Retirement Celebration Planned for Marg Carter

A retirement celebration honouring Marg Carter’s 35 years of dedicated service to the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers Local 4120 will be held May 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bullring. Admission is $5 per person. In lieu of a gift, donations will be directed to the United Steelworkers Local 4120 Undergraduate …

PhD Student to Study Peruvian Women Farmers

Silvia Sarapura, a PhD student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, has received a 2009-10 Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grant to study the livelihoods of indigenous women growing native potato crops in Peru. She will work with Graham Thiele from the International Potato Centre in the South American country.

GOAL Initiative Encourages Staff Achievement and Learning

A program to encourage ongoing staff achievement and learning has been launched at U of G. The GOAL initiative, which stands for Generating Ongoing Achievement and Learning, will focus on performance planning, performance assessment and staff development, says Linda Watt, manager of learning and development in Human Resources. Materials to assist with activities such as …

U of G Community Mourns Prof. Alexander Ross

A funeral service will be held April 26 for University professor emeritus Alexander Ross, who died April 16 at the age of 94. He joined the Ontario Agricultural College faculty in 1956 and, after the University was established, served as chair of the Department of English until 1974. He retired in 1978. Prof. Ross was …

Library Displays Its Archives

Every visitor to the U of G Library will now get a taste of what’s hidden downstairs in the library’s archives and special collections. Display cases installed earlier this month on the main floor will hold a revolving selection of items from the collections, says Kathryn Harvey, head of Archives and Special Collections. Located just …

Visitors Can Connect to U of G Wireless Network

Visiting faculty, researchers, alumni and campus partners can now securely connect to the University’s wireless network via a new web-based portal created by Computing and Communication Services (CCS). The U of G Guest Access Server provides visitors with limited access to the University’s network. Departments, units and organizations that have an ongoing need to grant …

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 …