U of G Staffer Wins Violence Prevention Award

A University of Guelph Alumni Association advancement manager has received a provincial award for his efforts to end sexual violence and harassment against women. Chris Moulton was announced July 4 as a recipient of the provincial Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Award for summer 2017. The awards are presented by White Ribbon, a group dedicated …

U of G Grad Wins Trillium Book Award

A University of Guelph graduate has won a 2017 Trillium Book Award, considered Ontario’s premier literary prize. Melanie Mah was named the winner in the English-language category for her novel The Sweetest One, a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl’s connection to her hometown. The book was based on her MFA thesis while at U …

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University, USW Local 4120 Reach Tentative Agreement

Following five days of negotiations, the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers Local 4120, the union that represents about 850 University administrative and technical staff, have reached a tentative renewal agreement. The current agreement expired April 30. Negotiating committees for the University and the union are unanimously recommending ratification of the agreement, which addresses several …

U of G Art Project, Course Part of Canada 150 Celebrations

University of Guelph students have created a contemporary art installation at Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park as part of a national art initiative celebrating Canada’s 150th. U of G is part of LandMarks2017/Repères2017, which involves a coordinated national curriculum and network of contemporary art projects. Fifteen Canadian universities are working with national …

Two U of G Students Reach SSHRC Storyteller Finals

Two University of Guelph students reached the finals of the annual Storytellers Challenge run by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) last month. Under this research communications contest run by the federal granting agency, post-secondary students across Canada discuss social science research that is changing lives—all in three minutes or 300 words. Geography …

Engineering Prof Receives National NSERC Honour

A provincial outreach organization begun by a University of Guelph engineering professor has received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Award for Science Promotion. Professor emerita Val Davidson, School of Engineering, accepted the award in May on behalf of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), a group of Ontario engineering …

Master’s Student in Running for National 3MT Competition, People’s Choice Award

A University of Guelph graduate student looking at ways to safely preserve fruit longer is taking part in this year’s national 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition. Besides competing for the overall championship, plant agriculture master’s student Shanthanu Krishnakumar has an opportunity to win the People’s Choice Award, with voting open to the public until May 26. …

U of G Strengthens Ties in Germany

Strengthened international research and teaching partnerships, including exchange visits by arts faculty members and students, are expected to result from a recent trip by University of Guelph officials to two universities in Germany. At the University of Bremen, Don Bruce, dean of U of G’s College of Arts, was named “research ambassador” to mark his …

U of G Prof Taking Part in Parliament Hill ‘Research Matters’ Event

A University of Guelph professor will take part in an event on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill Wednesday designed to highlight the impact of university research and innovation. Shayan Sharif, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, is among a group of Ontario researchers selected for a “Research Matters Pop-Up.” Research Matters is a provincial awareness-building campaign …

Former President Summerlee Named Interim President at Carleton University

Alastair Summerlee, former president of the University of Guelph, has been appointed interim president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University, it was announced today. Summerlee will begin as Carleton’s 14th president Aug. 1. “Alastair is a passionate leader and advocate for teaching and learning, and his appointment at Carleton speaks to his many accomplishments here at …

Gryphons Women’s Hockey Coach Wins OUA Award

For just the third time in school history, the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Coach of the Year is a Guelph Gryphon. Women’s hockey head coach Rachel Flanagan received the award, presented May 10 at the annual OUA Honour Awards banquet in Huntsville, Ont. Flanagan joins Angela Orton (2004-05 women’s basketball) and Linda Melnick (2002-03 women’s volleyball) as …

Students Design Race Car for International Competition

University of Guelph students are off to the races this week with their made-in-Guelph, high-performance race car. The Gryphon Racing Team will compete in the Formula SAE Michigan, an annual student design competition. The event includes 120 university and college teams worldwide, and will be held at the Michigan International Speedway. Before leaving, team members showed …

U of G Student Selected in CFL Draft

A University of Guelph student was selected in the 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) draft Sunday. Receiver Jacob Scarfone was a sixth-round draft pick for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Scarfone, a commerce student, missed the Gryphons’ 2016 football season due to a knee injury. In 2015, he set a U of G single-season record of 940 …

Prof to Address National Finance Senate Committee

A University of Guelph professor will share his knowledge of rural Canada with the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance May 3. Ryan Gibson, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will testify during a 6:45 p.m. session in Ottawa. His testimony will be available online via video webcast. The committee has been studying design and delivery …

U of G to ‘Shine Green’ for Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness will get the green light this week at the University of Guelph. Johnston Hall, the Gryphon statue and the University entrance at Gordon Street and College Avenue will be lit green May 1 to 7 to mark the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. More than 70 landmarks across Ontario, including …