A sewing machine with several hand-sewn masks

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 …

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U of G Monitoring COVID-19 Developments

There are currently no cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at any University of Guelph campuses or research stations and the University is continuing to monitor developments relating to the outbreak. The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. The University’s COVID-19 webpage has …

OVC 5th in New World Veterinary College Ranking

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth worldwide and top in Canada in the 2020 World University Rankings. OVC moved up from seventh place last year. The annual World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) international education network list the world’s best universities in 48 academic subjects. QS looked at …