Mazyar Fallah

U of G Names New CBS Dean

The University of Guelph has named Mazyar Fallah as its new dean of the College of Biological Science (CBS). Currently associate dean, research and innovation, in the Faculty of Health at York University, Fallah will begin a five-year term Jan. 1, 2021. The announcement was made today by Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic), who …

Graeme Reed

U of G Student Named Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader

University of Guelph PhD student Graeme Reed has been named among the national 2020 top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders in Canada by Corporate Knights. Corporate Knights produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability and publishes a sustainable business magazine. Nominations for this year’s 30 under 30 were opened to the public. …

Jeff Wichtel Reappointed OVC Dean

Prof. Jeff Wichtel has been reappointed dean of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) for a five-year term, effective immediately. The decision, announced today by Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic), follows an extensive review by a committee of faculty, students and staff. “Jeff is known for his passion for veterinary medicine and his steadfast dedication …

U of G Statement re: Shooting at Kabul University

The University of Guelph joins other Canadian institutions in mourning the deaths of university students following a mass shooting in Afghanistan. At least 22 people – most of them believed to be university students — were killed and nearly two dozen injured Monday at Kabul University. It was the second terrorist attack in the region …

Prof. Lawrence Goodridge

U of G Researcher Receives National Funding to Track Outbreaks Using Wastewater

Faster detection of food-borne illness outbreaks by combining wastewater monitoring and social media technologies is the goal of a new $6.5-million project led by University of Guelph food scientist Lawrence Goodridge. Funded by Genome Canada through Ontario Genomics, the new monitoring projects will also track the COVID-19-causing virus in wastewater as an early warning system …

Prof. Tami Martino

U of G Expert on Circadian Medicine to Present at International Webinar

Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, will present at a New York Academy of Sciences international virtual conference on Monday, Nov. 2 called Frontiers in Circadian Medicine. Martino, the founding director of U of G’s Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations, will appear alongside world leaders in the circadian medicine field, including Michael Young, who was …

Province Invests in U of G Research to Build Resiliency in Agri-Food Sector

The government of Ontario is investing $6.52-million in University of Guelph research to help find ways to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests, improve soil health and water quality and quantity and boost productivity and profitability for farmers. These research projects are funded through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a longstanding collaboration between …