3-D printing research opens new possibilities

3D printed skull

When the Ontario Veterinary College’s Michelle Oblak used a 3-D printed custom titanium plate for surgery on a dog’s skull, the procedure not only marked a veterinary first in North America, but it also signalled a potential new breakthrough in cancer research. Along with Cornell University small-animal surgeon Galina Hayes, Oblak removed a large cancerous

Plant-based ‘meat’ aimed at meat-lovers

Plant-based 'meat' aimed at meat-lovers

A University of Guelph engineering professor is on a quest to give meat-lovers the textures they savour in beef, chicken or fish while retaining the human and environmental health benefits associated with eating plants. Mario Martinez’s research project was one of eight international plant-based meat initiatives chosen to receive funding by the Good Food Institute,

U of G gets $25 million for water and energy conservation

The University of Guelph has received $25 million from the Ontario government to support its ongoing energy and water conservation efforts. The money comes from the province’s greenhouse gas campus retrofits program within its larger climate change action plan. Plans include upgrading and expanding the heat recovery system, installing real-time energy monitoring meters and a

$1-million gift to support water research

uofg-water-reasearch

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

U of G’s Genetic Archive Now Open To The World

DNA strand

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

Vaccarino Reappointed President

President Vaccarino

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