Prof Tells CP About Potential, Challenges in Restaurant Surcharges to Fund Benefits

Prof. Michael von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed by the Canadian Press May 10 about the practice in some restaurants of adding a consumer surcharge to pay for employee benefits. The story ran in various Canadian media outlets, including CTV News, CityNews.ca and Metro News. Von Massow said the practice — including one …

Conference, New Position Aim to Support Aboriginal Learners, Educators

Encouraging and strengthening Aboriginal wellness is the focus of a national conference taking place at the University of Guelph this week. The event comes amid efforts to enhance U of G support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners and educators. The National Aboriginal Physical Activity and Wellness Conference will bring together athletes, sports administrators, …

U of G Prof to Head $6.6-Million, International Climate Change, Indigenous Food Security Project

When it comes to climate change, the greatest threat to human health and survival may surprise some people, says a University of Guelph professor. Extreme temperatures, droughts and natural disasters have numerous direct and indirect effects on human health, but the most dire is the threat to food systems, security and safety, said Sherilee Harper. …

Students Design Race Car for International Competition

University of Guelph students are off to the races this week with their made-in-Guelph, high-performance race car. The Gryphon Racing Team will compete in the Formula SAE Michigan, an annual student design competition. The event includes 120 university and college teams worldwide, and will be held at the Michigan International Speedway. Before leaving, team members showed …

U of G Student Selected in CFL Draft

A University of Guelph student was selected in the 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) draft Sunday. Receiver Jacob Scarfone was a sixth-round draft pick for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Scarfone, a commerce student, missed the Gryphons’ 2016 football season due to a knee injury. In 2015, he set a U of G single-season record of 940 …

OVC Prof Wins Governor General’s Award for Innovation

A University of Guelph professor has won a prestigious 2017 Governor General’s Award for Innovation, it was announced today. Bonnie Mallard, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, will receive one of six awards to be presented by Governor General David Johnston May 23 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Johnston congratulated Mallard and other award recipients …

Bee Study Featured in National Media

Prof. Nigel Raine‘s study showing neonictinoid pestsicides are threatening wild bees’ spring breeding was garnered national media attention. Stories on the School of Environmental Sciences professor’s research were featured in the Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada International and CBC News. The study is the first to link exposure to thiamethoxam, one of the most commonly used …

Prof to Address National Finance Senate Committee

A University of Guelph professor will share his knowledge of rural Canada with the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance May 3. Ryan Gibson, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will testify during a 6:45 p.m. session in Ottawa. His testimony will be available online via video webcast. The committee has been studying design and delivery …

University Launches New Wellness@Work Initiative

Improving health and well-being in the workplace is the purpose of a new program for faculty and staff at the University of Guelph. The Wellness@Work initiative, to be launched May 3, is intended to support a thriving workforce, said Don O’Leary, vice-president (finance, administration and risk). Tailored to the University’s culture, the initiative will focus …

Prof Discusses History of Marijuana Legislation With CBC Radio

History professor Catherine Carstairs was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition May 2, and the interview was featured in a CBCNews.ca article. Canada first enacted marijuana legislation in 1923, likely in response to a growing number of American states banning the drug — despite little evidence of widespread marijuana use in Canada, Carstairs says. She believes …

U of G to ‘Shine Green’ for Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness will get the green light this week at the University of Guelph. Johnston Hall, the Gryphon statue and the University entrance at Gordon Street and College Avenue will be lit green May 1 to 7 to mark the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. More than 70 landmarks across Ontario, including …