Federal Agriculture Minister Visits U of G

Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, visited the University of Guelph Sept. 23 for a discussion on youth in agriculture. MacAulay, who has been agriculture minister since 2015, was joined by Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield and Rene Van Acker, dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, to meet students and to tour the Biodiversity …

U of G Researchers Among Canada’s Most Influential ‘Food Thinkers’

Two University of Guelph researchers are among Canada’s most influential “food thinkers,” according to the Globe and Mail. Geography professor Evan Fraser and adjunct history professor Ian Mosby are among “The Food 53,” a list of the most influential people in Canadian food, including chefs, CEOs, farmers, restaurateurs, consumers and academics. The national newspaper compiled the …

U of G Prof Wins International Award

A University of Guelph professor known for his groundbreaking work has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Electrochemistry. Prof. Jacek Lipkowski will accept the Bioelectrochemistry Prize of ISE Division 2.   “I am very honoured and pleased by this award because it recognizes our very recent research performed in the last five …

Federal Agriculture Minister Visits Campus

Lawrence MacAulay, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, visited the University of Guelph today for roundtable discussions on innovation in agriculture and women in agriculture. “The Guelph region is a major contributor to Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector, and the University of Guelph plays an important role in this unique ecosystem,” said Daniel Atlin, vice-president …

CPES Dean Named to Engineering Academy

Prof. Tony Vannelli, dean of the College of Physical and Engineering Science (CPES), has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The honour recognizes individuals who perform beyond normal engineering practice and contribute in exemplary ways toward their respective disciplinary fields and to the wider community. Vannelli was inducted along with …

Thinkathon Targets Future of Animal Health Care

How will veterinarians be able to use the technology of the future to improve animal care? A diverse group of thinkers tackled this topic during a recent Digital Animal Health Summit. The “thinkathon” was organized by the University of Guelph’s Theresa Bernardo, who holds the IDEXX Chair in Emerging Technologies and Bond Centered Animal Healthcare, …

U of G Appoints New AVP

The University of Guelph has a new assistant vice-president (institutional research and planning). Karen Menard, currently interim director of research and innovation with Trillium Health Partners, begins Aug. 17. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), who chaired the search committee. “Karen has years of experience in leadership positions in …

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New Appointments Made to Board of Governors

The University of Guelph’s Board of Governors will welcome six new members July 1: a public education administrator, a professor, a staff member and two students. B of G appointed Bill Hogarth, former director of education of the York Regional District School Board. He is the founding director of the Community Alliance for York Region …