Linda Mahood

Linda Mahood embarks on her Leave for Change Journey to Sri Lanka

Linda Mahood, Professor in the Department of History, is about to embark upon her second Leave for Change assignment. She will be our first employee to volunteer in Sri Lanka through this program and will serve as a Women's Entrepreneurship Advisor for the Women’s Development Center in Sri Lanka.  You can check out Linda's profile and follow her journey on her blog from July 21 to August 17, 2018.

2018 Leave for Change Participants

2018 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 2018.

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.

2018 Summer Hours Bulletin

Effective Friday, June 1st, 2018, where operationally feasible, the University will be functioning under the guidelines indicated in the Summer Hours Bulletin.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Staff Relations at ext. 56598.

Group Benefits Premium Rates

The University of Guelph has finalized the Group Benefits premium rates with Sun Life for the upcoming policy year effective May 1, 2018, and is pleased to report there will not be any changes to the premium rates.

Questions about your Benefits?   Please visit Benefits  for further information.


The Day of Mourning - April 28

The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast at noon on Friday, April 27th to mark the Day of Mourning in Canada.

This is the 27th anniversary of the event, observed on April 28 each year to honour people who have died or been injured on the job. Once the flags are lowered to half-mast, they will remain so until night fall on Saturday, April 28th.

A joint proclamation recognizing the day has been issued by U of G and the University’s employee groups.

Total Compensation Statements distributed

Human Resources is distributing the 2017 Total Compensation Statement for active regular full time staff and select contractually-limited employees.  These statements will be delivered to employees a few business days after April 12th, 2018.

Changes Regarding Psychological Services

As part of the ongoing commitment and effort of the University to enhance mental health support and resources for faculty and staff, effective January 1, 2018 the University’s Extended Health Care plan will no longer require a physician’s referral to access Psychological Services coverage.  This change will be applicable for any claims submitted on or after the effective date.  

Details on the benefit plans provided by the University are outlined in the Benefit's Section.

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