As Bartu Suer’s final semester in the University of Guelph’s marketing management program loomed, his singing voice boomed over airwaves in his home country of Turkey. Suer is the lead singer of çatıkatı, a high-energy, Turkish language alternative rock band. The group started in Istanbul and continued to evolve in Guelph, where rehearsals and songwriting
The University of Guelph has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the best Canadian universities to work for. Of the universities included in the list, U of G placed sixth. “It is wonderful to see U of G recognized on such a prestigious list,” says Martha Harley, associate vice-president (human resources). “The University
The MBA in sustainable commerce at U of G’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics is among the best in the world at weaving sustainability and corporate social responsibility into its courses, faculty research, and institutes. The program placed in the top 20 among 146 business programs globally in the 2019 Corporate Knights
The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics natural history collection at the University of Guelph reached an important milestone in February, processing its five millionth barcoded specimen. The CBG’s collections unit has sorted, processed and archived barcoded specimens from around the world since 2006. Each specimen in the globally unique collection is fully digitized and sequenced and
NASA liked what it saw during a series of tests of a U of G-made robotic telescope mount. The device performed better than expected aboard a converted spy plane cruising at 70,000 feet. The first-ever moonlight tracking device will improve the accuracy of numerous Earth-observing satellites. A series of test flights took place in November.
The 10th annual Canada Food Price Report estimated Canadian families will dish out $487 more on food this year, for an average total household grocery bill of $12,667 a year. Rising meat, produce and seafood prices are to blame. The report was released in December. Meat prices are projected to rise by as much as
Inmates in Canadian prisons have stories to tell and want to put them to paper.
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
1.5-million gift will promote food literacy and help raise a healthier generation less prone to chronic disease.
A University of Guelph innovation may hold the secret to cleaning up harmful highway smog and industrial pollutants. Engineering professor Bill Van Heyst and his research team worked with the company EnvisionSQ on a series of patented SmogStop barriers that were installed along a stretch of Highway 401 in Toronto. Monitoring the barriers for eight