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 …

Rebecca Graham Named Among Top Social CIOs

U of G’s chief information officer and chief librarian Rebecca Graham was ranked number 36 in a list of the “Top 50 Social CIOs in Higher Education” published Oct. 17 in a Huffington Post technology blog. The list of North American CIOs was compiled by Huff Post Tech blogger Vala Afshar of Enterasys Networks, who …

Research Communicators Win CFWF Awards

Research Communications and Marketing staff received two awards Oct. 5 at the Canadian Farm Writer’s Federation annual conference in Agassiz, British Columbia. The 2012-2013 Agri-Food Yearbook, highlighting the OMAFRA-U of G partnership, received a silver award in the category for general periodicals. Produced under the direction of Owen Roberts, director of research communications, the yearbook …

New Paper Describes Mars Soil Samples

Guelph physicists Ralf Gellert and Iain Campbell are among authors of a new paper about Martian geology published last week in the journal Science. The paper discusses soil samples collected by the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, and compares those results to samples taken by earlier rovers. An instrument …

U of G Chefs Win Culinary Medals

Over the summer, three U of G chefs participated in two separate culinary competitions and came back wearing gold and silver medals. Chef Vijay Nair was part of the first-place Team Ontario at the Canadian College and University Food Service Association Conference held in Charlottetown, P.E.I., while Guelph Chefs Gord Cooledge and Andrew Falkingham earned …

Learn About REDLAB

The University community is invited to explore REDLAB, a multimedia studio and expressive arts institute, during its official launch Oct. 17. The Re-­visioning Differences Media Arts Laboratory (REDLAB) is directed by Prof. Carla Rice, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Care, Gender and Relationships. The lab, located …

Profs Featured by CFI

Technology created by U of G professors Amar Mohanty and Manjusri Misra is featured in an online publication produced by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The story appears in CFI’s online newsletter Research Action. It looks at how the  company Competitive Green Technologies (CGTech) is working with farmers to produce a grass that can …

Guelph-Humber Congratulates Two on Giller Nominations

An instructor with the University of Guelph-Humber’s MFA program in creative writing and one of its graduates have been short-listed for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Instructor Michael Winter was selected for his novel Minister Without Portfolio. MFA graduate Elisabeth De Mariaffi was chosen for her collection of short stories How to Get Along With …

Guelph Students Win Pulse Competition

Victory in a national food development competition was a snap for two U of G undergrads. Maggie Clark and Camille Shniffer won first place in the contest in late August. The students developed NutriSnaps crackers made from lentil, pea and pinto bean flours flavoured with rosemary and sea salt, sundried tomato and herbs, and roasted …

U of G Welcomes New Judicial Officer

Hilary Jarvis, formerly an associate at the law firm Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP, has been hired as U of G’s governance and judicial officer. She starts Oct. 2, and her office will be located in the University Secretariat’s offices on the fourth floor of the University Centre. Jarvis will provide support for student …

International Wins for Gryphon Runners

University of Guelph cross-country runners won two medals and a fifth-place finish at international competitions Sept. 12 in France and England. Incoming Gryphon Amelie Kretz captured a bronze medal at the World Under 23 Triathlon Championships in London, England. She finished sixth in the World Junior (Under 20) Triathlon last year. U of G teammate …

Anthony Clarke Appointed Journal Editor

Microbiology professor Anthony Clarke has been appointed co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, beginning this month. Published since 1954, the monthly journal is affiliated with the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. It contains new research in the field of microbiology, including applied microbiology and biotechnology; microbial structure and function; fungi and other eucaryotic protists; infection …

Iron Fish a Finalist in Innovation Competition

A U of G project that involves using a fish-shaped chunk of iron to combat life-threatening anemia in developing countries is a finalist for an innovation award sponsored by a U.S. business magazine. The Lucky Iron Fish Project is one of five finalists in the “Social Good” category of the Innovation By Design Awards sponsored …

U of G Grounds Department Wins North American Competition

The University of Guelph Grounds Department has been recognized by the Professional Grounds Management Society of North America (PGMS), winning a top award in the society’s  Green Star Awards competition. Entered by grounds manager John Reinhart, the U of G crew won in the Urban University/Campus category, which considers everything from turf management, plantings and …

Studio Art Prof Exhibits in New York

A performance art exhibition in New York City this weekend will feature U of G studio art professor Sandra Rechico. During the event called Map It Out, Rechico and Toronto artist Gwen MacGregor will invite visitors and passersby to draw maps indicating their travels that day. Performances will take place at three locations in Long …

United Way Co-Chairs Rally the Troops

Co-chairs for the annual University of Guelph United Way campaign met last week with campus volunteers who will help to run the annual fundraising drive. Now in his second year as a co-chair, history professor Stuart McCook introduced the other 2013 chairs: Kim Best, department and undergraduate secretary in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and …

Funeral Service to be Held for Professor Emeritus Elrick

Professor emeritus David Elrick died Aug. 20. Elrick was a professor in the former Department of Land Resource Science from 1962 to 1996. He started his career at U of G in 1957 as a physics professor, before moving to Australia to work for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Visitation will be held …

Adjunct Prof Wins National Landscape Award

Steve Barnhart, MLA ’95 and an adjunct professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, received a 2013 regional merit award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The award relates to his work as manager of landscape architectural services for the City of Hamilton; he is consultant on the multi-year project that …

U of G Research Librarian Receives Fellowship

U of G librarian Amanda Etches, head of discovery and access, has been selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) for the 2013-2015 ARL Leadership Fellows program. Begun in 2004, the program provides training and networking opportunities to assist librarians as they move into leadership roles at research libraries. U of G’s CIO and …