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U of G’s Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Pitch Competition Moves Online

The University of Guelph’s Dragons’ Den-style pitch contest — the Gryphon’s LAAIR innovation showcase and pitch competition — returns next week, this time in an online, interactive format that will allow audience members to vote for their favourites. The Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) pitch competition began in 2019 with …

U of G Student Contributes to UN University Migration and Water Report

You can’t talk about global water issues without discussing ethics and justice. So says Cameron Fioret, who studies the topic as a PhD candidate working with Prof. Monique Deveaux in U of G’s Department of Philosophy.    This month, he contributed to a report called Migration and Water: A Global Overview, published by the United Nations University (UNU) Institute for Water, Environment and …

Pandemic Impacts on Women and Girls With Disabilities Early Focus of U of G-Led Project

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls with disabilities worldwide faced the highest rates of poverty and gender-based violence. Now a University of Guelph professor will lead a $2.5-million, federally funded research project intended to highlight these issues as well as other challenges facing women and girls with disabilities worldwide. The seven-year project led by U of …

Biomaterial Innovations Take Top Spots in U of G’s Project SOY-Plus Competition

Biodegradable plastic mulch, biodegradable menstrual pads and a plant-based toaster waffle are the top innovations in this year’s University of Guelph Project SOY-plus competition. The student competition, now in its 24th year, was expanded this year to include innovations using all plant and plant-based products. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, judges viewed online video pitches …

Summer Enrolment Spikes at U of G 

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Guelph has experienced a significant increase in its summer semester enrolment. Degree-credit students are taking 55 per cent more distance education courses than the same time last year, and non-degree program enrolment is up by 20 per cent. “This summer’s spike in enrolments speaks to students’ need …

Martha Billes Resigns as U of G Chancellor

Martha Billes has resigned as chancellor of the University of Guelph. The announcement was made today by president Franco Vaccarino. “It is with a heavy heart that I inform our U of G community that Martha Billes has decided to step down as chancellor,” Vaccarino said. “Martha has been a devoted ambassador for the University, …

U of G Names Lang Chair in Sport Management

A leading expert in sport management who has worked with sports organizations across the world has been named the Lang Chair in Sport Management. Prof. Ann Pegoraro will join Lang’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management Sept. 1. Pegoraro has published extensively on digital media, innovation, and gender and diversity in sport. She is …

Three U of G Research Projects Receive Federal Funding

From fostering Inuit youth environmental leadership to developing new treatments for microbial infections, three University of Guelph research projects will share just under $750,000 in federal New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) support. NFRF funds research teams that have the capacity to explore new transformational directions. A project led by Prof. Nicolas Brunet, School of …

U of G Researchers Awarded Funding for Sustainable Food Production Projects

“Intelligent orchards,” bees for biocontrol of insects and disease, and reduced food and water waste are among four University of Guelph research applications recently awarded more than $660,000 in funding from a sustainable food grant program supported by George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. The funding for researchers from three U of G colleges will come from the Seeding …

Lysa Porth Named New Dean for Lang School of Business and Economics

An award-winning academic with an international reputation for excellence, innovation, and business leadership and collaboration has been named dean of the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. Lysa Porth will begin a five-year term Oct. 1. She is the associate dean of strategic partnerships and administration in the Asper School …