Our Vision: Transforming global food systems and elevating Canada’s place within the global food economy. We are building on University of Guelph’s world-class strengths in all aspects of food research and education, and are the world leader in food and agricultural innovation.

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The time is now to position Canada as a global leader in Agri-Food (The Hill Times)

On February 16th Professor Evan Fraser and Rory McAlpine were featured in The Hill Times discussing Canada's agri-food potential.

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Mandating a sustainable economy

In October 2016, University of Guelph honourary doctorate Don Shaver presented "Mandating a sustainable economy before it is too late" at the International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology.

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Soil health for a stronger planet

Professor Wagner-Riddle gives insight to the vital importance of soil health to Ontario and the globe.

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9 things you should know about Food from Thought

University of Guelph wants to know how to feed the world without undermining the environment.

Featured Experts

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Malcolm Campbell

Vice-President, Research

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Kari E. Dunfield

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-ecosystems

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Jeffrey Farber

Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety

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Evan Fraser

Director, Food Institute of the University of Guelph

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Paul Hebert

Tier I Canada Research Chair, Director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Officer of the Order of Canada

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Bonnie Mallard

Professor of Pathobiology

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Kevin McCann

Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology

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Jan Sargeant

Director of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses

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Clarence Swanton

Professor of Plant Agriculture

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Paul Uys

Senior Director, External

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Rene Van Acker

Dean, Ontario Agriculture College

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Tina Widowski

Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare


How can food and agriculture adapt to climate change?

Diversity in agriculture creates resiliency against climate change according to University of Guelph agricultural and environmental researchers.

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

The University of Guelph has received $76.6 million from the federal government to start a “digital revolution” in food and agriculture.

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Q & A: How 50 students could feed 9 billion

As the world’s population continues to grow towards nine billion, new ideas for managing food security are necessary. Students at the University of Guelph students are turning their ideas into reality.

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The queen of optimal eating

Food guru Adelle Davis was celebrated by the hippie generation during times of plenty, but her ideas about nutrition were formed at a time when people weren’t getting enough to eat

Can we learn to crave healthier choices?

A decades-long family cohort study is exploring how our eating habits are formed — and how we can change them for the better

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