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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.  


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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Research at the Speed of Business: Emerging Technologies and Value Chains
Posted Friday December 2, 2016 6:00 PM - Chamberlain, Taylor
About this half-day event:
  • Learn how new on-farm technology is changing Ontario's agri-food value chains from U of G researchers and industry representatives
  • Hear about how business value can be created from research funded by the OMAFRA - U of G Partnership
  • Network and share strategic ideas on enhancing Ontario's research and innovation strengths, opportunities and alliances
  • Be inspired by some of Ontario's up-and-coming researchers and innovators
What:    Research at the Speed of Business
When:   December 2, 2016
       8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Conference Centre, 1 Stone Rd. W. Guelph

To Register:
Last Updated Monday January 9, 2017 5:31 PM - Moore, Rebecca
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2016 Emergency Management Research Expo
Posted Monday November 7, 2016 4:00 PM - Chamberlain, Taylor
Join us for this KTT event to:
  • Learn more about emergency management research
  • Connect with university, industry and government representatives to discuss cutting-edge research
  • Network over lunch and learn from graduate research posters
What:   2016 Emergency Management Research Expo
When:   November 14, 2016
       8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Conference Centre, 1 Stone Rd. W. Guelph

Click here to learn more and register. 
Last Updated Wednesday November 9, 2016 2:53 PM - Moore, Rebecca
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OMAFRA - U of G Research Program: Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) and Town Hall Meetings
Posted Monday October 3, 2016 3:00 PM - Chamberlain, Taylor
The Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the OMAFRA – U of G Research Program opened on Monday, September 26, 2016 and will close at noon on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
 
LOIs must address one or more priorities of the research themes listed below. Please see the 2016 -17 OMAFRA Research Themes: Consolidated Priorities for additional details. Details regarding program eligibility can be found here
 
Researchers are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting to learn more about theme research priorities and the application process. Town Hall Meetings will be chaired by each theme's Research Program Director.  
 
Research Theme                                           Town Hall Date and Location 
  • Agricultural and Rural Policy                            Sept 30, 1:00 to 2:00 pm         UC 442
  • Bioeconomy – Industrial Uses                          Oct 4, 2:00 to 3:00 pm            UC 334
  • Emergency Management                                 Oct 7, 10:30 to 11:30 am         UC 334
  • Environmental Sustainability                            Oct 3, 1:30 to 2:30 pm            UC 334
  • Food for Health                                             Sept 26, noon to 1:00 pm         UC 441
  • Products and Value Chains                              Oct 4, 10:30 to 11:30 am          UC 333
  • Production Systems – Animals                         Oct 6, 10:30 to 11:30 am          UC 335
  • Production Systems – Plants                           Sept 29, 10:30 to 11:30 am       UC 335

Writing Workshops

'Plain language' writing workshops will be offered on October 11th and 13th to help applicants draft their application in the Research Management System (RMS). Email kttadmin@uoguelph.ca for more information. 

Letters of Intent must be submitted by noon on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016.

The OMAFRA - U of G Research Program uses web-based software called Research Management System (RMS) for processing applications. 

New to RMS? Please verify your eligibility to apply to this research program before registering. If eligible, please go to the RMS registration page for a user name and password so that you can complete your research application. 

If you have previously applied to a research program through RMS, log in to your Researcher Workbench to access the Call documents and begin the application process. Please contact Sue Shaw at rescoord@uoguelph.ca or 519-826-3808 if you experience any issues with your log in. 

All Research Program LOIs must be submitted in RMS by noon on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016.

OR-5 Forms Required:

Please note that all applications must have a completed OR-5 attached within RMS at the time of application. The OR-5 form can be found on the Office of Research site.

If you have any questions please contact Sue Shaw at rescoord@uoguelph.ca or 519-826-3808.
Last Updated Monday October 3, 2016 3:18 PM - Moore, Rebecca
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