Presidential search recommenced


The University of Guelph has recommenced its presidential search, naming a presidential selection committee and launching a community survey in support of the search process. In October 2019, the University had begun a search for its ninth president and vice-chancellor. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 the University’s Board of Governors suspended that search

New faces of leadership

Sharmilla Rasheed, Dr. Mazyar Fallah, Dr. Gwen Chapman

Since early December 2020, two vice-presidents and a college dean have been appointed to help lead the University of Guelph. Sharmilla Rasheed joined U of G as vice-president (finance and operations) in December. Earlier, she was vice-president (financial and information services) and chief financial officer of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. On Jan. 1, Dr. Mazyar Fallah joined U of G

U of G now offering online BA

Student learning online

The University of Guelph’s College of Arts (COA) and College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) are launching an online bachelor of arts general degree. Registration for the three-year online degree is now open for the fall semester. Dr. Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic) and former dean of CSAHS, said she is “thrilled

New program teaches kids about endangered species

glass orb

Teaching children about endangered plants is the goal of a new University of Guelph program that aims to provide rare plants in zero-maintenance glass vessels to schoolkids across Ontario. Under an event called Conservation Through Propagation to be run by the University this fall, custom-made Living Glass orbs containing endangered Canadian plants will be sent

New program rooted in Indigenous wisdom and practice

Students and teacher learning outside

Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to environmental protection will come together in a new degree program that is the first of its kind in Canada. The four-year bachelor of Indigenous environmental science and practice program (BIESP) will be launched in the fall. Based in the Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) School of Environmental Sciences, the program emphasizes