A discovery by University of Guelph food scientists could lead to a healthier, more affordable and more sustainable substitute for palm oil, which poses health and environmental problems. Palm oil is high in saturated fats, which increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Felling tropical forests for large-scale palm oil plantations, especially in Southeast Asia, destroys habitat
U of G app could improve COVID-19 contact tracing
A University of Guelph-led project may make contact tracing technology more accurate, helping to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Dog bites more likely in cities
City dwellers are nearly twice as likely to be bitten by a dog than people living in the country, and most of those bites involve an unleashed dog
Pandemic taking toll on women, girls with disabilities
Women and girls with disabilities face the highest rates of poverty and gender-based violence in the world, a problem believed to have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study predicts increased exposure to extreme heat in cities
Rising temperatures from climate change and increased urbanization mean city residents will experience more extreme heat in the future, but how much more?
Novel project to detect COVID-19 in waste water
U of G researchers aim to test waste water to detect levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – released in human feces – from student residences. Detecting higher levels of the virus in the sewer system may help prevent outbreaks on university campuses, says food science professor Lawrence Goodridge.
U of G helping restore endangered butterfly species
The mottled duskywing butterfly has nearly vanished from Ontario, but University of Guelph biologists hope to help restore the endangered species.
Monitoring river health in Indigenous communities
Researchers are identifying organisms to gauge the health status of waterways in areas where Indigenous peoples have lived for generations.
U of G innovation helping with PPE
A University of Guelph innovation is now being used to sanitize personal protective equipment for safe reuse.
Parental stress linked to low screen-time enforcement
Parenting stress influenced mothers and fathers differently in regard to children’s screen time.