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New Food Industry Economics and Management Researcher

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) is pleased to welcome Tongzhe Li as an assistant professor in Food Industry Economics and Management. Li began in her role on July 1, 2019.

Expert Offers Tips to Feeding Your Dog a Nutritious Diet

Many dog owners and lovers are confused about what to feed their dogs following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration identifying a possible linkbetween 16 brands of dog food and a potentially deadly canine heart condition.

Ontario Aims to Improve Crop Production by Fighting Plant Diseases

Today, the Government of Ontario announced a $1.3 million investment in University of Guelph research to help fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers boost productivity and profitability. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the investment will fund research aimed at developing new practices and on-farm solutions to prevent and control crop diseases and pests and improve production, according to a government news release.

OAC Researchers Awarded $1.65 Million from NSERC

“Climate-smart soils” that enable farmers to both grow crops and stem greenhouse gases are the goal of a national University of Guelph-led project that will receive $1.65 million in federal funding, it was announced today.

U of G Study Pinpoints Reasons for Egg Farm Feather Pecking

As Canadian egg farmers transition their flocks from conventional cages to more spacious “furnished” cages, University of Guelph researchers have conducted a first-ever study on factors contributing to feather pecking in this new housing system and ways to prevent it.

The study revealed that 22 per cent of the birds  in the new cages exhibited moderate or severe feather damage that was likely due to feather pecking.

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Meet Matthew, Honours Agriculture Student

Matthew is a fourth-year student in the Honours Agriculture major of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree program. Passionate about experiencing everything the University of Guelph (U of G) has to offer, he has taken advantage of opportunities to study in Costa Rica and Wales. With interests in both the business and science sides of agriculture, he’s paving his own path in the industry.

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New Liaison Officer

The OAC Dean's Office is pleased to announce Christine Wilkinson as the new Liaison Officer. She begins in the role on July 2, 2019.

“We’re really thrilled to welcome Christine to the team and back to campus,” says Carleigh Johnston, OAC Liaison Manager. “Her unique skillset in communications, youth education and engagement, and agriculture makes her a perfect fit for our growing program.”

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Winning accessible design by UofG students on display this weekend

Undergraduate students studying landscape architecture won the top spot of BOUNDLESS: A Post-Secondary Design Challenge focused on creative solutions for accessibility in Ontario.

The winning entries are on free public display at Design Exchange in Toronto. This weekend is the final weekend of the exhibition.

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Students Improving Life: Inventors of Wapples

Food science students, Karine Desrochers, Ellery Geddes and Loritta Lin alongside business student Peter Cline, were grouped together in their fourth-year capstone course, Food Product Development, where they were tasked to utilize pomace, an apple by-product, to create a consumer ready product.

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