RISE Conference

The University of Guelph hosted women in leadership, alumni, graduate and undergraduate students in a conference focusing on career transitions and development for women in Engineering programs.  Workshops, career panels and keynotes focused on skills for young women to advance in engineering and leadership positions, with leaders from Walmart Canada, Pepsico Inc, Apotex and others mentoring young engineering women.  Mary Wells, Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences noted that  "this first conference of its kind at Guelph was an overwhelming success, providing an importan

Prof. Beth Parker wins M. King Hubbert Award

On August 28, 2018, The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) announced the recipients of the 2018 NGWA Awards of Excellence. Professor Beth Parker from the University of Guelph's School of Engineering was among the award winners. She was awarded the M. King Hubbert Award—presented to a person who has made a major science or engineering contribution to the groundwater industry through research, technical papers, teaching, and practical applications. Congratulations, Prof. Parker!

CEPS Prof. Talks Meteors and Earth on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks

Prof. Joanne O’Meara talked to CBC’s Quirks and Quarks on Aug. 31 about whether Earth gains weight as the result of meteor showers.

A professor and associate chair in the Department of Physics at U of G, O’Meara said Earth does gain weight — about 40,000 tonnes each year — due to space dust and remnants of meteors and asteroids. She added that this planet also loses weight from about 90,000 tonnes of hydrogen that escape Earth annually.

New Director, School of Computer Science

It is with the greatest pleasure that I inform you that, after a competitive search process, Professor Minglun Gong has agreed to serve as Director, School of Computer Science (SoCS) in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), commencing May 1st, 2019.

Interim Director, School of Computer Science

Dr. Yang Xiang has agreed to become the Interim Director of the School of Computer Science (SoCS) starting September 1st, 2018 for a period of four months.

Appointment of Prof. Bill Van Heyst as CEPS Associate Dean (External Relations)

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Bill Van Heyst as the Associate Dean (External Relations). His five-year term begins on September 1, 2018.

In this role, Professor Van Heyst will be responsible for issues relating to alumni and development activities, external research partnerships, community outreach and other stakeholder communities.

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