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Enhancing research ethics at U of G

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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...

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Research Partnership: India

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Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, together with former High Commissioner of India to Canada, and current Secretary to the Government of India for Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs, Vikas Swarup, meeting with University of Guelph Professor Pavneesh Madan, UofG Vice-President (Research), Malcolm Campbell, and UofG Assistant Vice-President Graduate Studies, Ben Bradshaw, at Canada House in Delhi.

 

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...

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Research Partnership: India

University of Guelph establishes research partnerships in 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...

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Research Partnership: India

MoU document exchange

Dr. Malcolm Campbell, UofG Vice-President (Research), exchanges MoU documents with Dr. Gurdial Singh, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Parveen Goel, Director of Research, LUVAS. 

 

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...

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Record registration for plant-based product innovations -- Project SOY Plus

Project SOY Plus Coordinator meets with undergraduate student group to discuss their project idea

Project SOY Plus Coordinator, Sean Mitchell, meets with undergraduate student group to discuss their project idea - athletic tape that uses food inedibles to create a flexible biofilm that functions as an alternative for taping and icing.

 

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...

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Muscular blood flow restriction: A new frontier in human health and performance

Prof Jamie Burr

 

By Dianne Priamo

The human body adapts in response to stress, which is why exercising causes changes to our physique. But the idea that heavy weightlifting is required to increase muscle mass may soon be history, thanks to new U of G research.

Prof. Jamie Burr and his team at the Human Performance and Health Research Lab are experimenting with blood flow restriction (BFR) as a means of increasing muscle size and strength – and are succeeding in doing so. They’ve found the results of BFR versus heavy weights are almost the same.

Burr...

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Turning research knowledge into action

Research innovation workshops

 

By Samantha McReavy

Research can improve life for our community, our country and the world. But, for research to be impactful, it needs to be accessible. Knowledge mobilization (KMb) programs can help with this pursuit.

Developing these programs takes time and research. That’s why the Research Innovation Office (RIO) at the University of Guelph created Advantage Workshops, to help researchers create, collaborate and commercialize their research innovations.

The University continues to deliver on innovation with an impressive 190...

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Forgotten Figure: Thomas Tegg

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Uncovering the influence of a controversial publisher

By Zoe Pierce

What can a publisher of cheap satirical prints in England in the early 19th century teach us about the relationship between art and commerce and how graphic satire influenced early modern aesthetics?

This is what Prof. Christina Smylitopoulos of the School of Fine Arts and Music is looking to uncover with her investigation into the life work of publisher Thomas Tegg (1776-1845). A figure often dismissed by art historians because of his business-driven role in the world of...

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Celebrating five years of accomplishments for the Guelph Family Health Study

 

By Dianne Priamo

University of Guelph researchers from a wide range of disciplines are immersed in one of the longest-term studies ever undertaken by the institution – the 20-year Guelph Family Health Study. It’s designed to help families improve their health through better food, activity, leisure and sleep, with the ultimate goal of decreasing chronic disease risk, now and in the future.

The team is working with over 300 Guelph area families, and hoping to recruit more, to track lifestyle habits, body composition and genetics. The study...

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Finding new pathways to understand Alzheimer’s disease

PhD studen, Abdalla, working on an electrode array. 

 

By Ariana Longley

Connections within your brain help to shape who you are. Deterioration of these connections affects your memories and cognitive abilities, which is what happens with Alzheimer’s disease.

Despite how debilitating and emotionally devastating Alzheimer’s is, treatments remain ineffective to halt or slow disease progression. That’s why University of Guelph researchers are investigating new molecular targets to address this common disorder.

Prof. Melissa Perreault, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is working...

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