Ontario Government Extends Emergency Order

Earlier this week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced an extension of the provincial public health emergency order to June 9, 2020.

In keeping with provincial and public health guidelines, the University has prioritized physical distancing and is continuing only essential operations on campus.

It is important that we recognize the value of our essential workforce and continue to follow the public health guidelines and directives that keep our workers performing essential operations safe.

For now, staff and faculty able to work from home will continue to do so. Some U of G employees have returned to work on campus pursuant to earlier government announcements.

Once universities are permitted to begin reopening, U of G employees who are required to return to campus for work will be notified by their supervisor.

If you are not conducting essential work or approved research, please do not come to campus.


University Budget Town Hall

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the virtual University budget town hall.

Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), will host a public forum on the 2020-2021 U of G budget. University community members may use this opportunity to ask questions about the current fiscal outlook.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Join the live stream via the following link: Virtual University Budget Town Hall

Important information:

  • Join the live stream via the Virtual University Budget Town Hall link. This link will also be posted on the Provost website.
  • Microsoft Teams Live operates slightly differently from Microsoft Teams. Participants cannot share their own audio or video on Teams Live but can see and hear the presenter and ask questions via moderated Q&A.
  • Not able to attend? The presentation will be recorded and posted on the provost’s website following the presentation.
  • If you have questions after the presentation, please email budget@uoguelph.ca.


Cybersecurity Threats Target COVID Researchers

A research alert was circulated in late March about an active and sophisticated cybersecurity campaign targeting COVID-19 researchers. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has provided additional information and continues to monitor this threat and safeguard Canada’s contribution to global COVID-19 research.

The U of G information security team is also monitoring this situation and working with peers and government agencies to address any specific threats to our network.

Please see the following links to help protect yourself:

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