Profs Lend Expertise for Report on Homelessness

Homelessness continues to be a major crisis in Canada, but can be solved with investments in affordable housing, according to a national report issued this week involving two University of Guelph professors. Profs. Jane Londerville, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, and Marion Steele, Department of Economics, were asked to develop and analyze policies needed …

Trick or Eat Aims to Put Food on Guelph Tables

This Halloween, University of Guelph students will again don costumes and visit Guelph neighbourhoods to collect food for the Guelph Food Bank. They will participate in the annual Trick or Eat campaign run by Meal Exchange, a national student-run organization engaging students from some 30 Canadian campuses in alleviating hunger. Guelph currently holds the Canadian …

U of G Conference to Draw More Women to Computing

An annual conference designed to attract more women to computing will take place for the first time at the University of Guelph this weekend. The Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing (ONCWIC) Conference, now in its fifth year, will be held at U of G Oct. 24 and 25. Organizers expect to attract 250 attendees, …

U of G Receives $1 Million via CRC Renewal

The University of Guelph will receive $1 million over the next five years from Industry Canada through renewal of two prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRC), it was announced today. Profs. Kathryn Preuss, Department of Chemistry, and Scott Weese, a pathobiologist at the Ontario Veterinary College, were first awarded Tier 2 chairs in 2009. Tier 2 …

Salmon Genome Project Receives Nearly $3.8 Million in Funding

A University of Guelph-led genome project that will receive nearly $3.8 million in federal and industry funding and could transform the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry was announced today in Guelph. Minister of State for Industry Ed Holder announced today in Guelph that Genome Canada will contribute almost $1.2 million to the project, intended to help …

Guelph Study Calls for Testing of Restaurant Oils

The quality and safety of oils used for frying in restaurants often degrade quickly, leading to potential health risks, according to a new University of Guelph study. As a health inspector, Anitta Sebastian often wondered about the quality and safety of frying oils used for deep frying in restaurants. When she started her master’s studies …

Business Exec, Privacy Advocate to be Honoured at Fall Convocation

Bonnie Brooks, vice-chair of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and privacy advocate Ann Cavoukian will be two of the honorary doctorate recipients during the University of Guelph’s 2014 fall convocation Oct. 18. Veterinarian academics Timothy Ogilvie and Ted Leighton will also receive honorary doctorates during convocation ceremonies for more than 800 graduands in War Memorial Hall. …

Human Anatomy Building Campaign Kicks Off

A student-led campaign to increase awareness of the Human Anatomy program at the University of Guelph and to kick-start a fundraising campaign will begin on Johnston Green on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Students, staff and faculty will form the outline of a human body on Johnston Green and place donations on its “heart.” An …

U of G Building Rehab Project Nabs Heritage Award

The University of Guelph has won a prestigious heritage award for rehabilitation of its Macdonald Institute building. A 2014 Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage from Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT) was presented to U of G Friday in Prince Edward Island by Frank Lewis, PEI’s lieutenant-governor. The awards were created to celebrate …

U of G Graduate Wins National Painting Competition

A University of Guelph graduate has won a prestigious national painting prize. Tiziana La Melia was named the winner of the 16th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition last night at a gala at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The $25,000 prize celebrates promising new Canadian visual artists. A Vancouver artist and writer, La Melia …

Good Food Innovation Award-Winners Announced

Five Canadian restaurants offering innovative and creative dishes have won this year’s University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Awards. The annual awards recognize food professionals who use Canadian ingredients, create novel, healthy menu selections and follow sustainable management practices. “These are chefs and restaurants that are the virtual homesteaders of Canadian cuisine,” said Anita Stewart, …

University, UGFA Reach Agreement

The University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), the union that represents about 800 faculty members, librarians and veterinarians, have reached a tentative agreement with the assistance of a mediator, Peter Simpson.  The tentative agreement will require ratification by both parties. Please continue to monitor this website for updates and information.

University, USW Local 4120 Ratify Agreement

Members of United Steelworkers Local 4120, the union that represents approximately 900 University administrative and technical staff, and the University of Guelph have ratified the agreement that was reached earlier this month. The Collective Agreement will be posted on the Staff Relations page of the Human Resources website.

U of G Sets United Way Goal at $600,000

University of Guelph staff, faculty and students gathered in Branion Plaza at noon today to kick off their annual United Way fundraising campaign. This year’s goal is $600,000. U of G’s new president Franco Vaccarino says, “I am joining the University of Guelph in its 50th-anniversary year, and I am impressed and very proud to …

Former Hollywood Filmmaker to Speak at Harshman Lecture

A Hollywood filmmaker turned pediatrician will speak on using media to help kids during this year’s Harshman Lecture at the University of Guelph. Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard University, will discuss “Finding Huck Finn: Reclaiming Childhood From a River …

Vaccarino to Be Installed Saturday

Franco Vaccarino will be installed as the eighth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph Saturday, Sept. 27 during a ceremony that begins at 4:30 p.m. in War Memorial Hall. Chancellor David Mirvish and Board of Governors chair Dick Freeborough will be among the guests speaking at the ceremony. The installation will begin with …

Study Examines Challenges for International Students

International students in Canada face particular challenges in entering the working world, says a study co-authored by a University of Guelph professor. The researchers asked 48 international students and recent graduates at the University of Guelph and York University what they need to succeed in the Ontario labour market. The study was funded by the …