NEW YORK BOOK LAUNCH SETA new book by Judith Nasby, director of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, on Guelph-born artist Rolph Scarlett will have its New York City launch Feb. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Washburn Gallery. During the event, Nasby will give a talk on the book, Rolph Scarlett: Painter, Designer, Jeweller, which is the first critical retrospective of the artist's life and 75-year career.
MAXIE NAMED TO COUNCILGrant Maxie, manager of the Animal Health Lab in Laboratory Services, will serve a three-year term on the council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) as a councillor for Region 4, U of G. The CVO, which operates under the Veterinarians Act to ensure protection of the public interest, is the licensing body for vets in Ontario. Maxie will serve on the discipline committee and as council liaison to the OVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital advisory board.
SYNGENTA FUNDS RESEARCH PhD candidates Christopher Cutler and Nathan Owen-Going of the Department of Environmental Biology have been awarded the Syngenta Scholarship in Sustainable Agriculture, which supports graduate research that focuses on creating a balance in agriculture among social, environmental and economic factors. Cutler is investigating a selective insect growth regulator to manage Colorado potato beetles. Owen-Going is studying the removal of plant byproducts from hydroponic systems.
LA STUDENTS CAPTURE TOP DESIGN AWARDS
U of G landscape architecture students swept the top awards in the annual Aggregate Property Rehabilitation Student Design Competition sponsored by the Ontario Aggregate Resources Organization. Members of the first-place team were Alain Lamontagne, Jennifer Mazenauer and Jessica Philips, who presented “Waterscape: Rejuvenation of Life . . . Aberfoyle Pit.” Second place went to Stephanie Jarvis for “Links at the Lakes.” Tied for third place were “Green Means Grow” (Mary Anne Young, Lisa Liu and Kathryn Tutkaluk) and “Nature's Refuge” (Rachael McLean, Meghan Stewart, Luke Jefferson and Katelyn Inlow).
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