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New Innovations to be Showcased at U of G’s Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Pitch Competition

The University of Guelph’s Dragons’ Den-style pitch contest — the Gryphon’s LAAIR innovation showcase and pitch competition — returns in an online, interactive format that invites audience members to vote for their favourites. The Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) pitch competition sees select teams of U of G agri-food innovators …

U of G Students Win National Agri-Marketing Competition

The University of Guelph’s Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) student chapter won the 2021 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Student Marketing Competition held remotely last month. The team, consisting of nine Ontario Agricultural College students, competed against 23 other North American schools to grab top prize. The annual competition challenges students to develop a comprehensive marketing plan …

U of G Students Win at 2021 North American Dairy Challenge

A team of University of Guelph agriculture students won the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC), held remotely this past month. Rebecca Barr, Brooke Boonstoppel, Clayton McWilliams and Tyrone Wagler competed against three other schools to present the best dairy farm management recommendations. “We were very proud to have been selected to represent U of …

U of G Graduate Student Receives Kishaadigeh Award

Danielle (Dani) Nowosad, an integrative biology graduate student, has been awarded the University of Guelph’s Kishaadigeh “She Who Guards the Lodge” Award for her commitment to fostering community connection and inspiring other Indigenous learners. Nowosad, who is Red River Métis, has been an active community advocate for many years but said this award was unexpected. …

Family Nutrition Researcher Wins International Prize

Dr. Jess Haines, a professor of nutrition in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN), has received the Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA) for her research promoting sustainable healthy eating among families through novel, interdisciplinary research and knowledge mobilization. The EUR100,000 prize (Cdn $150,000) is awarded every two years by the Danone …

IDEXX Chair in Emerging Technologies and Preventive Healthcare Renewed

Using health informatics to improve preventive care for companion animals is the focus of Dr. Theresa Bernardo’s work at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Bernardo, a professor in OVC’s Department of Population Medicine, holds the IDEXX Chair in Emerging Technologies and Preventive Healthcare – a position recently renewed thanks to a $1.5-million …

U of G Institute Funding Research Aimed at Tackling Human-Environmental Crises

As part of Earth Day, a University of Guelph institute is announcing funding for seven interdisciplinary research projects that tackle human-environmental crises. The Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER) will provide $105,000 from its small grants program to new and ongoing U of G projects. Established in 2019, the institute is intended to stimulate collaborations …

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U of G in Solid Fiscal Health, Budget Plan Presented to Board of Governors

The University of Guelph is fiscally solid, with the resiliency and ability to address current budgetary challenges and maintain financial stability, the Board of Governors learned today. “Understandably, the University’s financial state is on many people’s minds as we continue to deal with the multiple effects of the global pandemic,” president Dr. Charlotte Yates told …

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U of G Named for Global Impact: International Ranking

The University of Guelph is among universities worldwide recognized in a new international ranking for using teaching, research, stewardship and sustainable operations to address some of the most serious global challenges. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings released today assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 1,100 universities from more than …

U of G Biomaterials Researcher to Appear Before Commons Committee on Single-Use Plastics

Dr. Manju Misra, a professor in the the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering who researches sustainable biocomposite materials, will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. The federal government recently announced its intention to legislate a ban on single-use plastic items and designate plastics under the Canadian Environmental …

New Associate Vice-President (Finance) Named

Dave Hargreaves has been appointed as the University of Guelph’s new associate vice-president (finance), having served on an interim basis since October 2020. Hargreaves joined U of G in January 2016 as the director of treasury operations. In his new role, he will manage the University’s core business processes, notably treasury and investment operations, controllership, …