MG360 Announces Patio Naming from Generous Gift

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

MG360 Announces Patio Naming from Generous Gift

A generous contribution of $250,000 from Solinst Canada Ltd. and the Belshaw Family in May to the University of Guelph will name the Outdoor Education Patio at the new Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Centre. This remarkable gift is a testament to their commitment to advancing worldwide groundwater research.

Solinst Canada Ltd. has been a pioneer in manufacturing high-quality groundwater instrumentation since 1980, driven by the vision of company president Doug Belshaw. Their dedication to innovation and precision has been instrumental in shaping the field of hydrogeology.

“This transformative space embodies Solinst's commitment to advancing experiential learning and community engagement,” says Dr. Beth Parker, engineering professor and director of MG360. “By providing a platform for innovative learning and public outreach, it will deepen our understanding of the Guelph aquifer system and foster stronger ties between academia and the community.”

The Outdoor Education Patio serves as an extension of our classroom space. It features a fully functional monitoring borehole and will be utilized for outdoor experiential learning across academic levels and public outreach initiatives. Students and professionals alike will engage in hands-on demonstrations, test new tools and collect vital data on the Guelph aquifer system.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Solinst Canada Ltd. and the Belshaw Family for their unwavering support in propelling groundwater research forward. Together, we embark on a journey of discovery and collaboration that will leave a lasting impact on generations to come.