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Student Events

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OAC Leadership Conference

The goal of the conference is to bring students from both OAC campuses together to discuss student leadership in the University, agri-food system and beyond. This fun-filled weekend gives students a chance to expand their leadership skills and network with others. Information on the conference can be found here.

College Royal

College Royal, held each March, is the largest student-run university open house event in North America and attracts over 30,000 visitors every year. For students, College Royal is also a 12-day event that includes popular events like "Super Thursday" and "Kick-off Pub". College Royal has an executive team of over 90 students and involves some 3,000 volunteers each year. More information on College Royal can be found here.

GoodTimes Banquet

The annual Student Federation of OAC GoodTimes Banquet is held at the Country Heritage Park in Milton every January. Students are honoured for achievements, team work, and spirit with the awarding of trophies, titles and scholarships. This event is attended by current students, alumni and faculty and certainly is a good time for all.

Environmental Science Symposium

The Environmental Sciences Symposium is an annual event organized and hosted by students on the Environmental Sciences Student Executive (ESSE). The day brings together students, experts, and community members to learn about an environmental theme through workshops and discussions that incorporate science and social science perspectives.

Tractor Tug for Tots

This annual event and competition is organized by the Student Federation of OAC. Teams of ten enter the competition to see who can ‘tug the tractor’ in the shortest amount of time. Funds raised by the competing teams are donated to a local children’s charity and winners take home bragging rights.


The LABash is an annual conference originally started by three landscape architecture students at the University of Guelph. This multi-day event is coordinated by landscape architecture students for landscape architecture students from all across North America. The event provides students with the opportunity to discuss current landscape architecture trends and with fellow students and professionals. 

Project SOY

Project SOY (Soybean Opportunities for Youth) is an annual contest that harnesses students' creative power to develop new products and marketing strategies for soybeans. Project SOY is designed to give students a chance to gain practical skills while establishing links with industry. The ultimate objective of the contest is to increase awareness and production of Ontario soybeans.