Temporary Enhanced Biosecurity Protocol

To assist in efforts to slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the University of Guelph community and across Ontario, the Office of Research is following the University's recommendations regarding travel, self-isolation and social distancing.

Updates to the temporary, enhanced biosecurity protocol are posted on our Biosecurity web page.

Beat disease, eat your beans: Researchers develop motivators for bean consumption in older adults

Beans and other legumes are vital, affordable, nutrient-dense keys to reducing risk of disease, such as obesity and diabetes. That’s especially true for Ontario’s aging population—in Canada, a quarter of all citizens are 65 years or older and naturally prone to health challenges.

To effectively promote the benefits of beans, researchers set out to benchmark and encourage bean consumption in older adults.

Oluwatimileyin Abolarin holding a goat

U of G student discovers agriculture industry through goat reproduction research

Ontario’s goat sector is growing by leaps and bounds, and that’s where field research can be helpful. Agri-food researchers spend time in the field to become familiar with their topic of study. This allows them to learn what producers are facing as they work toward sustainable production.

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Growing Ontario Solutions: The OMAFRA-University of Guelph Agreement Annual Report 2018-19

The University of Guelph is proud to work with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to deliver Ontario solutions with global impact.

With the top agricultural and veterinary sciences programs in Canada, the University of Guelph is committed to meeting opportunities and challenges with world-class research for the benefit of Ontario’s agri-food sector.

Advancing agri-food research and innovation: 2019-20 projects

Research funded by the Government of Ontario and supported by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (Alliance) solves real-world challenges and yields meaningful innovations that ensure the success of the province’s agri-food sector and that promote rural economic development throughout Ontario.

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Building their best herd: HIR technology carries big benefits for dairy producers looking to naturally improve herd health and reduce veterinary treatment costs

Treating sick cows is never fun, for either the animal or the farmer. Just ask dairy producer Brad Hulshof. While he’s in the barn tending an animal, everything else he has to do around the farm takes a back seat. Plus, it’s costly—producers like Hulshof invest about $1,800 in life’s usual necessities (particularly feed) from the time a calf is born, up until the animal calves in turn and starts producing milk. Add the cost of extraordinary veterinary treatment to the mix, and that number can climb appreciably.