The Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship deadline is April 15,2016

Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sciences Established in honour of the late Earle J.D. Webster, the Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sciences was created to fund ground-breaking environmental science research toward making a better planet. Webster attended OAC in 1927, and later went on to distinguish himself as an elementary school educator and author. He showed lifelong interest in both geology and forestry.

Pollinator conservation project seeks vegetable or fruit growers in Chatham-Kent or Elgin counties

With funding under the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI), the University of Guelph, in partnership with Farms at Work, is looking for 3 farms interested in hosting demonstration pollinator plantings within Chatham-Kent or Elgin Counties. These pollinator plantings will be designed in consultation with the host farm to integrate into the farm’s production system and accomplish other Best Management Practices such as controlling erosion or preventing nutrient loss on the farm.

Distinguished IB Student Speaker Award, Danielle Ethier

I am very excited to announce the 2016 winner of the Distinguished IB Student Speaker Award, Danielle Ethier.  Tomorrow, Danielle, a senior PhD student working with Dr. Tom Nudds, will tell us about her multidisciplinary work on "Factors affecting the abundance of a declining migratory songbird".  As Danielle eloquently pointed out:

Bee Flower Choices Altered by Exposure to Pesticides: Study

Low levels of pesticides can impact the foraging behaviour of bumblebees on wildflowers, changing their floral preferences and hindering their ability to learn the skills needed to extract nectar and pollen, according to a study co-authored by Nigel Raine a University of Guelph professor.

Congratulations to Jon Warland

Jon is the 2016 faculty recipient of the Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Award.  He will be presented with his award on March 30th at the McLaughlin Library.


Shining the Spotlight on Soil: ‘We Can’t Take it For Granted’

Poor management practices and freeze-thaw cycles affect soil structure  — Feature by Andrew Vowles

That’s more than common dirt under your feet. Guelph loam underpins some of the best farming in the province — and it’s now the official soil of Ontario.

In late 2015 during the International Year of Soils, Jeff Leal, Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, visited the city to designate the Guelph soil series as the official soil of the province.

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