Curbing Greenhouse Light Leaks Aim of Project

Greenhouse growers need plenty of light to nurture crop plants and flowers, but the nighttime glow from increasing numbers of glasshouses in Ontario has municipalities looking to crack down on light pollution. Now, a University of Guelph engineer is leading a pioneering drone project intended to help curb light leaks from commercial greenhouses, ensuring optimum

U of G’s Economic Impact Worth $8.6 Billion

The University of Guelph’s investments in teaching and research, people and organizations generate $8.6 billion for the Canadian economy, according to the latest U of G economic impact report. The University contributes more than $2-billion worth of GDP to the local economy annually, including sustaining more than 13,400 jobs and generating $686 million in labour

OVC tops Canadian veterinary schools in global ranking

Veterinarians in surgery

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2021 World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)international education network. The ranking lists the world’s best universities for research impact and academic reputation in 51 academic subjects and includes some 1,300 universities from 80 locations worldwide. OVC

A philosopher’s view of vaccines

Maya J. Goldenberg

For people who hesitate over vaccinations, it doesn’t matter if they’re told that vaccines are safe for everybody. They need to be assured that the shot is safe for them.  Dr. Maya Goldenberg, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, has become a “go-to” specialist in Canada and beyond on everything from vaccine hesitancy to safety

Improving global groundwater protection focus of $10-million gift

morwick groundwater research centre

Better protection of groundwater supplies around the globe is the focus of a new $10-million gift to the University of Guelph’s G360 Institute. The donation by long-time U of G benefactor Edward (Ted) Morwick is intended to support significant advancements in infrastructure, innovation, research and training. About 2.5 billion people worldwide depend solely on groundwater

Mini donkeys bring farm to class

andy robinson holding a miniture donkey

Miniature donkeys are rarely part of class lectures. But Dr. Andy Robinson, Department of Animal Biosciences, employed them on his hobby farm this year as novel teaching aides in his animal and plant biosciences courses. “Donkeys are photogenic farm animals,” said Robinson, who shared his experience in animal breeding and farm life in remote videoconference