Engineering Students Place Third at Nationals

A team of U of G engineering students won third place at the national Canadian Engineering Competition held over the weekend at McGill University. Fourth year students Mike Beswick, Caleb Vandenberg, Nick Walters and David Wood competed in the Consulting Engineering category. Teams are given eight hours to develop a solution to a real-world technical …

Gryphons Earn OUA Track and Field Honours

Three U of G track and field athletes received major awards from the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) this week. Tim Henry was named the Most Valuable Male Field Athlete, Ross Proudfoot was named the Male Rookie of the Year, and Rob Jackson was awarded the Student-Athlete Community Service award. Henry, a third-year marketing student, is …

Prof. Kerry Godfrey Named OHI Fellow

The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) has named Prof. Kerry Godfrey a fellow of the institute for 2011. He is director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in U of G’s College of Management and Economics. The honour recognizes men and women who have made substantial contributions to the culinary, hospitality and tourism industry …

CME Grads Named in Top 30 Under 30

Six alumni from the College of Management and Economics were named on the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Top 30 Under 30 list for 2011. The award recognizes the hospitality industry’s top performers and celebrates their future potential. Nominees are selected from across the industry, including chain restaurants, entrepreneurs and tourism-based businesses. Those Guelph graduates who received …

Healthier Chocolate Milk Takes Top Prize at Nicol Competition

When the College of Management and Economics hosted the fourth annual Nicol Venture Creation Competition on March 2, the winning team pitched zero-sodium, sugar-reduced chocolate milk and earned $5,000 in prize money. Talking to an audience of Guelph Centennial Collegiate high school students, members of the University community, family and friends, Guelph students Mike Lanteigne, …

Landscape Architecture Students Win Big

Landscape architecture students got their hands dirty at the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) Student Design Competition, winning four of the top five prizes. As part of the competition, student teams were asked to prepare three panels that demonstrate existing site conditions, progressive rehabilitation and final rehabilitation of a given site. Students in …

Student Club Wants Your Ponytail

If you’re thinking of cutting your hair, why not donate it to help make wigs for children with cancer? Cuts for Cancer @ Guelph, a U of G student club, is hosting its second annual haircutting event March 4 and 5 at Kharisma Salon in Stone Road Mall. All proceeds raised will go to the …

Four Bands Play in CASU Concert March 3

A March 3 concert hosted by the College of Arts Student Union (CASU) will feature three local Guelph bands ─ The Johnston Brothers, Speed River Riot and What She Said ─ and Toronto’s Hear, Comes the Cavalry. Entry to the 7 p.m. show in Peter Clark Hall will be a cash donation to the University’s …

U of G Engineering Students Win Provincial Competition

A team of University of Guelph engineering students placed first overall in the consulting engineering category at the Ontario Engineering Competition held in London this month. The provincial competition involves students from 15 engineering schools competing in six competition categories: parliamentary debate, engineering communications, junior team design, senior team design, consulting and innovative design. As …

Trevors Makes ‘Highly Cited’ List

Prof. Jack Trevors, School of Environmental Sciences, has been named to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Highly Cited list of researchers in the ecology/environment category. The U of G researcher was selected based on the high number of citations of his publications by other scientists. Trevors has written and reviewed numerous journal articles in …

CME Dean Speaks on International Women’s Day

Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of the College of Management and Economics, will speak on International Women’s Day March 10 at a breakfast event hosted by the Zonta Club of Guelph. Her topic is “Advancing the Status of Women in Business and Academe: A Report Card ─ How Are We Doing?” The Zonta Club is …

U of G Performs With Guelph Chamber Choir

As part of the Guelph Chamber Choir’s concert series, folk musicians and U of G employees James Gordon and Tannis Slimmon will join the Guelph Chamber Choir and other local choirs in Songfest: Folk & Family, a concert that explores the folk music traditions of Canada and abroad. The concert will be held at Harcourt …

Information Session Set for Leave for Change

Once again, regular full-time staff and faculty at U of G have an opportunity to volunteer their knowledge and skills during short assignments in developing countries overseas. For the fifth consecutive year, U of G is sponsoring employees to participate in the Leave for Change Program, which is offered through Uniterra, a joint initiative of …

United Way Total Reaches Well Beyond $500,000 Target

The final tally for the University’s 2010 United Way campaign is in, and the total is $551,461. “We knew we had exceeded our $500,000 target when the campaign ended in early December, but the final number is pretty amazing,” says campaign chair Jennifer Beehler. This is the University community’s second consecutive United Way donation to …

Students Urged to Discover ‘YoU in Guelph’

U of G students are invited to help local neighbourhoods, children and youth in a new Student Life project. “YoU in Guelph” will allow students to connect with each other while helping with after-school programs, drop-in centres, breakfast programs, or food and clothing drives. Student Life’s department of leadership and community engagement will launch the …

Talk on Peak Oil Feb. 2

Geoscientist David Hughes of Global Sustainability Research Inc. will speak Feb. 2 on “Energy Security and Sustainability on a Finite Planet.” The lecture will take place 7-9 p.m. in the Landscape Architecture foyer, and is free and open to the public. Hughes has studied Canada’s energy resources for nearly four decades, including 32 years as …

U of G Accessibility Conference Seeks Presentation Proposals

The Office of Open Learning has issued a call for presentations for U of G’s annual accessibility conference. “Inclusion, Community, Action” (formerly called Aiming for Accessibility) will be held on campus May 31 and June 1. The conference organizing committee is seeking presentations from individuals who have successfully moved accessibility forward within their institutions through …

U of G Nomination Leads to Award for OMAFRA

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has received the  2011 Employer of Distinction award from the Guelph and District Human Resources Professionals Association. OMAFRA was nominated for the award by U of G’s Co-operative Education and Career Services. Among other things, OMAFRA was commended for its outstanding collaboration with U of …

Farmers Get Smarter at Annual Conference

Now in its 13th year, the FarmSmart Agricultural Conference expects to draw close to 800 farmers to campus Jan. 22. FarmSmart is organized by the Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Regional Soil and Crop Improvement Associations in partnership with the Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and various agri-business partners. …