OVC Prof Shauna Blois on CBC Radio

Ontario Veterinary College professor Shauna Blois was featured on the popular CBC radio program Quirks & Quarks May 27. Blois took part in the “Quirks & Questions” segment, providing a scientific answer to a listener question about whether humans are the only animals with different blood types. During a two-minute interview, Blois, a professor in the …

Strengthening Health Goal of $2-Million Federal Investment

Improving Canadians’ health is the goal for three University of Guelph professors who have received more than $2 million in federal funding, it was announced last week. Profs. Tami Martino, Jim Uniacke and Jess Haines received project grant competition funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). “This is excellent news, underscoring the high …

U of G Gets $10.7 Million for Genomics Research

Three cutting-edge University of Guelph research projects in genomics –  one of today’s most rapidly developing and powerful areas of science and technology – received $10.7 million in support today to improve animal health and welfare, crop yields and food production. The investment comes from Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), which supports university-industry …

Master’s Student in Running for National 3MT Competition, People’s Choice Award

A University of Guelph graduate student looking at ways to safely preserve fruit longer is taking part in this year’s national 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition. Besides competing for the overall championship, plant agriculture master’s student Shanthanu Krishnakumar has an opportunity to win the People’s Choice Award, with voting open to the public until May 26. …

Three Profs Earn Early Researcher Awards Worth $420,000

Three University of Guelph professors have received Early Researcher Awards worth a total of $420,000 from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. The announcement was made Wednesday by Reza Moridi, minister of research, innovation and science. Worth $120,000 each, the awards will support novel research projects, from studying well-being among women in Canada’s North, …

U of G Strengthens Ties in Germany

Strengthened international research and teaching partnerships, including exchange visits by arts faculty members and students, are expected to result from a recent trip by University of Guelph officials to two universities in Germany. At the University of Bremen, Don Bruce, dean of U of G’s College of Arts, was named “research ambassador” to mark his …

U of G Prof Taking Part in Parliament Hill ‘Research Matters’ Event

A University of Guelph professor will take part in an event on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill Wednesday designed to highlight the impact of university research and innovation. Shayan Sharif, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, is among a group of Ontario researchers selected for a “Research Matters Pop-Up.” Research Matters is a provincial awareness-building campaign …

Former President Summerlee Named Interim President at Carleton University

Alastair Summerlee, former president of the University of Guelph, has been appointed interim president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University, it was announced today. Summerlee will begin as Carleton’s 14th president Aug. 1. “Alastair is a passionate leader and advocate for teaching and learning, and his appointment at Carleton speaks to his many accomplishments here at …