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1.The Founding of the University of Guelph

Founding plaque

Take a moment to go back in time to October 1, 1873, when the Government of Ontario purchased 550 acres of land from F. W. Stone near Guelph, for the purpose of establishing a School of Agriculture. Fast forward to 1964, when the three founding colleges (Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Veterinary College and Macdonald Institute) were combined to become the University of Guelph and Wellington College, with faculties of arts, social science and physical and biological science was added as the fourth college.