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OAC Names Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials

Prof. Amar Mohanty, an internationally renowned researcher, has been appointed as the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials effective February 1, 2020.

Mohanty, director of the Bio-Products Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), focuses on engineering new sustainable materials and innovations in bioproducts to reduce society’s use of fossil fuels for mitigating climate change.

Celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day 2020

"Let’s raise a fork to the food we love and the people who produce it! This February, celebrate Canadian agriculture and food both online and with friends, family and co-workers, and let everyone know how you feel about this awesome industry." -Canada's Agriculture Day website

Canada’s Agriculture Day 2020 is on February 11. To celebrate we asked our students about the importance of agriculture. Here is what they had to say:

Ridgetown Campus begins search for next campus Director and new academic lead

Two leadership searches have commenced to support growth at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus.

An external search has been launched for the 11th director of the campus in preparation for the successful completion of Ken McEwan’s time as Ridgetown Campus director.

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New Arboretum Director Named

A new director has been appointed to the University of Guelph Arboretum. Justine Richardson, an experienced manager focused on facilitating interdisciplinary research and community engagement, will step into the position effective February 3.

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Planning for the future

Our “places” are ever-changing and evolving.

Ensuring that our downtowns, small towns, regions and communities thrive in this change is the concern. How does one go about improving a community in economic, social or cultural ways?

Design rendering of a room with a large cut out of the ceiling and a large honey bee hanging from the opening. People looking up at the bee.

Building a new hive

The University of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre (HBRC) delivers some of the world’s most impactful honey bee research and outreach, and it does so out of a living room.

The world-renowned centre operates out of a residential bungalow built in the 1970s. What was a living room is now a meeting and teaching space, the kitchen is a sales room, and the former bedrooms are offices. The bee yard is scattered across the residential-style lawns. The labs are nearly 2km away.

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New Forage and Service Crops Prof

The Department of Plant Agriculture is pleased to announce that Kimberley Schneider will be joining the department as an assistant professor in the area of forage and service crops. She will begin in her role on January 2, 2020.

Schneider will lead a comprehensive research program focused on forage species adapted to Ontario, and other crops grown for the provision of ecosystem services.

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New Specialty Crops Innovation Prof

The Department of Plant Agriculture is pleased to announce Melanie Kalischuk as a new assistant professor in the department, focusing on specialty crop innovation. Kalischuk begins in the role on March 15, 2020.

She will lead a comprehensive research program focused on small acreage horticultural crops produced in Ontario, such as berries, wine grapes, ginseng, hazelnuts, hops and specialty vegetables.

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