Is it true my dog doesn’t like to be hugged?

Is it true my dog doesn’t like to be hugged?

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2017 | No Comments

For humans, a hug is nurturing and builds trust and a sense of safety. But your dog may not feel the same way. Leaning against or reaching around dogs can feel threatening to them, says Prof. Lee Niel, Col. K. L. Campbell Chair in Companion Animal Welfare at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College. “What may be enjoyable for you may cause your pet stress,” she says.

Researchers identify monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species

Researchers identify monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species

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University of Guelph researchers have pinpointed the North American birthplaces of migratory monarch butterflies that overwinter in Mexico, vital information that will help conserve the dwindling species.

Fungi key to forest diversity

Fungi key to forest diversity

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To understand forest diversity, look not just to the trees but also to the fungi, says a new international study involving a University of Guelph professor.

Plant-based ingredient could lead to improved tuberculosis vaccine

Plant-based ingredient could lead to improved tuberculosis vaccine

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The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine hasn’t changed much since it was first used on humans almost a century ago, yet the disease is still prevalent in Canada’s aboriginal communities and in developing countries.

Research shows HIV stigma still prevalent

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One in five people who have HIV in Canada don’t know about their infection, and those who do may be reluctant to share their diagnoses because of the stigma that still exists.

U of G part of ‘energy neutral’ waste water treatment project

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The University of Guelph is taking part in a novel $1.5-million initiative backed by the federal government that aims to eliminate energy costs for waste water treatment.

Tipping presents challenges for restaurants

Tipping presents challenges for restaurants

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study by University of Guelph professors.

Why should I consider buying “ugly” produce?

Why should I consider buying “ugly” produce?

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The next time you go grocery shopping, don’t turn up your nose to an asymmetrical apple or a forked carrot; they’re just as nutritious as more perfect-looking produce and they cost less.

Mock retail space explores food-purchasing behaviour

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A new mock retail space at U of G will allow researchers to explore consumers’ food purchasing, consumption and reaction to food advertising.

Making fish farming more efficient

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

More sustainable aquaculture in Canada and abroad is the goal of a novel research project that brings together experts in fish nutrition and engineering.