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