Family Policy Focus of U.N. Experts Meeting

Prof. Donna Lero, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, has been invited to speak at a North American expert group meeting to be held May 19 to 24 in Mexico City. The meeting is being organized by the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) in co-operation with the United Nations Focal Point on the …

Student Competition to Showcase University Research, Teaching

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) recently launched a video competition open to current and former Ontario university students. The contest is part of an OCUFA campaign called We Teach Ontario that highlights the connections between teaching and research at the province’s universities. To enter, students need to make a short video explaining …

Campus Master Plan Earns Prestigious Planning Award

Last fall, the University of Guelph and Urban Strategies Inc. received recognition from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) for the recent update to the University’s Campus Master Plan. The OPPI awards are widely regarded as among the most prestigious awards given for planning achievement in Ontario. The campus document earned an Excellence in Planning …

U of G Hosts CFIA, OLN Executives

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Martine Dubuc, chief food safety officer and vice president (science branch), and Karen Jessett, executive director of the Ontario Laboratory Network, visited campus Monday to tour the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO). They were hosted by Sherri Cox, executive director of global development, innovation and research in the Office of …

Internet, Telephones Unavailable during Network Maintenance Jan. 19

Computing and Communications Services (CCS) will perform scheduled maintenance on the University of Guelph network during the early hours of Sunday, January 19. Access to University-provided services such as the Internet, the campus phone system – including residence phones – Gryph Mail and all University applications will be unavailable for several hours starting at midnight. …

Videos Aim to Stimulate Food Security Discussion

How will the world feed its projected global population of nine billion people by 2050? Geography professor Evan Fraser and a group of graduate students have produced a series of new videos to spark discussions on this complex topic. The new videos build on one they produced in 20102 that has been watched almost 50,000 …

Hospitality Services Makes Local Food a Priority

A commitment to local food has earned the University of Guelph’s Hospitality Services the recognition of being named among five of Ontario’s Local Food Champions for 2012. The report celebrates efforts by the public sector to increase local food consumption. Hospitality Services was credited for developing a department-wide sustainability plan aimed at supporting local farmers …

United Way Fundraiser Mimics Japan’s Pecha Kucha

Master’s student Lauren Ramsay is bringing Pecha Kucha to the University of Guelph as a United Way fundraiser. The Japanese social event is based on short visual and oral presentations – 20 slides timed for 20 seconds each – on any topic of interest to the presenter.  Ramsay’s Pecha Kucha night will be hosted by …

United Way Agencies Host U of G Volunteers

Mid-way through U of G’s 2013 United Way campaign, volunteer canvassers paid a visit to Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis where they learned about the programs that are funded, in part, by donations from the University community. Representatives from Wyndham House and Family Counselling and Support Services also spoke about the programs they offer to …

Apply Now for Women’s Campus Safety Grant

Campus Community Police invites grant applications from individuals and groups on campus who are planning a program/project that will enhance safety for women at the University of Guelph. Funding from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities can be used to implement findings from safety audits, to educate and inform students, faculty and staff …

Hunger Fighters Named Auburn Fellows

Two recent U of G graduates have been named fellows of the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University in Alabama, in part because of their leadership in Guelph initiatives to eradicate hunger. They are Gavin Armstrong, B.Comm. ’11, now a PhD student in U of G’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Adam Little, B.Sc. ’10 …

United Way Ghost Walks Continue This Month

Campus ghost walks hosted by United Way volunteer Greg Taylor will continue this month, with one-hour walks scheduled for Nov. 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19. The cost is $10 per person; meet in front of War Memorial Hall at 9 p.m. Reservations are not required. Taylor’s stories include ghostly encounters reported in McLaughlin Library, …

College Idol Performances Online

The annual United Way College Idol talent show featured six competitors at the Oct. 31 event. Videos of their performances are now available on the United Way website, and everyone on campus is encouraged to vote for this year’s College Idol. The individual performer or group who receives the most $1 votes will win the …

OVC Researchers Cited by Microbiology Journal

Professor emeritus Carlton Gyles, Department of Pathobiology, is one of several Canadian scientists cited in an article published this week in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology for contributions to the study of verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC). The article by University of British Columbia microbiologist Nevio Cimolai documents the history of this area of study and says …

Accreditation Renewed for Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

The Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis graduate program in the Department of Psychology has been re-accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association for the next six years. The program focuses on the developmental paths of children and youth experiencing psychological disorders within the contexts of family, school and community. Student training follows a scientist-practitioner model in …

Need Some Incentive?

If you haven’t returned your United Way pledge card, you might want to check out the list of incentive prizes being won weekly by those who have. United Way volunteer Paula Allen says about 65 incentive prizes were donated this year by local businesses and members of the U of G community; 45 have already …

Fundraiser Helps OVC Pet Trust Put a Leash on Cancer

More than 300 pet lovers gathered at one of Toronto’s newest cultural hubs this week at a gala fundraiser for the Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The $400,000 raised from the ‘A Walk in the Park’ gala, held Oct. 17 at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto will go to …

CME Experts Discuss Sustainable Food Strategies

  The College of Management and Economics (CME) hosted an event in Toronto Oct. 16 on sustainable food systems and the role for business. It featured a panel discussion moderated by George Stroumboulopoulos, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger. The panel included U of G professors Sylvain Charlebois, CME’s associate …