Livestock industry leader Mike McMorris will be the new CEO of Livestock Research Innovation Corporation. He holds a masters’ degree in animal breeding and genetics from U of G. McMorris began his career with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. A story of his appointment appeared in The County Weekly News.
Gabriel Ferraro has yet to be thoroughly tested as a kicker in the Canadian Football League, but he is certainly prepared for the professional game after an illustrious career with the Guelph Gryphons. Ferraro was recently signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders after their regular kicker, Brett Lauther, went down with an injury. The acquisition was
After completing his graduate studies at U of G, Tristan Pearce spent many years travelling between the Arctic and Australia studying the impacts of climate change. With an MA in Geography and International Development and a PhD in Geography, both from U of G, Pearce, 39, has returned home to Prince George, British Columbia, as
Britt Benn continues to chase rugby dreams, even though she fulfilled her biggest dream of all by competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. Benn, 30, is about to fulfill her competitive dream a second time, after the Canadian women’s sevens rugby team, of which she is a member, qualified for the
U of G alumna Kinga Surma has been named Ontario’s Associate Minister of Transportation for the GTA. The MPP for Etobicoke Centre, Surma holds a degree in public policy, business and commerce from U of G. She is a native of Poland. Her appointment was part of a major cabinet shuffle by Premier Doug Ford
While attending the University of Guelph, Karen Sorensen spent summers working at Banff, a picturesque town of roughly 8,000 nestled in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. In a recent interview-format feature in the Regina Leader-Post, the U of G alumna said her love of Banff blossomed during a family vacation when she was 14. She declared then
As the Toronto Raptors basketball team vies to become NBA champs, U of G-Humber grad Tresor Gray might just have the victory rap. His Raptor Foot is tearing up the social media court during the NBA Finals. An article in Now Magazine talks about the genesis of the song and the dance that goes with
Samantha Lawson is the new chief administrative officer of the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), the agency dedicated to promoting conservation and sustainability throughout the Grand River watershed. The news of Lawson’s appointment was featured in a Blackburnnews.com story, as well as in other regional publications. Lawson has a Master of Arts in Geography from
Senator Rob Black was featured in a Western Producer story that focused on his concerned over soil health on Canadian farms.
U of G grad Laura Timms (B.Sc. 2001) was featured in a Toronto Star article on species at risk in the Credit River watershed. Timms is the Credit Valley Conservation ecologist. There are 65 species of plants and animals living in the Credit River watershed that are at risk of extinction, according to the United