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Improving Food Safety Goal of $1-Million Gift

With food recalls from romaine lettuce to cauliflower generating perennial headlines, a new $1-million gift from two University of Guelph grads will establish a professorship intended to improve food safety in Canada and abroad. Prof. Lawrence Goodridge, a three-time U of G grad, will join his alma mater this month from a faculty position at McGill University to take up the new Leung Family Professorship in Food Safety based in the Department of Food Science.

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Paul Klosler rejoins OAC as Senior Development Manager

Alumni Affairs and Development and the OAC Dean’s Office are pleased to announce Paul Klosler has been appointed as Senior Development Manager for OAC. Paul began in the role on January 7, 2019.

In this role, he will take on major gift fundraising responsibilities, working with both existing and prospective donors.

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Making your community POP!

Did you know you could transform your local strip mall parking lot into a radiant community space? Or convert a side walk into an urban garden?

Introducing… the pop-up parklet.

Landscape architects are using colourful and creative ways to reclaim communities’ under-utilised urban spaces to transform them into community hubs. Large cities like Toronto need to rethink their suburban arterials to create high quality community spaces for their growing populations.  Pop-up parklets are an inexpensive, easy and fun solution to this problem.

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Straight from the horse’s stomach

Horses are highly-adapted performance animals, but one unexplained adaption – a very delicate gastrointestinal tract – is their Achilles heel.

Like humans, horses’ stomachs contain acid to digest and break down their food and mucus to protect the stomach wall against the acid. But for a vaguely inexplicable reason, horses do not have mucus on the top half of their stomachs. This causes all sorts of issues, including gastric ulcers.

In fact, gastrointestinal diseases are the leading cause of death in horses.

Soil Health Outreach Donation Announced to Mark World Soil Day

Marking World Soil Day, the University of Guelph announced today a $500,000 donation for soil health outreach in Ontario. The joint donation was made by Lillie Ann Morris, who has worked for more than four decades in agricultural advertising sales; Glacier FarmMedia, the agricultural division of information communications company Glacier Media Inc. based in Vancouver; and Bob Kerr (B.Sc. (Agr.), ’68) and Moira Kerr, who farm in Chatham, Ont.

Food science welcomes new food quality prof

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Maria G. Corradini as an Arrell Food Chair in Food Quality, starting December 1, 2018. Corradini joins the Department of Food Science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst where she was an assistant professor.

U of G Granted Licence to Grow Cannabis for Research

University of Guelph plant scientist, Prof. Max Jones, has been given the green light by Health Canada to grow cannabis on campus. Under the licence granted to cultivate cannabis in his lab, Jones plans to study everything from cannabis genes to optimal growing conditions to help bring scientific rigour to Canada’s newly legal industry

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Graduate Students Capture Entomology Awards

Graduate students in the School of Environmental Sciences captured eight awards at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada and British Columbia, held in Vancouver, November 11-14, 2018.

Researchers Receive Agronomy Awards

Congratulations to our researchers who were honoured at the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of AgronomyInternational Annual Meeting held Nov 4-7 in Baltimore.

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