The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation recently announced that six U of G researchers will receive funding for wide-ranging studies, including precision agriculture, electric vehicles and functional foods. Each award is worth up to $100,000. Article https://news.uoguelph.ca/2018/03/six-u-g-profs-recognized-early-researcher-awards/
The Arboretum is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Arboretum Summer Grounds Crew. This 18 week opportunity is open to University of Guelph students and recent graduates with a pay-rate $14 per hour (Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week).
Members of the Summer Grounds Crew will assist staff in all aspects of the maintenance of the grounds, gardens, woody plant collections and nursery at The Arboretum. Responsibilities include:
• Equipment operation, including mowers, wood chippers and tractors.
To view The Arboretum February newsletter https://www.listserv.uoguelph.ca/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ARBNEWSLETTER2;b35e59e5.1802p
Disaster strikes. A swarm of giant wasps are devouring everything around them, causing worldwide dystopia. But there is one hope: a tiny island off of Lake Ontario may have avoided the chaos. It’s up to Jack to get to the island, break into the hive where the wasps are hibernating, and free the human hostages inside.
Fourth-year course builds partnerships between students and communities. Every year, researchers and more than 70 fourth-year University of Guelph students connected to the Project in Environmental Sciences course descend upon the university’s surrounding communities.http://yourontarioresearch.ca/2018/01/fourth-year-course-builds-partnerships-students-communit
2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) positions
URA Jobs - School of Environmental Sciences
You must have an email approval from SFS to participate in the URA program. Please review the application process.
The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Krayenhoff as an assistant professor in the area of atmospheric science. Krayenhoff began in his role on January 8, 2018."Scott’s expertise in regional climate and urban meteorology is an excellent complement to our existing strengths,” says Prof. Jon Warland, director of the School of Environmental Sciences.
SES students won prizes for their presentations at OPMC last week.
1st place Grad Student Oral Presentation - Crop Life Canada Award ($500) Matt Muzzatti (Dr. Rebecca Hallett - Supervisor)
The development of phermone-based action thresholds for management of swede midge in canola.
1st place Undergrad Poster Presentation - Dr. Ron Harris Award ($250) Kevin Scaife (Drs. Cynthia Scott-Dupree and Andrew Frewin (PDF) - Supervisors)
Brown marmorated stink bug distribution and phenology in Ontario.