Social and Economic Welfare

Social and Economic Welfare examines organizational structures, institutions, and operational practices within communities, economies, and societies to understand how they function, and to provide insights into how they contribute to social justice and/or economic wellbeing. 

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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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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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Communities (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Research at the University of Guelph influences a diversity of communities, in Guelph and throughout the world. As our population ages and changes, our researchers are responding by examining questions related to aging, disease, disabilities and nutrition. Food policy, elder care food standards, cultural practices, and the availability of diverse food products are among the issues being explored that affect communities.

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Harnessing nature's medicine (Research Magazine)

This second edition of the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership, Agri-Food yearbook focuses on sustainability from an economic, social and environmental view point. 

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How Sweet It Is (Research Magazine)

This eighth edition of the Agri-Food Yearbook, highlighting the OMAFRA-U of G Agreement, focuses on how agri-food research and innovation have a positive impact on the health of our communities, our environment and our economy.

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Human resources for small agri-businesses (video)

Human resources for small agri-businesses

Researcher:  Sara Mann

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Immigration and diversity: Shaping Canada’s future (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Immigration and growing diversity bring significant economic and social rewards to Canada, and offer opportunities both domestically and internationally. These trends also raise questions and create tensions as we strive to adapt to our changing world.
From family studies to economics and agriculture, University of Guelph researchers bring multidisciplinary perspectives to help us understand the contexts and challenges of immigration.
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Keen on green (Research Magazine)

This first Agri-food yearbook highlights the partnership for research, laboratory and veterinary programs between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph.

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Leading the Way (Research Magazine)

The Summer 2014 Research magazine highlights the creative research partnerships that help foster innovation. 

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Local food hubs (video)

Local food hubs:  Building regional food hubs helps the local economy

Researcher:  Karen Landman