U of G Named for Global Impact: International Ranking

The University of Guelph is among the universities in the world recognized in a new international ranking for using teaching, research, stewardship and sustainable operations to address some of the most serious global challenges.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings released today assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

More than 1,100 universities from more than 80 countries participated in the ranking; this is the first year that U of G took part.

New bird conservation group offering free kits for residents to 'bird-proof' windows

Birds in Guelph need your help, according to a new conservation group.

The Bird Safe Guelph Initiative has been organized by University of Guelph students to help local bird species thrive through education and conservation efforts. Currently, the group is offering free kits to help residents bird-proof their windows.

Windows present a danger to birds. According to their website, 25 million birds in Canada are killed or injured each year due to windows.

U of G Receives Federal Funding to Improve Sustainability, Lower Emissions

The University of Guelph received $740,000 today from the federal government for two projects intended to reduce U of G’s carbon footprint and provide more sustainable transportation options.

Environment and Climate Change Canada will invest $640,000 in U of G’s heat recovery system through the Low Carbon Economy Fund Challenge-Partnerships stream.

Natural Resources Canada will invest $100,000 toward installing 20 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations on campus through the Zero-Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

BagBank: a made-in-Guelph initiative aimed at reducing single-use plastic bags

A new initiative is taking a creative approach toward reducing the use of single-use plastic bags around Guelph.

Created by University of Guelph students Carys Owen and Cameron McGlade, the BagBank works by setting up bins of handmade cloth bags in grocery stores across Guelph. Customers can then use these bags, bring them home and return it at any participating stores. 

“There was no easy access to reusable bags,” says Owen.

U of G Community Helping Build Online Volunteer Connections

With the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting shutdowns leaving many in the Guelph community isolated, several members of the U of G community are taking to their keyboards to help.

Though they can’t meet face-to-face, they’re working online to connect volunteers who are willing to help with the organizations and community members who need them most.

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