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U of G to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The University of Guelph’s Board of Governors today voted to divest from fossil fuel companies in its endowment portfolio. U of G is among the first universities in Canada to make such a commitment. The decision was made in the context of the University’s ongoing commitment to long-term carbon reduction targets and to its environmental …

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New U of G Environmental Institute Funding Eight Research Projects

With Earth Day approaching, the University of Guelph’s new Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER) is announcing its first round of funding toward eight diverse research projects, all aimed at solving global environmental problems. GIER is providing $111,000 through its Small Grants Program for projects ranging from green approaches to removing contaminants from water, to …

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U of G Community Making Masks for Animal Care Personnel

People in the U of G community with sewing skills are making protective masks at home. With the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) personnel continuing to provide emergency animal care during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers with sewing skills are making masks to give them added protection and prevent the spread of the virus. In a joint initiative between OVC …

U of G Makes Housing Available for Health-Care Workers, Emergency Responders

The University of Guelph is providing temporary housing to health-care workers, emergency responders and others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this week, the University will allot space in campus residences for workers in health care or emergency services looking to live apart from their families while caring for patients or providing other services. “Health-care …

U of G Recognizes Outstanding Academic Counsellor

Shannon Lapenskie, assistant counsellor in the University of Guelph’s BA counselling office, will receive the 2020 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion.   The medallion recognizes an individual or team that has made an exceptional contribution to academic advising at the undergraduate level and exemplifies the University’s commitment to provide the quality assistance students need to develop and pursue their academic objectives.  In nominating Lapenskie, colleagues …

OVC Professor Emerita Leads World Veterinary Association

Professor emerita Patricia Turner in U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College has been appointed as president of the World Veterinary Association (WVA). The two-year appointment began on April 7.   Turner becomes the first Canadian and only the second woman to be appointed to the position in WVA’s 157–year history.  Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WVA represents more than 500,000 veterinarians in more than 96 countries.  …

U of G Update on COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

The University of Guelph continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in coordination with federal, provincial and local health and emergency preparedness organizations. There are no confirmed or presumptive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus disease on any U of G campuses or research stations. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the …