Hospitality Program Receives $1-Million Donation for New Food Lab

Marking the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM), a $1-million donation by an alumnus will transform the program’s food lab into a state-of-the-art facility. The gift comes from Michel Eric Fournelle, who graduated from the former hotel and food administration (HAFA) program in 1992. The new …

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U of G’s Dionne Brand Wins Trillium Book Award

University of Guelph English and Theatre Studies Prof. Dionne Brand has won the $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Ontario’s best English-language title. Brand received the honour for her poetry collection The Blue Clerk, which was published by McClelland & Stewart. The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987 to recognize literary excellence and …

U of G’s Anthony Clarke Heading to Laurier

Anthony Clarke, a longtime University of Guelph faculty member and administrator, has been named dean of the College of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. He begins his appointment Aug. 1. “Anthony has made numerous contributions to U of G during the past three decades as a scholar and administrator,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president …

U of G Researchers Lead Multimillion-Dollar Project to Ensure Safe, Sustainable Local Drinking Water

University of Guelph researchers will help to ensure safe, sustainable drinking water for Wellington County’s growing population through groundwater studies to be funded by almost $11 million from the federal government and local government and industry partners. The new funding will enable U of G investigators monitoring local bedrock aquifer wells to learn more about …

U of G Showcases Initiatives for Local Food Week

To mark Local Food Week, the University of Guelph is highlighting the award-winning local food initiatives of campus Hospitality Services. Local Food Week aims to encourage consumers to support local agriculture and food processing. Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, kicked off the event Monday. “Local Food Week is a great …

Five New Arrell Graduate Scholarships Awarded

Five University of Guelph students who have shown academic excellence and commitment to community engagement have been awarded Arrell Food Institute graduate scholarships worth $50,000 a year. The scholarships, now in their third year, were created to support research focused on agriculture and food. Two of this year’s students will study the business and history …