Voting Begins for Game-Changing Discoveries

Five University of Guelph discoveries that are being recognized as life-changing breakthroughs need your vote. Ontario universities and researchers want the public to decide which inventions and discoveries over the past 100 years in this province have been the most “game-changing.” There’s a list of 50 breakthroughs to choose from – and vote upon – …

U of G Volunteers Receive 2015 Winegard Awards

Three outstanding volunteers from the University of Guelph received 2015 William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards today from the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin and the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington. Awards were presented to Prof. Rich Moccia, associate vice-president (strategic partnerships); Linda Wing, a clerk in the School of Environmental Sciences; and undergraduate student …

U of Guelph to be Featured on CTV’s MasterChef

The University of Guelph will be featured this week on CTV’s MasterChef Canada as students test poutine products in a challenge that pays tribute to the school’s agricultural and food research history.. For an episode airing March 22 at 7 p.m., 12 contestants visited U of G to make a poutine product that would appeal …

Gryphons Have Strong Showings on Track, at Rink

The Guelph Gryphons had a strong day on the track and on the ice, with their men’s teams claiming silver in track and bronze in hockey during the national competitions. This marked the eight straight year that the Gryphons men’s Track and Field team has finished on the podium and the sixth straight year they …

Prof to Appear Before Senate Committee

A University of Guelph professor has been asked to share his knowledge with the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer Studies, will will speak on Canada’s future in food and agriculture Thursday at 8 a.m. This is the fifth time he has testified before the committee. He plans …

Town Hall Meetings to Be Held March 19, 20   

Two town hall meetings have been set to update the U of G community on ongoing issues including strategic planning, vice presidential searches and the University’s budget. The first meeting will be March 19 in the University Centre, Peter Clark Hall. The second is set for March 20 in the McLaughlin Library, Robert Whitelaw Room. …

Responsible Investing Group Drop-In Sessions March 13, 25

The University of Guelph’s new Working Group on Responsible Investing will hold drop-in sessions this month to gather information and perspectives from the University community. Sessions will be held in the Academic Town Square, McLaughlin Library, on March 13, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and March 25, noon to 1:30 p.m. Members of the University …

DNA Barcoding Used to Fight Fraud in United States

Research and technology from the University of Guelph are helping the State of New York crack down on fraudulent herbal products. On Monday, New York’s Attorney General’s Office ordered four major national retailers to remove top-selling store-brand herbal products from their shelves, saying that the products contained substituted and potentially dangerous substances. Using genetic tests, …

U of G United Way Campaign Final Tally: $616,910

The University of Guelph’s 2014 United Way campaign was its most successful ever, with the campus community raising $616,910, nearly $17,000 above its goal. The announcement was made today by Rich Moccia, associate vice-president, research (strategic partnerships), and co-chair of the University’s United Way campaign. “The U of G community continues to step up to …

Flags at Half-Mast

The University of Guelph is flying its campus flags to half-mast today in memory of two students who died over the winter break. Haider Almayahi, a master’s student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics died Dec. 24. A funeral service was held in Hamilton Dec. 29. David Rutherford, an undergraduate studying biological science, died …

U of G United Way Total Reaches $606,500

The University of Guelph community has contributed $606,500 to this year’s United Way campaign. The results were announced at a volunteer luncheon today by co-chairs Rich Moccia, associate vice-president, research (strategic partnerships), and Kim Best, department and undergraduate secretary in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Today’s total exceeds the University’s $600,000 goal, said Moccia, and …

U of G 50-Hour Challenge Exceeds Expectations

A campaign to raise $50,000 for the University of Guelph in 50 hours has gone well past that goal, with hundreds of people contributing. The U of G 50 Challenge raised $197,218.53 from 933 donors as part of Giving Tuesday. The day follows the traditional shopping weekend after the American Thanksgiving and encourages people to …

Incident on Campus

A University of Guelph student was injured during an altercation on campus Friday. The University has been in contact with the family and has been told that the student, who is in hospital, will make a full recovery. City of Guelph police are overseeing the investigation, with assistance from Campus Community Police. Guelph police arrested and charged …

Gryphons Play in 107th Yates Cup, Fall to McMaster

The University of Guelph’s football team played in the 107th Yates Cup in Hamilton on Saturday, losing to McMaster University 20 to 15.  More than 2,000 Gryphon fans attended the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) football championship game. It was U of G’s second trip to the Yates Cup in three seasons; the Gryphons last won …

U of G to Launch Diversity Matters Census Nov. 10

The University of Guelph will gauge employment equity among campus members through a Diversity Matters Census Nov. 10-27. The census will help determine representation of four designated groups within the U of G workforce — Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities (racialized people) and women – under the University’s employment equity program, …

Flags at Half-Mast to Recognize Events in Quebec, Ottawa

The University of Guelph has lowered its flags to commemorate the tragic events that occurred in Quebec and Ottawa this week in which two Canadian military members were killed. U of G’s flags will be at half-mast until sundown on Saturday, Nov. 1,  in conjunction with flags being lowered at government buildings and establishments, including the …