Ontario Agricultural College Faculty Awards for 2022

Each year, the OAC Alumni Foundation presents the G.P. McRostie Faculty Award to a faculty member who plays a significant role in education and the OAC Alumni Association chooses three faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, research or extension. Congratulations to:

Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree, School of Environmental Sciences, recipient of the G.P. McRostie Faculty Award, which recognizes the importance of effective advising and mentoring by faculty who play a significant role in the education of OAC students. 

U of G researchers aim to make ‘smart farming’ work for greater food security

Just as farmers work to protect their crops and livestock from pests and disease, technology providers, governments and farmers need to recognize potential risks associated with cyberattacks and data misuse that come with ever more pervasive “smart farming” technology, said Dr. Rozita Dara, a professor in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Read the story on U of G News.

A new green building for the Guelph Turfgrass Institute

Sustainable features and new spaces for students at the new G.M. Frost Research and Information Centre are the focus of this article in Guelph Today. The new building was largely funded by the Government of Ontario through the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO).

Read the full article on Guelph Today.

Ontario farmers and their families can now access more mental health supports

A mental health literacy training program developed by U of G researchers for the agriculture community is one of three services offered to farmers by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

Andria Jones-Bitton, director of Well-Being Programming at the Ontario Veterinary College at U of G and one of the lead researchers for In The Know, is interviewed in this CBC article.

Bio-based materials and ingredients displayed on a table.

Scientists one step closer to a sustainable bale wrap

University of Guelph researchers have reached the “holy bale” in their quest to create a biodegradable alternative to about 3,500 tonnes of petroleum-based plastic hay bale and silage wrap used in Ontario each year.

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