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Presidential Selection Committee Seeks Community Input 

The selection committee for the University of Guelph’s ninth president and vice-chancellor seeks input and advice from the University community through an online survey and public forums.   The committee will use community feedback to help develop the  position profile for hiring U of G’s next president.  Through an online survey and upcoming presidential search forums, community members will be invited to share ideas on opportunities and challenges facing U of G during …

U of G to Analyze Provincial Changes to Tuition, OSAP, Fees

Following today’s unveiling by the Ontario government of new policies on tuition, student fees and student assistance, the University of Guelph will be determining how the changes will affect the University’s budget planning process. The changes involve university and college tuition levels for all funding-eligible enrolment; student ancillary fees; OSAP award amounts; and the repayment …

Statement From U of G President Franco Vaccarino Re: 2018 Federal Budget

The federal government unveiled the 2018 budget Tuesday, which included a significant investment for science research. University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino has released the following statement: The University of Guelph applauds the federal government for recognizing the role science plays in building Canada’s future. The nearly $4 billion in funding announced today is a …

University, Professional Staff Association Reach Tentative Agreement

The University of Guelph and the Professional Staff Association (PSA), which negotiates terms and conditions of employment for more than 800 professional and managerial employees, have reached a tentative agreement for a renewed compact agreement. The previous agreement expired May 1. “The parties’ negotiation teams worked diligently to reach an agreement that is fair and …

Interim CIO Named

Ted Dodds, an information technology executive with 25 years of experience, will return to the University of Guelph as interim chief information officer (CIO) starting Sept. 1. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). Yates said the University has proceeded with plans to improve services and strategic planning by separating the librarian …

U of G Reappoints University Librarian 

Rebecca Graham has been reappointed as the University of Guelph’s University Librarian for a five-year term effective Sept. 1. The decision follows an extensive review by a committee of faculty, staff and students, led by provost and vice-president (academic) Charlotte Yates. Yates said the committee commended Graham for her vision, governance and management skills. “Rebecca …

New U of G Awards Honour Research Excellence

The University of Guelph has created two new internal awards to recognize research excellence and innovation. The inaugural recipients of U of G’s Research Excellence Awards and Research Leadership Chairs were announced this week. Created by the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, the awards will be made annually. “The awards recognize …

U of G Helps Spark ‘The Conversation Canada’

The University of Guelph is a founding partner in a new national non-profit media network launching today that invites professors and researchers to write expert articles for distribution in Canada and internationally. Articles for The Conversation Canada are written by researchers and academics and edited by experienced journalists. The articles are published online under Creative …

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Student Job Learning, Accessibility Part of Provincial Budget

Student learning, job opportunities and accessibility were highlights in the provincial budget released today. University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino says those priorities show the Ontario government understands the importance of investing in the country’s greatest resource – its students. “The future prosperity of this province and this country, everything from economic health to quality …