News related to covid-19

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U of G researchers aim to inform post-COVID rural policy

A University of Guelph study of COVID-19 in small and rural communities emphasizes that government policy needs to include the pandemic experiences of those communities.

Dr. Leith Deacon, a professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the Ontario Agricultural College, conducted a large-scale quantitative survey in nine Ontario counties. He and his team examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted those living in small and rural communities to help governments develop more informed policy.

A customer scanning a food item at an automated check-out, an icon banner at the bottom that says Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research, 2020/21 Agri-Food Yearbook

Say hello to more automated shopping

Technological advancements in shopping systems, particularly automated shopping, have shown value during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Simon Somogyi, a professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, has looked at consumer behaviour patterns in grocery stores and how technological advancements can limit contact between shoppers. 

Woman wearing a mask and gloves looking at meat in a grocery store. Accompanying caption: Laboratory Services Division received accreditation for 93 tests by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

#BehindtheNumbers: 93 accredited tests for food quality and safety

The Laboratory Services Division is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Canadian Association of Laboratory Accreditation to the International Organization of Standardization standard 17025 (ISO/IEC 17025:2017).

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