Black Veterinary Students at U of G Launch National Organization to Increase Diversity

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, three Black students in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph have launched Canadian VIBE, a national non-profit organization for fostering diversity in veterinary medicine. VIBE, or Veterinary professionals Instilling Black Excellence, was registered as a non-profit organization last summer and has launched pages on …

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Mounting PPE Debris a Threat to Human, Animal Health, Says U of G Study

More plastic-based PPE litter collecting in public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic points to a need for better disposal methods and education about handling personal protective equipment, says a new University of Guelph study. The study shows discarded PPE is accumulating this year, especially in grocery store parking lots and residential neighbourhoods. Besides posing human …

Regular COVID-19 Tests for Students Could Help Keep Schools Open, Says U of G Researcher

Regularly randomly testing students for COVID-19 could help control outbreaks in schools and allow them to remain open, reveals a new study involving a University of Guelph researcher. The study, published recently in BMC Public Health, found testing one to two students a day in every classroom could be an effective way to keep transmission rates in …

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U of G Researchers Find Better Way to Predict Skating Speed

As hockey players work to impress their evaluators at NHL training camps this week, University of Guelph researchers have found a more accurate way for coaches to predict how quickly a player can accelerate on skates, even before they hit the ice.  In a first–of–its–kind study, researchers in U of G’s Human Performance Laboratory discovered resisted sprint tests better forecast how quickly a skater accelerates than traditional off-ice tests. This finding can help improve how professional …