Arboretum trail through pergola

U of G Arboretum Reopening for Outdoor Events 

The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, a popular green space among the campus and broader community, is reopening for outdoor events. Beginning Aug. 8, the Arboretum will offer outdoor venue rentals for external activities on a restricted basis. Director Justine Richardson said the University is allowing the picturesque grounds to again be open for …

U of G Researcher Studying Nutraceuticals in Fighting COVID-19 Virus Awarded Funding

A simple virus-fighting pill taken before boarding an airplane or entering a hospital or grocery store to ward off infection from the virus that causes COVID-19 could result from a University of Guelph project that has received more than $200,000 in federal funding. Food science professor Paul Spagnuolo will receive a one-year, $211,250 award to study nutraceuticals that may prevent infection. Nutraceuticals are bioactive molecules from food that help promote health or help fight diseases. …

Four U of G Students Receive Prestigious Vanier and Banting Awards

Three University of Guelph PhD candidates and one post-doctoral researcher will receive the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships, worth $50,000 to $70,000 a year. Meredith Bessey, Latasha Ludwig and Emily Duncan will receive Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. The awards recognize top Canadian and international doctoral students for academic excellence and research potential. The awards are named for …

Cornfield on a sunny day near Guelph

U of G Future Food Vision a Semi-finalist for International Prize

By the year 2050, agriculture in southwestern Ontario will represent the gold standard for sustainable food systems. That’s the vision of a University of Guelph project that has reached the semi-finals in the Rockefeller Foundation’s $2-million 2050 Food System Vision Prize. The competition attracted more than 1,300 entries from around the world, with just 79 …

Interim Dean Named for CEPS

Prof. Gerarda Darlington, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and former associate dean (academic) in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at the University of Guelph, has been named as the college’s interim dean effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “Professor Darlington is an experienced …

U of G Providing Support to Grad Students

For many University of Guelph graduate students, the COVID-19 pandemic upended summer research and study plans and some workplace practicums. By providing various forms of support from “practicum pivots” to tuition top-ups, U of G has aimed to help graduate students continue their programs and maintain progress despite this year’s unprecedented events. Most importantly, University faculty members have recommitted their existing funding of thesis-based …