News

Leading research and advancements in social science! Another successful year for our college, with a number of faculty being awarded the SSHRC Insights Grant.

Research and advancements in the social sciences and humanities is vital for expanding our understanding and knowledge of individuals, groups, societies and the world. Such research can guide how we address economic, cultural, social, environmental and technological issues. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recognizes and supports research excellence in these areas and awards individuals and groups with funding with the goal of building knowledge and understanding to better inform the research community as well as the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

How to avoid a Halloween sugar disaster

Jess HainesFor many people, Halloween means dressing their kids up like cute little superheroes. Unfortunately, the holiday can also stress many parents as they try to manage the deluge of candy that children bring home from trick-or-treating.

Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction

Francesco LeriNew research from the University of Guelph's laboratory of behavioral neuroscience suggests a diet high in refined sugars could make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and possible overdose. 

Call for Nominations: Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph Logo

The Arrell Food Institute is awarding two prizes worth $125,000 each for individuals or groups who have made significant contributions toward a more sustainable, safe, equitable and nutritious global food system. 

Internationally renowned experts discuss the strengths, challenges and opportunities for conservation in Canada

As our demands on rural landscapes intensify, our climate changes and our concern for the natural environment grows, the need for innovative ways to address current and emerging environmental issues is critical. Sharing knowledge and promoting conversations around conservation in Canada is an integral part of contemporary and inclusive Environmental Governance.

Conflict and climate change lead to rise in global hunger

Evan FraserGlobal hunger has dropped each year between 2005 and 2016 and development officials were considering that we could be on our way to eradicating hunger. However, this year showed a 4.5 per cent increase in those experiencing daily hunger, which is an increase of 38 million people. The increase is because of conflict and climate change. 

Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Prof elected to College of Scholars

Image of Carla Rice Family Relations and Applied Nutrition professor, Carla Rice, was among two other University of Guelph Professors to be elected into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Elected for her exceptional contribution to her field of study, which is helping people relate across differences and address power in affirmative ways.  

Study finds parents tend to pack more sugary snacks in girls lunches compared to boys

Photo of Jess HainesJess Haines, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Professor as well as associate director of the Guelph Family Healthy Study at the University of Guelph, has found that parents tend to pack snacks higher in sugar for their girls lunches compared to boys lunches.  The study looked at kids between 18 months and 5 years.

Research underway in Yukon to develop quick FASD screening

Photo of Kaitlyn McLachlanPsychology Professor, Kaitlyn McLachlan, is leading a new project in Yukon that will use EEG machines and video to record eye movements aiming to detect Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) sooner.  Earlier detection could help direct resources to peple with FASD much sooner. The goal is to develop "validated, fast, reliable and efficient screening technologies," that allow for quick evaluations.

News Archive