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 …

U of G Art Project, Course Part of Canada 150 Celebrations

University of Guelph students have created a contemporary art installation at Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park as part of a national art initiative celebrating Canada’s 150th. U of G is part of LandMarks2017/Repères2017, which involves a coordinated national curriculum and network of contemporary art projects. Fifteen Canadian universities are working with national …

Prof to Discuss DNA Barcoding at Event Featuring Stephen Hawking, Larry King, Buzz Aldrin

The University of Guelph professor who developed DNA barcoding is among a star-studded lineup — including Stephen Hawking, Oliver Stone, Larry King, and astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Sandra Magnus – speaking at an international science event this week. Prof. Paul Hebert, Department of Integrative Biology, is the closing speaker at the fourth annual Starmus Festival June 18-23 …

Three, Including Gorilla Doctor, to Receive Honorary Degrees at Summer Ceremonies

A University of Guelph graduate who founded Gorilla Doctors, a conservancy and treatment group supporting gorillas in Africa, will be one of three recipients of honorary degrees during U of G convocation ceremonies June 12-16. Michael Cranfield will receive an honorary doctorate along with Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario government cabinet minister, and University …