Making change in the world while earning a credit

Making change in the world while earning a credit

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2017 | No Comments

Powdered cricket brownies, anyone? As part of the preliminary pitch for their semester-long assignment in the Ideas Congress (ICON) course, a team of Guelph undergraduates recently handed out home-baked goodies — complete with insect ingredients — to classmates.

Getting a taste of food basics

Getting a taste of food basics

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

For students who skipped home economics — or didn’t pay attention in class — Alison Crerar’s “Understanding Foods” course is feeding their brains and stomachs.

Coursework: adding a pop culture twist to computer science class

Coursework: adding a pop culture twist to computer science class

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments

He doesn’t play chess. And he doesn’t watch The Big Bang Theory. So how did computer science student Patrick Hartman end up tops in a class assignment for an online chess tournament modelled after the TV sitcom?

Speed and strategy, says Hartman. His program won 53 of 58 games in a round-robin tournament run by Prof. Stefan Kremer, School of Computer Science, for “Introduction to Intelligent Systems,” a third-year artificial intelligence (AI) course.

Coursework: corruption, scandal and political ethics

Coursework: corruption, scandal and political ethics

Posted by: on Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

Political scandals have been around for as long as politics have been around. That might explain the popularity of “Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics,” a distance education course for credit towards certificates in leadership and in public policy and administration. It’s the second most popular online course offered at U of G. So, what’s the first? A course on serial murders.

Coursework: cheese making short course gets better with age

Coursework: cheese making short course gets better with age

Posted by: on Jul 8, 2015 | No Comments

From Bonnie Depew’s dairy farm in western Pennsylvania, it’s only about two hours’ drive to the Penn State campus where the university offers a short course in cheese making. So why did she come all the way to the University of Guelph to learn to make artisanal cheese?