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News Release

April 18, 2006

High School Students to Interact at U of G

More than 1,000 university-bound Grade 10 and 11 students from across Ontario are getting ready to descend on the University of Guelph April 27 and 28 for a recruitment conference co-ordinated by the University’s Admission Services.

The Interaction conference gives high school students a chance to experience the living and learning environment of a university community.

Each one-day conference begins at 9 a.m. in Rozanski Hall. Students can choose two hour-long sessions from more than 40 offerings by U of G students, faculty and staff.

Conference session highlights:
“Amazing Food Delicacies You’ve Never Dreamed Of.” Food scientist Massimo Marcone will discuss exotic foods like Kopi Luwak coffee, edible bird’s nest and organ oil.

“University Transition: What It’s Really Like.” Rachel Barreca of Student Life and Counselling Services will give students an idea of what university life is really like through multimedia presentations and panel discussions.

“CSI: Toronto – Investigate This!” University of Guelph-Humber justice studies professor Henri Berube, a former Peel police officer, will discuss how combining professional training and academics can give students a competitive advantage in the justice, law enforcement and private security fields.

“Eat Your Medicine: Edible Vaccines.” Molecular and cellular biology professor Reggie Lo will share how scientists have been making plants into edible vaccines for cows to help combat the pathogens that cause pneumonia.

“Moving Out? Deciding Where to Live While at University.” Marketing and consumer studies professor Jane Londerville will discuss the living options for post-secondary students. The session will conclude with a tour of selected on-campus residences.

Registration is $25 and includes lunch. For more information, visit the Interaction website or call (519) 824-4120, Ext. 58713.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982.

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