U of G launches action plan to combat racism, promote inclusion

Charlotte Yates; Lawrence Hill; Indira Naidoo-Harris

The University of Guelph has a new action plan for addressing racism, hatred and discrimination, including a new presidential advisory committee and initiatives to promote equity, diversity and inclusivity. The action plan was unveiled this fall by president Charlotte Yates. It includes and builds on recommendations made by students, faculty, staff and community members who

Charlotte Yates Named President

Charlotte Yates - Interim President 2020-2022

Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), has been appointed to lead the University of Guelph on an interim basis for two years beginning Aug. 2. U of G’s Board of Governors made the unanimous decision March 24. The Board also announced that the search for the University’s ninth president and vice-chancellor has been suspended due

Apprenticeship program bridges gap to employment

U of G students

Recent grads of the University of Guelph’s College of Arts are getting a kick-start on careers in the Guelph community through a new philanthropist-funded apprenticeship program. All new grads of the college can apply for the program. The Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program (GAAP) is a partnership among the University, the City of Guelph, local businesses

Supporting student-reservists aim of proposed initiative

Alex Fekri

Bringing peace of mind to University of Guelph students serving in the Canadian Forces is the aim of a proposal that would offer these students academic accommodations. The Serving Scholars initiative will be the first of its kind in Ontario and unique in its focus on reservists. There are at least 30 U of G students who

New awards and scholarships for gender equity initiatives

HeForShe

The University of Guelph is supporting gender equity activities on campus and in the community through $15,000 in awards and scholarships funded by the Angel Gabriel Foundation and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. The awards are part of the United Nations HeForShe initiative aimed at creating a bold, visible and united

Medieval books at U of G library

Medieval Books

Books dating back to the late Middle Ages are often locked behind glass in museums and archives, but the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library borrowed nine medieval manuscripts and allowed people to touch and flip through them as they would any other book. Ranging from a thirteenthcentury English Bible and a fifteenth-century German Office of