Formally launched in 2007, the Guelph Institute for the Environment (GIE) aims to link University of Guelph’s extensive network and expertise on environmental issues across its colleges and departments, to policy makers and the wider community. It aims to draw together the energies of the university, policy makers at all levels of government and the wider public to create a recognized and accessible resource of cross-disciplinary environmental research. The GIE believes that creative, well-rounded collaborations are what lead to truly innovative research and policy.
This area outlines some initiatives underway to increase the University's sustainability. It also includes answers to commonly asked questions, information about our services and many tips and ideas on individual action!
The Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being is an innovative, interdisciplinary research and educational centre, responding to dramatic changes in family patterns, paid work and broader economic and political structures. Faculty, staff and graduate students work in matters relevant to individual and family well-being, the interface between work and family and contextual factors that affect workplace productivity and community supports. Research topics include organizational health, family dynamics, social support and community development. The Centre's core strengths include strategic research, policy analysis and best practices development.