A new gift to the University of Guelph is meant to help the next generation of researchers protect one of the world’s most vital resources: water. Edward Y. (Ted) Morwick, an honorary U of G graduate and lawyer-turned-businessman, has pledged $1 million for scholarships for graduate students in water resources engineering and aquatic biology. The
Alex Trebek set ’em up and U of G alumnus Jordan Nussbaum kept knocking them down during his recent one-day reign as champion of the popular television game show Jeopardy! And U of G mathematics graduate student Michael Griffiths showed he had the right formula to excite the sophisticated taste buds of judges on the
The University of Guelph is home to a genetic Noah’s ark representing Canadian creatures from mites to whales. Now this massive archive – one of the planet’s largest collections of DNA samples – is available to researchers worldwide. U of G’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics has joined the Global Genome Biodiversity Network, a grouping of
The provincial government is investing up to $713 million toward a unique partnership between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The goal is to further discovery and innovation, and position Canada as a world leader in agri-food. The OMAFRA-U of G partnership brings together academia, government
In an immaculate studio in Berlin, Canadian artist Ambera Wellmann, MFA ’16, creates the painstaking and complex paintings that have made her an acclaimed figure in contemporary art. Wellman has described her somewhat surreal work as having a subconsciousness of its own. She made a big noise on the Canadian art scene in 2017 when
Why do men kill women? Tracking cases of femicide to understand its causes and consequences is the goal of a new University of Guelph project that is the first of its kind in Canada. On average, one woman or girl is killed every other day in Canada. U of G sociology professor Myrna Dawson says
Franco Vaccarino has been reappointed as president of the University of Guelph. “President Vaccarino’s first term has been filled with many successes,” says Kevin Golding, chair of the University’s Board of Governors. Golding added that “there is enthusiasm among faculty, students and staff, as well as government and external stakeholders, for U of G and
The University of Guelph has created Canada’s first academic chair in sustainable food engineering, backed by a $5-million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation. It’s one of the largest single donations in U of G history. Based in U of G’s School of Engineering, the Barrett Family Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering will focus on
Travelling five times faster than a speeding bullet, and 300 kilometres above the Earth’s surface, Roberta Bondar, B.Sc. (Agr.) 68, witnessed immense beauty from the window of the space shuttle Discovery. That experience changed forever the way Canada’s first female astronaut saw and understood our planet.
It is a long and complicated path from evading Taliban threats in Afghanistan to transforming Canada’s beef industry, but that’s the route being traced by a former refugee now at the University of Guelph.