What's Happening 

Find out how OMAFRA- U of G Partnership research is making an impact.  If you have something you would like to share, please contact Mary Visser Kerr at secagrfd@uoguelph.ca.  


Fighting back against fungi
Posted Thursday April 6, 2017 10:30 AM - Moore, Rebecca
Researcher combats fungal diseases affecting Ontario vegetable yields 

It's already hard enough to get kids - and even adults - to eat vegetables. But now, plant disease is taking some of those vegetables off the table, too. Fore more info, click here
Last Updated Thursday April 6, 2017 10:21 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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Improving green roofs with new technology
Posted Thursday April 6, 2017 10:30 AM - Moore, Rebecca
Green roofs - roofs partially or completely covered by plants - are becoming more popular in urban landscapes because they help manage stormwater and reduce heating and cooling costs while making cities greener - literally. A former Guelph researcher is combining research with engineering savvy to make these structures more accessible, efficient and affordable. Read more here.  
Last Updated Thursday April 6, 2017 10:22 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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Fighting ketosis: There's an app for that
Posted Wednesday April 5, 2017 12:30 PM - Moore, Rebecca
Researchers bring advances in science to dairy farmers' smartphones

 
A new smartphone app designed to synthesize on-farm ketosis monitoring data and promote regular ketosis testing is helping move best-available science from lab bench to barn floor.  For more info, click here
 
Last Updated Thursday April 6, 2017 10:22 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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HQP Competition for 2017
Posted Friday January 13, 2017 3:00 PM - Visser Kerr, Mary

Highly Qualified Personnel Scholarship Program

HQP Competition for 2017

The HQP website will be open to receive applications from February 6th until February 24th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Scholarships are available for students entering thesis-based MSc and Ph.D. programs.  Applicants and faculty are asked to pay careful attention to the requirements of the application.

Potential scholarship start dates for successful applicants are May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
** Students who have already started their programs are not eligible to apply.

Relevant information and application forms can be found on the HQP website: www.uoguelph.ca/omafra_partnership/hqp/en/

Please direct questions to Al Sullivan, HQP Scholarship Program Co-ordinator. 

Al Sullivan
Professor and HQP Scholarship Program Co-ordinator

University of Guelph
Phone Ext 52792
Email:  
asulliva@uoguelph.ca

Last Updated Friday January 13, 2017 2:56 PM - Visser Kerr, Mary
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A Planning Toolkit for Healthy Rural Communities
Posted Monday January 9, 2017 3:30 PM - Chamberlain, Taylor
A Planning Toolkit for Healthy Rural Communities 

Dr. Wayne Caldwell, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development, will be at the Grey Bruce Health Unit on January 27th to discuss his KTT project A Planning Toolkit for Healthy Rural Communities. 

Workshop Objectives:
  • To familiarize participants with the Healthy Rural Communities Toolkit
  • To hear about successful rural strategies from other communities
  • To identify links between Upper & Lower Tier Municipalities and Public Health
  • To identify strategies to include a healthy communities lens into existing initiatives

What:    A Planning Toolkit for Healthy Rural Communities
When:   January 27, 2017
      10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Lunch Included)
Where:  Grey Bruce Health Unit, 101 17th St. E, Owen Sound

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Please register here by January 20th. 
Last Updated Monday January 9, 2017 5:31 PM - Moore, Rebecca
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