Daily Updates: April 17, 2020
Updates to Academics FAQs

A number of FAQs on the Academics – Students page have been updated:

  • Deadline for June graduation clearance is now May 29, 2020
  • “Pass” designations
    • Transcripts will indicate that the University was affected by COVID-19 when the course was taken and that some students chose “Pass/Fail” (undergrads) or “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory” (grad students)
    • Professional schools are evaluating how they will evaluate “pass” designations for admission. Info on how a “pass” designation affects the OVC DVM program is available.
    • How to assign a “pass” designation or drop the course
  • Posting of final grades
  • Financial support options for co-op students

The full responses to these FAQs are available on the Academics – Students FAQs.


New FAQ on Student Finances

A new Student Finance FAQ is available with information on:

  • Emergency financial resources including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, Employment Insurance, U of G bursaries
  • Refunds
  • Summer 2020 tuition deadline
  • OSAP
  • How the “pass” designation affects scholarships

Learn more on the Student Financial Services website.


The University Bookstore is open online!

Need materials for your summer 2020 courses? The University Bookstore has you covered. The Bookstore offers online shopping for physical and digital course materials, as well as U of G apparel and merchandise.

While the storefront is closed, the Bookstore offers free shipping within Canada for online purchases. Standard international shipping rates apply. Please allow five to seven business days for order processing.

Shop online at bookstore.uoguelph.ca for your course materials, apparel and merchandise.

Contact the Bookstore at bookstor@uoguelph.ca if you have any questions.


Students: City of Guelph Can Help Dispose of Large Unwanted Items

The City of Guelph has restarted its large-item pickup service, just in time for students moving out of their rental accommodations. The service lets you purchase a ticket and schedule a pickup of large items you no longer want. Learn more on the City of Guelph’s website.


COVID-19 Research Funding

The Office of Research Services encourages interested researchers to submit proposals for COVID-related research funding opportunities. Opportunities include but are not limited to:

These opportunities are urgent, competitive and time-sensitive. Other COVID-19 research funding opportunities can be found on the Research Alerts site.


COVID-19 Research Resources

Researchers may find the following national COVID-19 research resources useful to identify partners, reagents, etc.:

The Office of Research COVID-19 webpage has updates, FAQs and research continuity, scale-back, and shutdown guidance directives. Please visit this site regularly for updates.


People With Sewing Skills Wanted: Help Make Masks for OVC Personnel

If you have skills with a sewing machine, the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) would appreciate your help! A project is under way to sew cloth masks for employees working in OVC’s Health Sciences Centre.

How to help:

  1. Review the mask pattern available from the Centre for Disease Control.
  2. Sew your masks.
  3. Drop off your finished products in the bin outside the OVC Companion Animal Hospital, 28 College Ave. W.

If OVC ends up with more masks than needed, it will share extras with others working on campus as well as health-care partners and the community.


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The University’s COVID-19 website is your best source of information on U of G’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.