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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

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.

New high-tech driving simulator strengthens research in road and motorist safety

New high-tech driving simulator strengthens research in road and motorist safety

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Psychology professor Lana Trick hasn’t driven since grad school. But the prospect of saving lives, and preventing injury and costly damage on the roads, will fuel her studies of motorists’ behaviour and performance with a new state-of-the-art driving simulator at the University of Guelph.

Selfless people have more sex

Selfless people have more sex

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

New research from U of G and Nipissing University shows that people who help others are more desirable to the opposite sex, and have more sexual partners and more frequent sex.