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
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
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. Bondar, a University of Guelph alumna, vowed after her
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. Nasrin Husseini is among an inaugural group of five graduate students who will receive new scholarships worth $50,000 per year as
Two oak saplings planted at the University of Guelph have roots in a Great War conflict considered by many to mark a coming of age for Canada.
A new University of Guelph initiative headed by renowned author and U of G professor Lawrence Hill brings together first-year students and community members to read and discuss a single book. Gryphons Read engages students as participants as well as trainers and facilitators of small-group discussions. The common reading project involves the College of Arts,
The University of Guelph is helping lead a Canadian university movement to promote health and well-being on campuses.
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