Ontario Supports Program to Attract Indian Graduate Students

The Government of Ontario has announced $250,000 in new funding for a program that aims to attract Indian undergraduate students to Canada and promote the benefits of graduate work at Canadian universities. MITACS Globalink was launched last year after a successful pilot program with the University of British Columbia, Simon Frasier University and the University …

Football Gryphons Strengthen Offensive, Defensive Coaching Staff

The Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Kevin MacNeill and Perry Marchese to the Guelph Gryphon football coaching staff. MacNeill, former assistant coach of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds, has been named defensive co-ordinator, and Marchese, former assistant coach of the Bishop’s University Gaiters, is Guelph’s new offensive co-ordinator. MacNeill spent …

Arts Awards to Guelph Theatre Students

Two U of G masters students in theatre have recently been recognized for their work to advance the arts. D’bi Young is the recipient of a 2010 K.M. Hunter Artist Award, which supports projects that advance an individual’s career. The awards are given in the disciplines of dance, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music, theatre and visual …

Professor Barry Smit Honoured by Canadian Association of Geographers

U of G professor and Canada Research Chair Barry Smit has received the 2010 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers. The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting held this month at the University of Regina. Smit was honoured for his “outstanding record of geographic scholarly accomplishment,” which …

CCAE Recognizes U of G Programs, Publications

The University of Guelph was recently honoured by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) with three Prix D’Excellence awards. The awards were handed out June 7 in Victoria, B.C., during CCAE’s annual conference. Hockey Day in Gryphonville captured silver in the “Best Alumni Event” category. The second annual event, held last fall, …

Buildings to Be Demolished

Two obsolete buildings on campus, the Textiles Building and the Environmental Biology Annex, will be demolished this summer. Physical Resources has engaged a general contractor to complete the demolition, and construction fencing has been erected around both sites. Demolition of the Textiles Building, located across from Macdonald Hall, will begin this week and continue throughout …

AIESEC Needs Students to Teach English Overseas

The world’s largest student-run organization is currently recruiting students for its summer program. AIESEC, which has a U of G campus chapter, helps facilitate leadership opportunities through exchange.Students who are interested in becoming involved with AIESEC by teaching English is China and Turkey in July and August are encouraged to  contact Madeline Franks, vice-president of …

Mancuso Honoured by McMaster University

Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic), is among this year’s recipients of McMaster University’s most prestigious honour from its Alumni Association. She was inducted into the university’s Alumni Gallery Thursday night. Known as the “alumni hall of fame,” the Alumni Gallery recognizes the contributions to society of some of McMaster’s most accomplished graduates. Mancuso was …

Documentary Crew Looking for Extras

A documentary film production company that is filming an episode about Lucy Maud Montgomery and U of G graduate Jane Urquhart is looking for four couples to work as extras. The extras will be “stand-ins” to evoke images about Montgomery’s personal relationships. Filming will take place on campus. For information, contact Jacinthe Lauzier at PMA …

U of G to Retain Minors

U of G has decided to retain minors and other secondary areas of study. The decision was finalized  this week by the University’s Senate and based on a recommendation from the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) following a year-long review. The review was carried out by a working group of faculty, staff and students. It …

CPES Creates a New Faculty, CIS Changes its Name

The College of Physical and Engineering Science (CPES) is getting a new faculty and a new name for one of its departments. On May 31, the U of G Senate approved a proposal to create the faculty of physical and mathematical sciences that will include the CPES departments of physics, chemistry, and mathematics and statistics. …

Senate Approves New Majors, Graduate Diploma

U of G will be offering two new majors and a graduate diploma, additions that were approved by Senate during its May 31 meeting. A new co-op option will be introduced to the nanoscience major. Guelph was the first Canadian university to offer a full nanoscience major. The co-op option will involve students completing four …

Prof. Ryan Gregory Receives Young Scientist Award

Prof. Ryan Gregory, Integrative Biology, is the recipient of the 2010 Genetics Society of Canada Robert H. Haynes Young Scientist Award. The Award recognizes a notable paper or series of related papers based on original research in genetics or allied fields. The research must be completed and published by the candidate in a refereed journal …

Profs Go the Extra Mile for Cancer Research

Two University of Guelph psychology professors are going the extra mile June 12 and 13 in support of cancer research. Profs. Deborah Powell and Karl Hennig are cycling to raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation as part of the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. Riders raise a minimum of $2,500 before completing the …

Student Receives Writer’s Trust Grant

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has chosen University of Guelph student Nancy Jo Cullen as this year’s recipient of the $4,000 Dayne Ogilvie Grant for an Emerging Gay Writer. Cullen, who is enrolled in a master’s program in creative writing at Guelph-Humber, is already the author of three collections of poetry: Science Fiction Saint, Pearl, …

College of Arts Faculty Receive Prestigious Fellowships

Three U of G faculty from the College of Arts have received significant international honours for their scholarly work in recent weeks. History professor Catherine Carstairs has been awarded a Fulbright Traditional Scholar Award and will spend the upcoming academic year at the University of California at Davis. She is studying how people use food …

Open Learning Earns Award of Merit

The Office of Open Learning (OOL) has been named a recipient of the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association’s (ORFA) Corporate Award of Merit. This award is presented to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to advancing the association’s mission and vision. The award reflects appreciation for OOL’s ongoing collaboration with ORFA, including its work on …

Student Serves as National Youth Ambassador

U of G student Monique Miller was one of 100 young Canadians who represented their regions at the National Youth Ambassador Caucus in Ottawa this week. The third-year international development student addressed issues such as maternal health, food security and nuclear proliferation. Miller is also a bachelor of arts undergraduate senator on the University of …