Ridgetown Campus Offers New Agri-Food Scholarships

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus is launching a new entrance scholarship program to recognize top incoming students and attract future leaders to diploma programs in agriculture, environmental management and horticulture. Set to be awarded for the first time this fall, the $1,500 scholarships will be offered under the campus Student Awards Program, which distributes …

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U of G Now Offering an Online BA Degree

U of G’s College of Arts (COA) and College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) are launching an online bachelor of arts general degree. Registration for the three-year online degree is now open for the fall semester. Dr. Gwen Chapman, acting provost and vice-president (academic) and former dean of CSAHS, said she is “thrilled to …

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Post-doctoral Researchers Vote in Favour of Certification

Post-doctoral researchers at the University of Guelph have voted in support of union certification with the United Steelworkers (United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union). Out of 95 uncontested ballots cast, 90 per cent favoured certification. About 150 post-doctoral researchers work at the University. While certification will …

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U of G Partnership Focused on Ingredient Quality of Natural Health Products

Aiming to further develop molecular diagnostics technology that will ensure authentic ingredients in natural health products, the University of Guelph has struck a five-year collaboration agreement with Guelph-based company Purity-IQ. Under the agreement, Purity-IQ, an ingredient quality assurance certification standards company, will provide $1 million to support the University’s Natural Health Products Research Alliance (NHPRA). …

U of G Prof Receives National Teaching Award

University of Guelph biochemistry professor Dr. John Dawson is one of 10 educators across Canada to receive this year’s 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. The award, sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), celebrates extraordinary educational leadership and contributions to post-secondary teaching and learning. “The University of …

National Defence Funds U of G COVID-19 Innovations

Two projects involving University of Guelph innovations are receiving funding from the Department of National Defence (DND). Under DND’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, a technology that uses high-power electromagnetic radiation to sterilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and a nanotechnology-based coating to sanitize high-touch surfaces are receiving nearly $370,000 in all. “These …

Presidential Selection Committee Named

The membership of the University of Guelph’s Presidential Selection Committee has been confirmed. The committee will conduct a search and recommend a candidate to the Board of Governors, which is responsible for appointing the University’s president. The 10-person selection committee consists of: three tenured faculty, two students and one regular full-time staff member, all elected …

Food Scientist Recognized for Nutraceutical Research

University of Guelph food science professor Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, who researches bioactive compounds found in food, has received a Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research from the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS). The award, supported by Abbott Laboratories Co., recognizes an investigator’s overall contribution to research. Spagnuolo examines food-derived bioactive molecules, or nutraceuticals, as potential treatments …

U of G Researcher to Be Featured on NASA TV

University of Guelph environmental microbiologist Dr. Jackie Goordial will share her experiences of conducting research in extreme environments during a NASA TV program on astrobiology March 31. The program, “NASA Science Live: Modern-Day Explorers Search for Life Beyond Earth,” will air at 3 p.m. and will feature Goordial, a professor in U of G’s School of …

Plant-Based Dietary Supplements, Cream and Yogourt Take Top Spots at Project SOY Plus

THCV Products, Soy Salve and Cultured Plant were top winners in the 25th annual Project SOY Plus competition. Held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition involved students presenting their products to a panel of industry representatives in online, science fair-style booths. The online competition allowed members of the public to view …