Prof. Rob McLaughlin Honoured by Governor General

Recently retired professor Rob McLaughlin, former dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), is among the recipients of an inaugural Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nations Table. The honour recognizes and celebrates efforts to improve the quality, variety and sustainability of Canada’s food table. The new award includes five categories for achievement in …

SPARK Students Claim Six ACE Awards

U of G’s Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK) program has been honoured by the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) with six awards. They were presented recently during ACE’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Advance magazine, the official publication of the Guelph-based Advanced Foods and Materials Network, won a silver medal. The publication …

U of G Helps Raise $14,000 at Wheels in Motion

The University of Guelph community helped raise more than $14,000 to provide services, equipment and opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries during the seventh annual Wheels in Motion June 20. The annual national fundraiser was held on campus attracting more than 100 participants and volunteers. About half of the “Quality of Life” funding raised …

Marketing Management Students Win International Competition

A team of four U of G marketing management students took top spot at the annual International Agribusiness and Food Management Association (IAMA) student case competition held in Boston earlier this month. Matt Ball, Amy Nodwell, Nicole Beechey and Steven Clark beat out 13 international teams, including some comprised solely of MBA and PhD students. …

U of G Prof Shares Patent for New Vaccine

A U of G chemistry professor will share a U.S. patent for his work in developing a promising new carbohydrate-based vaccine against diarrheal disease. Prof. Mario Monteiro worked with Dr. Patricia Guerry from the Naval Medical Research Centre’s Infectious Diseases Directorate to develop a novel vaccine for Campylobacter jejuni. This bacterium is a leading cause …

Ontario Supports Program to Attract Indian Graduate Students

The Government of Ontario has announced $250,000 in new funding for a program that aims to attract Indian undergraduate students to Canada and promote the benefits of graduate work at Canadian universities. MITACS Globalink was launched last year after a successful pilot program with the University of British Columbia, Simon Frasier University and the University …

Football Gryphons Strengthen Offensive, Defensive Coaching Staff

The Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Kevin MacNeill and Perry Marchese to the Guelph Gryphon football coaching staff. MacNeill, former assistant coach of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds, has been named defensive co-ordinator, and Marchese, former assistant coach of the Bishop’s University Gaiters, is Guelph’s new offensive co-ordinator. MacNeill spent …

Arts Awards to Guelph Theatre Students

Two U of G masters students in theatre have recently been recognized for their work to advance the arts. D’bi Young is the recipient of a 2010 K.M. Hunter Artist Award, which supports projects that advance an individual’s career. The awards are given in the disciplines of dance, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music, theatre and visual …

Professor Barry Smit Honoured by Canadian Association of Geographers

U of G professor and Canada Research Chair Barry Smit has received the 2010 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers. The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting held this month at the University of Regina. Smit was honoured for his “outstanding record of geographic scholarly accomplishment,” which …

CCAE Recognizes U of G Programs, Publications

The University of Guelph was recently honoured by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) with three Prix D’Excellence awards. The awards were handed out June 7 in Victoria, B.C., during CCAE’s annual conference. Hockey Day in Gryphonville captured silver in the “Best Alumni Event” category. The second annual event, held last fall, …