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Thomas kneels and smiles with two dogs.

Meet Thomas, Food Science Student

Thomas Hache came to the University of Guelph to study food science because he was interested in the science of food rather than the culinary aspects. Through classes and events he began meeting fellow OAC students commonly known as ‘Aggies’. At first, he wasn’t sure if a food science student would fit in with the Aggie crowd, but today he even sports a traditional ‘OAC Aggies’ leather jacket. 

New Precision Agriculture Prof

The University of Guelph has named Dr. John Sulik as Assistant Professor of Precision Agriculture. His role began on June 4, 2018. Eager to share his unique training and experience with the next generation of agricultural researchers, Sulik will be a key member of the Food from Thought research team.

North American Diets Require More Land Than We Have: Study

If the global population adopted recommended North American dietary guidelines, there wouldn’t be enough land to provide the food required, according to a new study co-authored by University of Guelph researchers.

Head shot of Ataharul.

New Capacity Development and Extension Prof

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to welcome Ataharul Chowdhury as an assistant professor in capacity development and extension. Chowdhury began in his role on July 1st, 2018. 

Group photo of the 2018 Weed Team.

U of G student team takes top three spots at North Eastern Collegiate Weed Contest

On July 24, 2018, the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Weeds Team competed at the North Eastern Weed Science Collegiate Contest held at the Pine Level BASF Research Station in North Carolina. 87 undergraduate and graduate students from eight universities took part in the five-event, one-day competition.

Our Sympathies: Donald McQueen Shaver

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Donald McQueen Shaver on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Don was a true friend of the University of Guelph and Ontario Agricultural College. He was a Canadian pioneer in the poultry industry. He founded Shaver Poultry Breeding Farms Ltd., which licensed and distributed breeding stock to nearly 100 countries by the 1970s. In 2003, he donated several pure line heritage breeds to the Universty of Guelph, which are now maintained by students in the Poultry Science Club.

Dylan shakes hands with a farmer.

Students Improving Life: Dylan Sher

Dylan Sher, food and agricultural business student, is improving life through informative storytelling of the food system.  

Aggie in war time: alumnus remembers OAC as World War II broke out.

Now “almost 99” years of age, Henry “Hank” Orr, a retired University of Guelph professor, was an Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) student during one of the most tumultuous times on the Guelph campus and in the world.

“I started at OAC in ’39, the year the war broke out,” says Orr, a ’43 OAC alumnus who, as far as he knows, is the last surviving member of his graduating class.

“We didn’t know what to expect or what would happen.”

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