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Dr. Jesse Popp Named to the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research

Dr. Jesse Popp, professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science, will join a group of more than 20 academics, Indigenous Elders and community members to monitor the progress of a strategic plan developed to ensure new models for Indigenous research and research training are informed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research, a group formed by the Canadian Research Coordinating Committee, will advise the country’s three federal research funding agenc

Indigenous Voices Needed in Climate Change Discussions: U of G Study

Climate change profoundly affects Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad, but their concerns continue to go unheard, according to a new University of Guelph study led by First Nations communities in Ontario.

Based on a landmark gathering of First Nations representatives from the Great Lakes region, the study urges decision makers to include Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in discussions about climate change impacts, said Dr. Ally Menzies, a post-doc in the School of Environmental Sciences (SES) within the Ontario Agricultural College, and first author of the paper.

The seven U of G CAMA students standing together at the competition.

Students Place Second at North American Agri-Marketing Competition

The University of Guelph’s Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) student chapter placed second at the 2022 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Student Marketing Competition held April 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The annual competition challenges students to develop a comprehensive marketing plan and presentation for a new agricultural product or service to improve producer income or productivity. 

This year, U of G’s CAMA team presented Frosée, a single-serve frozen rosé wine beverage. 

OAC Places in Top Tier for Global Ranking

For the third year in a row, the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2022 World University Rankings by Subject. 

U of G tied for 20th place worldwide in agriculture and forestry. 

The University was also ranked in hospitality and leisure management, placing 2nd in Canada and within the top 100 in the world.  This is the first time this program was included in the ranking.

Student perspective: Takeaways from LARC*4610 (Landscape Architecture Internship)

My name is Emma Cervinka and I am a third-year student in the bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) program at the University of Guelph. I grew up in London, Ontario and always had an interest in engineering and art which is why I chose to study in the BLA program, as it provides a blend of science and design! So far, I have loved my time at the University of Guelph (U of G), and I am very sad to already be graduating next spring. 

U of G Project Receives Funding to Explore Inuit-led Research Innovation

For almost a year, the COVID-19 pandemic kept most researchers away from the Arctic, a region key to groundbreaking research on climate change and other pressing environmental concerns. Now, a $205,000 federal grant will enable University of Guelph researchers and their partners in Nunavut to begin an Inuit-led project to help strengthen multi-year science programs in the North.

University of Guelph Has $ 8.6-Billion Impact: Report

The University of Guelph’s investments in teaching and research, people and organizations generate $8.6 billion for the national economy, according to the latest U of G economic impact report. The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between U of G and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, contributes $1.44 billion to Ontario’s GDP. This partnership benefits provincial industries by supporting research, commercialization and innovation, creating products and jobs, and increasing business productivity.

Cameron kneels with his dog Murphy in a snowy woods.

Student perspective: landscape architecture internship

In LARC*4620 (Landscape Architecture Internship), students in the bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) program can engage in a paid experiential learning opportunity working in a professional office, while receiving mentorship by a registered landscape architect.  

Cameron, third year BLA student, is working at York Region for his internship. In hopes of supporting other students, he wanted to provide a glimpse of his experience so far. 

Dr. Martin Holland Recognized for Excellence in Academic Advising

Even during COVID-19 lockdowns, students found Dr. Martin Holland’s door “open” when they needed help navigating academic decisions in the bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) program. Holland’s commitment to student success as a BLA faculty adviser in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) helped earn him the University of Guelph’s 2022 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion.

Reflections from a third year student

Navigating academics, work and social life while thinking about future careers can be challenging. For this blog post Hannah, a first year animal biology student, asks a third year animal biology some questions about their undergraduate experience so far.

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