A wide-angle view of the frong entrance of the Ontario Veterinary College main building

U of G, OVC on Jeopardy!

The University of Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College were featured on  “Jeopardy!” recently, prompting a flurry of high-fives, shout-outs and shares on social media during the holiday weekend. U of G was the clue, and veterinary medicine the question, during the July 2 broadcast of the long-running U.S. television quiz show. The episode included …

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Professor Receives Bioproducts Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Guelph engineering professor Dr. Manjusri Misra has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) for outstanding contributions to advancing the field of biopolymers, bio-based composite materials. Misra received the award this week at the group’s 27th annual meeting, held virtually. The international award is the highest honour from BEPS …

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Presidential Candidate Brief Finalized

The finalized candidate brief for the University of Guelph’s ninth president and vice-chancellor is now available on the presidential search website. The brief reflects input from members of the University community who engaged with the Presidential Selection Committee through surveys and other means. The committee will use the brief as a tool in considering and …

Thomas King Wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

University of Guelph professor emeritus Thomas King has won the 2021 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his autobiographically inspired novel, Indians on Vacation. The $15,000 prize recognizes the best humour writing in Canada. A Canada-wide panel of judges chose King’s book as the winner from 77 submissions. Indians on Vacation follows a couple …

U of G Students Win National Agri-Marketing Competition

The University of Guelph’s Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) student chapter won the 2021 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Student Marketing Competition held remotely last month. The team, consisting of nine Ontario Agricultural College students, competed against 23 other North American schools to grab top prize. The annual competition challenges students to develop a comprehensive marketing plan …

U of G Students Win at 2021 North American Dairy Challenge

A team of University of Guelph agriculture students won the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC), held remotely this past month. Rebecca Barr, Brooke Boonstoppel, Clayton McWilliams and Tyrone Wagler competed against three other schools to present the best dairy farm management recommendations. “We were very proud to have been selected to represent U of …

U of G Graduate Student Receives Kishaadigeh Award

Danielle (Dani) Nowosad, an integrative biology graduate student, has been awarded the University of Guelph’s Kishaadigeh “She Who Guards the Lodge” Award for her commitment to fostering community connection and inspiring other Indigenous learners. Nowosad, who is Red River Métis, has been an active community advocate for many years but said this award was unexpected. …

Family Nutrition Researcher Wins International Prize

Dr. Jess Haines, a professor of nutrition in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN), has received the Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA) for her research promoting sustainable healthy eating among families through novel, interdisciplinary research and knowledge mobilization. The EUR100,000 prize (Cdn $150,000) is awarded every two years by the Danone …

U of G Biomaterials Researcher to Appear Before Commons Committee on Single-Use Plastics

Dr. Manju Misra, a professor in the the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering who researches sustainable biocomposite materials, will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. The federal government recently announced its intention to legislate a ban on single-use plastic items and designate plastics under the Canadian Environmental …

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Post-doctoral Researchers Vote in Favour of Certification

Post-doctoral researchers at the University of Guelph have voted in support of union certification with the United Steelworkers (United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union). Out of 95 uncontested ballots cast, 90 per cent favoured certification. About 150 post-doctoral researchers work at the University. While certification will …

Vivek Shraya Performance to Mark International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the University of Guelph will host an online art performance and discussion with musician, author and academic Vivek Shraya on Tuesday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Entitled “Beyond the Binary,” the discussion and Q & A session will examine how we can challenge our thinking on …