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 …

Annual Food Day Celebrates Canadian Cuisine

This year’s Food Day Canada (FDC) will commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday Aug. 5 with food-themed events across the country — and even around it. Canadian cuisine will be featured in select restaurants and farmer’s markets, and in a new list of 150 made-in-Canada ingredients, said Anita Stewart, University of Guelph food laureate and founder of …

U of G Names New Dean of Arts

An award-winning professor, researcher and arts and humanities advocate has been named the next dean of the University of Guelph’s College of Arts (COA). Samantha Brennan begins a five-year term Jan. 1, 2018. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). The decision follows an extensive international search by a hiring …

Animal Cancer Centre, OVC Prof Win Veterinary Awards

The University of Guelph’s animal cancer clinic and an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professor have each received an award from Canada’s veterinary association. OVC’s Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer has been named Practice of the Year, and population medicine professor Stephen LeBlanc received the Merck Veterinary Award for his work in farm animal health …

Ridgetown Campus to Open Swine Education Centre

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will soon be home to one of the most advanced swine learning facilities in Canada. The 6,600-square-foot Swine Education Centre will open this fall at Ridgetown, offering training and education for agriculture and veterinary technology students and industry producers. The $500,000 project is funded mostly by the Ontario Ministry …

Leading-Edge Beef Research Centre Planned

Ontario will soon be home to the most sophisticated sustainable livestock production research centre in Canada, thanks to a new facility planned by the University of Guelph and the provincial and federal governments. The new $15.5-million Livestock Research and Innovation Centre (LRIC) — Beef Facility will open in about 18 months in Elora, Ont. The …