U of G Chamber Singers Are Choir Competition Finalists

The University of Guelph Chamber Singers are finalists in the 2010 Association of Choral Communities’ National Amateur Choir Competition (formerly known as the CBC Radio National Amateur Choir Competition). U of G is competing in the mixed-voice collegiate choir category. Other finalists in this category are the Memorial University of Newfoundland Chamber Choir and the …

Lincoln Alexander Riding High in Hamilton

Chancellor emeritus Lincoln Alexander has been honoured by his hometown of Hamilton, Ont., by having a police horse named for him. A new mounted unit of black Percherons was introduced to the community May 12 during Police Week. The large horses, 173 centimetres tall from the ground to their neck, were named through a competition …

Engineering Profession Honours Prof. Richard Zytner

Engineering professor Richard Zytner has been named a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. He was inducted at a gala held May 7 in Toronto. The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the operation of the profession, its professional status or the functions …

Prof. Derek Bewley Receives Plant Biology Award

University professor emeritus Derek Bewley, Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the 2010 recipient of the Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award. Presented annually by the American Society of Plant Biologists, the award recognizes Bewley’s contributions to the field of plant biology. Over the course of his 40-year career, Bewley has written several influential books and …

CCS Managed Computer Servers Aim to Maximize Performance

In an effort to increase energy efficiency, decrease costs and maximize computer performance, Communications and Computing Services (CCS) has introduced a series of managed computer servers to U of G. This builds on the department’s commitment to service, says Cort Egan, manager of communications in Organizational Services within CCS. “Virtual servers remove the dependency on …

Retirement Party for Marg Carter to Be Rescheduled

A celebration planned for May 12 to honour Marg Carter’s retirement from the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers Local 4120 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. The University community will be advised when a new date is set.

Master’s Student Wins $60,000 Scholarship

A master’s student in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology has captured a $60,000 scholarship from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Yfke Pasman will use this funding to continue her work on the prevention of economically important diseases in dairy cattle. Her research examines state-of-the-art antibody engineering technology. She is supervised by Prof. Azad …

Relax, Reduce Stress with U of G Stress Management Educator

Two health and wellness programs are set to start at U of G this month. A 12-session relaxation and stress management skills training program begins May 18. Meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays in UC 332. The cost is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120, and $120 general. …