The University of Guelph, also known as U of G, is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1964 after the amalgamation of Ontario Agricultural College, the Macdonald Institute, and the Ontario Veterinary College, and has since grown to an institution of more than 21,000 students and academic staff. While it currently offers over 94 undergraduate degrees, 48 graduate programs, and 6 associate degrees in many different disciplines, it is the on-going history of achievement in its roots of biomedical science, agriculture and veterinary medicine and the modern focus on life sciences that define the university. The University of Guelph is consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in Canada by Maclean's magazine, and given top marks for student satisfaction among medium-sized universities in Canada by The Globe and Mail. It has held these rankings with its reputation, innovative research-intensive programs, and lively campus life cited as particular strengths. Currently, the faculty at the University of Guelph hold 39 Canada Research Chair positions in the research areas of natural sciences, engineering, health sciences.
Fungi may lead to cheaper cancer treatment
Cheaper anti-cancer drugs for humans might ultimately stem from a new study by University of Guelph scientists into a kind of microbial "bandage" that protects yew trees from disease-causing fungi.
Ecologists find predator-prey pattern consistent across diverse ecosystems
Why aren't there more lions? That was what puzzled McGill PhD student Ian Hatton, when he started looking at the proportion of predators to prey across dozens of parks in East and Southern Africa. In this case, the answer ...
Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks
A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.
The nature of nurture is all about your mother, study says
When it comes to survival of the fittest, it's all about your mother - at least in the squirrel world.
Gene may help reduce GM contamination
Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph scientists might help farmers ...
Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease
University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world.
Cook farm waste into energy
It takes some cooking, but turning farm waste into biofuels is now possible and makes economic sense, according to preliminary research from the University of Guelph.
Bee foraging chronically impaired by pesticide exposure, study finds
A study co-authored by a University of Guelph scientist that involved fitting bumblebees with tiny radio frequency tags shows long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide hampers bees' ability to forage for pollen.
Wind farms to do not affect property values, study finds
Wind turbine developments have no effect on property values of nearby homes and farms, according to new research from the University of Guelph.
Study solves part of hagfish slime mystery
University of Guelph researchers have unravelled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures – hagfish.