New U of G Research Leadership Chairs highlight breadth of U of G expertise leveraged by the Alliance

Ten University of Guelph faculty members studying everything from bio-renewable fuels to healthy workplaces to companion animal nutrition have been named University of Guelph Research Leadership Chairs (RLCs). 

Congratulations to all recipients, including the following Alliance-funded researchers whose work has contributed to the research and innovation needs of today's agri-food sector:

Long-term plot research yielding insights into soil health

Cutting-edge research into soil health continues in Ontario, led by a University of Guelph team.

For years, Dr. Laura Van Eerd’s team has been quantifying changes in soil health over time using indicators such as soil organic carbon (SOC) and total nitrogen (TN) storage level, which can vary in quantity due to tillage system, crop rotation, cover crop use and N application.

New and renewed professorship funding will support dry bean research at Ontario Crops Research Centre

Growing dry beans more efficiently and sustainably is the goal of a new gift from the Ontario Bean Growers (OBG) to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)

Including these gifts from OBG and an anonymous donor, a total of $2 million will help support the OBG Assistant Professorship in Weed Sciences faculty position at U of G’s Ridgetown Campus.

U of G scholarships to address labour shortages in agri-food sector

Addressing the gap of highly skilled talent in the agri-food sector and promoting the University of Guelph as a destination of choice for students from around the world are the focus of several new scholarships.

Thanks to a $2-million gift from U of G alumnus Andy Wilder (BSc Agr. ‘84), three new scholarships have been created to attract top Canadian and international students to the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) to pursue a career in the Canadian agri-food sector.  

A sustainable food future: supporting OAC researchers and graduates to enhance food security

An Alliance Special Initiatives project led by Dr. Silvia Sarapura, professor in U of G's Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), aims to improve food security among First Nations communities in northern Ontario. 

The project is featured as part of a series exploring the ways in which OAC creates a more efficient, prosperous and sustainable global agriculture and food system.

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