U of G’s Economic Impact Worth $8.6 Billion

The University of Guelph’s investments in teaching and research, people and organizations generate $8.6 billion for the Canadian economy, according to the latest U of G economic impact report.

The University contributes more than $2-billion worth of GDP to the local economy annually, including sustaining more than 13,400 jobs and generating $686 million in labour income.

Students alone contribute $444 million in living expenses and dedicate 1.5 million volunteer hours each year to the City of Guelph and Wellington County.

“This report explains how the University’s teaching, research and community-building endeavours contribute to stronger, more sustainable and more inclusive economies,”

said president
Dr. Charlotte Yates

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