The Environment

The Environment explores our planet’s environment and climate, as well as their interplay with living and/or technological systems, as a fundamental underpinning for environmental stewardship and sustainability. 

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A better bottom line (Research Magazine)

The third edition of the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership, Agri-Food yearbook.  Click on the magazine cover for a full screen view. 

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A major platform for the beef sector (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

A huge $15.5-million facelift is underway at the Elora Research Station, with the construction of a new cow-calf research centre, a facility owned by the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario and managed by the University of Guelph under the OMAFRA-U of G Agreement.

A separate project will repurpose 200 acres of land to create pasture at the station and almost double the capacity for livestock on site.

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Advancing Research Impact (Research Magazine)

Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, we conduct research that supports and strengthens the Ontario agri-food industry and rural sectors. The Agri-Food Yearbook, developed in partnership with the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, is a research magazine profiling Alliance research and innovations. Research supported by the alliance solves real-world challenges and yields meaningful inno­vations that ensure the success of the province’s agri-food sector and that promote rural economic development throughout Ontario and the world. The University of Guelph is committed to improving life by sup­porting the people, places and programs that generate solutions with global impact. We help build strong rural communities and a prosperous, safe and environmentally sustainable agri-food sector in Ontario — now and for the future. Read more in the 2019-20 edition of the Agri-Food Yearbook.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Research (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

At the University of Guelph, agriculture and agri-food researchers are uniquely poised to connect with provincial and federal departments and granting councils, as well as business, industry and Canada’s largest commodity groups.

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All eyes north: Is climate change already having a profound effect on vegetation? (Canada Research Chairs - 2 pager)

Highlighting the research of Canada Research Chair Merrit Turetsky, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology.

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Aphid advisor (video)

Prof. Rebecca Hallett has created a smartphone application or app to help farmers with crop pest management.  It is called Aphid Advisor and can be used on a BlackBerry.

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Barry Smit - Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Recognition Announcement)

Hats off to University of Guelph geography professor Barry Smit – he’s been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, recognizing him as one of the world’s leading authorities on climate change. This award honours scholars for original thought, work and leadership that has advanced their field and enriched Canada’s cultural and intellectual life. Barry, who has done extensive work in Canada’s North, is the first U of G professor to win this award. Congratulations Barry!

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Canada's dairy university - Global leaders in advancing dairy (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Canada’s dairy sector is vital to the nation’s health, sustainability and economy, and to the University of Guelph.

Canadian dairy products meet the highest standards, and come from cows that are productive, healthy and well cared-for. Modern Canadian dairy farmers and processors invest in new technology and equipment, and support research at Guelph to ensure continuous
improvement in animal welfare, genetics, product quality and sustainable productivity.

That’s where Dairy at Guelph comes in. As a network of more than 60 faculty members and other researchers, Dairy at Guelph fosters collaboration and synergies in discovery, development and implementation. This global leadership has earned us the title of Canada’s Dairy
University.

Dairy at Guelph strives to increase awareness of the tremendous dairy research capacity and output at the University of Guelph. The following pages outline that expertise.

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Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (video)

Centre for Biodiversity Genomics: A step up for DNA barcoding

Overview of the centre.

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DNA Barcoding (10 Things To Know About...)

Scientists envision a world where technology can be used to quickly identify any species, through DNA barcoding. This technology, developed at the University of Guelph, is based on a rapid, efficient and digital network, bringing together the broad science community to help preserve and examine entire biotic systems. Here are 10 things to know about DNA barcoding.