Violence Rates Among Canadian Same-Sex Partners, Heterosexual Partners Similar, U of G Study Reveals

Violence occurs between same-sex partners in Canada just as often as it does in heterosexual relationships, a new University of Guelph study has found, but the circumstances around that violence is often different. The report, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, is the largest published study of its kind to examine the issue of …

Twitter Can Be Used to Track Spread of Infectious Diseases, U of G Researchers Discover

The spread of the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of having effective global surveillance systems in place when it comes to infectious animal diseases. University of Guelph researchers have discovered Twitter can be another tool in helping to detect the spread of infectious animal disease outbreaks, sometimes even earlier than conventional tracking methods. In …

Veterinarians More Likely to Have Suicidal Thoughts, U of G Study Reveals

Canadian veterinarians – particularly women practitioners – think about suicide more often than the general population and suffer poorer mental health overall, a landmark study by University of Guelph researchers has found. As an occupation, veterinarians have higher levels of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety and depression, and reported more suicidal ideation and lower resilience …

Climate Change to Increase Global Farmland, But at Environmental Costs, Study Reveals

In a warming world, Canada’s North may become our breadbasket of the future – but this new “farming frontier” also poses environmental threats from increased carbon emissions to degraded water quality, according to a first-ever study involving University of Guelph researchers. The research team modelled prospects for growing major food crops in potential new farmland …

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U of G Offers Opportunity to Flip Through Medieval Manuscripts

While books dating back to the late Middle Ages are often locked behind glass in museums and archives, the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library has borrowed nine medieval manuscripts you can touch and flip through as you would any other book. Ranging from a thirteenth-century English Bible and a fifteenth-century German Office of the Dead to a copy of Juvenal’s Satires made in mid-1400s …