Clubs

Student Associations

Student Federation of OAC (SFOAC)

Many OAC students take an active part in university life at OAC through student councils and at the Guelph campus through the Student Federation of the OAC (SFOAC). The organization organizes student activities and event while promoting OAC and class spirit. Email the SFOAC.

Animal Biology Student Association (ABSA)

The Animal Biology Student Association (ABSA) was formed to plan fun and exciting activities for Animal Biology students throughout the academic year. Events provide students with the opportunity to learn about the different careers available and explore different areas in the industry. They also sell official animal biology merchandise that ranges from stickers and lanyards to sweaters and jackets. Find more information on the ABSA Facebook Page, the ABSA Instagram or email them at absauog@gmail.com

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Managment Student Council

The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (BBRM) Student Council is the official student organization for the degree program, with the goal to provide an enriched community experience for students in BBRM. The council is comprised of students in the Environmental Management, Equine Management and Food Industry Management majors allowing for open dialogue on a variety of program related and community oriented extracurricular topics from all major specific perspectives. The council organizes a variety of events, BBRM merchandise, student support and resources, as well as other initiatives to enhance the experience of BBRM students at the University of Guelph. All BBRM students are welcome to join the council and attend any council organized events. Email the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Managment Student Council to find out more here.

Environmental Sciences Student Executive

The Environmental Sciences Student Executive (ESSE) provides social and extracurricular learning activities that promote pride and a sense of community in the program as well as acting on behalf of the BSc(Env) students on committees within the University and the local community. Environmental Sciences students host a public symposium each year that features world-renowned speakers and a series of workshops on topics that incorporate the natural, physical and social sciences. Check out the ESSE website.

LASS - Landscape Architecture Student Society

Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph is an internationally recognized program that is a proud part of OAC's School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. LASS works with fellow students and faculty to coordinate both educational and social events and activities. LASS is made up of a council with representatives from each class of both the undergraduate and graduate programs so that all issues are communicated to the entire student body. In addition to class representatives, there is a full executive plus various committee members. More information on LASS. Or follow @uofg_landscapearchitecture on Instagram.

Student Clubs

4-H On Campus

A 4-H community at the University of Guelph! 4-H is a grassroots organization that is recognized worldwide based on a “Learn To Do By Doing” philosophy of leaders building leaders. The four H’s stand for head, heart, hands and health. At the UofG, current and new 4-H members are welcome to participate in meetings and on-campus events to fulfill their 4-H project credits. Check out the 4-H On Campus Facebook or email 4honcampus@gmail.com

University of Guelph Animal Interest Network (UGAIN)

The University of Guelph Animal Interest Network (UGAIN) is a club for students of any discipline who are passionate about furthering their knowledge about animals and the animal industry. UGAIN holds weekly discussions where current topics in the animal industry are presented and discussed by the members. UGAIN also organizes a variety of events for its members. In the past, members have gone on a tour of the Royal Canin Plant, visited a goat farm and toured the Honey Bee Research Centre. For more information email uog.gain@gmail.com.

Animal Science Society

The Animal Science Society is a group of students who share one thing: a love and devotion to animals. You don’t have to be an Animal Biology or Animal Science major to join; everyone is welcome! In the past the Animal Science Society has hosted a behind the scenes trip to the Toronto Zoo, Career Night, and trips to the Donkey Sanctuary. The Animal Science Society also holds BBQ’s, a children’s display area, tours of the research labs of the Animal and Poultry Science Department and “Rumen with a View” where a fistulated cow is exhibited during College Royal! The society meets once a week, sometimes more during busy times of the year, and is always welcoming new members and volunteers. Learn more at the Animal Science Society Facebook page, Animal Science Society Instagram or email the club at anscisoc@uoguelph.ca.

OAC Beef Science Club

Do you think there’s nothing better than a steak grilling on the BBQ? Then come on out to the Beef Science club and meet with students who are passionate about getting that steak from the farm to your fork. The OAC Beef Science club meets monthly, with guest speakers at each meeting discussing their operations and businesses. The Beef Club also holds bus tours to some of the provinces top producers. If you want to learn more about what goes into making that steak before it reaches your plate, come on out to our meetings. For more information, join the OAC Beef Science Facebook group.

CAMA Student Chapter

The University of Guelph Canadian Agri- Marketing Association (CAMA) Student Chapter is a great opportunity for students to gain practical experience in agricultural marketing and for professional development including networking with industry professionals. A team of 10 students is selected in September and work together for the year to create a marketing plan for an innovative agricultural product or service. They then compete and present at the annual NAMA Conference in April in the United States against 30 other schools in North America. This club really focuses on using the practices and principles used in today’s marketplace and to develop the skills of leadership and professionalism. If you’re interested in applying, stay tuned to the SFOAC weekly update in September to fill out your application. This opportunity will really be a highlight of your University career. For more information about CAMA professional organization, visit www.cama.org or email the CAMA Student chapter.

College Royal Society™

Want to be part of one of the University’s annual traditions since 1925? Become a member of the College Royal Society. College Royal is a 12-day long event held in March that includes popular events like the Fashion Show, Super Thursday, livestock shows, logging competitions, square dancing and much, much more. The College Royal Society is a 100% student run and organized event, consisting of a 90+ executive team. It’s also a great way to meet new people and have some fun at the same time! Check out the College Royal Society website.

Dairy Science Club

Are you are involved with or interested in the dairy industry? Then the Dairy Science Club is for you! The interests of the club include genetics, technology, management, nutrition, research and more. The Club plans to have four multi-farm tours each year including  an annual trip to Quebec. There are also approximately eight on-farm or on-campus meetings throughout the year. Contact the Dairy Science Club at dairy@uoguelph.ca for more information.

