University of Guelph
Canada’s Food University designated Bee City Campus
The University of Guelph is home to Canada’s first Research Chair in Pollinator Conservation which focuses on researching, raising awareness and informing public policy on the importance and plight of pollinators. The Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation, Nigel Raine, established the Nigel Raine Lab, supporting 21 graduate students engaging in pollinator research. The university has also shown its commitment to pollinator health and conservation through campus initiatives such as enhancing the tree canopy with flowering tree species, integrating pollinator-friendly plants in campus landscapes and voluntarily banning herbicides and pesticides many years before provincial bans took effect.