View of Earth from space fuels nature photography career for U of G alum STORY BY ANDREW VOWLES Orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery 30 years ago, Dr. Roberta Bondar heard the voices of her six crewmates, mechanical sounds from equipment, taped music. But as she peered through a window while photographing the planet


U OF G AT FOREFRONT OF NEW GLOBAL APPROACH STORY BY ANDREW VOWLES “I was eight years old, and I wanted to be a monkey.” When that plan fell through, Travis Steffens decided to do the next best thing. He studied primates for his B.Sc., followed by grad studies in anthropology. During his first trip

Passion for Birding, Conservation Nets National Award for U of G Grad

woman outdoors with binoculars

U of G grad Marcie Jacklin received the 2021 Canadian Wildlife Federation’s (CWF) Stan Hodgkiss Outdoorsperson of the Year Award for organizing local bird counts and calling for preservation of natural areas around Fort Erie, Ont. More generally, she said, the award reflects her decades’ worth of environmental advocacy and citizen science with various organizations

U of G Grads Nab Spots in Top 10 at Beijing Olympics

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics wrapped up this weekend (Feb. 19-20) with impressive performances from the participating U of G grads. Cody Sorensen, 35, competed with his team in the four-man bobsleigh competition on the final weekend of the Olympics. They placed ninth overall with a time of three minutes, 56 seconds and 99 milliseconds. Germany’s

U of G Grads Headed to Beijing Olympics

With the opening ceremonies for the Beijing 2022 Olympics in early February, the excitement is high for Cody Sorensen. But once the four-man bobsleigh competition begins to slide closer, Sorensen, 35, expects the stress to increase.    Sorensen is one of three University of Guelph graduates heading to these winter Olympics, which are being held Feb.

On the 50-year line

Stadium Homecoming

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