U of G Researcher Measuring the Negative Impacts of Pandemic on Workforce

University of Guelph researchers are investigating the negative experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce, from work-life conflict to gender inequalities to increased stress. The study is intended to inform public policy-makers when developing measures to prevent these negative impacts, said Prof. Leanne Son Hing, Department of Psychology. “Our research will shed light on …

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U of G Prof Helps Develop First Media Guidelines for Reporting on Self-Injury

As with current media guidelines for reporting on suicide, new guidelines have been developed by a team including a University of Guelph researcher for reporting of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Along with other researchers, Prof. Stephen Lewis, Department of Psychology, has helped develop the first-ever research-informed, consensus-based guideline for responsible reporting and depiction of NSSI. NSSI …

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U of G Earns Gold Rating for Sustainability

The University of Guelph is “gold” when it comes to sustainability. U of G has earned a gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The independent global organization assessed U of G’s sustainability efforts across academics, operations, community engagement, planning and administration, and innovation and leadership. “It is …

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U of G Researcher Investigating Chronic Effects of COVID-19 Virus

For some, recovering from the COVID-19 virus comes with chronic long-term health complications. University of Guelph researchers and Canadian collaborators are tracking infection outcomes of people who have experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection to better predict and mitigate complications and to prepare for the needs of recovering patients. U of G adjunct professor Melanie Wills and research …

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Cancer-Fighting Viruses Point Way to Better Treatment, U of G Study Finds

University of Guelph scientists have harnessed tumour-killing viruses that may one day help treat devastating forms of breast, brain and pancreatic cancer. A team of researchers led by Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professor Sam Workenhe has shown for the first time that a one-two punch of cancer-killing viruses and chemotherapy can help trigger tumour inflammation, …

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U of G Food Scientists Find Palm Oil Alternative That’s Good for Human, Planet Health

University of Guelph food scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a healthier, more affordable and more sustainable substitute for palm oil. Published in Nature Food, this study is the first to demonstrate the use of enzymatic glycerolysis (EG) for turning liquid vegetable oils into solid fats – a critical transformation behind a range of widely …

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Province Funds U of G Innovation Aimed at Decontaminating Surgical Gowns

Decontaminating the COVID-19-causing virus and microbial pathogens from large batches of isolation gowns for reuse in hospitals and health centres across Canada is the goal of a new, provincially funded project involving University of Guelph researchers. Using $25,000 received under the Voucher for Innovation and Productivity funding program of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Prof. Keith …