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 …

2017 President’s and Chancellor’s Scholarships Awarded

Nine incoming undergraduate students received top University of Guelph scholarships Sept. 1. Seven students received President’s Scholarships, which recognize high school achievements, leadership abilities and citizenship activities. Two students received the Lincoln Alexander Chancellor’s Scholarship. The award, named for former longtime chancellor Lincoln Alexander, recognizes top students who have made significant community contributions and who are …

U of G Master Plan Wins National Legacy Award

The University of Guelph has won a national award for the creation and implementation of its original 1965 master plan. The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) today named U of G as the winner of its 2017 Legacy Project Award. The award recognizes landscape architecture projects that were forward-thinking for their time, contributed significantly to …