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 …

CFI Invests $3.4 Million in U of G Arts, Social Science Initiatives

Humanities and social science research at the University of Guelph has received a $3.4-million federal funding boost. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is supporting innovative projects led by English professor Ajay Heble and Prof. Kris Inwood, Department of Economics and Finance and Department of History. Federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan made the announcement today …

U of G Presents Food Innovation Awards

Six new Canadian restaurants have received University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Gold Awards for their Food Day Canada menus. The annual awards recognize chefs and food professionals for following sustainable management practices and using Canadian ingredients. The most recent winners, announced in 2016, were recognized today during an event at U of G. Launched …

New Associate Vice-President Research Named

Prof. Beverley Hale has been appointed U of G’s new associate vice-president research (agri-food partnership). Her five-year appointment begins Jan. 1, 2018. Hale, currently associate dean (research and graduate studies) in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and an environmental sciences professor, studies plant and soil conservation and sustainable mining. “Professor Hale is simply an outstanding …

Minister, Students Discuss OSAP Changes

Benefits for University of Guelph students from recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) were discussed on campus today with the province’s higher education minister. Deb Matthews, minister of advanced education and skills development, met with students in a round table chaired by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). Early this year, the …