Yukon Gold Potato turns 50

Yukon Gold Potato turns 50

Posted by: on Nov 8, 2016 | No Comments

Your favourite specialty spud isn’t necessarily a genetic descendant of Yukon Gold potatoes.

But in another way, those gourmet potatoes in your supermarket or on your restaurant dinner plate might owe something to that popular named variety developed a half-century ago at the University of Guelph.

Colour it in: U of G’s McLaughlin Library

Colour it in: U of G’s McLaughlin Library

Posted by: on Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Artist and geographer Daniel Rotsztain, a master of landscape architecture student, filled much of his free time last year on a personal quest: to draw each of Toronto’s 100 public libraries. Travelling across the city by bus, bicycle, streetcar and train, he sketched each library branch over the course of two months. His collection, which he calls a “love letter to the library,” was recently published as a colouring book, called All the Libraries Toronto (Dundurn Press).

Food Science Building, 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2016

Food Science Building, 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2016

Posted by: on Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

Renaissance collectors accumulated their treasures in rooms called cabinets of curiosities. Today, Prof. Massimo Marcone’s office in U of G’s Food Science Building is a wunderkammer whose collections reflect his world travels in search of exotic edibles — and light bulbs.

Guelph City Hall Galleria, 10 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2015

Guelph City Hall Galleria, 10 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2015

Posted by: on Jun 18, 2015 | No Comments

“Like trying to set up a banquet tent in a hurricane at night.” That’s how Guelph artist Greg Denton, MFA ’96, describes his summer, painting at least two, and sometimes up to four, oil portraits in a day, all within about an hour.