New Associate Vice-President Finance Named

Lori Kimball has been appointed University of Guelph’s new associate vice-president (financial services). Her appointment begins July 3. Kimball will leave her position as deputy minister in the Department of Community and Government Services with the Government of Nunavut to join U of G. “Lori brings extensive financial leadership experience within private and public sectors …

Women of Distinction Honours U of G Women

Twelve of 20 women who received 2018 Women of Distinction Awards last week have University of Guelph connections. The awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in Wellington County. They were presented May 3 at the River Run Centre. Prof. Bonnie Mallard received a Lifetime Achievement Award.  She was honoured for her groundbreaking High Immune Response …

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Ontario Government Invests $6 Million in U of G Innovations

Two University of Guelph research collaborations for turning waste into new products and technologies will receive more than $6 million from the Ontario government. Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus today.   Funded by the Ontario Research Fund’s Research Excellence program, both initiatives will involve researchers from across U of G …

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U of G to Mark Day of Mourning

The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast at noon on April 27 to mark the Day of Mourning in Canada. The flags will remain at half-mast until nightfall on April 28. This is the 27th anniversary of the event, observed on April 28 each year to honour people who have died or been injured on the …

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U of G Food Waste Research Receives Nearly $1.3 Million From Walmart Foundation

Two University of Guelph researchers will receive grants totalling nearly $1.3 million from the Walmart Foundation. Both grants will support food waste reduction projects by U of G professors Mike von Massow, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Mario Martinez, School of Engineering. Cutting household food waste and developing a nutritional supplement from …

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UPDATE: April 21 Exam Locations

UPDATED: April 19 at 9 a.m. Exams on April 21 will be written in the following locations. Exams originally scheduled for April 14 at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – write in the main gym in the W.F. Mitchell Centre (listed as AC 122A on the exam schedule). Exams originally scheduled for April 14 at 2:30 p.m. …

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Google Selects U of G Prof to Be Visiting Faculty

Prof. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering, has been selected by Google’s California head office as a visiting faculty member with the company’s team of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers in Montreal. Beginning in September, Taylor, a machine learning expert, will spend an eight-month research leave with Google’s AI team in Montreal. He plans to explore machine …

U of G Research Leaders Get $335,000 in Federal Support

The federal government will invest nearly $335,000 in five University of Guelph research projects, ranging from preventing childhood injuries and food-borne ailments to promoting emotional well-being and data-driven solutions. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will fund these projects through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), created to help universities attract and retain leading …

Karen Bertrand to Become VP (Advancement) at Queen’s University

Karen Bertrand, the University of Guelph’s associate vice-president (major gift advancement), has been named vice-principal (advancement) at Queen’s University. The appointment takes effect June 18. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Karen,” said Daniel Atlin, vice-president (external). “While we are sorry to see her go, this is a prestigious new position for her and a …

Statement From U of G President Franco Vaccarino Re: 2018 Provincial Budget

The Government of Ontario 2018 budget, released Wednesday, invests in future opportunities and growth for Ontarians. University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino has released the following statement: I acknowledge the Ontario government for supporting our province’s greatest resource – its people. Through investments in higher education, research and services that promote mental and physical well-being …