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U of G Grad Moving Canadian Literary Festival Online

For Jael Richardson, the FOLD couldn’t just fold. The director of the Festival of Literary Diversity held in Brampton, Ont., faced three choices as the coronavirus pandemic mounted this month: postpone the event, cancel it entirely or run the festival online.   “For me, to postpone was not an option,” said Richardson, a 2010 graduate of U of …

U of G Helps Local Distiller Create Hand Sanitizer for Health, Service Groups

The University of Guelph is lending a helping hand to a local distiller producing hand sanitizer for health workers and essential services. With a shortage of sanitizer across the country, several Ontario distilleries have begun switching from producing gin, vodka and other liquors to bottling hand sanitizer. When Prof. Scott Weese, the head of infection control at U of …

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U of G Names New President

The University of Guelph has named a new president. Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), has been appointed to lead the University on an interim basis for two years beginning Aug. 2. U of G’s Board of Governors made the unanimous decision today. The Board also announced that the search for the University’s ninth president …

Violence Rates Among Canadian Same-Sex Partners, Heterosexual Partners Similar, U of G Study Reveals

Violence occurs between same-sex partners in Canada just as often as it does in heterosexual relationships, a new University of Guelph study has found, but the circumstances around that violence is often different. The report, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, is the largest published study of its kind to examine the issue of …

Twitter Can Be Used to Track Spread of Infectious Diseases, U of G Researchers Discover

The spread of the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of having effective global surveillance systems in place when it comes to infectious animal diseases. University of Guelph researchers have discovered Twitter can be another tool in helping to detect the spread of infectious animal disease outbreaks, sometimes even earlier than conventional tracking methods. In …