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2013-12-02 23:23:45

150 female grade 10 students from across Eastern Ontario traveled to the historic campus for a hands-on introduction to three skilled trades. (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 During the week of November 18 to 22, 2013, the University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus, hosted a series of workshops designed to encourage female high school students to consider a career in the skilled trades. Each day of the week, school buses converged on the historic campus carrying grade 10 girls interested in...

2013-11-27 09:52:04

Happy, sane males have better love lives – at least for minks. A first-ever study from the University of Guelph reveals that relaxed, content male mink raised in enriched environments – cages complete with pools, toys and swings – are more successful in the mating season. The research, led by animal welfare expert Prof. Georgia Mason and her doctoral student Maria Diez-Leon, appears today in PLOS ONE, an international journal published by the Public Library of Science. The...

2013-10-30 08:23:04

OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport spoke to participants at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York about Canada's commitment to safe, secure and sustainable marine practices. The event was hosted by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the United States Coast Guard. "Canada has had a strong working relationship with the NAMEPA since 2008 and we are delighted to...

2013-10-29 16:20:44

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, addressed the SecureTech 2013 Conference on the Government of Canada's ongoing work to strengthen the security of Canada's land borders and aviation system. "Our government is pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that requires safe and secure supply chains to move products to market," said Minister Raitt. "In today's global economy, a solid economy relies on solid transportation security."...

2013-08-28 23:28:23

Two years have gone by since the opening of the state-of-the-art education and research facility, and the awards for dairy production are piling up. Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 When the University of Guelph Kemptville Campus’ Dairy Innovation and Education Centre opened in May 2011, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the farming community had high expectations for the state-of-the-art facility. It would provide the dairy industry with an education and...

Monarch Butterfly Migration Tracked
2013-08-07 13:18:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Monarch butterflies are known for their annual migration that spans several generations and can extend from Canada to Mexico. Tracking these majestic butterflies across thousands of miles and several generations has proven difficult for lepidopterologists, but new research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has done just that and revealed new details about the majestic insect's life cycle in the process. Before the...

2013-06-26 16:58:42

New research from the University of Guelph, published Tuesday in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, says that allowing industrial extraction in a northern Ontario old-growth red pine forest – the largest remaining in the world – would significantly threaten biodiversity in Canada. The study says Wolf Lake Forest Reserve is a “scientifically irreplaceable system.” “Wolf Lake Forest deserves intensive study, monitoring and full protection from future development,” said...

Monarch Butterflies Rely On Landmarks In Order To Find Their Way
2013-04-09 12:37:42

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an article written for redOrbit last month by Michael Harper, the overall population of the Monarch butterfly was predicted to be significantly lower than in years past. It is believed this decline is due to the combination of expanded farmlands and the steady increase in temperature in their migratory corridor. A new study, led by researchers from the University of Guelph, focused on the migratory corridor followed by these...

2013-01-23 11:17:03

Constraining choice isn´t necessarily a good thing when it comes to managers´ problem-solving, according to a new Canadian study. Managers tend to pick higher-risk options when forced to choose between competing alternatives to complex situations, according to researchers from the University of Guelph and University of Waterloo whose study was published recently in the Journal of Business Ethics. But when they´re not forced to choose, managers tend to reflect more and...

2013-01-09 12:35:19

A synthetic "poop" developed at the University of Guelph can cure nasty gastrointestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium. A study on the artificial stool was published today in the inaugural issue of Microbiome, a new peer-reviewed science journal. The stool — a "super-probiotic" called RePOOPulate — was created by Guelph microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe to replace human fecal matter used in stool transplants, a known treatment for C....


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Enviropig
2013-10-02 09:09:32

Enviropig is the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs with the capability to digest plant phosphorus more efficiently than ordinary unmodified pigs that was developed at the University of Guelph. The benefits of the Enviropig, if commercialized, include reduced feed cost and reduced phosphorus pollution as compared to the raising of ordinary pigs. Enviropigs create the enzyme phytase in their salivary glands. When cereal grains are consumed, the phytase mixes with...

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