The Day of Mourning - April 28


Due to inclement weather, the Day of Mourning event will take place in the University Centre (UC) courtyard indoors beginning at noon.

If possible we will still march from the Portico, meeting there at 11:30am, departing at 11:45am for a noon arrival at the UC.

When we complete the formal part of the ceremony, we will go from the Courtyard to the UC flag pole area to lower the flags to half-mast to conclude the ceremony.


2019 Leave for Change Participants Announced

Congratulations to the four members of the University of Guelph community who have been selected to participate in Leave for Change in 2019.

Leave for change provides an opportunity for U of G staff and faculty to demonstrate their commitment to global citizenship and international development by contributing their skills and knowledge during short-term volunteer assignments with organizations in developing countries.

Chemical Hazardous Waste Disposal Amnesty Program 2019


Monday, April 29th - Friday, May 10th, 2019

What you need to do:

1.     Obtain Amnesty 2019 stickers which are available at EHS, Alexander Hall room 162

2.     Place compatible chemical hazardous waste in a labeled container and call ext. 54270 to schedule a pick-up time.  No yellow tags or disposal requests forms are required.

 The following materials will NOT be collected as part of this program:

HR Learning & Development Winter 2019 Program Guide Is Now Available

HR Learning & Development would like to wish you a healthy and productive 2019! To start off the year on a helpful note, we would like to share an idea. Rather than making resolutions, that may be difficult to stick to, how about choosing to build your skills and connect with others at the University! We make it easy for you by providing you with a large selection of topics. 

Highlighted below are just a few of the programs being offered over the next few months.

Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 received royal assent, repealing many of the provisions of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act. In response to changes to the Employment Standards Act arising from Bill 47, and the impact of these changes on polices and practices, the University has consolidated and amended applicable Human Resources Polices including:

Kristin Lennan

Kristin Lennan embarks on a Leave for Change Journey in Vietnam

Kristin Lennan is on Leave for Change! She is taking time away from her job as an Area Coordinator in Student Housing Services at the UofG to serve as a Student Services Advisor for Hue Tourism College in Vietnam. You can follow Kristin on this three week opportunity of a lifetime on her blog. To find out how you can volunteer your talents and skills to build capacity in a developing country, visit our Leave for Change web pages.

Payroll Scheduled Deadlines

Due to the upcoming holidays payroll cutoff dates have been revised for the December 27, 2018 and January 10, 2019 pays.

For more information and the complete list of 2019 payroll schedule deadlines please visit the HR website.

Remembrance Day 2018

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11 in observance of Remembrance Day. A wreath will be placed at the flags by the University Centre.

A ceremony will be held in Branion Plaza at 11:00 a.m. on November 11.

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