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Students Bolster Wikipedia’s Pet Nutrition Content with Science

Wikipedia’s reputation as a go-to source for information is clear in the English site’s statistics; it receives 7.7 billion page views per month, but is it a reputable source for information?

The information on pet nutrition is certainly much more credible today, thanks to Prof. Kate Shoveller’s pet nutrition class that gathered reputable information on 32 different pet nutrition topics for submission to the site.

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Tour de France: Equine Style

Cette dernière Juin, treize étudiants en gestion Equine dirigés vers la France pour une visite d'étude équine de dix jours. Did you get that? Maybe it’s time to brush up on your French.

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New Scholarships Support Food Science Undergrads

A suite of four annual scholarships was launched this year in support of undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Food Science for the next four years. L.V. Lomas Limited, which is a distributor of food ingredients, chemicals, raw materials and packaging products, is supporting four scholarships of $5,000 annually for the next four years. Each year one award will be given out to one student in their 2nd and 3rd year of study and two in their 4th year of study, with the total value of the gift from L.V. Lomas Limited being $80,000.

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Meet Marnie, An Animal Science Student

Coming from a family of University of Guelph graduates, Marnie McKechnie was always encouraged to follow suit. Now in her third year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science program, she loves the campus, classes and city as much as her family did before her.

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OAC Student Connects Homeowners with Contractors

Most high school students are too busy hanging out with their friends, playing sports or updating their social media accounts to start their own business, but not Dylan Sher. He spun his part-time job in high school into a company called Fixopolis, which pairs homeowners who need work done around the house with contractors. He landed his first investor a day before his 17th birthday.

Guelph PhD Student Wins UN Climate Change Award

A University of Guelph PhD candidate who is pushing Colombian industry toward cleaner and greener production is part of a team receiving a United Nations Climate Solutions Award. Paola Vasquez, a student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, helped organize the Fostering Cleaner Production program, one of 16 projects selected, from more than 450 applicants, for the annual Momentum for Change award.

OAC Weeds Team 2015 Wins at U.S. National Weed Contest

On Tuesday July 21st 2015, the University of Guelph OAC Weeds Team participated in the National Weed Science Contest hosted at the Ohio State University Research Farm located in South Charleston, Ohio. This was a national contest with twenty-five universities participating from throughout the United States. A total of 63 teams participated, involving 200 students representing the North Central Weed Science Society, Northeastern Weed Science Society, Southern Weed Science Society, and the Western Society of Weed Science.

Students Place Third in International Food and Agribusiness Competition

A joint University of Guelph and University of Lethbridge student team placed third in a student case competition at the recent International Food and Agribusiness Management Association World Conference. The competition, held June 15-16 in St. Paul Minneapolis, is a Harvard style case competition for undergraduate and graduate student teams.

U of G Agri-Marketing Team Places Fourth in North American Competition

A team of University of Guelph students recently won fourth place and the admiration of their competitors at a North American agricultural marketing contest in Kansas City, Mo. Ten students in agricultural business and science (all in U of G’s Ontario Agricultural College) placed fourth out of 28 teams at the National Agri-Marketing Association student marketing competition earlier this month. The Guelph team was also voted “most favourite team” by competing teams and won an Outstanding Chapter Award.

Food Resource Website ‘Spoon University’ Gets U of G Chapter

For many university students, making new friends, having fun and studying hard are usually at the top of mind; less so are proper nutrition and healthy food choices. That’s where Spoon University comes in. The food resource website features recipes, local restaurant reviews, lifestyle tips and “dining hall hacks” to help students eat intelligently.


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