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Arboretum Hosts Celebration of Indigenous Ways of Learning at U of G

Ondose. In Ojibwe, it means “to walk from a certain place.”

Brad Howie, the former Anishnaabe environmental educator at the University of Guelph Arboretum, knows how the story of a journey is just as important as its culmination. In his case, the journey was his master’s degree in environmental science, which took place as U of G was welcoming its first students to the new bachelor of Indigenous environmental science and practice (BIESP) program.

Our Sympathies: James Rude

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of James Rude (PhD ’93) on May 6, 2022. James completed his PhD in agricultural economics in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resouce Economics. His obituary is available here. 

Dr. Jesse Popp Named to the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research

Dr. Jesse Popp, professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science, will join a group of more than 20 academics, Indigenous Elders and community members to monitor the progress of a strategic plan developed to ensure new models for Indigenous research and research training are informed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research, a group formed by the Canadian Research Coordinating Committee, will advise the country’s three federal research funding agenc

Indigenous Voices Needed in Climate Change Discussions: U of G Study

Climate change profoundly affects Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad, but their concerns continue to go unheard, according to a new University of Guelph study led by First Nations communities in Ontario.

Based on a landmark gathering of First Nations representatives from the Great Lakes region, the study urges decision makers to include Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in discussions about climate change impacts, said Dr. Ally Menzies, a post-doc in the School of Environmental Sciences (SES) within the Ontario Agricultural College, and first author of the paper.

The seven U of G CAMA students standing together at the competition.

Students Place Second at North American Agri-Marketing Competition

The University of Guelph’s Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) student chapter placed second at the 2022 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Student Marketing Competition held April 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The annual competition challenges students to develop a comprehensive marketing plan and presentation for a new agricultural product or service to improve producer income or productivity. 

This year, U of G’s CAMA team presented Frosée, a single-serve frozen rosé wine beverage. 

OAC Places in Top Tier for Global Ranking

For the third year in a row, the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2022 World University Rankings by Subject. 

U of G tied for 20th place worldwide in agriculture and forestry. 

The University was also ranked in hospitality and leisure management, placing 2nd in Canada and within the top 100 in the world.  This is the first time this program was included in the ranking.

Student perspective: Takeaways from LARC*4610 (Landscape Architecture Internship)

My name is Emma Cervinka and I am a third-year student in the bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) program at the University of Guelph. I grew up in London, Ontario and always had an interest in engineering and art which is why I chose to study in the BLA program, as it provides a blend of science and design! So far, I have loved my time at the University of Guelph (U of G), and I am very sad to already be graduating next spring. 

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