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Gryphon with "Innovation of the Year Award: Accepting Nominations"

Innovation of the Year Award

The University of Guelph has a long tradition of innovative research with real-world applications. The results can be found on farms, in labs, and even at the ice cream counter. Almost 100 years ago, Dr. Charles Zavitz developed cereal grains that benefited dairy farmers. Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Garnet Johnston developed the popular Yukon Gold potato, and recently Prof.

Dr. Youbin Zheng and the University of Guelph Green Roof Research Team

Research Award

The 2014 Research Award of Excellence goes to the University of Guelph Green Roof Research Team for their publications of their research on green roof sedum plant production and maintenance. The article titled “Optimal Growing Substrate pH For Five Sedum Species”, published in HortScience in 2013, is the most recent piece of forward-thinking research published by this team. 

Gryphons' LAAIR 2015 supported 15 new projects

Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) is a program funded by OMAFRA and the U of G designed to support the commercialization of research findings. The Gryphon’s LAAIR funding program aims to take the best research and use it to develop new products which should attract private sector funding, create jobs and make Ontario more competitive.

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