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Stronger Pesticide Regulations Likely Needed to Protect All Bee Species, Say Studies

Pesticide regulations designed to protect honeybees fail to account for potential health threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species that are even more important pollinators of food crops and other plants, say three new international papers co-authored by University of Guelph biologists. As the global human population grows, and as pollinators …

U of G Profs Named to 2018 ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

U of G professors Paul Hebert, Merritt Turetsky and Stephen LeBlanc have been named to the prestigious Clarivate Analytics list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2018. The list, published annually, includes researchers ranking in the top one per cent by citations for field and publication year. According to the Clarivate Analytics website, the “Highly Cited Researchers” list …

New Associate Vice-President (Academic) Named

Prof. Cate Dewey has been appointed as the University of Guelph’s associate vice-president (academic). The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “Prof. Dewey is a positive leader with great initiative and passion and enthusiasm for higher education,” Yates said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, …

Mexico’s Secretary for Agriculture Makes Special Trip to U of G

Mexico’s new secretary for agriculture, livestock, rural development, fishing and food visited the University of Guelph Tuesday to learn about the University’s leading expertise in biodiversity and agriculture. Victor Villalobos toured the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, the world’s first centre for high-volume DNA barcoding, and met with U of G executives to discuss the University’s …

2018 Gairdner Lecture: Azim Surani

The 2018 Gairdner Lecture, “From Genomic Imprinting to the Human Germline,” will be presented by Azim Surani at the University of Guelph on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Surani received the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award for discovering mammalian genomic imprinting involved in gene expression as well as development and disease. He is the …

U of G Honours Social Entrepreneur and Women’s Historian at Fall Convocation

Nearly 1,000 graduands will cross the stage this month during fall convocation ceremonies at the University of Guelph. Ceremonies will take place Monday, Oct. 15 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre as follows: College of Business and Economics, 10 a.m. College of Biological Science, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Ontario Agricultural College, 1 p.m. College …