Geospatial Analysis Tool Puts U of G on the Map

Geospatial Analysis Tool Puts U of G on the Map

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Why did those advertising flyers end up in your mailbox? And how can your car know where you are even when you don’t?

Ask a geographer — and not just any geographer but an expert in geomatics, which involves the collection and analysis of spatial data.

Jobs Aplenty for Agri-Food Grads

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There are currently four jobs for every graduate of U of G’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), according to a new report.

Based on a survey of Ontario employers, the report provides a snapshot of hiring trends and demands. Employers are predicting even more jobs during the next five years.

As a national and international leader in agriculture and food, U of G provides a majority of the graduates for this sector in Ontario, says OAC dean Rene Van Acker.

“It’s great news for students entering and coming out of the programs because of the tremendous demand for their skills and the many opportunities for them.”

Prof Discovers Ways to Help Heart Failure Patients

Prof Discovers Ways to Help Heart Failure Patients

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Shortness of breath is the No. 1 complaint of people suffering from heart failure. Now a University of Guelph researcher has discovered its surprising cause – and an effective treatment.

Fear May Drive Species to Extinction

Fear May Drive Species to Extinction

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Fear alone may be enough to cause vulnerable species to go extinct.

University of Guelph integrative biology professor Ryan Norris has discovered that fruit flies spend less time eating, mate less often and produce fewer offspring when exposed to a predator.

Can Avocados Help Treat Cancer?

Can Avocados Help Treat Cancer?

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Prof. Paul Spagnuolo will study and avocado-derived leukaemia drug.

Do avocados pack a cancer-fighting punch? University of Guelph food science professor Paul Spagnuolo hopes to find out, backed by a $200,000 grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

U of G Opens High-Tech Food Labs

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Two new state-of-the art laboratories at the University of Guelph allow researchers to explore consumers’ relationship with food using technology.

There is a Cost to ‘Bee-ing’ Too Smart

There is a Cost to ‘Bee-ing’ Too Smart

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It doesn’t pay to be smart, at least for bumblebees.

That is the finding of a new study by Prof. Nigel Raine, School of Environmental Sciences. He discovered that fast-learning bumblebees die sooner than their slower-learning co-workers.

What’s in Your Sausage?

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There is a 1 in 5 chance that your favourite sausage contains meat other than that listed on the label.

A first-ever Canadian study headed by University of Guelph professor Robert Hanner found that 20 per cent of sausages contain unlabelled meats.

Fish Hold Clues to Treating Human Heart Disease

Fish Hold Clues to Treating Human Heart Disease

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It’s long been known that fish can change the size of their hearts depending on water temperature. Now a University of Guelph professor has discovered the protein that makes this happen – a finding that may help treat or prevent heart damage in humans.

Is Eating ‘Ethically’ Only for the Wealthy?

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“Ethically” produced food is not equally accessible to all, according to a new study by researchers Kelly Hodgins, MA ’15, and Prof. Evan Fraser of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

Social barriers prevent lower-income households from obtaining local, organic, sustainable or other ethically responsible food, according to the study in the journal Agriculture and Human Values.

For lower-income consumers, stores may be difficult to reach without a car, farmers’ markets may be open only on weekends, and store owners may cater to more well-to-do consumers.


Hodgins has developed a tool kit to help businesses make their spaces more inclusive. See: tinyurl.com/y7ww7uel