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Three Profs Elected to College of Scholars

Three University of Guelph professors were named today to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Integrative biology professor Andrew MacDougall, environmental sciences professor Nigel Raine, and Prof. Carla Rice, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, were selected by the College. They will be inducted at a Nov. 24 ceremony in Winnipeg.

Jobs Aplenty for Agri-food Grads, Report Finds

It’s a good time to be entering Ontario’s agriculture and food industry because there are jobs galore. In fact, there are currently four jobs for every graduate of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), according to a new report. “It’s a sector that has to grow no matter what, because people have to eat,” said OAC dean Rene Van Acker. “But it’s also a sector that has a chronic challenge in attracting people.”

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Meet Emma, Animal Science Student

New Brunswick native Emma has always had her eyes set on the University of Guelph. Passionate about agriculture, she keeps busy through involvement in an array of clubs, like the Dairy Science Club or 4-H on Campus. Emma has a passion for agriculture and aspires to work in the dairy industry after graduation.

U of G Master Plan Wins National Landscape Architecture Legacy Award

The University of Guelph has won a national award for the creation and implementation of its original 1965 master plan. The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) today named U of G as the winner of its 2017 Legacy Project Award. The award recognizes landscape architecture projects that were forward-thinking for their time, contributed significantly to their communities and have a lasting impact on Canada’s landscape.

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Meet Jamie, Environmental Sciences Student

Whether it’s for co-op, a summer job or just for leisure, Jamie is all about insects, plants and the outdoors. She recently returned from India for a field course and has kept busy in the field this summer researching invasive insects.

Animal Biosciences Prof Receives International Teaching Award

An animal biosciences professor has received an international teaching award for his successful academic career, innovative research and dedication to inspire the next generation of poultry scientists. Prof. Gregoy Bédécarrats named as the 2017 Novus Outstanding Teaching Award recipient.

U of G Mourns Alumnus Following Burkina Faso Terror Attack

The University of Guelph mourns the death of an alumnus killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack on Aug. 13, said U of G president Franco Vaccarino.

Bilel Diffalah, who graduated in 2012 with a certificate in Canadian agri-food studies from the U of G Alfred Campus, was among 18 people killed by gunmen in the capital Ouagadougou.

Diffalah was one of two Canadians who died in the restaurant attack.

Microbes poised to transform food production and health

At Canada’s Food University, microbes are rapidly emerging as a star player in the quest to produce food safely and sustainably, and improve gut health in both food animals and consumers.  This is because microbes – ubiquitous yet virtually invisible to the naked eye – play essential but usually unsung roles across the food chain.  Some of these roles are well known; for example, microbes help cycle nutrients in soil, making them available for crop uptake and growth, and without microorganisms we wouldn’t have some of our favourite foods such as cheese, yoghurt, wine and beer.

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New Agricultural Business Researcher

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) is pleased to welcome Dr. Yu Na Lee as an assistant professor in agricultural business. Lee began her role on June 19th.

Silhouette of chicken with yellow dot and signals surrounding it

Studying animals (on an individual scale) with biosensors

The television show Portlandia has a popular skit where two characters ask a server detailed questions about the chicken on the menu. What did the chicken eat? Is it local? Organic? Did it have friends? Was it happy? The server presents a folder of information on “Colin the chicken”.

Interestingly enough, animal biosciences professor Dominique Bureau says that technology isn’t far off from providing this level of detailed information on individual animals.

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