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Amy kneels down to pet a calf.

Meet Amy, FARE Student

Growing up on a dairy farm and having OAC alumni as parents, Amy Pynenburg knew from early on that she wanted to study agriculture at the University of Guelph. Amy is going into her third year in the Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics program, and is currently representing the Township of Blandford-Blenheim as Queen of the Furrow in her spare time. 

First Nations water research receives $371,300 in funding

Researchers from U of G and Western University will study water arrangements between First Nations and municipalities in Ontario through new funding from the Insight Grants program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

“On many First Nations reserves across Canada, lack of safe drinking water is a chronic problem,” said Prof. Brady Deaton, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, who will lead the project with Prof. Sheri Longboat, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. The researchers recieved $371,300.

U of G Experts Recommend Fav Recipes

​We asked experts in the Department of Food Science and the Department of Plant Agriculture to share some of their favourite recipes that highlight an ingredient they work with each day. Check out the below for some proudly Canadian recipes. 

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Students Improving Life: Hayley Tompkins

Hayley Tompkins, environmental sciences student, is improving life through conservation efforts that support pollination and food production.

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Meet Tim, FAB Student

Tim is a third year co-op student in the Bachelor of Commerce, Food and Agriculture Business program. Commuting from home since first year made it challenging at first for Tim to meet new people and get involved on campus. But through extracurricular activities and the co-op program, Tim has been able to broaden his learning opportunities, while also making great friends.

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Meet Andrea, EEP Student

Andrea Bravo is a  fourth-year environmental science co-op student majoring in environmental economics and policy. Drawn to the University of Guelph by the well-known enviro sci program, and the uniqueness of the major, she hopes to pursue her master’s and someday work in agriculture or environmental policy. 

Stephanie Columbo presents Rich Moccia with award

Researcher receives lifetime achievement award

On May 29th, 2018 Rich Moccia, a professor in the animal biosciences department, was presented with the Aquaculture Association of Canada’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his research, teaching, industry development and outreach contributions.

Moccia received the award in Quebec City at the Aquaculture Canada 2018 annual conference.

“It was an honour and a privilege for me to receive this award, and to be recognized by a national organization that I have admired and been a member of for much of my own career,” he shares.

Owen sitting in a canoe.

Meet Owen, plant science student

Owen Hebb can jump 7.23m in long jump, but the leap from Nova Scotia to Guelph was quite a bit further. Owen is entering his fourth year in the plant science program with an emphasis in plant biotechnology. With a strong interest in insects as well as plants, he has taken his studies to Costa Rica for a field entomology course. He hopes to pursue his master’s and someday work in a research position. 

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