New Guide Celebrates U of G’s Community Services, Partnerships  

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The University of Guelph has published its first-ever Community Resource Guide. The 95-page guidebook discusses campus services available to the general public and highlights community-University partnerships and initiatives.

The guide was unveiled today during an event at the Volunteer Centre of Guelph-Wellington.

It’s part of a larger community engagement strategy begun by Sue Bennett, director of University and community relations.

“We consider U of G to be shared space with the Guelph community,” Bennett said.

“This guide is an invitation for people to visit campus and take advantage of our many public programs and services. From facilities and workshops to lectures, summer camps and continuing education classes, U of G has something for everyone.”

The guidebook also celebrates the University’s collaborations with local organizations, charities, businesses and residents, Bennett said. “These partnerships form the basis of a deep and lasting relationship between the University and the city.”

The guide discusses arts and humanities, community festivals, dining facilities, athletics, volunteerism, lectures and conferences, and campus services.

It highlights offerings such as community borrower cards at the Library, educational programs for children such as the Guelph Science Olympics and Go ENG Girl, family services such as child care and couple therapy, and veterinary services such as the small animal hospital and the animal cancer centre.

For a copy of the guide, contact Bennett at 519 824-4120, Ext. 56542 or s.bennett@exec.uoguelph.ca