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”.
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.
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.
David Westerveld, honours agriculture student, is improving life through his leadership and desire to improve the agri-food system.
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.
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.
"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:
Prof. Andreas Boecker has been appointed as chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. He begins his five-year-term on February 16, 2019.
“I am honored to have earned the trust to lead FARE,” shares Boecker. “I look forward to working together with faculty, staff, students, our stakeholders and the campus community and contributing to the University’s mission in all its facets.”
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.
The Honey Bee Research Centre (HBRC) and Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) are pleased to announce a site integration that will co-locate both centres. The HBRC, currently located in Townsend House on Stone Road E., will be relocated to the site adjacent to the GCUOF on College Avenue East. The two separate centres will occupy the one-hectare site bordered by the Arboretum.