Merritt Turetsky

U of G Prof Named Prestigious AAAS Fellow

Integrative Biology professor Merritt Turetsky has been selected as one of 15 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Leshner Fellows for 2018-19 – the only Canadian chosen this year. Now in its third year, this program is affiliated with the Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science and is intended to enhance …

CIHR Awards $3.37 Million to U of G for Innovative Health Research

Using circadian biology to treat heart attack patients. Investigating how cannabis can lessen nausea. Examining ways to prevent hospital-acquired infections. These are among University of Guelph projects that will receive a total of $3.3 million in new funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support innovative health research initiatives. The awards were announced …

Winegard Lecturer to Discuss Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s minister of international development and la francophonie, will discuss efforts to fight poverty through gender equality in Canada’s international assistance programs during this year’s Winegard Visiting Lectureship on International Development. Bibeau will speak on “The Future is Female: Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy” on Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in …

U of G Social Sciences, Humanities Research Gets $3.4 Million in Federal Support

The University of Guelph has received more than $3.4 million from the federal government for social sciences and humanities research ranging from global LGBT and women’s reproductive rights, to rural communities, to market effects of carbon emissions, to Indigenous sovereignty and civil society. The announcement was made Wednesday in Montreal by Kirsty Duncan, minister of …

Trick or Eat 2017

Guelph residents may have trick or treaters requesting food bank donations rather than candy on Halloween night. Hundreds of University of Guelph students will take part in the annual Trick or Eat event Oct. 31. The youth-led initiative involves students from universities across Canada dressing up and venturing out to collect food for local community organizations. …

U of G Grad Wins Coveted National Painting Prize

A University of Guelph graduate has won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, making it the seventh year in a row that a U of G student or graduate has won or been a finalist for the prestigious prize. Ambera Wellmann, who graduated from U of G’s master of fine art program in 2016, was announced …

U of G Honours Indigenous Advocate, Agricultural Leader at Convocation Oct. 21

Two extraordinary Canadian women — one a champion for Indigenous peoples, the other a leader in environmentally sustainable agriculture — will receive honorary degrees at the University of Guelph’s fall convocation. Convocation ceremonies take place Saturday, Oct. 21 at War Memorial Hall. Claudette Dumont-Smith has worked for more than three decades to enhance Indigenous health …