Kevin Keener

U of G Names First Barrett Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering, Backed by $5-Million Gift

After an international search, the School of Engineering has appointed Kevin Keener as the inaugural Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering. Backed by a $5-million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation, the chair is intended to develop an innovative research program in sustainable food engineering and lead food engineering research and training at …

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What’s Open at U of G on Victoria Day?

The University of Guelph’s normal business operations will be reduced on Monday, May 20 for the statutory holiday. Normal operations resume Tuesday, May 21. Some service areas will be open on May 20, such as: Athletics Centre Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal Hospitals (for emergency service only) Animal Health Lab University Centre (food outlets …

Sara Mann

Interim Dean Named for Lang School of Business and Economics

As the University of Guelph searches for a dean of its newly named Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, an interim dean has been appointed. Sara Mann, currently a professor in the Department of Management and the Lang School’s associate dean (academic), will serve as interim dean until the position is permanently filled; …

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U of G Profs Receive Top NSERC Research, Innovation Award

University of Guelph professors Amar Mohanty and Manjusri Misra have received the Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The prestigious award recognizes dynamic partnerships between universities and Canadian industry in natural sciences and engineering research and development. The announcement was made today in Ottawa during a …

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Research Projects on Permafrost Thaw, Crops Resilience Receive Nearly $900,000 From NSERC

Understanding impacts of climate warming on northern permafrost and developing crops resilient to climate change are the goals of two University of Guelph research projects that will receive a total of almost $900,000 in federal funding. Plant agriculture professor Manish Raizada and Prof. Merritt Turetsky, Department of Integrative Biology, will receive three-year Strategic Partnership Grants …

U of G Bioproducts Research Awarded $1 million

A University of Guelph research project to turn co-products from ethanol production into new products has been awarded $1 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and three industry partners. The five-year project, called the Bioproducts Agri-Science Cluster, will receive $700,000 from AAFC’s AgriScience Program and $300,000 from IGPC Ethanol, Competitive Green Technologies and Greenfield …

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U of G to Mark Day of Mourning on Friday

The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast at noon on April 26 to mark the Day of Mourning in Canada. The flags will remain at half-mast until nightfall on April 28. This is the 28th anniversary of the event, observed on April 28 each year to honour people who have died or been injured on the job. A joint …

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New Associate Vice-President (Physical Resources) Named

Harry Bakker has been appointed as the University of Guelph’s new associate vice-president (physical resources). His appointment begins in June. As executive director of facilities at the University of Waterloo for the past three years, Bakker has overseen 400 employees and provided strategic oversight on an annual $50-million operating expense budget and $175-million new capital …

U of G Well-Represented in Women of Distinction Celebration

Several women with University of Guelph connections will be honoured in this year’s YMCA-YWCA of Guelph annual Women of Distinction celebration. Of the 20 women being recognized this year, half are U of G faculty, staff or alumna. Women of Distinction celebrates women who are role models, pioneers and exceptional achievers in Guelph and Wellington …

U of G Creative Writing Team Wins Lit Jam at Toronto International Festival of Authors

A childhood story about two siblings who get stuck while time travelling, improvised by a team of three University of Guelph creative writing students, has won this year’s Toronto International Festival of Authors’ Lit Jam. The interactive storytelling competition involves prompts from audience members that spark the imaginations of team members. Among the post-secondary creative …

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U of G Student Finalist in SSHRC’s Storytellers Competition

Finding ways to keep non-urban women safe from intimate partner violence is the research goal of Danielle Bader, a University of Guelph student who has reached the finals of the annual Storytellers challenge run by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). This communications contest run by the federal granting agency challenges post-secondary students …

U of G’s ‘Chicken Whisperer’ to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Dubbed the “chicken whisperer,” University of Guelph animal biosciences professor emeritus Ian Duncan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Frederic A. McGrand Lifetime Achievement Award from Humane Canada. Humane Canada brings together SPCAs and humane societies from across the country. The award “acknowledges outstanding contributions to animal welfare in Canada,” said Barbara Cartwright, …

Engineering Prof Among Canada’s New AI Chairs

University of Guelph engineering professor Graham Taylor has been named among 17 Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chairs. An expert in machine learning in U of G’s School of Engineering and head of a new multidisciplinary AI graduate program on campus, Taylor was named along with other experts today from across Canada under an expansion …