What We Learned When 80 Experts, 300 Alumni and 600 Students Showed Up For a Course on Pandemics

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons licence. Read the original article. When we decided last summer to create an undergraduate course about pandemics, we faced skepticism. Weren’t students and instructors tired of the COVID-19 pandemic? And would looking at pandemics from the perspective of numerous disciplines make it hard to address the topic …

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Especially for LBGTQ2SIA+ Communities Focus of U of G Prof’s Research

As Pride Month begins, it is important to celebrate the fact that LBGTQ2SIA+ communities have led the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for a long time, says a University of Guelph EDI expert. Prof. Thomas Sasso, a professor in the Department of Management, studies the experiences of diverse and marginalized populations across industries …

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Few Child-Care Centres Meet High-Quality Standards for Children with Disabilities, U of G Study Reveals

Only one in five Canadian child-care centres in a recent study offer high-quality care for children with disabilities, according to a new University of Guelph and SpeciaLink study. Researchers found a lack of qualified staff, insufficient funding and lack of access to specialists and resources were the main challenges to providing inclusive care. As a …

U of G Honouring Cultures, Contributions of Indigenous Peoples Throughout National Indigenous History Month

As we move into National Indigenous History Month, people across Canada continue to process the tragic loss of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. This recent announcement is a stark reminder of Canadians’ responsibility to learn about our history and the intergenerational effects of residential schools and our …

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U of G Runner, Cancer Survivor Completes 150 km Fundraising Run

On May 1, the beginning of Brain Cancer Awareness Week, University of Guelph distance runner Haley Davis set out on a 150-kilometre fundraising run in support of cancer foundations. Less than three weeks earlier, she completed radiation therapy for brain cancer. In summer 2019, Davis was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. A top Ontario …