Vaccination Receipt Required to Access U of G Restaurants, Athletics Facilities

As of Sept. 22, anyone intending to access restaurants and athletics facilities on the University of Guelph campus will be required to show their vaccination receipt and photo ID. This requirement aligns with the new provincial requirement for Ontarians to show proof of vaccination status to access certain high-risk indoor spaces. Although all faculty, staff …

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U of G Reporting High Vaccination Rates

The University of Guelph announced Aug. 12 that it was mandating COVID-19 vaccinations and launched a proof of vaccination and exemption collection system Sept. 2. More than 24,000 people from the Guelph and Ridgetown campuses have since provided information, including almost 20,000 students. Thus far, of those who have submitted information, 99 per cent are …

Two U of G Researchers Named Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

Two University of Guelph researchers are being recognized for their expertise in the Canadian health sciences community. Dr. David Kelton, a professor in the Ontario Veterinary College’s (OVC) Department of Population Medicine, and Dr. Jim Petrik, a professor in OVC’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, have been inducted as Fellows with the Canadian Academy of Health …

Arrell Food Institute Announces Winners of 2021 Innovation Awards

A groundbreaking nutrition scientist and a Lebanese Indigenous food security foundation will receive the Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards for 2021. The University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute (AFI) award program, begun in 2018 and judged by an international committee, recognizes those who make exceptional efforts to create more equitable, suitable, efficient and nutritious food …

Two U of G Researchers Named to Royal Society College

Two University of Guelph professors have been named to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Melissa Perreault, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Dr. Asim Biswas, School of Environmental Sciences, will join eight other U of G faculty members named to the prestigious group since its establishment in …

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Open Letter to U of G Community: Update on Provincial Framework, Safety Measures for Fall

Dear University of Guelph Community: We are writing to update you on new developments, both from the provincial government and from the University, regarding the fall 2021 semester that begins Sept. 9. Earlier this week, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities issued an updated framework for post-secondary institutions that included strong vaccination policies and flexible …

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Orientation Week 2021 to Welcome First- and Second-Year Students 

There’s a new addition to this year’s Orientation Week at the University of Guelph – second-year students. Running from Sept. 4 to 10, the University’s virtual and in-person events will help first- and second-year students get to know the campus and transition into university life. More than 300 events are planned throughout the week. Developed with guidance from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public …

Rene Van Acker

Van Acker Reappointed OAC Dean

Dr. Rene Van Acker has been reappointed dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) for a five-year term. The decision follows a review by a committee of faculty, students and staff led by Dr. Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic). The effective renewal date is Sept. 1, 2021. “Under Dr. Van Acker’s leadership and guidance, …

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Expect Road Closures as Students Arrive for U of G Move-In Days

The University of Guelph is gearing up for the move-in of more than 4,000 undergraduate students into campus residences this weekend. Following strict COVID-19 protocols, the residence move-in begins Friday, Sept. 3 and runs until Sunday, Sept. 5. To facilitate physical distancing and traffic flow inside and outside, students have been assigned a move-in time …