Creating Connections

NEW at the U logoCreating Connections is a year long series of workshops, information sessions and activities that have been designed to connect employees who are new to University of Guelph to the physical campus, to the history, culture and spirit of the University, and to other members of the University community. Information and insights will be shared by various University contributors that introduce you to a plethora of services and activities that can enhance the quality of your working life here at the University of Guelph.

The sessions are coordinated by Human Resources Learning & Development and are aimed at new employees, but are also open to anyone who thinks they can benefit from creating connections. They are listed in Learning & Development's program booklet and on the event calendar where you can register for each event. Registration is required for all Creating Connections sessions.

Session Descriptions

No Bull, Just Lunch at the Bullring – Seats Limited to 15!

The Bullring was built in 1901 and was originally used as a pavilion for the study and judging of horses, cattle, sheep and swine. Since then, the Bullring has been a popular bar/dance club and is now a coffeehouse run by the Central Students Association. Make new connections from other areas of campus or get out of the office with a colleague and join us for a delicious lunch and a fascinating introduction by our Bullring Lunch Hostess and Manager, Katrina Lindsay. Register Now

Who's Who at the U: UofG Historical Walking Tour 

Learn about the rich history of the University of Guelph and the built environment that bears the names of those who have made invaluable contributions to it. Through the story-telling and narration of UofG alumna and current staff member, Dr. Lisa Cox, you will hear about the rich history of student experiences, architecture, research & innovation, and significant individuals that have shaped every part of the University's evolution.  

Dr. Cox is the Curator of the C.A.V. Barker Museum of Canadian Veterinary at the Ontario Veterinary College and an adjunct professor in the Department of History at the University of Guelph. She is leading the redevelopment of the Historical Virtual Walking Tour at UofG. 

Two opportunities to take part in the same tour are offered each year. Register Now for Fall 2016 or Register Now for Spring 2017.

Students Serve It Up! Lunch at PJ's Restaurant

PJ’s Restaurant was named one of Canada’s Greenest Restaurants by Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service (LEAF). PJ's is a student run restaurant in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph. Each day features a brand new menu and theme as created by the student groups running the events.

Support our students’ learning, make new connections and indulge in delicious lunch. Join us at PJ's.  A member of the Learning & Development team will be your guide.  

Limit of 15 people so register early. Register Now

Creating Connections – U of G HR and Athletics Partnership

This is a year long series of workshops, information sessions and activities that have been designed to connect employees who are new to University of Guelph to the physical campus, to the history, culture and spirit of the University, and to other members of the University community. Information and insights will be shared by various University contributors that introduce you to a plethora of services and activities that can enhance the quality of your working life here at the University of Guelph.

To learn more and register for the sessions, please visit Creating Connections section under NEW @the U in Learning & Development Guide to Programs and Services