In memoriam: Dr. Denis Lynn 1947-2018

The College of Biological Science extends its sincere sympathies to the family, friends, colleagues and students of Dr. Denis Lynn, College Professor Emeritus, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 26 on Calvert Island, British Columbia.

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg and Prof. Coral Murrant

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg attends screening of The Woman Who Loves Giraffes at U of G

On February 11, 2019, the College of Biological Science (CBS) hosted Dr. Anne Innis Dagg for a screening of the film about her life and work, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes. A remarkable film that has received wide critical acclaim, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes has been inspiring audiences across Canada since it opened in Toronto last October. Dr. Dagg was accompanied by the film’s director Alison Reid and producers Paul Zimic and Joanne Jackson.

David Ma in The Globe and Mail discusses alcohol and Canada's new food guide

A move by Ottawa to use Canada's food guide to drill home the dangers of chronic alcohol use caught some nutrition and addiction experts by surprise, but they welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy.

"It's sort of been the elephant in the corner of the room," says University of Guelph nutrition professor David Ma, university research leadership chair and director of the Guelph Family Health Study.

John Fryxell on the counting skills of wild animals on CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks

John Fryxell, the executive director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at The University of Guelph explains that animals can be trained to evaluate the number of objects with some accuracy, especially if there is a food reward.

But generally, animals in the wild, like wolves in a pack, can measure relative magnitude in terms of ratio, rather than actual counting when it comes to an encounter with prey or predators. This is also true of primates and some birds. Humans also do better at assessing ratio or proportions rather than actual numbers.

CBS Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Awards 2018

Congratulations to the staff and faculty members who were recently recognized for their teaching and mentoring excellence in the College of Biological Science. These awards recognize teaching innovation, impact on student learning and a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Faculty Teaching Award of Excellence: Prof. Amy Newman

Staff Teaching Award of Excellence: Charlene Winchcombe-Forhan

Graduate Student Teaching Award: Kamil Chatila-Amos

Graduate Mentoring Award of Excellence: Prof. Jamie Burr

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