Wild Ground-Nesting Bees Might Be Exposed to Lethal Levels of Neonics in Soil, U of G Study Reveals

In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at least one species is being exposed to lethal levels of the chemicals in the soil. Examining the presence of these commonly used pesticides in soil is important given the majority of bee species in Canada …

Frequent, Extreme Wildfires Threaten to Turn Boreal Forests from Carbon Sinks to Carbon Sources, Study Reveals

Carbon reservoirs in the soil of boreal forests are being released by more frequent and larger wildfires, according to a new study involving a University of Guelph researcher. As wildfires continue to ravage northern areas across the globe, a research team investigated the impact of these extreme fires on previously intact carbon stores by studying …

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U of G Student Shares Her Experiences Sailing Around the World

Zoë Buratynsky grew up a seafarer. Circling the globe in a sailboat, she snorkelled above coral reefs, hiked up mountains and immersed herself in the cultures of the world – all while becoming an expert sailor and navigator. “My childhood was spent exploring the world,” said Buratynsky, now a second-year sociology student at the University of Guelph. “There were always …

U of G Researchers First to Unlock Access to Pain Relief Potential of Cannabis 

University of Guelph researchers are the first to uncover how the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment that would offer potent relief without the risk of addiction of other painkillers. “There’s clearly a …