The University of Guelph is part of an international commission that has developed an action plan to solve food and nutrition challenges around the world. U of G is the only Canadian institution represented in the Challenge of Change commission, formed in 2016 by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) is pleased to welcome Dr. Ryan Prosser as an assistant professor in environmental toxicology. Prosser began in his role on May 1.
Waiting in line at a small town coffee shop got Prof. Al Lauzon wondering about the different demographic he was seeing working at this rural Ontario location – more middle aged male workers. Job losses from the auto sector over the last decade could explain some of the changes in this older work force, but Lauzon wondered what was happening to employment opportunities in rural Ontario.
A group of landscape architecture students recently took a trip to the University of Maryland, March 23-25, for the 47th annual LABash conference. LABash (originally founded in 1970 at the University of Guelph) is an annual student-planned conference for landscape architecture students and professionals in North America. This year, the University of Guelph had the second highest representation at the conference with a total of 16 students attending.
It is with sympathy that we share the passing of John (Jack) Ketcheson, OAC Class of 1944, on May 2, 2017. Jack was a professor and researcher of soil science at the Ontario Agricultural College and University of Guelph for 40 years. His full obituary can be found here.
On Thursday, March 30th, the OAC Cross Campus Conference, hosted by the OAC Graduate Student Council, brought together 23 graduate students to encourage networking across OAC’s two campuses. This was the first of what will hopefully become an annual event.
Neonicotinoid pesticides hinder wild queen bumblebees’ reproductive success, according to a new University of Guelph study.
The study is the first to link exposure to thiamethoxam — one of the most commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides — to fewer fully developed eggs in queens from four wild bumblebee species that forage in farmland.
“Queen bees will only lay eggs when the eggs are fully developed,” said Prof. Nigel Raine, holder of the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation.
Exploring consumers’ relationship with food is the focus of two new food laboratories at the University of Guelph, including a state-of-the-art grocery store lab.
The Longo’s Food Retail Lab and the Schneider’s Research Lab opened May 3. Both are designed to help U of G researchers better understand consumer decision-making, consumption habits and reactions to food advertising.
Created to resemble an actual grocery store, the Longo’s Food Retail Lab aims to gauge buyer behaviour patterns as consumers shop.
Three OAC researchers developing creative ways to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions received more than $2.2 million from the federal government.
Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus on April 27 on behalf of Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
In total, the government will invest more than $25 million from the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program in 20 projects across Canada.
Dr. Donald Grieve, former chair of the University of Guelph’s Department of Animal and Poultry Science, was inducted posthumously into the Middlesex County Agricultural Hall of Fame on March 8, 2017.