Flags at Half-Mast to Recognize Events in Quebec, Ottawa

The University of Guelph has lowered its flags to commemorate the tragic events that occurred in Quebec and Ottawa this week in which two Canadian military members were killed. U of G’s flags will be at half-mast until sundown on Saturday, Nov. 1,  in conjunction with flags being lowered at government buildings and establishments, including the …

UGFA, University Ratify Agreement

Members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), which represents about 800 faculty members, librarians and veterinarians, and the University today ratified the tentative agreement that was reached, with the assistance of a mediator, on September 26. In a joint statement, Kelly Meckling, UGFA president, and Serge Desmarais, acting provost and vice-president (academic), said: “Negotiating teams representing UGFA …

University, USW Local 4120 Reach Tentative Agreement

Working together with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4120 reached a tentative agreement, which now requires ratification by both parties. The University and USW 4120, the union that represents approximately 800 University administrative and technical staff, have been negotiating a new agreement since the …

Update on Negotiations with United Steelworkers Local 4120

This bulletin is intended to update the U of G community on the talks between the University and United Steelworkers Local 4120, the union that represents approximately 800 University administrative and technical staff. The University is currently negotiating a new collective agreement with the union. Negotiations began in late spring and since that time the …

Exemplary Staff Lauded at Community Breakfast

Six individuals and two teams at the University of Guelph received President’s Awards for Exemplary Staff Service today at the 12th-annual community breakfast on campus. Created in 2003, the awards program recognizes U of G staff members who have demonstrated consistent commitment to excellence and have exceeded expectations. It was the first large community event …

12th Annual Community Breakfast to be held Sept. 3

The 2014 Community Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9 to 10 a.m. (doors open at 8:15 a.m.) in the Gryphon Field House (located behind the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre on East Ring Road). The Community Breakfast is an opportunity to celebrate the start of the academic year and the achievements of staff …

Gryphon Coach, Former Players Lead Canada to Rugby Finals

Canada’s senior women’s rugby team, led by three former Guelph Gryphons on the field and two on the sidelines, has advanced to the finals of the women’s rugby World Cup in France. The Canadian team pulled out a tense 18-16 victory over the home side in Wednesday’s game. The match before 20,000 mostly French fans …

Undergrads to Get New Email Addresses Aug. 19

All University of Guelph undergraduate students will receive a new email address Aug. 19 as part of the University’s move to Google Apps for Education accounts. The move affects all undergraduate, certificate and diploma students from the Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown and Alfred campuses. Google Apps for Education is a platform for mail, calendar and collaborative document …

U of G Gets New IP Policy

All intellectual property (IP) created at the University of Guelph now belongs to the student or staff member who created it, according to a new IP policy. IP owners have the right to commercialize their inventions, creations and ideas on their own, or they may choose to assign IP ownership to the University and work …

Update on Campus Improvements

Road and walkway construction projects designed to enhance safety and movement around the University of Guelph campus are expected to be completed before students return in September, and two facilities construction projects are slated for longer-term completion. A redesign of South Ring Road, repairs to Dundas Lane and renovations on Winegard Walk will be completed …

Gryphons Win 16 Medals at Ontario Championships

The University of Guelph track and field team won 16 medals – including six gold — at the Athletics Ontario Championships this past weekend. The prestigious meet attracted more than 700 international competitors to the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa. Leading the way for the Gryphons was second-year student Jared Skeath with three medals: …

Moccia Reappointed Associate VP Research

Prof. Rich Moccia has been reappointed associate vice-president research (strategic partnerships). His new five-year term begins Sept. 1. He was first appointed in August 2009 after serving as interim AVPR for 18 months. Moccia is credited with playing a leadership role in negotiations for the renewed partnership between the University and the Ontario Ministry of …

Gryphons are Bronze at Canadian Championships

University of Guelph track and field athletes won four bronze medals at the Canadian Track and Field Championships, which were held in Moncton, New Brunswick June 27 to 29. The annual outdoor track and field competition is organized by Athletics Canada, and serves as the Canadian national championships for the sport. Leading the way was …

Summerlee Named Executive Director of Food Fellowship

University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee was named today as the executive director of a new fellowship designed to address global food security issues. He will take on this new role with the Kirchner Food Fellowship while remaining on faculty at Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College. Summerlee completes his term as U of G president this …