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News Release

February 04, 2005

U of G Town and Gown Symposium Feb. 24 and 25

The University of Guelph and City of Guelph are holding a “town and gown” symposium on Feb. 24 and 25 in Rozanski Hall as a way to build positive relationships between students and the community.

Opening the symposium, titled “On Common Ground: Enhancing Communities Together,” is keynote speaker and U of G president Alastair Summerlee. He will discuss students and community life at the opening session on Feb. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Summerlee’s talk is free and open to the public.

“The objective is to share perspectives on students and community life, ranging from the impact of students in the community to student volunteer involvement to community relationships and ways of building stronger communities together,” said U of G neighbourhood relations co-ordinator Kathryn Hofer.

On Feb. 25, a full-day session runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with topics to include downtown collaborations, off-campus services by students, municipal housing updates, perspectives on student tenancy, neighbourhood relations and community acceptance. Registration is required.

Program details and registration information can be found at Cost is $25 for students, $60 for the general public and $90 for university/college/government or professional representatives. Final registration closes Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Kathryn Hofer
Neighbourhood Relations Co-ordinator
(519) 824-4120, Ext. 56276, or

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