University of Guelph Has $7.2-Billion Impact: Report

The University of Guelph’s commitment to improve life through research, teaching and community-building has a total impact of $7.2 billion on the Canadian economy. Locally, $1.6 billion of the University’s cumulative contribution is injected into the regional economy annually, including $789 million in direct expenditures, and supports more than 12,000 full-time jobs. Students alone contribute …

U of G Study Uncovers Cause of Pesticide Exposure, Parkinson’s Link

A new University of Guelph study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Previous studies have found an association between two commonly used agrochemicals (paraquat and maneb) and Parkinson’s disease. Now U of G professor Scott Ryan has determined that low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way …

U of G’s Genetic Archive Now Open to World

One of the planet’s largest collections of DNA samples – a genetic Noah’s ark held at the University of Guelph representing Canadian creatures from mites to whales — will be made available starting today to researchers worldwide under an international biodiversity project. Throwing open the doors to a massive genetic archive at U of G’s …