Naresh Thevathasan: Mobilizing science and improving lives through mentorship

In the 1990s, while other agricultural scientists in Ontario were mostly planting crops in their research plots, agroforestry pioneers Andy Gordon and Naresh Thevathasan were instead planting trees—and turning heads.

Naresh and Andy at the Ontario Agricultural College were working to give producers a long-term income prospect and environmentally friendly alternative to monocultures, by intercropping lucrative hardwoods among rows of cash crops.

Funding for Masters Students l Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph is offering two masters-level fellowships.

Project on tourism, citizen science, digital nature, and snow leopard tracking in the Indian Himalayas

One fellowship of up to $8,000 per year for two years is available for an applicant to join a project on tourism, citizen science, digital nature, and snow leopard tracking in the Indian Himalayas. The project is led by Professor Karine Gagné.

An International Undergrad Student’s First Research Experience: My MITACS Globalink Encounter at the University of Guelph

What do you get when you combine electrical and computer engineering with soil science? In my case, you get a MITACS Globalink Research Internship.

Through this program, I joined the University of Guelph in June 2022, to work with soil scientist Prof. Asim Biswas. My semester exams at Jadavpur University had just ended, and I was both eager and nervous about my first international journey to the other side of the globe.

Successful Defense by Ashna Jassi

Ashna Jassi successfully defended her PhD dissertation, "Caring for Elderly Canadian Punjabis: Understandings and Contributions of Adult Sons and Daughters" on 08 September 2022. She convocated from the Applied Social Psychology program on 11 October 2022. Her PhD dissertation advisory committee included Saba Safdar, Sharada Srinivasan and Paula Barata. Ashna's dissertation included two studies, which add to growing evidence of the involvement of Punjabi adult daughters in caring for their own elderly parents and parents-in-law in Canada.


We are seeking SIX curious, engaged undergraduate students at the University of Guelph to participate in a pilot virtual connection activity with students at Indian universities in 2022–23.

You can register here. The deadline to register is Friday, 30 September 2022.


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