The Founding of the University of Guelph
On October 1, 1873, the Ontario government purchased 550 acres of land near Guelph to establish a school of agriculture. The move followed several years of debate over suitable sites for an agricultural school and the role it would play in advancing the province's primary industry...
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1.The Founding of the University of Guelph
Take a moment to go back in time to October 1, 1873, when the Government of Ontario purchased 550 acres of land from F. W. Stone near Guelph, for the purpose of establishing a School of Agriculture. Fast forward to 1964, when the three founding colleges (Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Veterinary College and Macdonald Institute) were combined to become the University of Guelph and Wellington College, with faculties of arts, social science and physical and biological science was added as the fourth college.