Two years ago, fresh out of the University of Guelph’s studio art program, Abby Nowakowski and Ahmri Vandeborne took over Art in the Ward, a collaborative art-making venue in Guelph’s Ward neighbourhood. They renamed the 800-square-foot space on York Road as Otherwise Studios and worked for a year to build programs, ranging from art classes
Stadium Holds Half-Century’s Worth of Gryphon, Alumni Pride and Loyalty For 50 years, the University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium has been a beacon of pride and inspiration for the campus community and beyond. Since opening in October 1970, the stadium on the northeast corner of campus has served as a hub of athletic aspiration and
From vaccines and PPE to food security and the workforce, a look at how U of G researchers, scholars have helped understand and respond to COVID-19 We couldn’t recap the past year without mentioning You Know What. After all, it changed the world and the work and personal lives of all of us. Over the past year,
a roundup of the good and great you may have missed Sustainability earns U of G global gold Rating The University of Guelph earned a gold sustainability rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The independent global organization recognized U of G in 2020 for its sustainability efforts across academics, operations,
A U of G grad is among a team of researchers who received a 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award for including traditional Inuit voices in discussions of new shipping routes being planned for Canada’s North. As the project’s community research lead since early 2016, Dr. Natalie Carter, PhD ’15, Dip. ’98, has paid repeated visits
It’s not every day that you might have to tend a grey whale with an inflamed tail, rescue a sea lion caught in a plastic noose or nurse a half-frozen sea turtle back to life. Unless you’re Dr. Marty, whose regular encounters with creatures in distress on Canada’s west coast brought a video crew calling
When scientists one day crack the mystery of a disease killing chimps in a West African animal sanctuary, Dr. Ismail “Izzy” Hirji, DVM ’14, can claim part of the credit. Most of the time, Hirji serves as a veterinarian in Toronto, including running a mobile service for wildlife rescue and exotic pets. In 2016 and
Four years ago, U of G graduate and award-winning photojournalist Vanessa Tignanelli packed up her camera equipment and headed for West Africa on her inaugural volunteer assignment for Photographers Without Borders (PWB). In Gambia, she captured numerous photos of people for the Ageing with a Smile Initiative community foundation, which aims to draw attention to
For the past eight years, the Community Outreach Club at U of G’s OVC has organized and hosted clinics at Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in southwestern Ontario.
Although COVID-19 has been a first in our lifetime, earlier outbreaks on and off campus offer potential lessons for today, from quarantining to keeping kids safe at school.