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Soil Research Projects Gets $600,000 from NSERC

It was announced today that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded a Strategic Partnership Grant to Prof. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences.

Wagner-Riddle will use a $614,353 grant to help improve soil quality. She will look at cropping practices that mimic natural ecosystems and improve resiliency to climate change.

Farming can reduce soil quality, even as a growing world requires more food.

Gift Establishes Professorship in Economic Development, Innovation

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) has received a total of $1 million to help spur regional economic development and innovation in southwestern Ontario. The University will use a $500,000 donation from Libro Credit Union, along with two alumni gifts totalling an additional $500,000, to establish a new professorship in OAC.

CFI Invests $600,000 in U of G Research

University of Guelph researchers working to fight human and avian diseases, develop new antimicrobials, and improve plant genetics received nearly $600,000 in federal support today. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is funding five U of G research projects spanning three colleges. Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), made the announcement during an event at the University of Moncton. Plant agriculture professors Alireza Nababi and Andrew Jones received $102,714 and $100,000, respectively. Nababi is working to improve wheat genetics to enhance yield and disease resistance. Jones is studying in vitro technologies at the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation.

New Research Chair in Sustainable Pest Management

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and School of Environmental Sciences are pleased to announce the creation and appointment of a new research chair in sustainable pest management. Prof. Cynthia Scott-Dupree has been appointed as the Bayer CropScience Chair in Sustainable Pest Management.

Ontario Government Invests $10.6 Million in U of G Research

The University of Guelph will receive more than $10.6 million to support research. Over $4 million will go to OAC researchers at the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, in School of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Animal and Poultry Science.

CFI Awards $1 Million to SES Researcher

Prof. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences, received $1-million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for a project to improve agro-ecosystems under climate change.

Food Security Project Going Global

A University of Guelph research project that has already improved the livelihoods of small-scale Asian farmers will further expand worldwide, thanks to more than $4.2 million in federal support. The project involves innovative packaging developed in part by Guelph researchers using nanotechnology to improve the shelf life of mangoes, a major fruit crop in much of the world.

Burnbrae Farms Ensures Commitment to Poultry Welfare in Canada

Burnbrae Farms has gifted $500,000 to the University of Guelph to establish the Burnbrae Farms Professorship in Poultry Welfare, a tenure track position in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Dr. Alexandra Harlander will assume this position and serve the poultry industry with her insights on animal welfare and behavior in all poultry species. 

Gift Supports Pollinator Health, Sustainable Pest Management

The University of Guelph has received a $750,000 donation to help support and preserve pollinator health through sustainable pest management. The donation from Bayer CropScience Inc. was made to the BetterPlanet Project, the University’s $200-million fundraising campaign for teaching and research in food, environment, health and communities.

Profs Receive Gryphon’s LAAIR Funding

Eight University of Guelph professors, including five OAC professors, with creative ideas for commercializing their research have been named the first recipients of the Gryphon’s LAIRR (Leading to Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) program.

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