CBS Dean to Become VP Research at Laurier

Jonathan Newman, dean of the College of Biological Science (CBS), has been named vice-president, research, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. He begins his appointment Aug. 1. “Jonathan has made many significant contributions to University leadership over his 15 years at U of G,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “He has nurtured research …

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U of G Research Leaders Receive Federal Support

The federal government will invest nearly $430,000 in four University of Guelph research projects, ranging from addiction and mental health, to disease resistance to cancer therapies. The Canada Foundation for Innovation will fund these projects through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), created to help universities attract and retain leading faculty and researchers. In …

Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee Visits U of G

Members of the federal Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry visited the University of Guelph today to learn how education and research can help Canada’s value-added food sector become more globally competitive and how best to support the sector. The group’s U of G stop was part of a three-day southern Ontario tour, including meetings …

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U of G Hosts 95th College Royal

From pancake flipping to square dancing, a tug of war and a logging competition, there’s sure to be something for everyone at this year’s University of Guelph College Royal Open House. Every spring, U of G hosts the largest university open house event in North America, with the doors open to the public for a free, campus-wide …

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#HeForShe at UofG with Lisa Lisson

Lisa Lisson, a University of Guelph alumna who has become one of Canada’s most powerful female business leaders, will be back in Guelph March 6 to offer a keynote presentation as part of the HeforShe initiative. Sponsored by the Gryphons football team along with the College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering …

OVC Ranked Seventh in World

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed first in Canada, third in North America and seventh globally in the 2019 World University Rankings. “We challenge our students to be forward-thinking in understanding, creating and finding solutions to real-world issues and, in turn, improve life for people and animals in Canada and beyond,” …

U of G to Celebrate Winter 2019 Grads

Nearly 750 students will graduate next week during winter convocation at the University of Guelph. Ceremonies will take place Feb. 19 in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. U of G chancellor Martha Billes and Franco Vaccarino, president and vice-chancellor, will attend.   Ceremonies will take place as follows: 9:30 a.m. College of Biological Science College …

Federal Government Invests $1.5 Million in U of G Genomics Projects

Healthier consumers, animals and ecosystems are the focus of three University of Guelph genomics research projects that received federal funding worth $1.5 million today. The investment was announced today on campus by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science. In total, Duncan announced funding for 37 Genome Canada projects. “Since taking office, our government has worked …

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U of G Experts to Address Federal Committees on Agri-Food, Fisheries

Two U of G profs will address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food Feb. 5 about strengthening support for Indigenous peoples in agriculture and agri-food. Prof. Sheri Longboat, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, and Prof. Hannah Tait Neufeld, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, will address the committee. …

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U of G Set to Launch Marketing Analytics Centre

U of G College of Business and Economics (CBE) is set to launch the Marketing Analytics Centre, a research centre focused entirely on marketing analytics and consumer-driven big data. It will serve as a think-tank for industry and academics. Directed by marketing and consumer studies Prof. Tanya Mark, it is the first research centre in …