How is U of G keeping the world's water safe?

The challenges facing water protection, supply and remediation are complex and global in nature. As a community that relies almost exclusively on groundwater, the City of Guelph and U of G are directly impacted by safe, sustainable access to this important water source, and our researchers are playing an active role in shaping that future.

The University of Guelph has received a $10-million donation from Edward (Ted) Morwick to boost the global reputation, impact, and capabilities of its groundwater research through the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, an interdisciplinary institute in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at U of G. The Institute will be renamed to the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute.

Learn more about the Morwick G360 Institute    Learn more about U of G's groundwater mission

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The gift – the largest-ever in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences history – comes from longtime U of G benefactor and friend, Ted Morwick, and is intended to support significant advancements in infrastructure, innovation, research and training. Morwick is an honorary U of G graduate, lawyer, cattle breeder, entrepreneur and published author. He has supported U of G students in arts, humanities and sciences through scholarships for more than 10 years.

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The gift will transform groundwater research and training in the following ways:


Rendering of Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility
 $4 million will support renovations and capital improvements to the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility, which will be renamed the Morwick Groundwater Research Centre.


Rendering of education facility at the Morwick G360 institute
$3 million will create the Morwick Chair in Sustainable Groundwater Research, a new endowed position at U of G, and $1 million will support the Institute's Innovation Fund.

Hands-on Learning

Overhead shot of river with trees
CEPS and the College of Biological Science will each receive $1 million for summer student research assistantships in water and climate change research. 

The Power of a Gift

Our funding priorities include the completion of the resourcing framework for the Morwick Groundwater Research Centre, as well as support for the ongoing work of the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute.

To learn more about how you can advance this important cause, visit the Groundwater Research Fund.

We need your help: Advance the cause

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