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February 14, 2001

University of Guelph and Seneca College combine to offer new Environmental Sciences opportunities

The University of Guelph and Seneca College today signed a major new articulation agreement that grants advanced university standing to qualified Seneca graduates.

The agreement allows three-year community college graduates to earn a university degree in a high-demand program in a little over two years. Qualified technology graduates of Seneca’s School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry will receive 10 university credits toward a four-year bachelor of science (environmental sciences) degree at Guelph. Students have the choice of entering the environmental protection, monitoring and analysis or envirometrics majors at Guelph.

Representing U of G at the signing ceremony today at Guelph were: Alastair Summerlee, provost and vice-president (academic) ; Donna Woolcott, assistant vice-president (academic); and Prof. Michael Moss, associate dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences. Representing Seneca were Tony Tilly, acting president; Tony Tanner, dean, Faculty of Technology; and Grace Lee, chemical technology student.

“This new agreement reaffirms Guelph’s commitment to developing collaborative partnerships with community colleges that share our academic vision and strengths, in this case in the environmental sciences,” said Summerlee. “It also complements our earlier articulation agreement with Sir Sandford Fleming College announced this past fall, capitalizing on the environmental science strengths of each college to offer students a range of Guelph majors in their chosen fields of study.”

Tilly said he is “very excited to offer our students this opportunity to pursue a career in an area that has great importance and impact for us all. Together with the University of Guelph, we will provide graduates with a unique skill set -- graduates who will have what it takes to make a valuable contribution to environmental sciences in Canada and ultimately across the globe.”

Moss noted that environmental management is one of the fastest- growing career sectors in the country. “Students who combine our two programs will have a distinctive blend of skills, knowledge and theory, allowing them to make a unique impact in the field,” he said.

For more information, call Alex Wooley, manager, media relations and public affairs, University of Guelph, 519-824-4120, Ext. 6982, or Laura Mandell, marketing and communications, Seneca College, 416-491- 5050, Ext. 2352.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 519-824-4120, Ext. 3338.

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