Lawrence Hill, one of Canada’s most esteemed writers and cultural voices has been appointed a professor in the College of Arts. He started in July.
The University of Guelph’s strategic renewal process was an eight-month project that invited people from inside and outside the University community, including alumni, to share their thoughts on U of G’s future. The goal was to create a concise document that is aspirational and visionary, and can guide the University’s planning in the years ahead.
Construction is under way on an $8.5-million facility to upgrade the Gryphon football team’s locker room and offices. The Angel Gabriel Foundation, the charity started by former head football coach Stu Lang and his wife, Kim, is funding the project.
The University of Guelph has received $23 million from the provincial government to support critical infrastructure renewal at the top-ranked Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).
New turfgrass plots will soon be growing in the University of Guelph’s Arboretum.
The new $45-million Guelph Gyphons Athletics Centre is scheduled to be almost complete by the start of the fall term in September. The renovation is part of a larger project that includes renovating the existing W.F. Mitchell Centre to accommodate recreational and intramural programs.
A sustainable bicycle shelter built in the heart of campus will double as a pavilion for small events and gatherings. Located on the edge of Branion Plaza, the shelter is environmentally friendly in more ways than one, from its promotion of human-powered transit to its curved green roof.
Patrick Cruz, a master of fine art (MFA) student, won the 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The $25,000-prize celebrates promising new Canadian visual artists. It’s the second year in a row that the winner has had a U of G connection.
The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Pet Trust, the first charitable fund dedicated to the health and well-being of companion animals, celebrates three decades in 2016. In that time, more than $35 million has been raised to support learning, health care and research at OVC.
By day, Jason Thomas, B.Sc. ’00, M.Sc. ’02, is a full-time U of G physics professor. Off campus, his alter ego, Burnaby Q. Orbax, is one half of the Monsters of Schlock, a vaudevillian stunt show that also includes his twin brother, Sweet Pepper Klopek (a registered name).