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Provincewide Shutdown and Stay-at-Home Order in Effect, U of G Teaching, Services Affected

Updated: January 13, 2021 University of Guelph services and activities continue to be affected by the provincewide shutdown and the recently announced stay-at-home order that will last at least 28 days. To keep the U of G community informed, we are posting updates to the “University of Guelph Measures During COVID-19 Provincewide Shutdown” section on …

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New U of G Professorship Focuses on Companion Animal Nutrition

Dr. Caitlin Grant aims to ensure that pets eat right and that veterinarians have the information they need to provide sound advice to pet owners about the importance of proper nutrition for companion animal health. The three-time University of Guelph grad has joined the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) as the holder of the new  Nestlé Purina Professorship in Companion Animal Nutrition. Nestlé …

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U of G Partners with Mitacs to Enhance Experiential Learning for Cybersecurity Students

Establishing about 100 internships over the next five years for students in the University of Guelph’s master of cybersecurity and threat intelligence (MCTI) program is the goal of a new partnership with Mitacs. U of G and Mitacs, a national research organization, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide funding for MCTI students …

Researchers Receive Funding From Canada Research Chairs Program

Four University of Guelph researchers aim to improve food, health, sustainability and cybersecurity with $3.1 million in new federal funding under the prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program. The funding is part of a $195-million federal investment announced today by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, for 259 new and renewed chairs at 47 institutions across Canada. At U of G, new chairs will …

Province Awards U of G Funding for Campus Upgrades, Repairs

The University of Guelph has received $15 million from the Ontario government to support critical upgrades and repairs to campus facilities. It’s part of a provincial $466-million capital funding investment to help colleges and universities address deferred maintenance. The announcement was made Dec. 16 by David Piccini, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Colleges and …

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U of G Leading Global Dairy Farming Genomics Project

Improved human, animal and environmental health is the goal of a $12-million, University of Guelph-led international genomics project expected to revolutionize breeding in Canada’s multibillion-dollar dairy farming industry. The four-year project will be the first large-scale project integrating novel genetic traits for fertility, health and feed efficiency into a national database to help farmers and …

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New U of G Environmental Science Program Rooted in Indigenous Wisdom, Practice

Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to environmental protection will come together in a new University of Guelph degree program that is the first of its kind in Canada. The four-year bachelor of Indigenous environmental science and practice (BIESP) program will be launched next fall. Based in the Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) School of Environmental Sciences, the …

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U of G Partners with SVG Ventures to Accelerate Innovation in Canada’s Agri-Food Sector

Silicon Valley powerhouse SVG Ventures’ THRIVE and the University of Guelph – “Canada’s food university” – have partnered to accelerate innovation in the Canadian agri-food sector by creating a platform for agri-food entrepreneurs and start-ups to gain access to impactful, technology-driven research. SVG Ventures and University of Guelph have signed a memorandum of understanding to …

Hazardous Weather Procedures During COVID-19

The University of Guelph has temporarily modified its hazardous weather procedures in response to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Only face-to-face classes and exams being held on campus would be affected by inclement weather and the closure of the physical campus. Winter weather is not expected to significantly affect most U of G courses, currently …