Collection at Centre for Biodiversity Genomics surpasses 5 million specimens

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics natural history collection at the University of Guelph reached an important milestone in February, processing its five millionth barcoded specimen. The CBG’s collections unit has sorted, processed and archived barcoded specimens from around the world since 2006. Each specimen in the globally unique collection is fully digitized and sequenced and

Supporting student-reservists aim of proposed initiative

Alex Fekri

Bringing peace of mind to University of Guelph students serving in the Canadian Forces is the aim of a proposal that would offer these students academic accommodations. The Serving Scholars initiative will be the first of its kind in Ontario and unique in its focus on reservists. There are at least 30 U of G students who

New awards and scholarships for gender equity initiatives

HeForShe

The University of Guelph is supporting gender equity activities on campus and in the community through $15,000 in awards and scholarships funded by the Angel Gabriel Foundation and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. The awards are part of the United Nations HeForShe initiative aimed at creating a bold, visible and united

Medieval books at U of G library

Medieval Books

Books dating back to the late Middle Ages are often locked behind glass in museums and archives, but the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library borrowed nine medieval manuscripts and allowed people to touch and flip through them as they would any other book. Ranging from a thirteenthcentury English Bible and a fifteenth-century German Office of

New institute builds on U of G’s environmental expertise

Tackling the world’s environmental problems through innovation and interdisciplinary collaborations is the focus of the new Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER). It will build on the University of Guelph’s expertise in the environment and sustainability by bringing together researchers from diverse fields. “GIER includes researchers from all seven colleges at the University,” says Prof.

Iconic Honey Bee Research Centre planned

Honey Bee Research Centre

The University of Guelph will turn its long-standing research prowess in pollinator health and conservation into North America’s first one-stop shop for honey bee research, education and outreach. U of G is planning a new, $12-million facility aimed at helping understand the stressors affecting honey bees and other pollinators and finding solutions. A recent transformational