A Message to the University Community from the Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs)

February 15, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

I am both relieved and very happy to report that the University of Guelph student who was injured during an altercation in residence earlier this week has been released from hospital and is spending Reading Week at home with family.

Another student has been charged by City of Guelph police and the University will be evicting him from residences and taking disciplinary action as allowed under the Student Code of Conduct.

The altercation, during which one student was stabbed, took place at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The injured student was taken to hospital by a friend with non-life threatening injuries. Both Campus Community Police and City of Guelph Police responded to the scene.

This is the first time such an incident has occurred in our student housing and we are taking it very seriously. We have clear rules in residences: No weapons allowed and zero tolerance for weapons and violence.

The safety and security of our student residences has long been a source of pride at U of G. I want to assure the campus community that we are taking appropriate actions and will remain constantly vigilant to ensure our students remain safe.

The Central Student Association has also publicly pledged its support to helping the University maintain a safe and healthy educational environment.

Brenda Whiteside
Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs)

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1