Showcasing the success of Partnership programs and research
More food, less space: that’s the mantra of those trying to figure out how we’ll feed future populations as arable land becomes less available.
One answer is microgreens, vegetable greens that are picked directly after the first leaves have developed — specifically, after sprouting of the cotyledons, which are the initial leaves that are visible after successful germination of the seed.
Deus Mugabe, HQP Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Plant Agriculture, is researching Canadian soybean breeding and genetics with a twist.
Omid Norouzi, a PhD candidate and Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) scholar in the School of Engineering, aims to cut global greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and food waste by converting that waste into fuel.
What impact does the HQP program have on #HQPScholars and their future careers? Hear directly from some of the 2019 HQP program scholars in these videos and testimonials, hosted on the website of our joint funder and partner Food from Thought.
Join us on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. The session will take place online on Microsoft Teams.
The HQP Scholarship Program provides financial support for students entering or within their first year of an established graduate program at the University of Guelph. Academic studies will be governed by the guidelines and regulations of the student’s home department.
The Call is open from Nov. 23, 2020 until Jan. 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
The Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Program, supported by OMAFRA and the Food from Thought program, thanks in part to funding from the Canada Research Excellence Fund, provides scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students working in program areas that relate to OMAFRA research priority areas.
The provincial government and the University of Guelph have partnered through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and the University’s Food from Thought program to deliver enhanced training to graduate students.
Tools such as the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) program play a big role in developing future leaders who aim to participate fully in research innovation. The program provides industry access, educational opportunities and funding to students with promise in research excellence.