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New Faculty position Assistant Professor in Soil Biochemistry

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Soil Biochemistry working on research related to soil organic matter dynamics and nutrient cycling, particularly the carbon cycle.

Congratulations to Paul Kelley, University of Guelph Apiary Manager: Recipient of EAS Roger A. Morse Award, 2017

Paul Kelly, Apiary Manager at the University of Guelph, is the 2017 recipient of the Roger A Morse Teaching/Extension/Regulatory Award presented by the Eastern Apicultural Society.  The meeting is being held this week at the University of Delaware in Newark,  Delaware.  Paul received the award today (2 August, 2017) and is giving two presentations at the conference:  "Buckfast bee breeding and queen rearing – why we keep bees on islands" and "Tips, tricks and tools for the bee yard".

Since this award was first initiated in 2000, 5 of the 17 recipients have been Canadians:

Insect Collection Curator position with the School of Environmental Sciences

Reporting to the Director of the School of Environmental Sciences, this position will be responsible for the curation of the University of Guelph Insect Collection, which is Canada’s oldest insect collection.  This includes the oversight for the cataloguing, accessioning, georeferencing, general maintenance, expansion, utilization and management of Insect Collection.  The Curator will be expected to leverage the collection to support faculty and student research, including OMAFRA program priorities.

Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ontario ARTHUR D. LATORNELL AWARD OF MERIT 2017 Student Application

The Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ontario Chapter, was created in 1951 to give a focus to our members’ interests in conservation issues within Ontario. Our mission is to foster the science and art of soil, water and related natural resource conservation to achieve sustainability by promoting and practicing an ethic which recognizes the interdependence of people and the environment.

U of G Receives Nearly $77 Million to Launch ‘Food From Thought’

The government is investing in U of G’s Food From Thought research project, which will use high-tech information systems to help produce enough food for a growing human population while sustaining the Earth’s ecosystems.

The funding, announced today by Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, on behalf of Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, will come from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), which supports world-leading research at universities and colleges.

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