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Campus Bulletin

March 31, 2003

U of G releases salary disclosure information

The University of Guelph today issued the list of its employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2002, in accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act.

More than 94 per cent of those on the list are faculty or faculty with administrative responsibilities, including department chairs, directors, college deans and vice-presidents. Salary levels are competitive with those at other Ontario universities, and the average age of people on the list is 56, with the majority being long-serving members of the U of G community. The list also includes Tier I Canada Research Chairs – professors who are provided with additional awards and stipends – and veterinary professors who perform emergency surgical procedures after hours.

With nearly 2,700 full-time faculty and staff, the University is the largest public-sector employer in Guelph and Wellington County. There are some 17,000 full- and part-time students registered at U of G. It’s estimated that the University, which has an annual budget in excess of $415 million, generates about $673 million in local financial activity – approximately 15 per cent of Guelph’s economy.

Among Ontario universities, Guelph spends one of the smallest portions of its budget on administration – 1. 4 per cent. This is about half the rate for the rest of the Ontario university system. Guelph is also the most research-intensive comprehensive university in Canada, and first among all universities without medical schools, with total research funding in excess of $106 million.

The salary list is available at the reserve desk of the McLaughlin Library and in Communications and Public Affairs, Level 4, University Centre. It's also available on the Ministry of Finance web site.

For more information, contact Communications and Public Affairs, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338.

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