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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Return on Research 2015-16 (Return on Research)

  • WELCOME: From Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research
  • U OF G: A RESEARCH INTENSTIVE UNIVERSITY:  Research revenue $144,824,657
  • FUNDING BOOST FROM NATIONAL AGENCIES: Research funds awarded from the Tri-Agencies and the Networks of Centres of Excellence up 4.6 %
  • RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT: Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Ontario Research Fund (Research Infrastructure) programs awarded almost $7 million
  • MAJOR INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH: $48 million in international research funding
  • INVESTING IN AGRI-FOOD RESEARCH: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION: Catalyzing research into innovations that improve life
  • LEADERSHIP: Meet our research leaders
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Return on Research 2016-17 (Return on Research)

  • WELCOME: From Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research
  • U OF G: A BANNER YEAR FOR RESEARCH:  Research revenue $141,956,403
  • FOOD FROM THOUGHT: Food From Thought is the  largest single federal research  investment in U of G history,  with $76.7 million invested  over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
  • FEDERAL GRANTING COUNCILS: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council; Social Sciences and Humanities Research council; Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Three cutting-edge University of Guelph research projects in genomics – one of today’s most  rapidly developing and powerful areas of science and technology – received $10.7 million in  support to improve animal health and welfare, crop yields and food production. The investment came from Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program, which supports  university-industry R&D collaborations with social and economic benefits. 
  • OMAFRA U of G AGREEMENT: The University of Guelph has a unique and long-standing agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to conduct innovative research that is fundamental to sustaining and enhancing the agri-food sector – provincially, nationally and globally.
  • ONTARIO GOVERNMENT: A breadth of research is supported with almost $5.4 million at the University of Guelph by various provincial ministries.
  • INTERNATIONAL: The University of Guelph has a long-standing commitment to international development in  dozens of disciplines. International research grew significantly in 2016-17.
  • INNOVATION: The Research Innovation Office helps transform world-class University of Guelph research into innovations that improve life. 
  • NEW AWARDS: In 2016-17, the University of Guelph instituted two new internal award  programs to support and enhance research.
  • LEADERSHIP: Meet our leadership.
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Return on Research 2017-18 (Return on Research)

University of Guelph research comfortably spans the continuum between game-changing fundamental discoveries and impactful innovations that solve real-world challenges. University of Guelph research innovations are making meaningful advances that power job creation, economic growth and trade. We’re proud of our research and innovation accomplishments and applaud faculty, staff, students, and, of course, our many partners, all united in our mission to improve life.

This annual publication is the statement of record for the University of Guelph research enterprise. It offers a broad accounting of the University's research performance, including a synopsis of research awards and support.

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Seeds of Success (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Many of Ontario agriculture’s most enduring and important plant and crop varieties stem from the partnership between the University of Guelph, government, industry and farmers.

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Tackling bacterial spot and speck in processing tomatoes (video)

Tackling bacterial spot and speck in processing tomatoes

Researcher:  Cheryl Trueman

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The benefits of cover crops (video)

The benefits of cover crops

Featuring:  Greg Stewart, OMAFRA corn specialist

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The Business of Food (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

In Canada, food is big business. It’s our secondlargest industry, with one in five jobs being food-related. And the University of Guelph is Canada’s food university. So it follows that food-related research at the University’s College of Business and Economics is leading the nation in food-related research. 

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The Hexanal Project (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Many farmers in developing countries around the globe can lose up to half of their produce after harvest. Much of it tends to spoil before it gets to the market, resulting in food waste and economic loss. Now, a solution has been developed: hexanal, a natural compound found in all plants, that helps prevent spoilage. This publication explores how using hexanal also has many other social and environmental benefits.

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The Hexanal Project (10 Things To Know About...)

Hexanal, a natural compound found in all fruits, helps prevent spoilage. An international research team based at the University of Guelph has developed advanced technology using hexanal to help improve the environment, economy and society.

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This Research Yields Gold (Research Magazine)

This fourth edition of the Agri-Food Yearbook, highlighting the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership, focuses on the return on investment through innovation and collaboration.