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Food science student receives co-op award

Congratulations to Stephanie Wong, who was the recipient of the 2018 Co-op Student of the Year in Biological, Physical and Environmental Science. Stephanie, who is finishing up her studies in the Food Science Co-op program, was nominated by Jonathan Aleong of Puratos Canada Inc. where she was a member of the R&D team. “She has far exceeded our performance expectations as a Co-op student and made numerous significant contributions to our team and company as a whole”. 

Head shot of Ali.

Our Sympathies: Alireza Navabi

It is with sympathy and sadness that we share the passing of Prof. Alireza (Ali) Navabi on March 10, 2019. Ali was a wheat breeder and professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture. He first joined the department in 2008 as an adjunct professor and since 2014 held the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) Professorship in Wheat Breeding.

Food Science Chair Search - Public Presentations

The Search Committee for the position of Chair, Department of Food Science is pleased to present Professors Alejandro Marangoni and Lisa Duizer as candidates. They will present to the public and interact with stakeholders. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Our Sympathies: Ann Estill

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Ann Estill.

Ann Estill, along with her late husband Don were community leaders and great friends of the University of Guelph.  Ann was a reverend with the united church, and a valued supporter of the University of Guelph Arboretum Memorial Forest and internships.

Ann's full obituary can be found here. 

Our Sympathies: John Curtis

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of John Curtis on Sunday February 17th, 2019. John was the longest serving Director of Keptville College from 1974 until his retirement in 1992.



Celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day

"Canada’s Agriculture Day (February 12) is a time to showcase all of the amazing things happening in our industry and create a closer connection with consumers about where their food comes from and the people who produce it."

We wanted to celebrate by asking our student what agriculture means to them! Here is what they had to say:

Head shot of Asim beside a head shot of Claudia.

Profs honoured by Soil Science Society of America

Congratulations to two professors from the School of Environmental Sciences who were honoured by the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) at the “Soils Across Latitudes” 2018-2019 international soil meeting held January 6-9 in San Diego, California.

Prof. Asim Biswas was awarded the SSSA Early Career Award that is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in soil science within seven years of completing their final degree.

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