Professor Hugh Earl has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture for a five-year term effective January 1, 2017.
Professor Sean Kelly has been appointed as the new director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) effective January 1, 2017.
The University of Guelph will receive nearly $2 million from the provincial government for research ranging from studying current and emerging viruses, to investigating heart health, to using genomics to improve health and food safety, to designing the next generation of nuclear reactors.
University of Guelph environmental science researchers are leading the charge on studies to improve Ontario’s agricultural soil health; a foundation of all life.
Researchers, with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), have dug into a number of projects that will help farmers and society in many areas, including cropping systems that could improve soil health, increase producers’ profit margins, possibly mitigate climate change and provide other environmental benefits.
Can humans and the natural world co-exist? As human uses increasingly threaten the Earth’s natural spaces, a new ecological model developed by University of Guelph researchers suggests that so-called mosaic ecosystems may be near a “tipping point” and that conserving these landscapes requires taking a longer and more balanced view.
On December 12th, 2016, Professor Hugh Earl gave a public presentation entitled “Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Department of Plant Agriculture in the Next Five Years”. The 30-minute presentation was followed by a question and answer period. Listen to Prof. Earl's presentation here.
On December 13th, 2016, Professor Sean Kelly gave a public presentation entitled “Opportunities and Challenges Facing the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the Next Five Years”. The 30-minute presentation was followed by a question and answer period. Listen to Prof. Kelly's presentation here.
Nanoscience meets sustainability in U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), where researchers led by BDDC director Prof. Amar Mohanty have developed a fully compostable, made-in-Ontario coffee pod that hit Loblaw grocery shelves this year. Now his team is looking at using nanoscience to further improve those pods and, potentially, to make other “green” food packaging products.
It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Jim White on December 4, 2016. Jim graduated with a diploma in 1955 and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1961.
The University of Guelph will receive $1.5 million through a new Canada Research Chair (CRC) and the renewal of two others. Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science, made the announcement today in Toronto. In all, there are 203 new and renewed chairs at 48 institutions across Canada, an investment of $173 million.
Guelph received a new Tier 2 chair in Food Nanotechnology to be held by Prof. Michael Rogers, Department of Food Science.