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
Ongoing construction of Lang Plaza, a new outdoor meeting space for students on the U of G campus, is scheduled for completion in spring 2021.
Jide Atilola, B.Comm. ’08, launched the Atilola Real Estate Scholarship in Business for BIPOC students in the bachelor of commerce program.
Ever-changing provincial and public health directives. A potential second wave of infections. No current vaccine. A concerned greater Guelph community. These were among the challenges facing University of Guelph leaders as they planned the fall 2020 semester.
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.