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Well-Being During COVID-19

Can antibody tests tell us who is immune to COVID-19?

May 27, 2020

Person holing a tube of blood tested for COVID19 (iStock-photo credit_Moussa81)Widespread media coverage of antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has generated high hopes that we will be able to readily identify individuals who are immune to this virus.

There has also been coverage about developing immunity passports, which employers can use to let people return to work. While these are all tantalizing thoughts, the idea of using antibody testing as a true measure of protection is something that requires much more...

COVID-19 Vaccine Research at U of G Awarded Provincial Funding

May 21, 2020

Prof. Byram Bridle, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph Researchers at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College have received $230,000 to develop potential COVID-19 vaccines under the province’s Ontario Together investment to advance research to combat the pandemic.

Pathobiology professor Byram Bridle said he believes the team’s vaccine platform – adapted from U of G research into vaccines as cancer therapies — will be a leading candidate among the roughly 120 Canadian projects currently racing to develop an effective vaccine against the pandemic...

Pivot to Alternative Teaching Delivery Closed Out Winter Semester

May 15, 2020

Biomedical Sciences professor Sarah Lepage recorded videos of herself drawing out difficult concepts for one of her courses. Alternative delivery quickly became the buzzword in the academic world mid-March as post-secondary institutions transitioned away from face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, faculty and instructors tapped into a variety of different technologies, from virtual classrooms, to recorded power points, live chats and video creation, transitioning to a new approach as students finished their academic year. 

U of G Office of Teaching and Learning provided resources and assistance, along with support in digital productivity and...

Virtual Well-Being Project Attracts Followers Worldwide

May 8, 2020

Ideas for boosting people’s well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic through a University of Guelph virtual project are quickly gaining fans across Canada and worldwide.

The project originated with Prof. Andria Jones-Bitton, a population medicine professor the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Earlier this year, Jones-Bitton became the inaugural...

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