U of G Students Among Winners of International Design Competition

A group of fourth-year bachelor of landscape architecture students have won a coveted spot in the 2018 Winter Stations International Design Competition for their school design project titled Rising Up, inspired by the topography of Toronto’s Don River. The competition, featured in the Architect’s Newspaper, brings temporary public art installations to the Beaches in Toronto to …

Food Scientist Wins Provincial Agri-Food Innovation Award

A University of Guelph professor who helped develop a new way to decontaminate produce is among the winners of the 11th annual Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the awards, considered Ontario’s highest honour for innovative solutions supporting the agri-food industry, Tuesday in Toronto. Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, …

VP Research Part of Ontario Trade Mission, Discussing Blockchain Technology

A new “digital handshake” system for tracing agri-food products from farmer to consumer – one intended to further strengthen Canada’s global reputation for high-quality, safe and sustainable food – was the topic of discussions this month for Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research), as part of an Ontario trade delegation to China and Vietnam. Being able to follow …

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UGFA, University Ratify Agreement

Members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), which represents about 800 faculty members, librarians and veterinarians, and the University have now ratified the tentative agreement that was reached Oct. 21 with the assistance of mediator William Kaplan. In a joint message issued today, Tracey Jandrisits, assistant vice-president (faculty and academic staff relations), and William …

University, UGFA Reach Tentative Agreement

Working together with the assistance of a mediator, the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) have reached a tentative agreement, which now requires ratification by both parties. The University and UGFA, the union that represents about 800 faculty, veterinarians and librarians, have been negotiating a renewal agreement since July. Details of the agreement will …

Profs to Share Climate Change Expertise With Senate Committee

Three University of Guelph professors have been invited to share their expertise with the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry this week. Profs. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences; Alfons Weersink, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE); and Barry Smit, emeritus professor in the Department of Geography, will address the committee Oct. …

U of G Hosts Annual Jazz Colloquium

How people and organizations learn, grow and change through partnerships is the theme of the annual Guelph Jazz Festival colloquium taking place this week at the University of Guelph. The three-day event, “Learning Outwards from Jazz and Improvisation,” runs until Sept. 15. The annual colloquium is the only scholarly event of its kind associated with …