Professor Barry Smit Honoured by Canadian Association of Geographers

U of G professor and Canada Research Chair Barry Smit has received the 2010 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers. The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting held this month at the University of Regina. Smit was honoured for his “outstanding record of geographic scholarly accomplishment,” which …

CCAE Recognizes U of G Programs, Publications

The University of Guelph was recently honoured by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) with three Prix D’Excellence awards. The awards were handed out June 7 in Victoria, B.C., during CCAE’s annual conference. Hockey Day in Gryphonville captured silver in the “Best Alumni Event” category. The second annual event, held last fall, …

Student Housing Seeks Residence Life Staff

Student Housing Services is now hiring residence life staff for the upcoming academic year. Applications are available at www.housing.uoguelph.ca. For more information, contact Lindsay Williams at Ext. 54882 or liwillia@uoguelph.ca.

Buildings to Be Demolished

Two obsolete buildings on campus, the Textiles Building and the Environmental Biology Annex, will be demolished this summer. Physical Resources has engaged a general contractor to complete the demolition, and construction fencing has been erected around both sites. Demolition of the Textiles Building, located across from Macdonald Hall, will begin this week and continue throughout …

AIESEC Needs Students to Teach English Overseas

The world’s largest student-run organization is currently recruiting students for its summer program. AIESEC, which has a U of G campus chapter, helps facilitate leadership opportunities through exchange.Students who are interested in becoming involved with AIESEC by teaching English is China and Turkey in July and August are encouraged to  contact Madeline Franks, vice-president of …

Mancuso Honoured by McMaster University

Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic), is among this year’s recipients of McMaster University’s most prestigious honour from its Alumni Association. She was inducted into the university’s Alumni Gallery Thursday night. Known as the “alumni hall of fame,” the Alumni Gallery recognizes the contributions to society of some of McMaster’s most accomplished graduates. Mancuso was …

Documentary Crew Looking for Extras

A documentary film production company that is filming an episode about Lucy Maud Montgomery and U of G graduate Jane Urquhart is looking for four couples to work as extras. The extras will be “stand-ins” to evoke images about Montgomery’s personal relationships. Filming will take place on campus. For information, contact Jacinthe Lauzier at PMA …

U of G to Retain Minors

U of G has decided to retain minors and other secondary areas of study. The decision was finalized  this week by the University’s Senate and based on a recommendation from the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) following a year-long review. The review was carried out by a working group of faculty, staff and students. It …

CPES Creates a New Faculty, CIS Changes its Name

The College of Physical and Engineering Science (CPES) is getting a new faculty and a new name for one of its departments. On May 31, the U of G Senate approved a proposal to create the faculty of physical and mathematical sciences that will include the CPES departments of physics, chemistry, and mathematics and statistics. …