Over the years, the iconic Conservatory Garden has evolved and expanded to become a marquee green space on the University of Guelph campus. New trees, shrubs, flowers and ground cover make the garden a place of great beauty and peace within the bustling campus. A haven for pollinators and a splendid place to read or
Call it a labour of love, a respect for history or simply a proud U of G graduate wanting to do something special to honour U of G alumni. The result is a meticulously designed alumni “wall of fame” outside of War Memorial Hall. Unveiled during Alumni Weekend, it pays homage to alumni of all
With its graphite-tone exterior, contemporary design and impressive interior space, the pavilion at Alumni Stadium was envisioned as a facility where champions are made. In the heart of Gryphon sports action, the structure’s predominantly glass, east-facing wall has an elevated view of Alumni Stadium’s football field and track. The words printed on those windows delineate
Outside War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph, during summer convocation ceremonies
“Think fast.” Those words of wisdom came from U of G president Franco Vaccarino as he addressed graduating students during winter 2017 convocation. We’re rarely told to “think slow,” he added, but it’s an equally important skill in today’s fast-paced world.
Your favourite specialty spud isn’t necessarily a genetic descendant of Yukon Gold potatoes. But in another way, those gourmet potatoes in your supermarket or on your restaurant dinner plate might owe something to that popular named variety developed a half-century ago at the University of Guelph.
Artist and geographer Daniel Rotsztain, a master of landscape architecture student, filled much of his free time last year on a personal quest: to draw each of Toronto’s 100 public libraries. Travelling across the city by bus, bicycle, streetcar and train, he sketched each library branch over the course of two months. His collection, which
Renaissance collectors accumulated their treasures in rooms called cabinets of curiosities. Today, Prof. Massimo Marcone’s office in U of G’s Food Science Building is a wunderkammer whose collections reflect his world travels in search of exotic edibles — and light bulbs.
“Like trying to set up a banquet tent in a hurricane at night.” That’s how Guelph artist Greg Denton, MFA ’96, describes his summer, painting at least two, and sometimes up to four, oil portraits in a day, all within about an hour.