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College Royal Goes Virtual in 97th Year

The University of Guelph’s iconic College Royal open house will happen virtually this year. In its 97th year, the event runs March 20-21 at VirtualCollegeRoyal.com. Unlike a typical year, when thousands of people visit campus to take in events, displays and learning experiences, the 2021 edition of the open house will bring some of those …

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U of G Events to Focus on Mental Health

Mental health will be the focus of online discussion-based workshops at the University of Guelph as part of Shine: Mental Well-being Awareness Week. Shine is an initiative developed by U of G students and staff to promote mental wellness and provide students with resources to help support their mental well-being. On Tuesday, March 16, an …

Vivek Shraya Performance to Mark International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the University of Guelph will host an online art performance and discussion with musician, author and academic Vivek Shraya on Tuesday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Entitled “Beyond the Binary,” the discussion and Q & A session will examine how we can challenge our thinking on …

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OVC Top Five Worldwide for Veterinary Science

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2021 World University Rankings. The annual World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) international education network lists the world’s best universities in 51 academic subjects and includes some 1,300 universities from 80 locations around the world. …

Presidential Search to Recommence – Call for Nominations for Presidential Selection Committee

The University of Guelph will recommence its presidential search this spring and is calling for nominations for faculty, staff and students for the selection committee. In October 2019, the University began a search for its ninth president and vice-chancellor. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 the University’s Board of Governors decided unanimously to take …

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Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to Speak at Gender Equality Event

Former Canadian governor general, bestselling author and journalist Adrienne Clarkson will headline U of G’s HeForShe virtual celebration on March 10, an event that recognizes gender equality initiatives of students and community supporters. Clarkson will share her varied life experiences, education and career and discuss how resilience helps develop the mental, spiritual and emotional muscles …

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Food, Health Research Projects Receive $ 4M in Federal Funding

Supercharging microbes to gobble up a hazardous chemical that can threaten underground drinking water supplies is the goal for University of Guelph scientists receiving nearly $2.4 million in new federal research funding. Dr. Kari Dunfield, a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, will lead a University-industry project to harness “pollution-eating bacteria” to chew through …

U of G Hosting Indigenous Scholars Lecture Series

Three noted Indigenous scholars will discuss this Friday research related to legal and relational responses to gendered violence and settler colonialism for an online lecture as part of the University of Guelph’s Indigenous Scholars Lecture Series. The lecture series is intended to create a space for U of G students to hear from leading Indigenous …

U of G Technology to Provide High-Volume COVID-19 Testing Under Partnership with LifeLabs

High-volume testing for the COVID-19 virus and its variants will be launched through a new partnership between Multiplex Genomics Inc. — a biotechnology company based on University of Guelph-developed research — and LifeLabs.   The collaboration will enable Multiplex Genomics to boost Ontario’s COVID-19 testing capacity by 50,000 tests per day by mid-2021.  “This new alliance will lead to unprecedented testing capacity …

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U of G Awards Research Leadership Chairs

Thirteen University of Guelph faculty members studying everything from COVID-19 in pets to Indigenous environmental governance have been named Research Leadership Chairs (RLC) by the University. “The RLC program promotes and sustains the groundbreaking research happening at the University of Guelph. These outstanding researchers have remarkable records of excellence in their respective disciplines, and we …