Guelph Impact Report 2017 | Alumni | University of Guelph

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Young Donor Creates Buzz for the Bees

Eight-year-old Georgia Edwards  or “Honey Bee” as her mom calls her
donated $166 to the U of G Honey Bee Research Centre after she learned
about threats to the insects. For her birthday and for Halloween, she asked
for donations instead of presents 
or candy, and shared information on
bee-friendly gardening.

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Making a Case for a Beautiful Space

Robert Adams, B.Sc. (Eng.) '83 and Linda Adams, B.A. Sc. '83 found their
passion for learning, built a foundation for significant careers, and became
friends and lifelong partners as students at the University of Guelph. As
strong believers in U of G’s commitment to foster both student education
and personal development, they chose to support the Thornbrough
Building Atrium: School of Engineering, a beautiful and communal space
for today’s students. Their gift will help further exciting growth in the
School of Engineering.

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Food Prompts Dudes to Pay it Forward

“It’s important to pay it forward. Looking back at my time at Guelph,
I realize that I received the tools I needed to succeed in business and
in life. If I can help to motivate and inspire future students with my
story, then it makes the journey very worthwhile.”
A new scholarship created by Adrian Niman, a Guelph grad and
founder of The Food Dudes in Toronto, will be awarded each year to
the t
op student in restaurant operations management.


Science Today to Feed Tomorrow

The Arrell Family Foundation donated $20 million to the University of
Guelph to create the Arrell Food Institute. It will help address some of the
defining challenges of our time — food security, and sustainability.
This funding — matched by the University — will support new research
chairs and scholars, international food innovation awards, and a prestigious
annual conference.

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Revving up Research for Lyme Disease

A $1.4-million grant to the University of Guelph from the G. Magnotta
will support researchers aiming to improve diagnostic testing
and treatment of Lyme disease. The G. Magnotta Lyme Disease
Research Lab is named for Gabe Magnotta, who died in 2009 after a
seven-year battle with Lyme disease. Rossana Magnotta created the
foundation in memory of her husband.


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It’s Not What You Get, It’s What You Give

“I learned a lot of valuable life lessons while studying to become a veterinarian,
including how life-changing the support of family,
friends and others can be.
I’ve now learned it’s equally life-changing to provide help and support to today’s
students.” Dr. Tom Hawke is a 1945 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College
and a loyal University of Guelph donor who supports OVC, the Library,
the Peer Helper Program and other programs that help students succeed.

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