U of G Staffer Wins Violence Prevention Award

A University of Guelph Alumni Association advancement manager has received a provincial award for his efforts to end sexual violence and harassment against women. Chris Moulton was announced July 4 as a recipient of the provincial Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Award for summer 2017. The awards are presented by White Ribbon, a group dedicated …

New U of G Awards Honour Research Excellence

The University of Guelph has created two new internal awards to recognize research excellence and innovation. The inaugural recipients of U of G’s Research Excellence Awards and Research Leadership Chairs were announced this week. Created by the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, the awards will be made annually. “The awards recognize …

Sweet Corn Nanoparticles, Immuno-Genetics Research Receive Innovation of the Year Awards

Two University of Guelph innovations — sweet corn nanoparticles and genetic testing technology for livestock — have received this year’s Innovation of the Year awards for U of G inventions. The annual awards from the Office of Research and the Catalyst Centre recognize faculty members for creative strategies or products that make a difference in …

Swimming Lessons May Not Keep Kids Safe in Water: Psychology Prof

Prof. Barbara Morrongiello, Psychology, was interviewed by CBC News July 4, Global News June 27 and CTV News June 28. She discussed what parents and caregivers should know about keeping young children safe while swimming. Morrongiello said parents often overestimate children’s ability when they are taking swimming lessons, and that tragedies can happen in seconds. She …

Multiculturalism Focus of Political Science Prof’s Interview With Chatelaine

Prof. David MacDonald, Political Science, was interviewed by Chatelaine June 29 about multiculturalism, including how second- and third-generation Canadians view Canadian society and whether they see themselves reflected in areas such as politics and policing. MacDonald said many of these individuals, who are often visible minorities, feel the state fails to reflect Canada’s growing diversity. He …

U of G Helps Spark ‘The Conversation Canada’

The University of Guelph is a founding partner in a new national non-profit media network launching today that invites professors and researchers to write expert articles for distribution in Canada and internationally. Articles for The Conversation Canada are written by researchers and academics and edited by experienced journalists. The articles are published online under Creative …

U of G Prof Leading Expert on Canada Day

Few, if any, people know more about Canada Day than U of G professor Matthew Hayday. The history professor has written numerous research papers, articles, book chapters and columns on the topic. He has spoken about the July 1 celebration in talks across the country, and co-edited a book about Canada’s national days and holidays …

U of G Grad Wins Trillium Book Award

A University of Guelph graduate has won a 2017 Trillium Book Award, considered Ontario’s premier literary prize. Melanie Mah was named the winner in the English-language category for her novel The Sweetest One, a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl’s connection to her hometown. The book was based on her MFA thesis while at U …