War Memorial Hall, 1 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017

University of Guelph convocation, 2017 graduates

“Think fast.” Those words of wisdom came from U of G president Franco Vaccarino as he addressed graduating students during winter 2017 convocation. We’re rarely told to “think slow,” he added, but it’s an equally important skill in today’s fast-paced world. “Young people today are able to cope with and process more information and attend

Yukon Gold Potato turns 50

Yukon gold potato, developed at the University of Guelph, turns 50

Your favourite specialty spud isn’t necessarily a genetic descendant of Yukon Gold potatoes. But in another way, those gourmet potatoes in your supermarket or on your restaurant dinner plate might owe something to that popular named variety developed a half-century ago at the University of Guelph. Even just naming a potato suggested that “it was

Food Science Building, 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2016

Renaissance collectors accumulated their treasures in rooms called cabinets of curiosities. Today, Prof. Massimo Marcone’s office in U of G’s Food Science Building is a wunderkammer whose collections reflect his world travels in search of exotic edibles — and light bulbs. Arrayed on glass shelves, dozens of bell jars display unusual delicacies and associated paraphernalia