University of Guelph

Canadians Look To Grow Strawberries On Mars

CBC | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business

If Mike Dixon's dreams come to fruition, Canadian science will spawn the first strawberry or cherry tomato that sprouts on the moon or a planet i...

Student Who Streamed Suicide Attempt Charged

CBC | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada

A University of Guelph student who allegedly set fire to his dorm room in an apparent suicide attempt that was streamed online has been charged with a...

Hundreds Signed Up For The Live Stream Of This Student's Suicide

CBC | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada

A University of Guelph student's decision to stream his suicide attempt on the internet this past weekend raises the obvious question about what ...

The Ongoing Trend of Corruption in Student Unions

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Universities have, on occasion, intervened and exercised their power to withhold money from student unions acting against the wishes of their membership. Student union executives typically respond with a sad attempt to take the moral high ground, repeating variations of the following: "student unions should have autonomy over their own affairs." A novel idea: How about returning power to the students?

Why Young People Get Into Farming

CBC | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Business

Christopher Hambly has his career plan mapped out. He'll finish high school, head off for a few years — ideally to study "something to d...

One Man's Poo Is Another Man's Prescription

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFecal therapy is here to stay. With the number of options to treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders shrinking, a means to not only treat but also cure cannot be disregarded. People may never get used to the smell of fecal microbiota therapy, but I know they'll definitely get used to the benefits. Let's rePOOPulate.

Does the Canadian Federation of Students Care About Students?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a national organization composed of campus student unions, purports to organize students on a "democratic, co-operative basis." When Guelph students wanted to hold a referendum to exit the CFS, they served the CFS with a petition asking for a referendum to be held to decertify. However, the CFS refused to schedule a referendum. Guelph's Central Student Association (CSA) took the CFS to court.

Paws for the Cause Gala: Some of Our Fave Furry Friends

Laura Serra | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Impact
Laura Serra

Bejeweled tails, tattooed fur, colourful extensions and multiple paws took the stage with CP24 host Melissa Grelo at the third annual Paws for the Cause #PawsGala. This year, I am pleased to announce that Paws for the Cause was able to raise $50,000. Check out a few of my favourite decorative dogs of the evening!

A Thank You to the Vets Who Keep Our Pups Safe

Laura Serra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Impact
Laura Serra

As a dog lover, I will always have the utmost respect and appreciation for the veterinarians that help keep our pups happy and healthy. A portion of proceeds from the Paws Gala will go toward the Chloe Award, which is a $5,000 scholarship that is awarded to an outstanding veterinary student. I wanted to catch up with the winner of the first-ever Chloe Award, University of Guelph veterinary student Francesca Di-Mauro.

Killing Of 'Enviropigs' Blasted As 'Callous'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A group of genetically modified pigs was quietly put down last month after the University of Guelph found no way to continue the research or...

New Bees Species Named After Canadian

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

GUELPH, Ont. - A Canadian insect expert is considered the bee's knees.University of Guelph researcher Peter Kevan is getting a new species of bee name...