Flags to Be at Half-Mast Friday

January 20, 2014 - Campus Bulletin

Campus flags will be at half-mast Friday to mark the funeral service for Janet Wardlaw, U of G’s former associate vice-president (academic), who died Jan. 17.

Wardlaw joined U of G in 1966 as a professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition, then part of the Macdonald Institute. She later became dean designate, and transformed the Institute into the then-College of Family and Consumer Studies. She was later named dean of that college - the only female dean at the time – and held the position for 15 years.

In 1984, she became the first woman to break into the executive ranks at U of G by being named associate vice-president (academic).

A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec St., Guelph.

In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to the United Way of Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre or the U of G Alumni Association.

A tree will be planted in her memory in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, U of G Arboretum, in September 2014.

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