New Campus Community Police Director Named

The University of Guelph has named David Lee, a veteran with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as director of Campus Community Police, Emergency Management and Fire Safety. Lee will begin his appointment Sept. 28. “David brings with him 30 years of leadership and policing experience,” said Don O’Leary, vice-president (finance and administration), who headed the …

Winegard Finale of ‘100 Portraits’ Project

The last of 100 portraits being painted this year by a University of Guelph instructor and alumnus to commemorate the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s wartime poem “In Flanders Fields” will feature former U of G president Bill Winegard. Winegard, a Second World War veteran, will sit for the portrait Wednesday at 10 a.m. in …

2015 President’s and Chancellors’ Scholarships Awarded

The University of Guelph awarded its most prestigious annual scholarships Sept. 4 at the Arboretum Centre. The President’s Scholarships are awarded to first-year students based on high school achievements, leadership abilities and citizenship activities. This year’s recipients are Spencer McGregor, Julia Bryson, Jordan Buchan, Chris Gray, Joyce Cheng, Emily Hill and Owen Krystia. Jodre Datu …

Guelph-Humber Vice-Provost Reappointed

Prof. John Walsh has been appointed to a third five-year term as vice-provost of the University of Guelph-Humber. The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, the University of Guelph’s provost and vice-president (academic), and Laurie Rancourt, vice-president (academic), of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. “John is a strong leader who will …

Report on Responsible Investing Released

The University of Guelph’s Working Group on Responsible Investing has released its final report. The report presents the results of a six-month-long consultation by the group, including discussions with the U of G and greater Guelph communities. Investment experts also offered practical, strategic perspectives. The report offers numerous recommendations, including establishing guiding principles and processes, …

U of G Part of 2015 Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games start in Toronto today, and current and former U of G athletes will compete in several events, along with several people assisting as volunteers and on-site staff. The Games, taking place in southern Ontario July 10-26, will bring together athletes from the Americas. The Games take place every four years — …

U of G Coach Stars in Amazing Race Canada

A University of Guelph coach and former Canadian Football League star will compete in The Amazing Race Canada. Neil Lumsden, U of G’s assistant football coach (running backs) and a CFL Hall of Famer, will be on Season 3 of the reality show with his 31-year-old daughter Kristin. They will be up against teams from across Canada, …

Alumnus, Former Faculty Honoured at Guelph Awards of Excellence

A University of Guelph graduate and two former faculty members received 2015 Guelph Awards of Excellence last evening from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. This year’s keynote speaker was Governor General David Johnston. The awards honour individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to the city. Alumnus Stephen (Shaker) Cuevas, a former Gryphon basketball …

Ridgetown Campus to Hold June 5 Convocation

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will hold its convocation ceremonies Friday. Nearly 300 students are completing diploma or certificate programs in agriculture, horticulture, environmental management, veterinary technology, performance horse handling and veterinary office administration. Students and their families will gather in the Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre at 1:45 p.m. for the graduation …

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Proudfoot Named CIS Athlete of the Year

A University of Guelph long-distance runner has capped off his athletic career with the country’s top athletics award. Ross Proudfoot was named the top male athlete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Monday night during a ceremony in Calgary. He is the first-ever Gryphon to win the award. He received a trophy and a $10,000 scholarship to …