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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Postdoctoral Fellows Vote in Favour of Certification

Postdoctoral fellows 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). There were 95 uncontested ballots cast, and 90 per cent favoured certification. There are approximately 150 postdoctoral fellows working at the University. …

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 …

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U of G Psychology Professor Contributes to New WHO Guidelines on Managing Chronic Pain in Children

A University of Guelph psychology professor has contributed to new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for managing chronic pain in children. Dr. Meghan McMurtry, who researches pain and health in children and adolescents, was the sole psychologist on the WHO panel that drafted the guidelines, which present the current scientific evidence and recommendations for best …

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U of G Grad Student Wins National Emerging Painter Award

Azadeh Elmizadeh, a recent graduate of the University of Guelph’s master of fine art program, is the 2020 recipient of the Joseph Plaskett post-graduate award in painting, which recognizes exceptional emerging Canadian painters in a graduate program. This is the fourth time in the last 10 years that a U of G MFA student has …

U of G Professor Recognized for Veterinary Guidance During Pandemic

An expert in infectious disease at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is being recognized for his work supporting Ontario veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Scott Weese, director of U of G’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses and a veterinary internal medicine specialist in the Department of Pathobiology, has received the …

Forbes Ranks U of G Among Top Canadian Employers

The University of Guelph is Canada’s top employer among higher education institutions and one of the best employers overall in Canada, according to Forbes magazine. The University placed fourth overall in the Canada’s Best Employers ranking released today. U of G was the top-ranked university on the list, with the University of Toronto placing fifth …

Hazardous Weather Procedures During COVID-19

The University of Guelph has temporarily modified its hazardous weather procedures in response to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Only face-to-face classes and exams being held on campus would be affected by inclement weather and the closure of the physical campus. Winter weather is not expected to significantly affect most U of G courses, currently …

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U of G Student Named Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader

University of Guelph PhD student Graeme Reed has been named among the national 2020 top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders in Canada by Corporate Knights. Corporate Knights produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability and publishes a sustainable business magazine. Nominations for this year’s 30 under 30 were opened to the public. …

U of G Statement re: Shooting at Kabul University

The University of Guelph joins other Canadian institutions in mourning the deaths of university students following a mass shooting in Afghanistan. At least 22 people – most of them believed to be university students — were killed and nearly two dozen injured Monday at Kabul University. It was the second terrorist attack in the region …