Issue 5 November 2020

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research Features

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Renewable Heat for Buildings Worldwide

In Canada, the energy consumption of homes and buildings accounts for one quarter of our greenhouse gas emissions, with a big proportion of that energy used toward heat. A group of University of Guelph engineers are exploring the potential of solar air heaters to reduce energy consumption.

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The Chilling Challenge of Superconductivity

From superfast computers to hyper-efficient electric motors to floating trains, superconductors have mind-blowing technological applications. A team of physicists led by Prof. Elisabeth Nicol is shedding light on electrical conductivity and their exciting possibilities.

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Technology that Drives Information Security

Within existing parking spot sharing platforms, individuals who enter their personal and payment information may be at risk of cyberattacks. Computer science professor Xiaodong Lin and team collaborated on a privacy-enhanced scheme that will enable users to share their private parking spots safely.

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New Faculty in CARE-AI

Made up of a network of over 90 scholars, the Centre for Advancing Ethical and Responsible Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) is well-equipped to advance AI research and its responsible deployment. In 2020, CARE-AI added four new affiliate faculty members from a variety of disciplines tackling AI research from diverse perspectives.


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News and Updates

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Grad Student Research Made Possible by NSERC

Seven CEPS graduate students were awarded NSERC funds in support of a variety of innovative projects. The master’s and PhD students span disciplines from across the College. 

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Inaugural CEPS Graduate Student Research Day

On October 16, the U of G community gathered to celebrate and discover CEPS graduate student research. The inaugural event included vibrant student talks, a panel of experts discussing sustainability, and concluded with student awards.

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Distinguished Professor Awards

Each year, the University of Guelph Faculty Association presents outstanding faculty with awards of excellence in teaching. Two engineering professors have received these prestigious awards for 2020.

Awards and Honours

Upcoming College Events

2019 Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 FAQs, information and updates continue to be posted on the University of Guelph website, including resources to support your wellness, student services, and information on research activities.

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