Nutrition Prof Discusses Artificial Sweeteners Study With Toronto Star

The debate over whether artificial sweeteners are safe and healthy is the subject of a recent Toronto Star article featuring Prof. David Ma, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. The story looked at a recent study that found an association between artificial sweeteners and long-term weight gain, increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart …

Grad Student Wins at Driver Training Competition

A University of Guelph graduate student researching how to improve driver training is one of the winners at an international symposium. Danielle Filio received the 2017 Honda Outstanding Student Paper runner-up award. The award was given at the 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, held in late …

Animal Cancer Centre, OVC Prof Win Veterinary Awards

The University of Guelph’s animal cancer clinic and an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professor have each received an award from Canada’s veterinary association. OVC’s Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer has been named Practice of the Year, and population medicine professor Stephen LeBlanc received the Merck Veterinary Award for his work in farm animal health …

Arrell Food Institute Scholar Featured by CTV, CBC News

An Arrell Food Institute scholar grabbed recent media attention with stories by CTV News and CBC News on her work aimed at transforming Canada’s beef industry. Master’s student Nasrin Husseini discussed her research focused on combatting beef cattle ailments, such as bovine respiratory disease, which costs North American beef producers more than $700 million a year. …

Squirrel Research Featured in Popular Science

A new study by David Fisher, a post-doctoral researcher, and integrative biology professor Andrew McAdam was featured in Popular Science  July 13. The researchers discovered that squirrels born earlier in the year have better survival rates—probably because they have their pick of new real estate. The study is among the first to show multilevel natural …

Agri-food Experts, Profs Address House of Commons

Three University of Guelph professors were invited to share their expertise with the House of Commons standing committee on agriculture and agri-food this spring. Their testimony is the subject of a special newsletter issued this week by U of G’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. The committee is studying the effects of debt …

Ridgetown Campus to Open Swine Education Centre

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will soon be home to one of the most advanced swine learning facilities in Canada. The 6,600-square-foot Swine Education Centre will open this fall at Ridgetown, offering training and education for agriculture and veterinary technology students and industry producers. The $500,000 project is funded mostly by the Ontario Ministry …

U of G Joins National Post-Secondary Network to Improve Health, Well-Being on Campus

The University of Guelph is helping lead a Canadian university movement to promote health and well-being on campuses. U of G is one of 10 universities in Canada to formally adopt the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health-Promoting Universities and Colleges. The charter calls on post-secondary institutions to ensure health and well-being in all …

University, USW Local 4120 Ratify Agreement

Members of United Steelworkers Local 4120, which represents about 850 administrative, clerical and technical employees, and the University of Guelph have ratified the renewal collective agreement that was tentatively agreed to on June 20, 2017. During the five days of negotiations, talks were open, respectful and constructive, with the parties committed to addressing several key …

Bugging Out: How We’ll Feed Ourselves in 2167

By Evan Fraser Editor’s note:  This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past,  The Conversation Canada asked academic authors to look down the road a further 150 years. U of G geography professor Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute at …

Expert on Author of Anne of Green Gables Discusses Recently Published Journals

Mary Rubio, professor emerita in the School of English and Theatre Studies, was interviewed about the journals of  L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Rubio spoke with CBC Radio – Kitchener and Ontario Morning July 10 to discuss the just-published journals. She said readers will learn that Montgomery faced a number of personal, professional …

Leading-Edge Beef Research Centre Planned

Ontario will soon be home to the most sophisticated sustainable livestock production research centre in Canada, thanks to a new facility planned by the University of Guelph and the provincial and federal governments. The new $15.5-million Livestock Research and Innovation Centre (LRIC) — Beef Facility will open in about 18 months in Elora, Ont. The …