A new $1-million, 10-year gift to the University of Guelph for an inaugural Distinguished Research Excellence Chair in Sustainable Materials will be provided by Competitive Green Technologies (CGTech).
There is a $750 prize for a new agri-food category, supported by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance. Share your compelling research stories! Get the full details and submit your photo(s) by November 3.
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 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.
This meeting is an opportunity for faculty to join program staff and U of G Research Program Directors to learn more about the proposal development and review process and hear advice and tips for preparing high quality proposals for the Tier 1 call.
Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, have partnered to enhance the Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship (DHA) program to reach more students interested in a professional career as a herdsperson.
Read the full story on the U of G news site: Dairy Farmers of Ontario Partners With U of G’s Ridgetown Campus on Dairy Apprenticeship
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.
Scheduled to start in Fall 2024, the new master of plant agriculture program will address the demands of employers in the private and public sectors who are looking for professionals with advanced expertise in plant breeding, crop production and plant science.
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.
U of G researchers Dr. Erica Pensini, in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Alejandro Marangoni, in the Ontario Agricultural College, are working on a biodegradable plant-based hay wrap alternative. Read more about this Alliance-funded project: Scientists one step closer to a sustainable bale wrap