A protest sign is held up that reads "The climate is changing. Why aren't we?"

When Group Conflicts Heat Up, So Does Earth: U of G Study

Conflict between rich and poor over how to mitigate climate change can itself lead to more global warming – by as much as 0.7 degrees Celsius, according to a new study led by a University of Guelph scientist. Using novel modelling, the research team identified some of the social processes that may increase polarization between these two income …

Researchers Aim to Improve COVID-19 Screening With Thermal Camera-Based Imaging Tool

University of Guelph researchers have developed a hand-held thermal camera-based imaging tool that may improve COVID-19 screening protocols. Used at screening locations, the device could quickly detect higher heart rate, body temperature or breathing rate – all potential indicators of COVID-19 infection. Users can flag individuals for further testing, preventing them from unknowingly spreading the …

Dr. Lawrence Goodridge wears gloves, mask and face shield while testing wastewater samples

COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Is Making Campus Safer, Plans to Expand, Says U of G Prof

The University of Guelph is quickly becoming a national and international leader in the early detection of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater systems, and the method’s success is helping make the University campus safer, says food science professor Dr. Lawrence Goodridge. Goodridge and his research team are using genomic science and engineering to pinpoint …

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Lessons Learned From Pandemic Can Help Hospitality Industry Be More Prepared, U of G Report Says

As hotels begin opening their doors to tourists, University of Guelph researchers say there are lessons to be learned from the pandemic that can help the hospitality sector recover from future public health crises. Dr. Kevin James, Department of History, and Dr. Mark Holmes, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, along with history graduate …

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Why Rural Canada Must Play a Central Role in This Election Campaign

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons licence. Read the original article. By Ashleigh Weeden, PhD candidate, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development Depending on who you ask, Canada’s 44th election is either poorly timed or urgent, inconvenient or generation-defining. While political engagement and participation don’t start or end at the voting booth, elections represent moments …

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Researchers Aim to Improve Rural Representation in COVID-19 Policies

People living in rural Ontario have experienced significant declines in mental health, employment satisfaction and personal safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a University of Guelph study. Dr. Leith Deacon, professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, conducted a large quantitative survey with United Way Perth-Huron and Salvation Army, Listowel. They …

U of G Names Charlotte Yates Ninth President and Vice-Chancellor

Following an extensive and highly competitive search, Dr. Charlotte Yates has been appointed as the ninth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph. She is the first woman to hold the position in the University’s history. Her five-year term is effective immediately. The appointment was approved by the University’s Board of Governors, on the …