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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Local food hubs (video)

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

Researcher:  Karen Landman

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Manure application (video)

Managing manure for fewer emissions: application

Researchers:  Claudia Wagner-Riddle, Christine Brown (OMAFRA field crop specialist)

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Meeting the Challenge (Research Magazine)

This sixth edition of the Agri-Food Yearbook, highlighting the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership, focuses on how agri-food researchers are helping the agri-food sector meet the premier's challenge of having the sector provide more jobs and exports.

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New processing techniques improve fish feed (video)

New processing techniques improve fish feed


The cover of the four-pager. The main photo is of participants and viewers at a pow wow on a grassy area. Text is below the photo

Our Indigenous world (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Canada is entering a new phase in its relationship with its 1.5 million Indigenous people. After centuries of adversity, the country is reconciling with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in ways it has not done before. This reconciliation requires a much deeper understanding of the languages, beliefs and cultures that distinguish Indigenous people — an understanding that effective research can help nurture.

Success depends on building relationships, consulting with communities and accepting traditional knowledge. University of Guelph researchers recognize the importance of Indigenous knowledge of land, animals and people, particularly regarding environmental sustainability, wildlife protection and mental health and well-being.

Guelph researchers collaborate with Indigenous communities and their leaders to ensure studies are pertinent, respectful and illuminating. Merging or overlaying traditional practices and wisdom with modern scientific methods breaks new ground. It brings unprecedented value — and excitement — to research findings.

This publication touches on various collaborative projects and partnerships between the University of Guelph and Indigenous communities across Canada and around the world.

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Reaching New Frontiers (Research Magazine)

The winter 2015 issue highlights 50 research accomplishments over 50 years at the University of Guelph.

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Reduce, reuse....rock on! (Research Magazine)

The winter 2010 edition of the Research magazine highlights transdisciplinary research at the University of Guelph. 

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Return on Research 2011-12 (Return on Research)

  • Welcome: From Kevin Hall, Vice-President (Research)
  • Strategy: Advancing our research strengths
  • Success: Research revenue shows significant gains and record highs
  • Commitment: Guelph gives unparalleled on-campus space to research
  • Serving Stakeholders: The business end of Guelph research
  • Performance: Guelph is the most inventive and efficient research university in Canada
  • Head of the Class: It’s all about changing lives and improving life
  • Leadership: Guelph researchers top their academic fields
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Return on Research 2012-2013 (Return on Research)

  • WELCOME: From Kevin Hall, Vice-President (Research and External Partnerships)
  • STRATEGY: Advancing our research strengths through Guelph’s strategic plan
  • LEADING THE WAY: Research revenue tops $154 million, 2,000 projects, 700 researchers
  • PARTNERS: Five-year agreement with Ontario agriculture ministry is unique in Canada
  • MOVING FORWARD: Research revenues rise from tri-councils, federal departments
  • COMMITTED TO SOCIETY: Ontario government ministries’ support up 30 per cent
  • GLOBALLY CONNECTED: Guelph faculty, staff and students are active in 70 countries
  • LEADERSHIP: Researchers are at the forefront of their academic fields
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Return on Research 2013-2014 (Return on Research)

  • WELCOME: From John Livernois, Vice-President (Interim), Research
  • MAJOR PERFORMANCE: With $142 million in funding, Guelph is a leading research institution
  • VITAL PARTNERSHIP: With the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • GLOBAL OUTREACH: The University’s international research activity hits a new high
  • PROVINCIAL CONNECTIONS: Ontario government investment has risen significantly
  • OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Research results are directly and readily made available to society
  • COMMITTED TO SOCIETY: Finding broad, creative resources to fund complex studies
  • FIRST-TIME SUCCESS: New researchers far surpass national average for support