Communications & Public Affairs

Communications & Public Affairs (C&PA) is responsible for the University's external and internal communications.

Our publications include an online news site; the Portico Alumni magazine (circulation 90,000) that is sent to alumni, faculty, professional staff and friends; as well as news releases, campus news bulletins and upcoming events posted to the University Homepage.

C&PA assigns "beat" reporters to cover the University's colleges. They are responsible for producing internal and external news stories from the colleges and departments for use in various University publications and websites.

Our news service team handles external relations with the media, including writing news releases and producing the Media Guide, which lists more than 350 Guelph faculty and their areas of expertise. We promote faculty research that is of interest to the general media and supply faculty "experts" to the media as sources for news and feature stories. We also hold on-campus media training seminars for groups of faculty and staff.

Our website management team is responsible for the operation of several key websites, including the University Homepage, graphics and content standards for the University, domain name approval, and clarification of web-related policy.