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RFP – Event Coordinator

January 14, 2015

The Council of Ontario Universities is seeking an event planner to undertake the coordination of a two day symposium scheduled for April 1 and 2, 2015 in Toronto.  For a word version of the RFP, please email

The Globe and Mail: Guelph scientists one step closer to inhibiting destructive bee disease

December 16, 2014

The honeybees responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat face a host of threats, from bloodsucking mites and viruses to pesticides and climate change.

But researchers at the University of Guelph have taken a big step toward fighting the most destructive and widespread killer of honeybee larvae, a disease known as American foulbrood.

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The London Free Press: Local researchers unlock clues to battle leukemia in kids

December 12, 2014

London researchers have uncovered a critical genetic link to a cancer that kills more children than any other, a discovery that might pave the way to stopping that disease. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia typically strikes children between ages two and eight, and though about two-thirds of those afflicted survive, treatment places kids through the wringer and includes chemotherapy.   Read the full article here

The Hamilton Spectator: Mac researchers make breakthrough in obesity research

December 9, 2014

A new discovery from researchers at McMaster University could be a major breakthrough in battling obesity and diabetes.

The team is hoping its discovery can lead to a pill or patch that would turn up the body's "metabolic furnace" and burn more calories, said Gregory Steinberg, professor of medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote school of medicine.

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Daily Commercial News: Pilot project looks to burn construction waste

November 28, 2014

A $9-million pilot project to use construction debris as fuel to fire cement kilns is moving into a full scale test mode at LafargeHolcim’s Bath plant. The program is funded in part by a $2.68 million National Research Council grant with LafargeHolcim putting up the balance. It is designed to first ascertain which types of waste can be combined and burned, how to control their caloric quality and how to deal with contaminants that may result. It's being led by Dr. Warren Mabee, director of Queen's University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, who said its part of a shift by the cement industry worldwide to lessen their use of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum coke (petcoke), a derivative in the oil refining process. Read the full article here