Gryphons Bring Home CIS, OUA Medals

In a medal-filled weekend for University of Guelph athletes. Gryphon wrestlers and swimmers finished tops in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships, and track and field team members won awards at Ontario University Athletics (OUA) finals. Gryphon wrestlers won five CIS medals in St. Catharines, Ont. Gold medals went to Alison Carrow (women’s 67kg); Tyson Frost …

Gryphon’s LAAIR Accepting Applications

Applications for the 2016 Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) funding program are now being accepted. Based on popular “innovation pitch” television shows, the Gryphon’s LAAIR involves faculty from across campus pitching ideas for commercializing their inventions and discoveries to a panel of industry stakeholders. The products and services must be intended …

University, UGFA Unit 2 Reach Tentative Agreement

The University of Guelph and University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) Unit 2 have a tentative first collective agreement. The tentative settlement, reached Saturday during mediation, now requires ratification by both parties. It will be presented to UGFA Unit 2 members during an information meeting; details are forthcoming. UGFA Unit 2 represents college professors, college …

Strategic Renewal Advisory Committee Formed, Phase 1 Summary Available

A new advisory committee will help guide the University of Guelph’s strategic renewal process. Chaired by president Franco Vaccarino, the 35-member committee consists of faculty, staff, students, Board of Governors members, alumni and external representatives. “The advisory committee is a group of very dedicated and passionate people who are invested in the University’s future,” Vaccarino …

Event to Mark Day of Remembrance

The University of Guelph will mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and commemorate the anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montreal. Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast on Dec. 6, and a special event will take place on Dec. 7. A service will be held beginning at …

Conversations, Drop-in Sessions to Focus on Strategic Renewal

The University of Guelph’s strategic renewal project management team is seeking volunteers to participate in facilitated small-group conversations during the week of Nov. 23 to 27. The purpose is to gather perspectives on the University’s uniqueness and future direction. The conversations will consist of up to 15 volunteers from the broader University community, including faculty, …

Interim OAC Dean Named

Wayne Caldwell, director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, has been named as interim dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) effective Nov. 1. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “Professor Caldwell brings valuable leadership experience to this new role, which will be important as OAC …

New Name for Animal & Poultry Science

The Department of Animal and Poultry Science will now be called the Department of Animal Biosciences. Chair Jim Squires says the change reflects the department’s research and teaching in emerging fields such as genetics, animal welfare and bioproducts. Rob Gordon, dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, adds: “The new name helps describe the department’s evolution …