Sky Gilbert Play Opens in Toronto

What if Sky Gilbert wrote The Drawer Boy? That’s the question asked in publicity releases about U of G drama professor Sky Gilbert’s new play, Reconciliation, which opens April 15 at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. And the play itself is the answer. “It’s about the country versus city dichotomy and the …

Gryphon Runners Compete at World Championships

Two Gryphon athletes ran for Canada at the 17th annual World University Cross Country Championships this past weekend in Kingston, Ont. It was the first time the event had been held outside of Europe or Africa; about 30 countries participated. Lindsay Carson, a third-year biological engineering student at U of G, placed 11th overall, the …

U of G Offers Free Electronic Waste Collection

Members of the University of Guelph community are invited to dispose of obsolete electronics and ink cartridges during the week-long collection April 12 to 16. Computer equipment, televisions, microwaves, speakers, cameras, cell phones and ink cartridges from your home, lab or office can be dropped off free at disposal containers located in Peter Clark Hall, …

Runners Selected as Athletes of the Year

Track-and-field and cross-country runners Rachel Cliff and Kyle Boorsma were selected as U of G’s Athletes of the Year for 2009-2010. They were among the student athletes who were honoured April 8 at the Guelph Gryphons awards banquet held at the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre. Cliff, a fourth-year biomedical toxicology student, helped lead her cross-country …

New Football Coach Named

The University’s Department of Athletics has announced Stuart Lang as U of G’s new head football coach. Lang takes over the program from Kyle Walters, who stepped down in February to become special teams co-ordinator with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. This past season, Lang served as the receivers coach with …

Former Ridgetown Campus Director Dies

Gary Ablett, the former director of U of G’s Ridgetown Campus and a U of G graduate, died April 4 at the age of 58. He was a soybean researcher and professor who had taught at Ridgetown since 1979. He also served as acting chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture on the Guelph campus …

Call for Proposals on Collaborative Learning

U of G’s 2010 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference is calling for presentation proposals. Sponsored by the College of Arts and the College of Physical and Engineering Science, the May 11 conference will focus on collaborative teaching and learning. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 12. For more information, go to www.tss.uoguelph.ca/tli, send …

Focus on Pharmaceuticals

The Environmental Science Research Initiative is sponsoring a free workshop on “Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Lesson Learned” Feb. 27 starting at 9 a.m. in the science complex atrium. For more information, visit the website www.comparativephys.ca/ESRI_Workshop.

Benefit Concert Planned For Haiti Relief Feb. 11

U of G hosts a benefit concert for Haiti relief Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall. It features the bands Texting Mackenzie, What She Said, Tristan Raghunan and Josh Doerkson/Nathan Moore. Event sponsors are Student Life, Interhall Council and the college student governments, with support from Hospitality Services and the Brass Taps. …

‘Rumour Mill’ Set

President Alastair Summerlee and provost Maureen Mancuso host a “Rumour Mill” Feb. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 103 of the University Centre. The forum is a chance for the University community to ask questions and separate fact from fiction when it comes to information circulating around campus.

WUSC Hosts Talk By Somalian Refugee

As part of International Development Week, World University Service of Canada presents a talk by Dahabo Noor Abdi, a Somali woman who completed high school in a Kenyan refugee camp and university  in Canada through sponsorship, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the University Centre. A pub night fundraiser for Haiti runs …

Deadline Nears For Last Lecture Applications

Applications are being accepted until Feb. 12 for this year’s student last lecturer. The Last Lecture was designed to provide an opportunity for graduating students to reflect on their time at U of G. Application forms are available at www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/LastLecture.shtml.