University of Guelph in Brazil

University of Guelph faculty and students have been working with Brazilian counterparts for a number of years, and continue to do so today. These collaborations have been party to conferences and workshops, as well as research, resulting in mutual benefit.

Browse through the faculty and student profiles below to learn more about their work and involvement with Brazil.

Researchers

Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Rio Grande do Sul State
Professor Anand’s work in Brazil focuses on ecosystem dynamics in forests and grasslands, landowner perception of land use in agro-ecological systems, biodiversity of tropical forests, and modeling...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
Professor Arroyas has worked as co-editor-in-chief of the scholarly journals Synergies Canada (2009-2012) and Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada (2013-present) housed in Guelph, in collaboration with U...
Department: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Location of involvement: Minas Gerais State
Professor Colasanti’s research focuses on understanding the molecular genetics of plants, with a particular focus on how they undergo the transition to flower. Early on in his research he isolated a...
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development – Rural Studies
Location of involvement: Minas Gerais State
Professor Devlin’s research within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development focuses on public participation and environmental assessment. His collaboration with Brazil began in 2009...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Minas Gerais State
Professor Glasauer’s research focuses on microbial geochemistry. She examines how microbes impact the cycling of metals in water and sediment, particularly in mining environments. Starting in 2011,...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
Professor Goodwin's research focuses on plant microbe interactions, more specifically examining bacteria and fungi that have either harmful or beneficial effects in plants. A large portion of his...
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development – Capacity Development and Extension
Location of involvement: Rural Brazil
Helen Hambly Odame’s research focuses on information, knowledge, communication and media for agricultural and rural development. To this end she works with various technologies and institutions which...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Amazonas State, Gioás State, Minas Gerais State, Paraná State, Pernambuco State, Rio Grande do Sul State, Rio de Janeiro State, São Paulo State, and the Federal District
Professor Heck’s research in soil science focuses on characterizing the structure of soil. He has been involved with Brazil on a number of different projects since the late 1980’s; he was a PhD...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: Rio de Janeiro State, São Paulo State
Professor Stephen Henighan’s work focuses on Spanish-language literatures and cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Beginning in 1992, Prof. Henighan started using Brazil as a constant point...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
Professor Irvine has worked as co-editor-in-chief of the scholarly journals Synergies Canada (2009-2012) and Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada (2013-present) housed in Guelph, in collaboration with...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Bahia State, Ceará State, Goiás State, Minas Gerais State, Para State, Pernambuco State, Rio Grande do Sul State, São Paulo State
University Professor Emeritus Peter Kevan’s area of research focuses on pollination and bees, crop production and crop protection, in both agricultural and natural systems. Most of his work while in...
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Location of involvement: Pará State, São Paulo State
Professor Allan King’s research focuses on reproductive biotechnologies, more specifically, processes related to the early stages of reproduction which as a result have an effect on reproductive...
Department: Physics
Location of involvement: Minas Gerais State, São Paulo State
Professor Kycia is a condensed matter physicist specializing in x-ray diffraction and the structure of materials. His work generally revolves around using synchrotrons – large electron accelerators...
Department: Pathobiology
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
Professor MacInnes’s research deals with the molecular biology of bacterial pathogens of important food animals (especially pigs) and development of a vaccine for Flavobacterium psychrophilum, a...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
Professor Mohan has been, and continues to be, on the planning committee of the Second-Language Pedagogies Conference (SLPC) since its inception in 2012.  Due to its success, both the University of...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
The School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph and the Modern Languages department at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) have an ongoing collaboration that began in 2010. The...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: Rio de Janeiro State, São Paulo State
Professor Nutting’s research focuses on Québec theatre. In 2013, she travelled to Brazil and gave a workshop, “Initiation au theatre québécois: textes et outils”, as a guest lecturer for the French...
Department: History
Location of involvement: Rio de Janeiro State, Santa Catarina State
Professor Karen Racine is a Latin American historian whose research focuses on Latin American independence leaders who lived in England, and the various connections between Britain and Latin America...
Department: Animal and Poultry Science
Location of involvement: Rio Grande do Sul State, São Paulo State
Professor Flavio Schenkel’s research focuses on quantitative genomics; how genomics can be used for animal breeding purposes. As a professor, he has been working with various Brazilian academic...
Department: Chemistry
Location of involvement: Minas Gerais State
Professor Schlaf’s research focuses on developing new synthetic methodologies by transforming the function of hydroxyls in naturally abundant polyalcohols and monosaccharides through both...
Department: Rural Studies PhD Program, Ontario Agricultural College
Location of involvement: National (excluding the Amazon and coastal regions)
Soybeans are an integral crop around the globe and Brazil has the largest production of soybeans in the world after the United States. Brazil, thus greatly values intellectual property (IP)...
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Location of involvement: São Paulo State
Professor Thomson’s main work with Brazil has been in collaboration with Professor Eliane Lousada from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), as a member of the organizing committee for the Second-...
Department: Integrative Biology
Location of involvement: Santa Catarina State
Professor Van Der Kraak is a reproductive physiologist who has been using his expertise to study the effects of effluents released from sewage treatment plants on fish reproduction. Using zebrafish...
Department: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Location of involvement: Brazilian Rainforest
Professor Van Raay focuses on identifying compounds that could be used to treat colorectal cancer. He uses chemically modified zebrafish that exhibit similar molecular mechanisms to that caused by...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Pernambuco State, Rio Grande do Sul State
Professor Emeritus Peter van Straaten focuses his research on agro-geology; geology in the service of agriculture. After giving a talk at the First International ‘Rocks for Crops’ conference in...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Pernambuco State
Professor Voroney’s research focuses on soil science, more specifically focusing on soil organic matter and soil biology. Through support from the Kinross Gold Corporation and funding from NSERC,...
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Location of involvement: Goiás State
Professor Wagner-Riddle’s research examines the effects of agricultural activities on the atmospheric environment. Beginning in 2008, she has been collaborating with the Brazilian Corporation of...