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
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
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
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
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
Tackling the world’s environmental problems through innovation and interdisciplinary collaborations is the focus of the new Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER). It will build on the University of Guelph’s expertise in the environment and sustainability by bringing together researchers from diverse fields. “GIER includes researchers from all seven colleges at the University,” says Prof.
U of G also teamed up with the City of Guelph to become the first university in Ontario to develop a risk management plan to help protect local drinking water sources.
The University of Guelph will turn its long-standing research prowess in pollinator health and conservation into North America’s first one-stop shop for honey bee research, education and outreach. U of G is planning a new, $12-million facility aimed at helping understand the stressors affecting honey bees and other pollinators and finding solutions. A recent transformational
Franco Vaccarino will complete his term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph effective Aug. 1, 2020. “Serving as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph has been an extraordinary privilege, and I am deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to make a contribution to this University and its future,” Vaccarino
The University of Guelph has launched a new graduate degree in cybersecurity and threat intelligence to train the next generation on how to stop cyberattacks before they happen. “Attacks are becoming more complicated, digitalization is pervading more of our world and too little attention has been paid to educating cybersecurity professionals,” says Prof. Ali Dehghantanha,