U of G launches action plan to combat racism, promote inclusion

Charlotte Yates; Lawrence Hill; Indira Naidoo-Harris

The University of Guelph has a new action plan for addressing racism, hatred and discrimination, including a new presidential advisory committee and initiatives to promote equity, diversity and inclusivity. The action plan was unveiled this fall by president Charlotte Yates. It includes and builds on recommendations made by students, faculty, staff and community members who

Alum donates $1 million for new food lab

Alum Donates money to Food Lab

The University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM) recently marked its 50th anniversary by celebrating a $1-million donation to transform the program’s food lab into a state-of-the-art facility. The gift comes from Michel Eric Fournelle, who graduated from the former hotel and food administration program in 1992. “My experience as a

A First for Ghana

Frema Osei-Opare

The West Africa nation of Ghana has its first ever female chief of staff, and she is a University of Guelph graduate. Frema Osei-Opare was named to the position in early 2017 by newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo. As chief of staff, Osei-Opare’s role is to coordinate the supporting staff of the presidency and serve

A Helping Hand

prosthetic hand

Student’s low-cost prosthetic device changing lives Jerry Ennett could put the puck in the net as a junior hockey player. But it is in the arena of affordable prosthetic devices that the biomedical engineering co-op student is becoming a different kind of impact player. The low-cost prosthetic hand he produced on a 3D printer made

Disease Detective

Tyler Sharp

Respecting the ‘enemy’ key to fighting Zika, grad says Tyler Sharp is an international disease detective with a profound respect for the viruses he investigates. He also harbours a fairly virulent loathing for them. The curious, meticulous scientist is intrigued by the tiny, potentially deadly organisms – by their elegance, simplicity and potency. But he

Staying on the Farm

Many researchers and policy-makers have asked why young people leave the farm, never to return, says Prof. Sharada Srinivasan, the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development at the University of Guelph. The migration of young people out of agriculture, and the seeming lack of allure the sector has for the younger generation, is

Rebuilding Lives After Disaster

Manish Raizada

Prof. Manish Raizada says when a natural disaster strikes, rural people need to rebuild their lives, and grow food, as quickly as possible. Returning to some semblance of normalcy depends upon it. Raizada, along with his research associate Tejendra Chapagain, has been involved in the creation of emergency sustainable agriculture kits, or eSAKS. The kits