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 …

OCUFA Names U of G Award Winner

Prof. Andrea Buchholz, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, has received a teaching award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). She is one of five recipients this year; the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the quality of higher education in Ontario. Buchholz, who joined U of G in 2004, has related …

Conference Explores European Identities

The College of Arts will host the European Identities Conference: Europe in its own Eyes/Europe in the Eyes of the Other in the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre from Oct. 1 to 3. Featuring speakers from North America, Europe and Asia, the conference will explore a wide variety of issues, such as the influence of fashion, …

King of Malaysia Visits Campus

The King of Malaysia is visiting the University of Guelph today.  Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and president Alastair Summerlee  signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research and innovation. The signing ceremony was held this morning in Johnston Hall in the Ontario Agricultural College’s board room. Tuanku Mizan is on a …

Get Moving!

Occupational Health and Wellness is getting ready to host the third annual Pedometer Challenge. The event involves teams of five people tracking their steps for a week and competing for prizes. There are also individual awards for the most distance travelled during the work day, as well as draw prizes. Teams should register by Sept. …

History Prof Goes to London

Prof. Karen Racine, Department of History, was one of six people invited by the British government to take part in a special event Tuesday marking the 200th anniversary of Simon Bolivar’s visit to London. Bolivar was a South American military and politcal leader who played a key role in Hispanic America’s successful struggle for independence …

Profs Win Animal Science Awards

Two U of G professors have been recognized with Canadian Society of Animal Science awards.  Kees de Lange, an animal and poultry science professor and research program director for the productions system (animal) research theme under the U of G/OMAFRA partnership, received the Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Sciences award. The Young Scientist Award went …

Animal Care Services Moving

The Office of Research’s Animal Care Services will be moving from the Central Animal Facility to the Axelrod Building Sept. 22. Telephone and fax numbers will remain the same.  The office will begin accepting materials at its new location, Room 162 in the Axelrod Building, starting Friday, Sept. 24.

Marketing Prof Promotes Canadian Cuisine in Estonia

Prof. Brent McKenzie, Marketing and Consumer Studies, was an honoured guest at a Sept. 9 event in Tallinn, Estonia, marking the start of Canada Food Month in Estonia. The event was sponsored by the Canadian embassy to increase the knowledge of Estonians about Canadian food and wine culture. McKenzie wrote an article, “Canadian Food and …

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President’s Message to the Campus Community

I am deeply saddened to report to our community that we have experienced two instances of hate graffiti of a racist nature in our student residences. The University of Guelph takes all acts of hate very seriously and refers all incidents to the City of Guelph police. The residence community responded quickly. In addition to …

Prof. Wayne Caldwell Elected to Planning Association

Prof. Wayne Caldwell, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, has been named president of the Association of Canadian University Planning Programs. The group consists of 18 universities offering programs in urban and regional planning toward accreditation by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Caldwell’s term will begin in October at the CIP national conference.

Preeclampsia Foundation Supports Guelph Researcher

Prof. Coral Murrant, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, has received one of two $25,000 grants from the Preeclampsia Foundation. The awards provide initial funding for novel research pertaining to the causes, diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Murrant is working to understand the processes that determine blood flow control to the placenta and …

Prof Receives National Recognition for Promoting Ecohealth

Prof. David Waltner-Toews, Population Medicine, was honoured with the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Ecohealth award in recognition of his role in promoting the emerging field of ecosystem approaches to health. He was nominated by the Canadian Community of Practice for Ecosystem Approaches to Health. Waltner-Toews received the award at the EcoHealth 2010 …

Guelph Student Heads to Climate Forum in China

A University of Guelph student has been selected by the British Council of Canada as one of the five young Canadians who will be attending climate forums on finance and media in Shanghai, China, Sept. 1 to 7. David Lawless was chosen through a national competition for International Climate Champions. The second-year ecology student will …

Prof Elected to European Academy

Environmental sciences Professor Jack Trevors has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Founded in 1990, the organization focuses on three core areas: developing knowledge, disseminating scientific information and implementing major multinational projects across academic disciplines and national borders. Its more than 1,200 members are researchers, philosophers and artists from Europe, Asia …