Guelph Undergrad Receives Research Award

U of G undergraduate student Simon Parlow was one of two Canadians who received 2011 summer research awards from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). A second-year student in U of G’s biomedical sciences program, he’s been spending his summers at home in Kingston, Ont., where he’s assisted the research of Queen’s University professor Paula …

U of G Wins Learning Technology Award

The University of Guelph was recognized by Desire2Learn Inc. for its innovative use of ePortfolios, which offer online digital storage for assignments, images and feedback. The University hosted eP Week from March 7 to 11 to highlight the variety of ways that ePortfolios can enhance learning. The event brought together faculty, staff and members of …

Staff Member Receives Professional of the Year Award

Mary MacLeod, interim manager of advancement research, received the Professional of the Year Award from the international organization APRA, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, on July 28. The award recognizes a professional who has made a significant impact on his or her organization’s fundraising success by going above and beyond the scope of …

Guelph Students Win National Pulse Competition

A team of University of Guelph undergraduate students has won third place in a national competition for food development. The students, Adi Berk, Hannah Rotstein and Hilary Watt, developed Dip n’ Go, a combination of crisp beans, peas and chickpeas and three different dips made from beans, lentils or peas. Previously, the team won the …

Economist Miana Plesca Wins Major Award

A U of G economics professor has won the 2011 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Junior Economists. Miana Plesca received the honour this week. Named for renowned economist and Nobel laureate Kenneth J. Arrow, the prize is awarded by Berkeley Electronic Press annually and recognizes outstanding contributions in the field. Plesca received the award for …

Online Mental Health Program Well-Received

FeelingBetterNow® (FBN), an online mental health program that provides anonymity to the user, has yielded encouraging results on campus, according to the first semi-annual report on FBN by Student Health Services. Since the two- year trial of FBN launched in September 2010, there have been 1,298 visits to the website; 478 students completed the program …

EquiMania at TheMuseum

Equine Guelph’s travelling education centre has stopped for the summer at TheMuseum in Kitchener. EquiMania includes posters, demonstrations, activities and other interactive learning materials, including a life-size model of a horse, all designed to teach kids and adults about horse health and safety, grooming, behaviour, anatomy and horse trivia. Equine Guelph director Gayle Ecker says …

Guelph Profs Honoured by Institute of Food Technologists

U of G food scientists Rickey Yada and Shai Barbut were recently named fellows of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The non-profit scientific society works to advance the science of food, food safety and food sustainability. The annual IFT Fellow awards are a professional distinction given to individuals with outstanding qualifications and experience to …

Guelph-Humber Grad Wins Poetry Award

U of G graduate Jeff Latosik has won the $10,000 Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium for poetry. The winner was announced today. Latosik was one of the first graduates of the University of Guelph-Humber’s MFA program in creative writing, receiving his degree in 2008. Tiny, Frantic, Stronger is his first book of poetry. Earlier this year …

Upgrades to UC Bus Loop Will Improve Transit Service

Renovations to the University Centre bus loop will begin later this month and continue until late August. Ian Weir, Parking Services and Transportation Planning, says the construction will address the need for improvements and additional service by GO Transit and the City of Guelph’s public transit system. A new system design for Guelph Transit relies …

Human Resources Accepting Donations for Guelph Food Bank

The Department of Human Resources (HR) is accepting donations of food to help rebuild inventory at the Guelph Food Bank. The building that houses the food bank on Crimea Street lost part of the roof during an early-morning storm June 8, and rainwater destroyed much of the organization’s supply of dry goods, such as pasta, …

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois on CFIA Advisory Committee

A U of G professor has been named to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) National Expert Advisory Committee. Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Management and Economics, is among seven people across Canada named to the committee. The group will provide CFIA with objective professional and technical …

Senate Approves Outcomes of Secondary Areas of Study Review

Implementation of the final recommendations of the University of Guelph Senate report “Review of Secondary Areas of Study,” was approved by Senate during the last meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year. One of Senate’s priorities over the past several years has been the renewal of the undergraduate curriculum, based on recommendations from the 21st-Century Curriculum …

New Academic Accommodations Policy for Students with Disabilities Approved

U of G has a new policy regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Approved by Senate May 30, it covers both graduate and undergraduate students. The new policy replaces policies approved in 1995 and supports the University’s obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.    It includes information about academic accommodations and …

Senate Approves Graduate Degree Completion Policy

The University Senate has approved a comprehensive policy outlining maximum registration times for the completion of graduate programs. Currently, there are several policies about maximum time limits for graduate degree completion. Information about expected completion times is published in the graduate calendar but is not well understood or communicated to students or advisors. Senate was …

Master’s Student Receives Nutrition Award

Mira MacLennan, a 2011 M.Sc. graduate from the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, received first prize in the Nestlé Nutrition Student and Trainee Competition held in conjunction with the Canadian Nutrition Society/Société canadienne de nutrition (CNS/SCN) annual meeting. From 99 student abstracts, eight students were awarded Christine Gagnon Travel Awards of $250 and …

CCS Help Desk Moving

The Computing and Communications Services Help Centre is moving from the Animal and Poultry Science Building to the basement of Johnston Hall, Room 033 beside the Co-op Bookstore. All services will be moving to the new location, including telephone swaps, CEVAL and test scoring. The last day of service at the current location is June …

Advancement Researcher Honoured by APRA

Mary MacLeod, interim manager of advancement research, has been awarded the Professional of the Year Award from the international organization APRA, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement. The award recognizes a professional who has made a significant impact on his or her organization’s fundraising success by going above and beyond the scope of their …

Guelph-Humber’s Michael Winter on Trillium Short List

An instructor with the University of Guelph-Humber’s MFA program in creative writing has been short-listed for this year’s Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government’s prestigious award for literature. Michael Winter was selected for his book Death of Donna Whalen. The book is a documentary fiction based on Donna Whalen, a woman from St. John’s, Nfld., …