Call for Proposals to Promote Campus Safety

The Human Rights and Equity Office (HREO) seeks proposals from members of the University of Guelph community for initiatives to promote campus safety for women. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has provided funding to the University to help implement the findings from safety audits, educate and inform the University community about safety and …

Students Encouraged to Apply for Model UN Conference

Students interested in global issues are encouraged to apply for a spot in the University of Guelph delegation to the North American Model United Nations (NAMUN) conference running Feb. 24 to 27 at the University of Toronto. NAMUN is a conference that stimulates the discussion of specific committees of the United Nations.  The purpose is …

U of G Accountant Receives National Honour

Nikki Dignard, executive officer at the University of Guelph Kemptville Campus and Campus d’Alfred, has been appointed one of 14 new Fellows of the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA). The national honorary designation is awarded to certified management accountants who bring distinction to the management accounting profession through their outstanding achievements and …

OAC Introduces Alternative Agricultures Course

The Ontario Agricultural College is offering a new, multi-disciplinary course in the winter semester called “Alternative Agricultures: Perspectives on the Local Food Movement.” Initiated by OAC graduate students with the support of the dean and associate dean (external), the course is intended to fill a gap in the agriculture curriculum and meet the ever-growing need …

Board of Governors Welcomes New Members

During its first meeting of the 2010/2011 academic year on Thursday, U of G’s Board of Governors welcomed five new members: two students, a staff member, a professor and a former politician. Guillaume Blais is a fourth-year bachelor of science student studying biomedical science and political science. He serves on the University Senate, co-chairs the …

Studio Art Program Hiring Life Models

The studio art program in the School of Fine Art and Music is looking for models, nude as well as clothed, for drawing and painting classes. Both male and female models representing a range of body types, cultural/ethnic identity, and ages are required. The school offers good pay and a positive, safe working environment. For …

Guelph Students Help to Beautify Downtown

Students and faculty will be helping to give downtown Guelph a “green” makeover. The Downtown Guelph Business Association recently awarded the University two inaugural Small Spaces grants to help beautify the city’s core. Students and faculty from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development will use one grant to enhance the “Downtown Welcome” sign …

Guelph Informatics Expert to Speak in Korea

Sujeevan Ratnasingham, informatics director with U of G’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, is speaking at the ninth annual Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Science Symposium in Korea Oct. 13. Ratnasingham was asked to speak as the recipient of the 2010 Ebbe Nielsen Prize. The award, worth 30,000 euros (C$40,000), is named for the late Ebbe …

Campus Police Reach Out to Community

In partnership with the community, U of G’s community police provide services aimed at preventing crime and solving problems that affect students, staff, faculty and visitors. The Campus Community Police website provides tips for personal safety and crime prevention as well as news updates, crime bulletins and weekly incident reports. You can also report a …

Human Resources Launches New Website

Human Resources (HR) has launched a new website designed to help the University of Guelph community find the information they need faster. “This robust new website will help us to build our clients’ capacity to meet the unique human resources challenges they face today and in the future,” says Martha Harley, assistant vice-president (human resources). …

CIP Helps Students Learn Abroad

A growing number of University of Guelph students are broadening their academic horizons with international learning experience, according to the Centre for International Programs (CIP), which offers field trips, exchanges and semesters abroad. Between 10 and 12 per cent of students travel abroad during their undergraduate career; CIP aims to increase that participation rate over …

Prof. Kevin James Appears on BBC Television

History professor Kevin James is returning to the small screen, this time in the United Kingdom. James took part in a television series on Scotland and tourism that is set to air on the BBC Oct. 6. “I was interviewed in a horse-drawn carriage talking about Sir Walter Scott and tourism,” says James, a specialist …

Plant Agriculture Announces New Chair

Prof. Peter Pauls has been appointed for a five-year term as chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture. His role will involve enhancing the department’s academic programs and focusing on external relations and excellence in research. Pauls has been a U of G faculty member since 1983; he served as acting associate dean (academic) of …

HTM Mourns Death of Founding Director George Bedell

Retired professor George Bedell, founding chair of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), died Sept. 2 in Rockport, Maine. Born in Connecticut in 1919, he was educated in the United States and served in the armed forces before coming to Guelph in 1969 to establish the School of Hotel and Food Administration (now …

New Chair for Mathematics and Statistics

Prof. David Kribs assumed a three-year appointment as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on Sept. 1, 2010. He earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and graduate degrees from the University of Waterloo in 1996 and 2000. Before joining U of G in 2003, Kribs …

Prof. Keith Warriner Receives Grant from UC Davis

Food science professor Keith Warriner will receive $95,000 in funding over two years from the UC Davis Center for Produce Safety to study the microbial quality of water used to wash produce. The center is based at the University of California, Davis, and aimed at providing the produce industry and government with information to enhance …

Student Leaders Condemn Hate Graffiti

Members of the University of Guelph, As you may have already heard, several instances of hateful graffiti appeared on the sides of campus buildings here at the University of Guelph during early September. Shortly after one incident, president Alastair Summerlee asked students to come together to condemn these acts of hate and intolerance. We, the …

Former B of G Member Addresses Women of Influence

Maureen Sabia, chair of the board for Canadian Tire Corporation and a former member of the University of Guelph’s Board of Governors, spoke Sept. 23 at the Women of Influence luncheon series in Toronto. In addition to chairing the board of a major Canadian corporation, a responsibility held by less than five women, she has …