Banff’s Mayor is Alumna

Smiling mayor of Banff

While attending the University of Guelph, Karen Sorensen spent summers working at Banff, a picturesque town of roughly 8,000 nestled in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. In a recent interview-format feature in the Regina Leader-Post, the U of G alumna said her love of Banff blossomed during a family vacation when she was 14. She declared then

Guelph-Humber Grad Raps For Raptors

As the Toronto Raptors basketball team vies to become NBA champs, U of G-Humber grad Tresor Gray might just have the victory rap. His Raptor Foot is tearing up the social media court during the NBA Finals. An article in Now Magazine talks about the genesis of the song and the dance that goes with

Grad Becomes New GRCA CAO

Samantha Lawson is the new chief administrative officer of the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), the agency dedicated to promoting conservation and sustainability throughout the Grand River watershed. The news of Lawson’s appointment was featured in a story, as well as in other regional publications. Lawson has a Master of Arts in Geography from

Grad Protecting the Credit River Ecology

Young woman with round glasses

U of G grad Laura Timms (B.Sc. 2001) was featured in a Toronto Star article on species at risk in the Credit River watershed. Timms is the Credit Valley Conservation ecologist. There are 65 species of plants and animals living in the Credit River watershed that are at risk of extinction, according to the United

Astronaut Grad Soars to Order of Canada Heights

Dr Roberta Bondar

A prominent University of Guelph grad has climbed the ranks of the Order of Canada. Scientist, environmental activist and photographer Roberta Bondar has been promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest rank of the honour. The office of the Governor General of Canada made the announcement this week. Canada’s first female astronaut

Patience, Dear Gardener

Tangled garden with small orange tomatoes

Mark Cullen and his son, Ben, urge gardeners, both the novice and the experienced, to have realistic expectations as we enter the gardening season. Mark Cullen is an author, expert gardener and Member of the Order of Canada. Ben is a fourth-generation urban gardener and a U of G grad. In an advice column in

CanLit Giant Lands Residency

Renowned Canadian author Jane Urquhart has been named Western University’s Writer-in-Residence for 2019-20. She will help raise the profile of literary activity in the broader London, Ont. community. The author of such novels as The Whirlpool, Away and The Underpainter, Urquhart has two degrees from U of G. Her first was a BA in English