Grad Wins Trillium Book Award

A University of Guelph graduate has won this year’s prestigious English-language Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Soraya Peerbaye, a 2010 graduate of U of G’s creative writing master of fine arts (MFA) program, was awarded the $10,000 prize Wednesday night. Peerbaye’s Tell: poems for a girlhood was also a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize …

OpenEd Director Elected President of Canadian Continuing Ed Association

The director of Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) at the University of Guelph will head Canada’s continuing education association for the coming year. Michelle Fach was elected president of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) for 2016-2017 at the group’s annual conference in Waterloo in early June. A professional organization of academics, …

Prof Wins Hispanic Association Book Award

A book by a University of Guelph professor has won an award from the Canadian Association of Hispanists. Sandino’s Nation by Prof. Stephen Henighan, School of Languages and Literatures, won the award for best book published from 2013-2016. The book looks at the writing of two of Nicaragua’s leading writers, Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramirez, …

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Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcases Commercial Successes

Some of the University of Guelph’s most innovative research technologies were profiled to industry and investors at this year’s Gryphon’s LAAIR showcase. Technologies that have moved to market with the help of the Gryphon’s LAAIR include a High Immune Response genetic selection tool for dairy cattle (now also being considered for beef cattle), new lines …

U of G Joins Mitacs to Foster Innovation, Research

The University of Guelph today became a full partner in Mitacs, a non-profit national organization that fosters collaboration between academia and industry. Mitacs works with 60 universities and thousands of companies across Canada, developing partnerships that support industrial and social innovation. The organization has designed and delivered research and training programs for 16 years. “There is …

Psychology Prof Named CIHR Chair

Psychology professor Barbara Morrongiello is among 15 inaugural chairs named to the new Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) College of Reviewers. More than 100 candidates from across Canada applied for the positions. CIHR created the College to provide an internationally recognized resource for ensuring excellence in peer review for Canadian health research. Morrongiello and …

U of G Part of Giant ‘BioBlitz’

The University of Guelph-based Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO) will help sponsor Canada’s largest “bioblitz” this weekend, along with the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Zoo and Bird Studies Canada. The 24-hour event will be held in the Credit River watershed, from Port Credit to the Oak Ridges Moraine, from noon Saturday until noon Sunday. …

Engineering Prof Leads Canadian Delegation to China

Engineering professor Ed McBean recently led a Canadian delegation to assess solutions to water problems in China. McBean, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security, attended the 11th annual Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) in Jinan, the capital of eastern China’s Shandong province. Along with other Canadian delegates, he …

PhD Student Wins International Development Prize

Steffi Hamann, a PhD candidate in political science and international development, has won a top student prize from the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development. Hamann was announced as the winner of the 2016 Kari Polanyi Levitt prize at the annual Congress gathering, taking place this year in Calgary. The prize is awarded annually to the …

Guelph Athlete Wins Ontario Volunteers Medal

Guelph athlete Taylor Redmond already has a gold medal from the 2008 Special Olympics provincial competition and a silver medal from the 2012 event. Now, he has added an Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers to his collection. Redmond received his new award from Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell at Queen’s Park May 30. This year, 10 nominees …

Ridgetown Campus Convocation June 3

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will hold its 64th annual spring graduation June 3. About 250 students will graduate from diploma or certificate programs in agriculture, horticulture, environmental management, veterinary technology, performance horse handling and veterinary office administration. “Graduation day is a wonderful milestone celebration as these individuals move from students to alumni, and begin …

Researchers Launch ‘Dairy at Guelph’

It’s already called Canada’s food university. Now the University of Guelph might be labelled Canada’s dairy university with the launch of a new cross-campus research group called “Dairy at Guelph.” “Guelph has more researchers working across the dairy value chain than any other university in Canada,” said Prof. David Kelton, holder of the Dairy Farmers …

New Biomedical Sciences Chair Named

Tarek Saleh has been appointed chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Ontario Veterinary College. He begins Sept. 1. Saleh is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Science at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. He earned a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario and was …

SEDRD Profs Make Mark Outside of Guelph

Two School of Environmental Design and Rural Development professors will share their experience and skills outside of Guelph over the coming year. Prof. Wayne Caldwell, interim dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities commission on global food security. The commission aims to address growing domestic …

U of G Athletics Wins Marketing, Communications Awards

The University of Guelph’s athletics department has won three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) awards for marketing and communications. The awards were presented at the OUA annual general meeting May 11. GryphVision was named best in webcast production for production quality, graphics, special features and on-air talent. An 18-member team produced more than 70 webcasts this …