Food Scientist Recognized for Nutraceutical Research

University of Guelph food science professor Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, who researches bioactive compounds found in food, has received a Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research from the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS).

The award, supported by Abbott Laboratories Co., recognizes an investigator’s overall contribution to research.

U of G Names Gwen Chapman Provost, Vice-President (Academic)

The University of Guelph’s Board of Governors has named Dr. Gwen Chapman as provost and vice-president (academic). Her five-year term begins May 1.

The announcement was made today by U of G president Dr. Charlotte Yates, who chaired the selection committee for the position.

“I am delighted to inform the U of G community that Dr. Chapman will be our next provost,” Yates said.

Continue reading, "U of G Names Gwen Chapman Provost, Vice-President (Academic)" here.

Our Sympathies: Herb Driver

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Herbert 'Herb' Driver on March 16, 2021. Herb was a professor of agricultural economics in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics for 18 years. 

Viewing and slideshow will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Herb's obituary can be found here.

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New Communications Manager

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Jordan Terpstra as the new Communications Manager while Stephanie Craig is on leave. He begins in the role on March 22, 2021.

Terpstra transitions to this position from his role as the OAC Communications and Events Coordinator, a position he has held since 2018. He has been responsible for managing OAC’s social media, website, and internal newsletter, as well as executing multiple OAC events. 

College Royal Goes Virtual in 97th Year

The University of Guelph’s iconic College Royal open house will happen virtually this year.

In its 97th year, the event runs March 20-21 at

Unlike a typical year, when thousands of people visit campus to take in events, displays and learning experiences, the 2021 edition of the open house will bring some of those offerings into homes via the web.

Continue reading, "College Royal Goes Virtual in 97th Year" here.

Our Sympathies: Yves Surry

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Yves Surry on March 6, 2021. Surry received his PhD in 1988 from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business (now the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics).

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences posted a remembrance article here

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Meet Marika, environment and resource management student

Marika Bowrin is in her second year of the Bachelor of Science program, majoring in Environmental Science – Environment and Resource Management. She grew up in a small country in the West Indies, and aims to center her career around renewable energy resources.

New Scandrett Family Scholarship in Indigenous Environmental Science

A new scholarship is available for students entering the Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice (BIESP) program. The $2,600 “Scandrett Family Scholarship in Indigenous Environmental Science” will be awarded annually to a student entering the program who showcases strong leadership in volunteer activities within the environmental sector and/or the community. The endowed scholarship was established by the Scandrett family to promote the engagement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders in developing productive, sustainable and environmentally-sound land use practices and policies.

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