Greenhouse growers need plenty of light to nurture crop plants and flowers, but the nighttime glow from increasing numbers of glasshouses in Ontario has municipalities looking to crack down on light pollution. Now, a University of Guelph engineer is leading a pioneering drone project intended to help curb light leaks from commercial greenhouses, ensuring optimum
DNA Barcoding Technology Gets $24 Million in Federal Funding
Can we avert planetary mass extinction? Can we establish a global system to survey life on our planet? Helping to answer these and other large-scale questions about life on Earth is the goal of BIOSCAN, a University of Guelph-led global biodiversity project that was awarded $24 million in federal funding this year. Led by Dr.
U of G’s Economic Impact Worth $8.6 Billion
The University of Guelph’s investments in teaching and research, people and organizations generate $8.6 billion for the Canadian economy, according to the latest U of G economic impact report. The University contributes more than $2-billion worth of GDP to the local economy annually, including sustaining more than 13,400 jobs and generating $686 million in labour
OVC tops Canadian veterinary schools in global ranking
The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2021 World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)international education network. The ranking lists the world’s best universities for research impact and academic reputation in 51 academic subjects and includes some 1,300 universities from 80 locations worldwide. OVC
Forbes ranks U of G among top Canadian employers
No. 1: That’s the position held by the University of Guelph as Canada’s top employer among higher education institutions and one of the best employers overall in Canada, according to Forbes magazine. U of G was the top university and fourth overall in the ranking of Canada’s BestEmployers released early this year. In a Forbes article, Martha
A philosopher’s view of vaccines
For people who hesitate over vaccinations, it doesn’t matter if they’re told that vaccines are safe for everybody. They need to be assured that the shot is safe for them. Dr. Maya Goldenberg, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, has become a “go-to” specialist in Canada and beyond on everything from vaccine hesitancy to safety
Improving global groundwater protection focus of $10-million gift
Better protection of groundwater supplies around the globe is the focus of a new $10-million gift to the University of Guelph’s G360 Institute. The donation by long-time U of G benefactor Edward (Ted) Morwick is intended to support significant advancements in infrastructure, innovation, research and training. About 2.5 billion people worldwide depend solely on groundwater
Mini donkeys bring farm to class
Miniature donkeys are rarely part of class lectures. But Dr. Andy Robinson, Department of Animal Biosciences, employed them on his hobby farm this year as novel teaching aides in his animal and plant biosciences courses. “Donkeys are photogenic farm animals,” said Robinson, who shared his experience in animal breeding and farm life in remote videoconference
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.
Cast of The Office gives shout-out to U of G grads
Cast members from the acclaimed television series
The Office offered congratulations to this year’s U of G graduating class.