U of G Receives $1.2 Million to Advance Bioproduct Innovations

The University of Guelph has received a $1.2 million investment from the government of Ontario to advance eco-friendly innovations such as bioproducts and waste reduction and recycling technologies. The funding comes from the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance. Among the goals is strengthening the economy and boosting innovation in the agri-food sector by creating agricultural-based products …

CFI Invests $1M in U of G Research

The federal government is investing more than $1 million in seven University of Guelph research projects, ranging from disease resistance to food safety to drug addiction. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will fund these projects through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund,  created to help universities attract and retain leading faculty and researchers. The …

New International Role Created, Interim AVP Named

Building on president Franco Vaccarino’s Global@Guelph initiative, a new strategic effort to internationalize the University of Guelph will be launched to make U of G an institution of choice for international students and faculty. A new assistant vice-president (international strategy and partnerships) will develop and implement an international strategy for U of G, and will …

U of G Receives $1.8 Million From Province for Agri-Food Research to Enhance Soil and Water Quality

The Government of Ontario has announced a $1.8-million investment in University of Guelph agri-food research to help find ways to enhance soil health and water quality. The investment, designed to protect the environment and foster efficiency in the agri-food sector, will be delivered through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance. It will fund U of G …

AVP (Diversity and Human Rights) Named

Indira Naidoo-Harris, a former Ontario cabinet minister and well-known journalist and human rights advocate, is joining the University of Guelph mid-August. Naidoo-Harris has been named the new AVP (Diversity and Human Rights). President Franco Vaccarino announced the appointment today. “We are delighted to welcome Indira to the University of Guelph,” Vaccarino said. “She has made …

What’s Open at U of G on the Long Weekend?

The University’s normal business operations will be reduced on Aug. 5 for the Civic Holiday. Normal operations resume Aug. 6. What’s open and what’s closed Service areas open on Aug. 5 include: Athletics Centre University Centre (excluding food vendors) Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal Hospitals Animal Health Lab Please check their specific websites for …

Yates Reappointed Provost, VP Academic

The Board of Governors has endorsed and approved the reappointment of Charlotte Yates to a second five-year term as provost and vice-president (academic) at the University of Guelph. The announcement was made today by president Franco Vaccarino. The decision follows an extensive review and subsequent recommendation put forward by a committee of faculty, staff, students …

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Campbell Reappointed VP Research

The Board of Governors has endorsed and approved the reappointment of Malcolm Campbell to a second five-year term as vice-president (research) at the University of Guelph. The announcement was made today by president Franco Vaccarino. The decision follows an extensive review and subsequent recommendation put forward by a committee of faculty, staff, students and B of G …

U of G Research Project Receives $1.3 Million from Province to Improve Crop Production

On Monday, the Government of Ontario announced a $1.3-million investment in University of Guelph research to help fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers boost productivity and profitability. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the investment will fund research aimed at developing new practices and on-farm solutions to prevent and control crop diseases and pests and …

New AVP (Faculty, Academic Staff Relations) Named

Laurie Arnott has been named as the new assistant vice-president (faculty and academic staff relations) at the University of Guelph. She begins her position Sept. 9. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “Laurie brings a wealth of experience with her to this important leadership position,” Yates said. “She has …

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Ontario Government Announces New Elora Research Facility

The University of Guelph as well as Ontario pork producers and consumers worldwide will benefit from a new research facility announced today by Ernie Hardeman Ontario’s minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. The new facility to be located at the Elora Research Station will use state-of-the-art technology to meet advanced training and research needs …

What’s Open at U of G on Canada Day?

The University’s normal business operations will be reduced on July 1 for Canada Day. Normal operations resume July 2. What’s open and what’s closed Service areas open on July 1 include: Athletics Centre University Centre (excluding food vendors) Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal Hospitals (for emergencies only) Animal Health Lab Please check their specific …

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U of G Researchers Get $15 Million From NSERC

The University of Guelph has received nearly $15 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for 60 researchers across campus whose studies have potential applications in everything from human and animal health to food production to environmental protection. The funding is part of a federal investment worth more than $588 million provided …