Help pick the people’s choice in this year’s Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition
By Owen Roberts
Audience participants have the opportunity to pick their favourite new U of G entrepreneurial team in this year’s Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition, a program that supports U of G researchers as they transform inventions and lab discoveries into commercially viable agri-food innovations.
The online event, which takes place May 27 at 3 p.m., will feature select entrepreneurial teams presenting their products, ideas and...
U of G Launches Research Fund in Fight Against COVID-19
The University of Guelph is galvanizing its extensive research capacities and expertise to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
U of G’s Office of Research will provide up to $10,000 in seed funding for eligible projects, with matching funds from the pertinent college.
The Research Development and Catalyst Fund is intended to generate research projects and encourage researchers to focus on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on people and communities.
“As a comprehensive, research-...
COVID-19: Enhanced biosecurity protocol for animal facilities managed by the Office of Research, University of Guelph
Temporary Enhanced Biosecurity Protocol
There are important, temporary changes to the biosecurity protocol for animal facilities managed by the Office of Research in consideration of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The present risk necessitates modifications to our biosecurity protocol to protect staff and ensure continuity of animal welfare and care.
As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, this guidance may change. The risk will be re...
Improving chicken welfare and productivity with omega-3
By Samantha McReavy
To maintain high productivity and quality of life for poultry, providing a nutrient dense feed that promotes safe and effective growth is essential – and University of Guelph researchers think flaxseed may be the key.
Prof. Elijah Kiarie, Department of Animal Biosciences, is working with a team to determine the effectiveness of omega-3 supplementation for breeding hens in improving their chicks’ health and well-being. The team -- PhD students Aizwarya Thanabalan, Reza Akbari Moghaddam Kakhki and Rosemary Whittle and...
Reframing vaccine hesitancy
By Karli Longthorne
Despite strong scientific evidence supporting the merits of vaccines, some members of the public still feel hesitant towards using them. The common thinking by journalists, public health advocates, medical personnel, and the general public is that vaccine naysayers don’t understand science.
But University of Guelph philosophy professor Maya Goldenberg sees it differently. She believes vaccine hesitancy among parents of young children is caused by low levels of trust in scientists and the health system.
“It's not a...
Enhancing research ethics at U of G
By Ariana Longley
Crafting a research proposal is a complicated endeavor; made even more complex when considering the safety and wellbeing of research participants. To ease researchers through this process and hold their research studies to the highest ethical standards, the University of Guelph’s Research Ethics unit is enhancing its membership and streamlining the services they provide to the academic community.
“As a research-intensive institution, scholarly excellence is at the core of [the University’s] mission; a key principle of which...
Research Partnership: India
University of Guelph reinforces partnership with India, and creates formal ties with leading Indian comprehensive university
University of Guelph is growing its relationships with India and its academic institutions, including establishing formal ties with a lead Indian comprehensive university, Guru Jambheshwar University (GJU).
University of Guelph concluded over a week of partnership meetings in India, connecting with over a dozen universities, meeting with Canadian diplomats, and establishing new formal relationships with...
Research Partnership: India
University of Guelph establishes powerful research, innovation, and training partnership with leading Indian agricultural university
Building on years of informal partnership, University of Guelph has established a formal relationship with India’s CCS Haryana Agricultural University (HAU). The partnership will build on UofG’s and HAU’s shared expertise in agricultural research and education, catalysing research collaborations, innovation and entrepreneurship, student and faculty exchanges, training experiences, and the transfer of...
Research Partnership: India
University of Guelph strengthens and grows partnerships in veterinary medicine and one health with top Indian institutions
University of Guelph has strengthened its role as a global leader in veterinary medicine and one health by reinforcing and expanding formal partnerships in research, education, and outreach with premier veterinary universities in India.
U of G renewed its formal relationship with Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), which was originally established by President Vaccarino in...
Record registration for plant-based product innovations -- Project SOY Plus
Nineteen student groups have registered to participate in Project SOY Plus, a record for this plant-based product innovation competition.
Three diploma, 11 undergraduate and five graduate student groups have registered, the most ever in the contest’s 24-year history.
This year’s project entries range from herbal treatments and biodegradable menstrual pads to athletic tape that uses food inedible to create a flexible biofilm, an alternative for taping and icing.
New this year is the opportunity for students to develop innovations using...