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HQP Program

Our redesigned student funding program seeks top agri-food students and is accepting applications until March 20, 2019

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Innovative research

Our research projects are changing the agri-food sector on global, landscape and micro-scales

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Food from Thought is a research program at the University of Guelph funded in part by a $76.6 million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Food from Thought will position Canada as a global leader in the development of innovative solutions that improve both the sustainability and productivity of agricultural production at global, landscape, and micro scales.

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Students and Training Programs

The next Conference Bursary deadline is March 15, 2019. Open to graduate students or postdocs working directly on FfT-funded research, FfT Research Assistants, or Arrell Scholars.

Prof Nicole Ricker

Assistant Professor in Pathogenomics and Disease Informatics to support Food from Thought research mission through microbiology, bacterial genetics and bioinformatics

Dr. Nicole Ricker appointed as Assistant Professor in Pathogenomics and Disease Informatics within the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College.

From left: Maurice Moloney, Global Institute for Food Security Executive Director; Malcolm Campbell, University of Guelph Vice President (Research); Karen Chad, University of Saskatchewan Vice President (Research)

Top Canadian food universities to collaborate on CFREF food security and sustainability initiatives

The University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint activities to advance global food security and food systems.

Research funding for Food from Thought is provided by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

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