Equestrian Club

The University of Guelph IHSA Equestrian team competes on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association circuit, in “catch-riding” style horse shows. We compete in two disciplines, Hunt Seat and Western. There are spots on the team for all levels of riders! Tryouts are held virtually, and our roster is announced at the beginning of September. We also host various fundraisers and events throughout the year, including Trivia Night and a Virtual Horse Show! Please contact equest01@uoguelph.ca for more information and to submit tryout applications. You can also follow them on  Instagrran @guelphihsa (Hunt Seat) and @uofguelphihsa (Western), as well as on Facebook at University of Guelph IHSA English Equestrian Team and University of Guelph IHSA Western Riding Team.

Food Science Club

The Food Science Club is proud to expose the field of food science to the University of Guelph student body and greater community. Guest speakers in different sectors of the food industry and trips to local businesses are just some of the club activities that encourage members to explore the wider food science community and introduces them to valuable roles and connections for their future in the field. You may even see many of your fellow club members out in the industry one day! Come explore this exciting field of study at our annual College Royal™ exhibit, featuring food sensory booths and legendary milkshakes. Join the University of Guelph – Food Science Club Facebook group or contact foodsci@uoguelph.ca for more info.

Future Vets Club

For anyone looking to apply to veterinary college, the Future Vets Club is a great place to start. The club provides support to students looking to attend veterinary college both in Canada and abroad by providing information through various seminars and events. Presentations from professionals and behind the scenes tours provide members with a first-hand look into the veterinary profession and other careers in veterinary medicine. For more information email fvc@uoguelph.ca or visit the Future Vets Club website.

Horticulture Club

The Horticulture Club is made up of students who share an interest in plants. While the focus is generally on floriculture, there is plenty of room for those interested in fruits, vegetables and cash crops. Meetings are held every other week on Wednesday evenings with other events throughout the school year. Annual events are the Greenhouse Conference and the Plant Sale at College Royal. Membership also includes production agriculture farmers, hobby gardeners and landscape architects. If you’d like more information, contact the Horticulture club at hortclub@uoguelph.ca.

Judging Club

The Ontario Agriculture College Judging club is a group of students who meet biweekly to enhance their judging skills in various areas. The club focuses judging on three main categories; livestock, crops and homecrafts. Covering a large spectrum of areas within those categories,  judging includes standard classes such as dairy, beef, and grains and also uncommon classes such as llamas, pigeons and even manure based on its nutrient value. The club meets as a group in Guelph and the surrounding area, but we also travels to Quebec twice a year to compete in judging competitions with teams from Quebec, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Members of the club have a passion for judging and believe it significantly improves confidence, rational thinking and public speaking skills. If you’re looking for more information, contact the Judging club at oacjudging@aggies.ca.

University of Guelph Junior Farmers

The University of Guelph Junior Farmers club is part of the provincial Junior Farmers Association of Ontario. The Junior Farmers' mission is: "Building Leaders, Building Communities."  They aim to promote effective leadership skills and community development, improve agriculture awareness, explore individual talents, compete in sports and cultural activities, and travel. 

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club, established in 1976, is one of the universities oldest student run clubs. The Outdoors Club organizes outdoor wilderness trips for its members of all experience levels. A general member’s meeting is held each semester to discuss which trips will be held. Trips with the Outdoors Club range from camping in Algonquin park to a dog-sledding day trips. The Outdoors Club travels throughout Ontario and into the States. To get involved with the Outdoors Club email outdoors@uoguelph.ca, check out the Outdoors Club website, or follow them on Instagram @uofg.outdoorsclub and U of G Outdoors Club on Facebook.

Poultry Club

The University of Guelph Poultry Club is a group that consists of a mixture of members ranging from those whom have lived on farms all of their lives to those who own a few backyard poultry and those who have never touched poultry before. As a group we strive to promote interest and enthusiasm for the poultry industry including layers, broilers, breeders, turkeys, ducks and more. Along with having bi weekly meetings and tours once a year the club has been given the responsibility to maintain for heritage breeds from the shaver heritage lines. These birds are housed at the Arkell Research Station and members frequently travel there to take part in the extensive artificial insemination program that has been looked after by the club each year. For more info contact oacpoultryclub@gmail.com or follow the Poultry Club on Twitter or join the Poultry Club's Facebook group.

OAC Soil and Crop Club

The OAC Soil and Crop Club is designed to bring together everyone with a passion for the cropping aspects of agriculture. Guest speakers from a wide range of areas of expertise such as soil health, tillage, precision agriculture, grain and oilseed crops, cover crops, and nutrient management are planned for this upcoming year. If you have any suggestions for meeting topics or guest speakers please reach out to our club executive. We also plan a yearly tour so watch out for updates on that. Email oacsoilcrop@aggies.ca to stay connected or follow the OAC Soil and Crop Club Twitter account.

Swine Science Club

Anyone within the University of Guelph that wants to further their knowledge and hands on experience within the swine industry is more than welcome to join the OAC Swine club. The club comprises of members with all degrees  including masters students, veterinary students and those at the undergraduate level. Additionally member of the Swine club vary from those with a farming background to those with no agriculture experience at all. The Swine club creates opportunities for hands-on experiences and industry interaction through conferences, tours and speakers. Past experiences include learning about current research, touring a processing plant and learning about new production techniques. The Swine Club is always looking for new ideas from members. For more details contact debruynj@uoguelph.ca

Turf Club

You'll soon realize that you and your peers will become a very tight-knit group. Be sure to take part in the turfie activities such as weekly turf club with guest speakers, the annual sodding of the cannon and the alumni golf tournament. Contact the Turf Club at uoguelphturfclub@gmail.com for more information or follow @UoGTurfClub on Twitter.

Looking for something different? No problem! There are many campus student clubs and organizations available!