Habitat, Food Web Changes From Logging Threatening Endangered Caribou, Study Reveals

Cutting down forests means we’re also cutting down woodland caribou, says a pioneering study by University of Guelph ecologists showing that logging in Ontario’s extensive boreal stands threatens populations of the elusive but iconic herbivore. In what integrative biology professor John Fryxell calls the first comprehensive study looking at the status of endangered woodland caribou …

Dynamic Physical Distancing Solution to Maintaining Health Care, Economy, Study Reveals

Dialling physical distancing measures up and down may be the best way to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the long term without crushing Ontario’s economy or overwhelming health-care systems, according to a new disease modelling study involving a University of Guelph epidemiologist. The research team’s simulation shows that turning physical distancing measures off and on …

a FOLD festival panel

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 …

Charlotte Yates appointed University of Guelph President

U of G Names Charlotte Yates 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 …