Three Alliance-funded researchers receive U of G Research Excellence Awards

Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury, Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister and Dr. David Renaud received the award, which is sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost.

These awards celebrate the research, training and knowledge mobilization achievements of recently tenured faculty members.

Dr. Shayan Sharif, wearing a suit and tie, stands in front of a scenic U of G window

New U of G interim associate vice-president research to oversee Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance

Dr. Shayan Sharif has been appointed U of G’s new interim associate vice-president research (agri-food partnership). In this role, Sharif will oversee the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph, providing strategic management and support to the largest single research agreement at the University.

Follow the data: Wearable sensors bring proactive management to herd health

Researchers with Dairy at Guelph at the University of Guelph are studying precision technologies, including wearable activity trackers and automatic feeders, to notch up knowledge and optimize their value to farmers.

In veterinary medicine, particularly within the dairy industry, wearable activity monitors provide similar benefits in research and in practice. High tech tools and data technology increasingly play a key role in enhancing animal health, optimizing production and providing whole herd analysis much faster than could previously be done using manual methods.

A line of officials in suits cut a ribbon in front of the modern white barns of the Ontario Swine Research Centre

Alliance to manage new $20-million swine research centre in Elora

The University of Guelph joined representatives from the Ontario Government and Ontario Pork today to celebrate the opening of the Ontario Swine Research Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that will enhance the province’s capacity for research, innovation and the development of new technology to benefit Ontario pork producers and consumers. Read more on the U of G News site.

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