Engineering Prof Named Woman of Distinction

University of Guelph engineering professor Andrea Bradford is one of several women to be honoured at this year’s YMCA-YWCA of Guelph annual Women of Distinction celebration. Bradford is an internationally recognized water resource engineer who studies water management for wetlands and rivers. She researches urban water systems, low-impact development, and stream and wetland restoration. The …

Collection at Centre for Biodiversity Genomics Surpasses 5 Million Specimens

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics’ natural history collection at U of G reached an important milestone in February, processing its five millionth barcoded specimen. The CBG’s collections unit has sorted, processed and archived barcoded specimens from around the world since 2006. Since then, the globally unique collection has grown steadily, with each specimen fully digitized, …

New Arboretum Director Named

A new director has been appointed to the University of Guelph Arboretum. Justine Richardson, an experienced manager focused on facilitating interdisciplinary research and community engagement, will step into the position effective February 3. The Arboretum is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Ontario. It is home to more than 40,000 specimens in …

Update about Dave Scott-Thomas, U of G’s Running Program

The University of Guelph is deeply concerned and troubled by information it recently received concerning Dave Scott-Thomas, who was terminated on Dec. 16, 2019, from his position as the head of U of G’s track and field and cross-country program. The University strives to provide student-athletes with an environment that is safe, positive, respectful and …

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U of G Presidential Candidate Brief Finalized

The candidate brief for the University of Guelph’s ninth president and vice-chancellor has been finalized and is available on the presidential search website. The brief reflects the input of over 3,000 members of the University community who engaged with the Presidential Selection Committee through surveys, e-mails and in-person meetings. As the committee moves towards considering …

Billes Reappointed Chancellor

Martha Billes has been appointed to a second term as chancellor of the University of Guelph. U of G’s Senate approved the reappointment during its November meeting, extending her tenure until April of 2023. “I am delighted that Martha has agreed to continue as our chancellor,” said president Franco Vaccarino. “She has done a wonderful …

U of G Releases Annual Report on National Femicide Rates

A woman or girl is killed every three days in Canada, with a total of 118 killed by violence in 2019, according to the latest report from the University of Guelph-led Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA). The annual #CallItFemicide report provides statistics and insights into the killing of women and girls in …