U of G Research Project Receives $1.3 Million from Province to Improve Crop Production

On Monday, the Government of Ontario announced a $1.3-million investment in University of Guelph research to help fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers boost productivity and profitability. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the investment will fund research aimed at developing new practices and on-farm solutions to prevent and control crop diseases and pests and …

What’s Open at U of G on Canada Day?

The University’s normal business operations will be reduced on July 1 for Canada Day. Normal operations resume July 2. What’s open and what’s closed Service areas open on July 1 include: Athletics Centre University Centre (excluding food vendors) Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal Hospitals (for emergencies only) Animal Health Lab Please check their specific …

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U of G’s Dionne Brand Wins Trillium Book Award

University of Guelph English and Theatre Studies Prof. Dionne Brand has won the $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Ontario’s best English-language title. Brand received the honour for her poetry collection The Blue Clerk, which was published by McClelland & Stewart. The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987 to recognize literary excellence and …

U of G’s Anthony Clarke Heading to Laurier

Anthony Clarke, a longtime University of Guelph faculty member and administrator, has been named dean of the College of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. He begins his appointment Aug. 1. “Anthony has made numerous contributions to U of G during the past three decades as a scholar and administrator,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president …

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U of G Names First Barrett Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering, Backed by $5-Million Gift

After an international search, the School of Engineering has appointed Kevin Keener as the inaugural Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering. Backed by a $5-million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation, the chair is intended to develop an innovative research program in sustainable food engineering and lead food engineering research and training at …

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What’s Open at U of G on Victoria Day?

The University of Guelph’s normal business operations will be reduced on Monday, May 20 for the statutory holiday. Normal operations resume Tuesday, May 21. Some service areas will be open on May 20, such as: Athletics Centre Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal Hospitals (for emergency service only) Animal Health Lab University Centre (food outlets …

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Interim Dean Named for Lang School of Business and Economics

As the University of Guelph searches for a dean of its newly named Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, an interim dean has been appointed. Sara Mann, currently a professor in the Department of Management and the Lang School’s associate dean (academic), will serve as interim dean until the position is permanently filled; …

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U of G to Mark Day of Mourning on Friday

The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast at noon on April 26 to mark the Day of Mourning in Canada. The flags will remain at half-mast until nightfall on April 28. This is the 28th anniversary of the event, observed on April 28 each year to honour people who have died or been injured on the job. A joint …

U of G Creative Writing Team Wins Lit Jam at Toronto International Festival of Authors

A childhood story about two siblings who get stuck while time travelling, improvised by a team of three University of Guelph creative writing students, has won this year’s Toronto International Festival of Authors’ Lit Jam. The interactive storytelling competition involves prompts from audience members that spark the imaginations of team members. Among the post-secondary creative …

U of G’s ‘Chicken Whisperer’ to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Dubbed the “chicken whisperer,” University of Guelph animal biosciences professor emeritus Ian Duncan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Frederic A. McGrand Lifetime Achievement Award from Humane Canada. Humane Canada brings together SPCAs and humane societies from across the country. The award “acknowledges outstanding contributions to animal welfare in Canada,” said Barbara Cartwright, …