Our Commitment to Internationalism

President Vaccarino headshotA Global Outlook

I had the pleasure of joining the University of Guelph as president last year. Even before arriving, I already knew of Guelph’s commitment to internationalism and global citizenship.  Across all seven of our colleges, our researchers and scholars lend their expertise to solving global problems and creating opportunities to improve lives abroad. Working with varied organizations, we offer strengths in food, health, environment and communities to make a difference in the world.  U of G employees have earned recognition for volunteering in developing countries under the Leave for Change program. For students, the University of Guelph offers opportunities to explore the wider world while learning about themselves and their place in a global community. We’re developing students – but we’re also developing global citizens.  The University of Guelph is a place shaped and guided by a century and a half of timeless values, including a commitment to internationalism. I invite you to learn more about our global outlook and outreach.

~ Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino, President and Vice-Chancellor