Facility to Save Endangered Plants Opens, Founders Donate $2 Million

A state-of-the-art research facility where scientists can preserve and restore threatened plants officially opened today at the University of Guelph. The cryopreservation facility, located at the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation (GRIPP), will allow scientists to “deep freeze” living tissue from endangered plants. That tissue may then be banked for future use, such as …

Gryphon Statue Unveiled at Entrance to University of Guelph

Visitors arriving at the main entranceway to the University of Guelph campus will now be greeted by a giant bronzed Gryphon statue unveiled today. The Gryphon sculpture was revealed as part of Guelph’s 50th anniversary celebrations and Alumni Weekend. Designed by two faculty members and two graduates of the School of Fine Art and Music …

Young People Need to Change Goals for Employment: Prof

As universities hold spring convocation ceremonies and new graduates enter the workforce, a University of Guelph professor is calling on students, parents and employers to revise their plans and expectations for graduates’ employment prospects. Prof. Sean Lyons, Department of Management, was lead author of a study recently published in the book Generational Diversity at Work. The …

Five Graduates Finalists in National Painting Competition

One-third of the finalists in a prestigious national painting competition are University of Guelph graduates. Ashleigh Bartlett, Jennifer Carvalho, Tiziana La Melia, Wallis Cheung and James Gardner are among 15 national finalists selected from hundreds of Canadian entries. The RBC Canadian Painting Competition prize, which celebrates promising new Canadian visual artists, was created in 1999. …