and assistance during a current dispute between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Canada. According to news reports, the Saudi Arabian government has told Saudi students to withdraw from Canadian colleges and universities, and either transfer to schools in …

U of G Appoints New CIO

The University of Guelph has named Dave Whittle as its new associate vice-president and chief information officer (CIO). The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), who chaired the search committee. “This was an extensive search and a deliberative process,” Yates said, adding that the committee was impressed with Whittle’s knowledge, …

New Vice-Provost Student Affairs Named

The University of Guelph has a new vice-provost (student affairs). Carrie Chassels was named to the position today. Her five-year appointment begins Aug. 27. Chassels is currently associate vice-president (student affairs) at Vancouver Island University (VIU). She has more than 25 years of experience as an educator and academic administrator, including holding several leadership positions …

Available Expert: Food Day Canada And ‘Culinary Sovereignty’

Whether it’s Pacific sea asparagus, Ontario’s wild raspberries or a Quebec brewery’s hoppy beer, Canada’s diverse geography and peoples offer a bounty of culinary delights worth celebrating, says Food Day Canada founder Anita Stewart. Food Day Canada (FDC) on Aug. 4 is the ultimate celebration of Canadian food, she said. And with the recent “buy …

New Associate Vice-President (Research Services) Named

Karina McInnis has been appointed as the University of Guelph’s new associate vice-president (research services). Her appointment begins Sept. 10. McInnis is currently the executive director of university research services at Queen’s University. A renowned leader in Canadian research administration, she has 17 years of experience supporting university researchers. “Ms. McInnis is an outstanding choice for …

Prof Emeritus Named to Order of Canada

A University of Guelph English professor emeritus has been named to the Order of Canada, considered the country’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. Elizabeth Waterston was honoured for her contributions to Canadian literature. The announcement was made by Governor General Julie Payette this past weekend to coincide with Canada Day celebrations. Waterston was named a member …