New Mathematics, Statistics Chair Named

Prof. David Kribs has been appointed chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He begins his three-year term Sept. 1. A faculty member at Guelph since 2003, Kribs has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including taking part in a number of international summer schools. His current research program is based in …

Physics Students Earn Kudos

Paul Finlay, a PhD student in Physics and recipient of U of G’s Brock Doctoral Scholarship, was recognized for the best graduate student presentation at the International Nuclear Physics Conference in Vancouver in early July. Master’s student Evan Rand won second place in the graduate student poster competition. Both belong to the nuclear physics research …

Bursary Honours Open Learning Pioneer

The Office of Open Learning has created the Virginia L. Gray Memorial Bursary to honour its former director who died in May. Gray’s career at U of G spanned 38 years. Her commitment to lifelong learning helped to transform the University into an internationally recognized provider of continuing and distance education programs. She also served …

Guelph-Humber Names New Justice Studies Head

Charles Lawrence has been named as the program head for the University of Guelph-Humber’s justice studies programs. He will oversee both the B.A.Sc .and BAA programs. For the past 12 years, Lawrence was the manager of training and development for the training and education unit of the Toronto Police Service. He has also held a …

Art Centre Aims to Create ‘Human Art Chain’

The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre is planning a special event as part of national Culture Days in September. It involves having several hundred people forming a human art chain. The volunteers will hold hands and weave a human chain inside the gallery, around the building and throughout the grounds. It’s a gesture to build tolerance …

Prof to Speak on Population Impacts of Climate Change

Political science professor Craig Johnson will be in London July 13 advising the UK government. He will discuss the use of international development assistance to manage and reduce the risks of population displacement caused by climate change. Johnson will present a co-authored paper on how to use cash transfers, asset transfers and other forms of …

Heads-Up on Road Construction in Guelph

U of G faculty, staff and students can get information about ongoing construction projects in the City of Guelph via a new website: http://guelph.ca/remastered/. The Guelph Remastered site includes lists of road closures and detours as well as updates and information about current and future infrastructure improvement projects. There are about 25 major projects that …

U of G Library Approved for Statistics Canada Data Centre

The University of Guelph Library will soon be home to a Research Data Centre (RDC) branch that will allow U of G researchers to access microdata from population and household surveys conducted by Statistics Canada. The branch will open this fall and will be staffed by a Statistics Canada employee 20 hours per week, enabling …

Fewer Cars on Campus During Commuter Challenge

University of Guelph participants managed to reduce close to 2,500 kilograms of carbon emissions and travel 8,700 kilometres using sustainable modes of transportation during this year’s Commuter Challenge. The annual campaign is a national week-long event aimed at reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles driven to work each day by encouraging people to find green …