How scientist Mike Dixon is using space technology to combat food scarcity on Earth

University of Guelph scientist Mike Dixon grows food in barren places

Prof. Mike Dixon, School of Environmental Sciences, is an expert at growing food in places where food has never been grown before. Whether it’s mimicking the harsh environment of Mars or the extreme temperatures of Canada’s Far North and the Middle East, Dixon’s research — which employs cutting-edge LED lighting and space technologies — could

Grad unsticks herself from corporate world

Kalpana Daugherty on Dragon's Den

Would you cook more often if you didn’t need to spend as much time cleaning your cookware afterwards? “The number one task consumers dislike the most about food preparation is the time spent cleaning up,” says Kalpana Daugherty. That’s what she told a panel of judges on Dragon’s Den earlier this year when she successfully

On the job: long snapper Jake Reinhart plays one of the most specialized positions in football

Jake Reinhart, Toronto Argonauts

Who: Jake Reinhart, BA ’13 Job: Long snapper for the Toronto Argonauts Guelph’s Jake Reinhart has the muscular frame of a construction worker or a pro athlete. He’s actually both, playing in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from June to November and doing home renovation work in the off-season. At six feet tall and 225

Paving the way for women and minorities

Highest ranking black female police officer in Canada is Guelph grad Ingrid Berkeley-Brown.

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown, MA ’14, doesn’t consider herself a role model, even though she’s the highest-ranking black female police officer in Canada. As superintendent of Peel Regional Police, she prefers to be a mentor who helps others reach their goals, whether that’s to work in law enforcement or another field. Even before she became a police

On the job: taking the reins as one of Canada’s top athletes

Horse jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson is one of Canada's top athletes

Who: Emma-Jayne Wilson, Dipl. (Equ.) ’01 Job: Professional jockey Success for jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson depends on making split-second decisions while guiding a 540 kg horse as it races at speeds reaching 70 kilometres per hour. “It’s not like a car where you have steering and brakes,” says Wilson, who in 2007 became the first woman